Are you washing your hair the right way? You might be washing your man nearly every day, but prepare to be amazed! There might be things that you don’t really know about washing your hair. These basic tips will help you understand how to wash your hair the right way. These tips will make a whole lot of different to your hair. And you will notice that once you start washing it the right way, you will notice the difference in your hair’s health, bounce and shine! So stop making common mistakes while washing your hair without even realizing it and follow these tips. Also Read - No Makeup or Makeup: Why People Judge Women With Makeup ?
1. Oil your scalp
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Give your hair much needed TLC by using one or a combination of oils and indulge in a thorough oil massage. Massage the oil into your scalp and using the tips of your fingers massage your scalp in circular motions. Preferably use olive oil or coconut oil. You can also warm the oil a little bit before the application, so that it penetrates into your scalp. You may leave the oil over night in your hair or an hour or so before washing it off. (ALSO READ Haircuts according to face shape: How to choose haircuts for round, oval, square and heart-shaped face). Also Read - Hair Care: Try These 6 Haircare Regime for Winters
2. Brush your hair
Using a hair brush gently brush your hair. This will help in opening up your pores and also increase the blood circulation. By brushing your hair you will also get rid of all the knots and tangles, which will help you to wash your hair easily. Never brush your hair when it is wet, it may lead to more breakage. (ALSO READ Summer Skincare tips: Skincare tips and homemade packs to get rid of sun tan and other skin problems).
3. Rinse your hair
Rinse your hair thoroughly before you apply shampoo. Your hair should be completely soaked before before you start applying the shampoo and conditional. You can use lukewarm water to rinse your hair so that it opens up the cuticle and remove any kind of gunk trapped. (ALSO READ Hairstyle trends 2017: Hottest hair styling trends you need to try to look fabulous this year).
4. If you have long hair use conditioner before shampoo
If you have long hair you should be using conditioner on your hair before using shampoo. By following this technique you will protect fragile ends from drying out further. It will also minimize the damage, making it smoother and boosting the shine. Once you have conditioned the hair, you can move on to using shampoo. (ALSO READ Home remedies to get rid of dead skin cells: 7 homemade scrubs to remove dead skin cells from face and body).
5. Carefully select your shampoo and conditioner
Select a shampoo and conditioner that suits your hair type. If your hair is dry, opt for a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. Use a mild shampoo instead of a harsh one loaded with chemicals.
Those who have colored hair should opt for color-safe products. If you color your hair, opt for color-safe formulas. Your shampoo needs to be sulfate free. Also, they should not contain any other harsh detergents that strip out the color on each wash. (ALSO READ Shruti Haasan Hairstyle Files: 5 times MTV Unplugged Season 6 singer Shruti Haasan gave us major hairstyle goals).
Those with fine hair types should use volumizing shampoos, they will leave your fine, dull and lifeless hair looking nice and shiny. Also you should take into consideration, how often you wash your hair. You should do this according to your hair type. If you have oily or fine hair, you may need to shampoo daily. Normal or dry hair can lather up closer to three times a week.
6. Use shampoo but only at the scalp
Now start with applying shampoo. Use only a quarter-sized amount of shampoo, but not to the hair but only at the scalp. Lather up from roots to the end, because the hair closest to the scalp will be oily and towards the end they tend to become dry. If your hair is particularly long then you might use more than quarter-sized amount. (ALSO READ How to get Priyanka Chopra’s Golden Globes 2017 red carpet hairstyle WATCH VIDEO).
7. Wash your hair gently
Be gentle to your hair otherwise too much of friction can cause damage to your hair’s cuticle. This can lead to frizziness and breakage. When you lather at the root, do it in gentle circular motion so that it increases blood circulation and stimulates hair growth. When you move towards the ends of your strands, smooth the lather in a straight motion. Never scrub the fragile ends using back and forth motion. (ALSO READ How to get the best hairstyle trends from Golden Globe Awards 2017).
8. Do not rinse and repeat
Though the instructions on the shampoo bottle might read that you have to rinse and repeat, never do that. If you wash your hair twice, you will end up stripping your hair. Unless your hair is extremely dirty never rinse and repeat.
9. Use conditioner from the mid-lengths to the tips
Now that you have shampooed your hair and rinsed, start applying the shampoo from the mid-lengths to the tips. Once you have applied the conditioner, clip your hair and leave the conditioner for some time. The longer it stays the better your hair absorbs. Never apply conditioner at the roots of your hair. (ALSO READ Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai actress Hina Khan is giving her fans brand new hair styling goals!).
10. Cold water rinse
You started your hair wash with lukewarm water to open the cuticle, now to shut the cuticle tight, sealing the outer layer, you need to use cold water to rinse your hair. The cold water shuts the cuticle, seals in moisture from the conditioner and makes your hair look shiny and healthy. So even if you take a warm shower, at the end, rinse with cold water.
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