Washing your hair may be a mechanical task that you do everyday. However, do you know how to do it the right way? Follow our tips for a better looking mane!
Is one round of shampooing sufficient? Some hairdressers and shampoo bottles tell you to apply the liquid twice, but it is not really necessary (unless your hair is really dirty and no foam is made in the first cleanse). If you wash it every other day, avoid exposing your strands too much and adhere to the idea of shampooing once per wash.
Apply shampoo only on the scalp, giving special attention to the nape. Scrub it gently to increase the blood flow in the area. Lather up your hair from roots to ends. The strands closer to the scalp are the youngest and oiliest, while the ends are the oldest and driest. Don’t apply too much pressure on the tips to avoid breakage.
Rinse and protect
The very first rule is to rinse your hair and leave it wet before adding your shampoo. If you have long hair, protect fragile ends from drying out by putting a small amount of conditioner through them and lightly rinsing it out before shampooing. This will keep the ends healthy and fill any holes in the cuticle with moisture to make
Your hair type will direct your decision on how often you should wash your hair. If you have oily or fine strands, you may need to shampoo daily. Normal or dry hair can be washed up to thrice a week. Use products made for the texture of your hair. Moisturising products are best for dry hair, while colour-safe formulas are best for dyed locks.
The temperature and quality of the water is relevant. When you start washing, opt for a warm shower to open the cuticle. This is good to remove impurities. At the end of a wash, finish with a cold stream to shut the cuticle tight, leaving your hair protected. Water in Bahrain can be salty and filthy. A shower filter is a good option to remove rust and minerals that can dull colour.