How to wash your hair the right way? Tips & tricks for healthy hair

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It is amazing how simple and everyday task like washing hair takes a lot of thought especially when there are millions of products to choose from.

  • Washing Hair should be a thoughtless process, but is it?

But even using the best products do not really give us the desired result. So, there must be something we have been doing wrong all these years.

Today, we will show you steps on how to wash your hair the right way which will make a world of difference in your hair’s health, bounce and shine.

  • Tips and Tricks for a healthy and shiny hair

How often do you wash your hair and how often should you? Watch till the end to find out.

  1. Start with a rinse:

Before applying shampoo or conditioner, you should thoroughly rinse your hair with hot water.

  • Rinsing with hot water helps open cuticle and remove dirt from the hair

Hot water opens the cuticle which removes dirt and allows it to soak nutrients from your hair products.

2. Condition first:

It may sound new to you, but conditioning before shampooing is actually helpful to prevent from splits especially if you have a long hair.

  • Conditioning before shampooing prevents splits

Take a tiny amount of conditioner and run it from the roots to the tips. Doing so, can help cuticle absorb moisture and make the hair smoother and shiny.

3. Lather only to the scalp

You only need to lather at the scalp. The best way to lather is go up from the roots to the ends.

  • Lather your hair with a quarter-sized amount of shampoo

Using more shampoo than you need does not necessarily clean your hair better. A quarter-sized amount is enough for most `es.\

4. Do not scrub

Scrubbing while shampooing can cause hairfall and irritation to your scalps. Use medium pressure and massage the roots of your hair.

  • Use gentle strokes and massage your hair

Massaging the roots will increase the blood flow and will stimulate the hair growth. Apply straight stroking motion to the ends, it will prevent it from splitting.

5. Do not repeat

You don’t really have to shampoo your hair the second time unless the hair is really dirty and the first time did not produce any lather.

  • Do not use excessive amount of shampoo

If you have to, use minimum amount of shampoo and repeat the process with gentle strokes.

6. Add conditioner

After rinsing out the shampoo, squeeze some of the water and add conditioner. Longer you leave the conditioner, better your hair will absorb it.

  • Using a leave-in conditioner will make your hair richer with nutrients

Apply the conditioner from the mid-length of the hair to the ends. You don’t need to apply conditioner in the roots, as it is already oilier than rest of the hair.

7. Cold Rinse

It is advised to finish with a cold water rinse. It will shut the cuticle tight and seals the outer layer.

  • Finishing with cold rinse will shut the cuticle and prevent hairfall

It will cause it to reflect light and give your hair the shine.

In addition to the tips and tricks, you should also keep in mind the following facts.

Use the shampoo and conditioner according to your hair type and if you color your hair, use safer products.

  • Use moisturising conditioner if you have a dry hair

For most of us, washing hair three times a week is enough, but if have a really oily hair, wash it daily or choose a routine that best suits you.

  • Washing your hair daily is really not necessary

And most important of all, use filtered water as the water with heavy amount of minerals will damage your hair.

  • Filtered water will help clean your hair better

We hope these tips help you take better care of your precious hair.