How to Wash Your Hair the Right Way

“Am I washing my hair right?”

You’ve been washing your hair your whole life without a second thought as to if you could be improving your wash routine— it seems pretty self-explanatory, right?

What if I told you you could be doing small things that have a large, negative impact on your hair if repeated over time?

Simple things like how you massage in your shampoo to how you dry your hair can drastically change the health and condition of your locks.

 

Here are 5 things to take into account when washing your hair:

1     Water temperature

Having your water too hot can burn your scalp and hurt your hair! Even if it feels nice on your body, make sure to turn your heat down when you rinse your lovely locks.

Rinse your conditioner out with cool water to seal in the moisture and smooth down your hair cuticles (the outer layer of each hair strand)— this will make your hair visibly smoother and shiner.

 

2     Shampooing

You only need to shampoo your hair about 2-3 times a week. Use a dry shampoo in between washes in order to keep your hair healthy and protect the natural oils your scalp makes for your hair to drink up.

Use enough shampoo to get up a good lather in your hair (this amount varies for every hair density). Start scrubbing around your hairline first because that is where the most sweat and makeup collects; then move to every inch of your scalp!.

Massage the shampoo around with your fingertips, NOT your nails. Scratching your scalp will just damage your hair follicles and hair bulbs, resulting in hair loss and a bunch of gunk under your nails!

 

 

3     Conditioner

Your conditioner only needs to go on the ENDS of your hair. Many people apply it on their roots, resulting in greasy roots and flat hair. Conditioner is meant to balance your hair and bring back the moisture and nutrients that shampoo, heat tools, or environmental irritants may have taken away.

Let your conditioner sit on your ends for 3-5 minutes or more and rinse with refreshing, cool water.

 

4     Hair Masque

Once a week, add a hair masque to your hair before a shower or bath. Hair masques are a way to give your hair a major moisture makeover in a short amount of time.

Check out our homemade hair masques designed for restoring moisture and protein.

 

5     Drying

Don’t pull at your hair or scrunch out the water with a towel. Towels can make your hair frizzier and cause breakage. Instead, use a t-shirt and wrap your hair up until your hair is damp and no longer dripping.

Finally, add in a leave-in conditioner to your ends and let your hair air dry.

 

 

Now you know, girl!

It’s time to change up your showers a little.

Make small improvements to bring back healthy, delicious, long hair.

 

xoxo,

Katie