Our top tips on how to wash your hair properly

All Things Hair Team | 23 August 2017
A woman taking a shower and washing her hair.

It’s time you learn the best way to wash your hair.

We’re certain you’re pretty well-versed on how to wash your hair properly. Wash, lather, rinse — sounds simple enough right?

While washing your hair might seem like a mundane task because you do it every single day. What you may not know is that you may have been doing it wrong all these years. So take note because we’ve listed our top tips on how to wash your hair for the best results.

Learn how to wash your hair the right way

Beauty is watching herself in the mirror
Our tips on washing hair. Credit: iStock.

1. Let the water run through your hair

For your shampoo to work properly, you must fully drench your hair in water first to remove excess dirt. To get the best cleansing result from your shampoo, try washing your hair with water for a minute before applying your shampoo.

2. Use the right shampoo for your hair

Washing your hair everyday may dry out your scalp. So it’s best to choose a shampoo that will nourish both your hair and scalp while protecting it from dandruff flakes that may be caused by product build-up — such as Clear Complete Soft Care Anti-Dandruff Shampoo.

Clear Complete Soft Care Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

3. Only use an appropriate amount of shampoo

Use a coin-sized amount of shampoo and conditioner. Don’t pour an excessive or lavish amount on your hands to avoid both wasting the product and damaging your hair. When you saturate your delicate scalp with product, your hair may turn dry and frail due to product build-up.

4. Rinse hair with cold water

Don’t use hot water if you want to keep your hair soft and smooth. So if your body has been accustomed to hot water, then it’s time to change your habit! It’s best to rinse hair with cold water as it’ll help to seal in the follicles, preventing hair fall and breakage.

5. Let your hair down naturally

Avoid getting your hair in tangles by refraining from getting your hair up in a mess knot when you apply shampoo. Instead, gently lather the shampoo along your scalp and letting your hair stay down against your back. It’ll make it easier to run your fingers through your hair while rinsing with water.

TRESemmé Total Salon Repair Shampoo

6. Massage your scalp

Never use your fingernails because it will damage your scalp. Instead, use your fingertips and gently massage your scalp so the nutrients in your shampoo and conditioner will be properly absorbed. Do this process for 3 minutes for a refreshingly clean bath time.


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