How to really wash your Hair….

UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1950s: Woman washing hair in bathroom sink. (Photo by George Marks/Retrofile/Getty Images)

You might do it nearly every day, but here’s something surprising: you might not really know how to wash your hair the right way. Using the correct techniques can make a world of difference in your hair’s health, bounce and shine—but if you’re making some common mistakes, you could be damaging your lovely locks without even realizing it.

  1. Start with a rinse.
    Just like your laundry needs a rinse cycle before you add detergent, hair should be thoroughly wet before you add your shampoo.
  2. Lather up — but only at the scalp.
    You only need to shampoo the hair at the scalp, it is the dirtiest and you can slowly move the shampoo to the ends.
  3. Be gentle!
    Friction can permanently damage your hair’s cuticle, leading to breakage and frizz. Think about washing your hair like you hand wash your dedicates — very carefully.

      4. Finish with a cold water rinse.
Cold water will shut the cuticle tight, sealing the shingle-like outer layer, which will cause it to reflect the most     light and give off the most shine.

More Hair Washing Tips…

Use a shampoo and conditioner that’s made for your hair type.

Filter your water.

Don’t use more shampoo than you need a quarter-sized amount of shampoo is enough.