Are You Washing Your Hair Right?

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You stand in the shower.

You wet your hair.

You shampoo and rinse.

You might add conditioner before rinsing again.

Sounds simple right?

Isn’t that how to wash your hair?

Not necessarily!

How you wash your hair contributes to its health and how good it looks.

Here’s how to wash your hair the correct way:

1. A Rinse to Start

The first step to take when considering how to do your hair right is to begin the process with a hot rinse.

Exposing your hair to hot water at the beginning of your shower will help to open up the cuticle which is necessary for removing and getting rid of any trapped dirt and hair product that may be present.

Also, going through a hot rinse helps to loosen the oils in the scalp, which opens up the cuticle further in order for the oil in your conditioner to be better absorbed.

2. Long Hair? Condition First

If your hair is longer than shoulder length, it is actually recommended that before you start to shampoo, you apply a small amount of conditioner from the roots to the ends and lightly rinse.

This helps to keep the ends as healthy as possible and will work to fill in any microscopic holes in the cuticles with much needed moisture.

This will make your overall wash much smoother and shinier.

3. Lather up

When it comes to the main event of applying shampoo, you really only need to lather up the product at the scalp.2

It is universally known that the hair at the roots and the top of your head is the hair that gets greasiest over time, so concentrating on this area whilst allowing the inevitable fall of the lather to the older, drier, more fragile ends of your hair is the best way to do it to get maximum results all around.

Remember, only a quarter sized amount of shampoo is enough to do the job.

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