How to Wash Your Hair Properly at Home

You may be surprised to know that there is a right way to wash your hair. It's time to break those bad hair habits and adapt better ones that can help you get beautiful and healthy hair.

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

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’re here to show you how it’s done.


Wet your hair

For your shampoo to work properly, you must fully drench your hair in cold or lukewarm 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. Make sure all sections of your hair get wet.


Use the right shampoo for your hair type

Choosing a shampoo that addresses your hair needs is key so you get the best results out of your hair wash. If you have dry hair that’s in need of cleansing, use TRESemmé Detox & Nourish Shampoo. It helps bring back lost nutrients to your hair while detoxifying it and getting rid of impurities like dirt and excess oil. If you want-frizz free hair that’s smooth and silky, use TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo. It detangles hair, adds shine, and tames flyaways. 


Rinse and condition

Wash the shampoo off your strands. Then, follow up with Cream Silk Standout Straight Conditioner. This will help tame frizz and leave you with gorgeously sleeker and straighter hair. But if you have damaged hair, use Dove Intense Repair Conditioner to repair damaged strands and make your hair stronger. Apply the conditioner evenly from mid-length down to the tips of your hair.


Rinse and apply leave-on cream

Again, run your hair through water to rinse off the conditioner. When rinsing, it’s better to use cold water to seal off your hair cuticles. Cold water also doesn’t dry out your strands and scalp.

When you’re done, pat your hair dry with a smooth towel or fabric. Then, apply Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Straight Treatment Crème from mid-length down to the tips of your damp hair. This will make your hair easy to brush and style.



Blow-dry your hair

Put your blow dryer on low to medium heat setting. Blow-dry your hair while gently detangling it using a wide-tooth comb. When you encounter a tangle, don’t force your comb through it. You can finger-comb your strands first to get rid of the tangle.


Brush your hair

After blow drying, use a round brush to smoothen out hair and make it look neat. Now, you have clean and healthy-looking hair that’s ready for any hairstyle you want!

1. Use the right amount of hair products

Asian woman wearing a white robe pouring shampoo onto her palms
Just a coin-sized amount of shampoo is enough to cleanse your hair. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Apply a coin-sized amount of shampoo and conditioner. Don’t pour an excessive amount on your hands to avoid wasting the product and damaging your hair. When you use the right amount of products, you avoid dryness and product build up on your delicate scalp.

2. Lather and detangle gently

Asian woman with wet long hair wearing a white robe
There’s no need to gather your hair on top of your head when shampooing. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Avoid tangles by gently lathering the shampoo on your scalp and letting your hair stay down against your back. Doing this will allow you to easily run your fingers through your hair when you rinse off the shampoo.

3. Keep that towel away from your hair

Asian woman towel drying her hair
Prevent hair breakage and frizz by using a soft microfiber towel on your hair. Credit: Hariono Halim

You may have been accustomed to squeezing excess water from your hair using a towel. Stop doing this, as well as rubbing your hair with your towel. Hair is brittle when it’s wet, and the rough surface of your towel can damage your hair. Instead, use a t-shirt or any smooth fabric when squeezing out water from your hair.

4. Don’t brush your hair when it’s wet

Asian woman combing her long hair
Swap your hairbrush with a wide-tooth comb. Credit: Shutterstock

To untangle your hair after washing it, use a wide-toothed comb. Start combing from the tips to get rid of the tangles. Then, move up slowly while combing hair gently until you can comb your hair smoothly from roots to tips.

Now that you know how to wash your hair properly, you’re on the right track to having healthy, beautiful tresses. Share these tips with your friends, so they, too, can break their bad hair habits.

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