Let’s be real. We all want the best hair we can have. It’s always the best when your hair looks and feels great. It makes you more confident and it helps it to be healthy and strong when you have a good shampooing routine. There are actually a lot of tips that can make the process beneficial and give you great results!👍
1. Condition Long Hair First
It seems really weird to use conditioner before shampoo, but there’s good reason for it. Your ends can get dried out super easily, so conditioning them before shampooing can help moisturize them and make them smoother before starting the next process. If your hair is below your shoulders, then this is a good habit to get into. Just lightly rinse after massaging the conditioner into your ends, and grab the shampoo.
2. Brush Your Hair before Showering
This seems like something you would naturally do, but I don’t know how many times I’ve hopped into the shower and forgotten to run a comb through my hair. Doing this can help your hair be a lot softer and smoother before you lather it up with shampoo, and you can also work out the kinks and knots before you start also.
3. Rinse before Shampooing
We all know your hair needs to be wet before you shampoo, otherwise you won’t be able to get a good lather going. But doing a thorough rinse is different. Don’t just wet your hair and move right along like a speed demon! Take the time to rinse and work through your hair to try to get the dirt and leftover product out before starting the process.
4. Only Lather the Scalp💆
You actually don’t have to work too hard to get a good shampoo – only lather the top of your head, near your scalp. The ends of our hair tend to be the driest, so you don’t need to work them to death. Start at the roots and get a good lather going, and then you can let the soap trickle down to the ends or gentle go over them.
5. Know when to Shampoo Twice
I used to always shampoo twice because I thought I was getting my hair super clean, but it can actually strip your hair of moisture and allow for product buildup if you’re not careful. The only time you should really rinse and repeat is if your hair is super dirty or if you weren’t able to get a good lather going the first time.
6. Rinse with Cold Water🚿
I don’t know about you, but I love my hot showers. Finishing with a cold rinse is actually the best thing for your hair, though, if you want it to be as shiny as possible. Cold water actually seals your cuticles and allows the outer layer to reflect light. Pretty cool.
7. Don’t Shower Too Much🙅
We’re not saying you can’t shower as much as you want to, but it’s actually proven that showering too much can be damaging for your hair and make it produce more oil. If you wash it every day, consider cutting down to at least every other day and see if you notice a difference. If you need to, you can always use dry shampoo.
These are just some times to help you with your hair routine 💇 If you try and the work for you, feel free to share – and also, if you have any other tips!