How to wash your hair
How to wash the hair? It may sound like kindergarten, but many hair problems occur because we don’t know how to wash hair properly. Here are trichologists advices on the question:
✅ DETANGLE Before wetting your hair, gently run a wide-tooth comb through it. If your hair is tangled when you start washing, it is likely to get more knotted.
✅ Bent over at the waist and wash your hair upside down. It helps with blood circulation and therefore follicles nourishment.
✅ Pre-soaking your hair is very important. Wet your hair thoroughly before applying shampoo.
✅ Pour shampoo onto the palm of your hand first (not to the hair directly), rub your hands together and then smooth the shampoo over your hair.
✅ Massage your scalp with your fingertips in a gentle kneading motion. It helps to clean the scalp better and helps with hair growth stimulation. Do not rub with your nails as you can damage your skin!
✅ Lather your hair with the shampoo twice. First shampoo loosens up the dirt and second actually cleans it. (Only one lather is enough if you wash your hair daily)
✅ Use twice less shampoo amount for the second wash. The more shampoo you use DOES NOT mean you hair will be more clean!
✅ Water temperature should be warm (not hot or cold. Ideal temperature is 40-50 degrees and helps to open the hair cuticle to allow shampoo and conditioner to do their job. Use cold water only for your final rinse in order to seal in moisture from the conditioner.
✅ Rinse the hair thoroughly. A common cause of dull hair is insufficient rinsing out of shampoo.
✅ Using a conditioner is vital to healthy looking , shiny hair. Pour a small amount of conditioner into the palm of your hand, rub your hands together and smooth the conditioner over your hair. Do not use on the scalp or to the hair near your scalp. Rinse immediately.
✅ If you find your hair loses body after conditioning, check that you are using the correct conditioner for your hair texture. Also, make sure that you are rinsing enough and aren’t applying it too close to your scalp.
More info on how often to wash the hair, how to choose the right shampoo, what to do if you have dry or oily scalp in our following posts.