Washing your hair is an essential part of maintaining healthy and clean locks. However, many people are unsure of the proper way to wash their hair, which can lead to issues such as dryness, breakage, and scalp irritation. In this blog post, we'll go over the steps to washing your hair correctly to keep it looking and feeling its best.
Step 1: Brush or Comb Your Hair
Before washing your hair, it's important to brush or comb it thoroughly to remove any tangles or knots. This will help to prevent breakage and make it easier to distribute shampoo evenly throughout your hair.
Step 2: Wet Your Hair
Next, wet your hair thoroughly with warm water. Avoid using hot water, as it can strip the hair of its natural oils and cause damage. Instead, use lukewarm water to help open up the hair cuticles and allow the shampoo to penetrate more effectively.
Step 3: Apply Shampoo
Apply a small amount of shampoo to the palm of your hand and massage it into your scalp using your fingertips. Focus on the roots of your hair, as this is where oil and dirt tend to accumulate. Making sure you are using a salon quality shampoo is essential. I suggest you wash your hair twice or more. The first shampoo will cleanse the scalp and get rid of any build up and then the second shampoo with start removing the dirt from your hair shaft.
Step 4: Rinse Thoroughly
Rinse your hair thoroughly with warm water, making sure to remove all traces of shampoo. Make sure to rinse your hair for at least a minute to ensure that all the product is washed out.
Step 5: Condition
Apply conditioner to your hair, focusing on the mid lengths and ends. Leave the conditioner in for a few minutes to allow it to penetrate the hair shaft and provide hydration. Rinse thoroughly with cool water to help seal the hair cuticles and lock in moisture.
Step 6: Dry Your Hair
After washing your hair, gently pat it dry with a towel. Avoid rubbing your hair vigorously with the towel, as this can cause breakage and damage. Instead, use a micro fibre towel to blot your hair dry. If you must use a hairdryer, use it on a low heat setting to prevent heat damage.
In conclusion, washing your hair correctly is essential for maintaining healthy and clean locks. By brushing or combing your hair before washing, using lukewarm water, applying shampoo to your scalp, rinsing thoroughly, conditioning your hair, and drying gently, you can help to keep your hair looking and feeling its best.