Do you know what is the correct way to wash your hair? Most of us think we have this all down pat, but for all we know, we might be wrong. After all, we have been washing and drying our hair all our lives. How could we go wrong with something like washing our hair?
However, it is very much possible that we might be washing out hair the wrong way and contributing to its damage without actually knowing it.
No matter how thick or strong they look, hairs are actually very delicate. So we cannot just tug and pull at it, or else it would break. Hence, it is quite important that we pay optimum attention to each and every step of the hair care regime.
So, what is the right way of washing your hair?
The tangled hair gets worse after washing so gently comb your hair and remove all the tangles, it will not take more than five minutes. And then, wet your hair thoroughly under the shower.
Rinse your hair under the shower to rid it of the leave-on conditioner and styling aids you have used previously, using gentle strokes of your fingertips. Then, pour a dollop of shampoo in the palm of your hand. Rub your hands together, and then apply the shampoo to your scalp.
Some important points
- Warm or cold water?
You can use either warm or cold water if you like, but for best results, you can wet your hair with warm water to open the scale-like cuticles of the hair and wash all the oil and dirt off. And then, you can rinse your hair with cold water afterwards to close the cuticles and add to the shine of your hair.
- Where to apply shampoo?
Take note that you should put the shampoo on your scalp and not at the ends of your hair, as the shampoo would dry your hair’s ends and cause it to weaken and split. Also, do not mix your hair all over your head as you shampoo because it will get all tangled up. After this, rinse the shampoo off.
More often than not, we need to shampoo our hair for a second time. The purpose of the first shampoo is to clean the oil and dirt off; the second shampoo is supposed to let the shampoo treat our hair.
So, repeat the process, but let the shampoo sit on for around a couple of minutes. Rinse the hair completely after this.
- How to use a conditioner?
After washing off the shampoo just squeeze the water out to get the excess water off your hair. Do not pull or tug at the hair because the hair is at its most delicate when it is soaked. When the excess water is out, apply a dollop of conditioner.
Remember, apply the conditioner along the hairline, the nape and the ends of the hair. Pile your hair then inside a shower cap and let the conditioner stay there for around ten minutes.
And then, rinse it off completely. You can further enhance the glamour with hair chalks and other accessories.
- How to dry hair?
Ideally, it is recommended that one should allow the hair to dry naturally but it is not possible all the time. Hence you must include a quality hairdryer in your hair care kit.
The process described here does seem tedious and time-consuming. But remember, having great hair takes time and effort. And it is definitely worth it for picture-perfect hair. So next time whenever you go for hair wash follow this procedure to enhance the overall health of your hair.
Once you become habitual to this procedure, it will not sound too tedious.