Needless to say, all of us have washed hair in our lives, right? Here’s a short list of things that you can do to change up your hair washing routine – or pat yourself on the back for already doing these steps, without any extra help.
1. Not making the shampoo foam
Some people don’t know this, others have forgotten that this is a necessary step even, but the reality is that making the shampoo foam before you apply it to your wet hair is a massive game changer. Take a teaspoonful of shampoo and rub it between your hands until it begins to build up foam, then apply it to your scalp. Try to avoid the tips of the hair unless you’ve used products on it such as hairspray or wax that you need to wash out.
2. Massaging your scalp
After following the first step, make sure to massage your scalp with the foaming shampoo. Use your fingertips, not your nails, to gently but firmly massage every inch of your scalp, which improves the local bloodflow in the scalp. Doing this on a regular basis will help your hair to begin growing a little faster, too. If you got long nails or stiletto nails, try to avoid scratching your sclap because it will cause more damage to the scalp rather than improve it’s condition.
3. Applying the hair conditioner only to the tips
If you apply the conditioner or a hair mask to your roots, I can gurantee you that your hair will be greasy within 1-2 days. What I recommend you to do is lean forward in the shower and put your hair over your head. Rinse the hair once more to make them all fall over your head, and apply the conditioner or hair mask on the tips. This way you won’t quite reach the roots of your hair with the conditioner, yet the ends of the hair that are normally dry will recive the moisturizing it needs.
4. Rinsing hair with cold water
Rinsing your hair with colder water will help to lock in the moisture, and won’t irritate the texture of the hair, weather your hair is fair, thick or naturally very curly. If you’re not a fan of colder water, try going lukewarm or as cold as you can tolerate. Remember that it’s just the hair, not your whole body that needs the cold rinse! To avoid unpleasant cold dripping, towel wrap your hair right after washing it.
5. Towel drying your hair
Once you’re ready with washing and conditioning your hair, wrap your towel around the hair and give yourself a temporary turban. This is a great way to dry your hair without causing any heat damage. Be sure not to hold the towel on your head any longer than 10-15 minutes. If you forget it – sometimes it can get really comfortable – your hair will dry in a funny shape that is very difficult to straighten or curl out.