I know what you’re thinking, “I already know how to wash my hair.” You might, but there is always room for improvement in the beauty world. Who knows, maybe you’ll learn something new about hair care, or you can teach a friend about these tips. If you’re looking to add some bliss to your roots, read these tips:
Wash your hair with cool water:
We all love and appreciate hot showers, but hot water damages your hair. It strips your hair of necessary moisture and oils, and increases your chance of split ends. If you can manage standing under a cool shower for five minutes, your hair will thank you.
Be mindful of how much shampoo you use:
The truth is, most of us way more shampoo than is necessary for a wash; and we wash too often. In reality, you should wash your hair every other day or every few days with only a quarter-sized amount of shampoo. This will help keep the natural oils healthy and clean.
Only lather shampoo at your scalp:
Why? Because you only need to shampoo the hair at the scalp. The best way to lather up is at your roots. The hair closest to the scalp is the youngest and most likely the oiliest, whereas the ends of your hair is the oldest and most likely the driest.
Apply conditioner wisely:
You only need conditioner at the ends of your hair. Don’t condition near the roots (for the same reason above). Your roots are naturally more oily, which means your ends need more love. Apply conditioner halfway down your hair to the tips. Leave in for two minutes and rinse.
Be mindful about how you dry your hair:
Stay away from hot tools as often as possible. They cause damage and breakage to your hair. Also, don’t be too quick to put your hair in a towel. This tugs and pulls on your hair (also causing damage). Instead, wrap your hair in a big cotton T-shirt.