I’ve Been Washing My Hair Wrong My Entire Life, And This Is How You Should Actually Do It
Hair is a tricky thing, sometimes it will cooperate and sometimes it is just one frizzy mess. Everyone wants beautiful luscious locks, but that is not always the case.
Everyone wants beautiful shiny hair that they can run their fingers through, but when you have dry hair or dandruff this task can seem impossible.
Sometimes all it takes is one wash to get the job done, but the results are only temporary. To keep these effects for longer, you should do it the right way. Yes, there is a right way! Most people make the same common mistakes when washing their hair:
- You Shampoo Every Wash
If you shower every day, don’t shampoo every time. This can cause opposite results, causing the scalp to dry out.
- You Scrub Your Scalp
Don’t scrub the scalp, simply run your fingers through the hair gently instead. This can prevent damage and breakage.
- Hot Showers
Although hot showers are good for the body, they are awful for your hair! The hot water dries out the scalp and rids the hair of its natural oils. Always rinse the hair in cold or lukewarm water.
- You Use too Much Product
Try sticking to one shampoo and conditioner, too much experimentation can damage the hair.
- Overuse of Shampoo
Remember, when you are washing your hair you only need a dollop the size of a walnut.
- Towel Drying
Never rub the wet hair, wet hair is very fragile. What I like to do is pat the hair dry, and allow it to air dry until it is time to style or blow-dry.
- Brushing Wet Hair
Wet hair is extremely fragile, wait until the hair is completely dry to brush it out.
- Shampooing Entire Head
Shampoo only the roots and condition the ends instead of doing the whole head with both products.