Washing your hair seems as simple as lathering up with shampoo, rinsing and conditioning. But knowing how to wash your hair the right way comes with many benefits. Such as less frizz, less damage, and less hair loss. In this article we will be showing you the right steps on how to wash your hair the right way.
Let’s Start With Brushing:
To ensure that the shampoo and conditioner reach every strand you want get rid of every tangle and knots. When brushing you want to start from the ends and gently work up to the roots. This method allows for less breakage and hair pulling.
Next Up H2O:
Water temperature is important as washing in cold water won’t clean hair effectively but too hot you risk damaging your hair and scalp. The best choice is to stick with lukewarm water. The warm water opens the cuticle and aids in rinsing out built-up dirt and debris. As relaxing as a steamy shower may be, exposing your strands to super-high temperatures leaves them looking dry and lifeless.
Shall We Continue With Shampoo:
If you’re not double washing, you’re doing it wrong. Let us explain why double washing is necessary. First, some may be doing the mistake of using too much product and some may only be washing once. When you double wash you will be able to only use the right amount of product needed to cleanse your hair. The first wash is intended to break down product build-up and excess grease. The second wash will really cleanse the scalp and remove dead skin and grime.
Pro Tip: When washing only focus on your roots when shampooing. Why? Well shampoo is your cleanser, so you only really need it on the areas that get dirty and grimy – your roots.
Let’s not also forget that choosing the right shampoo is key component to achieving a healthy shiny hair. A rich, moisturizing shampoo can be too much for oily hair types and a clarifying shampoo can leave dry hair feeling stripped. Pick one that keeps your hair hydrated but effectively cleanses your roots. If you haven’t yet tried Silk’e Repair Therapy Shampoo, well we recommend it as it is uniquely formulated to clarify your hair while repairing it bringing it back to life. The Silk’e Shampoo does its job to remove all product build up and preventing dandruff while still being extra gentle on your hair avoiding dryness and keeping it hydrated.
Your Scalp Deserves a Good Massage:
Massage the shampoo into your scalp but avoid using your palm and put your fingertips to work. You don’t want to scratch at your scalp, so it’s important to use your fingertips and not your fingernails. This will gently stimulate the scalp and spread the shampoo across your hair.
Treat yourself to at least 60 seconds of scalp massage to really see and feel the benefits. Plus scalp massaging promotes blood flow to the hair follicles, encouraging hair to grow faster and healthier.
It’s About Time You Rinse:
If you don’t rinse properly, your hair will be flat and lifeless and feel somewhat coated. Rinse your hair with warm water until it is free of all shampoo. Take your time and don’t rush the process. As tempting as it is to rinse your hair quickly, sometimes that leads to leaving some product behind and causing it to weigh your hair down.
Don’t Forget To Condition:
When conditioning, you need to remember the purpose of it. Conditioner belongs on the drier areas of your hair and that is the mid-lengths of your hair to the ends – not the roots. Leave your conditioner on your hair for at least 5 minutes to allow it to detangle, nourish and moisturize straggly ends. Using a wide tooth brush will allow for the product to spread evenly while detangling your hair. But remember you must be gentle as hair is more prone to breaking while wet.
If you are looking for a conditioner to repair, nourish your hair while not weighing it down than you must try the Silk’e Repair Therapy Conditioner. With it’s light weight formula the Silk’e Repair Therapy Conditioner restores your hair after bleaching, coloring, or excessive heat styling.
You May Now Rinse Once Again:
To avoid dull hair, here’s a friendly reminder to rinse your conditioner out very well. Adding a blast of cold water at the end of your shower will not only wake you up, it will also ‘seal’ the hair shaft and lead to less frizz and more shine.
To Finish Off You Must Dry:
Avoid any frizz and breakage by using a microfiber hair wrap/towel. They’re great for reducing drying time and won’t tug, or break the hair while its wet. Your hair is at its most fragile when wet so remember to be gentle when drying it. To add an extra boost to your hair we recommend that you apply a hair serum to add shine and make it soft.
If you plan on heat styling make sure it is completely dry and don’t forget to add heat protectant.
When Should Your Next Wash Be:
If your hair is on the greasy side or you have fine hair, than washing it daily shouldn’t be a problem. But for most hair types it is highly recommend to wash your hair every 2-3 days.
Our Last Words:
It turns out that when washing your hair is not just about the products you use but your technique is also important. Sometimes we forget how fragile our hair can be and how much care it really needs. Especially if we are styling it daily and applying multiple products.