You might do it nearly every day, but here’s something surprising: you might not really know how to wash your hair the right way. Using the correct techniques can make a world of difference in your hair’s health, bounce and shine—but if you’re making some common mistakes, you could be damaging your lovely locks without even realizing it.
- Start with a rinse.
Just like your laundry needs a rinse cycle before you add detergent, hair should be thoroughly wet before you add your shampoo.
- Lather up — but only at the scalp.
You only need to shampoo the hair at the scalp, it is the dirtiest and you can slowly move the shampoo to the ends.
- Be gentle!
Friction can permanently damage your hair’s cuticle, leading to breakage and frizz. Think about washing your hair like you hand wash your dedicates — very carefully.
4. Finish with a cold water rinse.
Cold water will shut the cuticle tight, sealing the shingle-like outer layer, which will cause it to reflect the most light and give off the most shine.
More Hair Washing Tips…
Use a shampoo and conditioner that’s made for your hair type.
Filter your water.
Don’t use more shampoo than you need a quarter-sized amount of shampoo is enough.