Washing your hair might seem a basic thing that no one could ever go wrong doing it. Yet, there are few things that could be done wrong and backfire.
- Over washing your hair
Washing your hair every day because it looks messy, greasy or because you are used to washing it every day has more harm to do to your hair than good. Excessive washing dries out your hair and takes away natural oils from the scalp, which feed hair follicles to promote growth and protect it from external factors like sun heat.Try to refresh your hair using only water and minimal styling products if it looks messy. Also, try dry shampoo or other remedies to make your greasy hair look as fresh as it could be.
- Neglecting the scalp while cleansing
Make sure to concentrate shampoo on your scalp when washing your hair. This ensures maximum cleaning of the scalp with minimal damage to the roots. Most of the products’ build up and dirt are concentrated in the scalp, so that where aim for while using shampoo.
- Using conditioner and styling products directly on the scalp
Unlike shampoo, conditioners and other styling products are heavy on the hair follicles and tend to unclog pores. Which in return might lead to unwanted hair fall instead of hydrating.
Make sure when applying these products to start from the hair ends the distributing the using your fingers without directly putting it on the scalp.
- Not thoroughly rinsing products
Giving your hair a quick rinse without paying attention to any conditioner residues could clog your scalp pores and add unwanted weight on the hair follicle which weakens hair. Also, it could make your hair feel and look greasier and dirtier, that you are urged to wash it more than usual.
- Extremely hot water
Hot water might feel good while washing your hair, but it is not good for it.
The use of hot water while washing your hair takes away its natural oils more than needed, leaving it drier and looking duller instead of clean and shiny.
- Harsh drying off
The most common way of drying off hair after washing is using a towel. However, its friction with your hair dries it out more than needed and causes unnecessary frizz, making your hair hard to manage after it dries out. Instead, try using microfiber towel or an old cotton shirt.
These easy-yet-totally-worth-it steps would make every wash day worth it and make your hair feel and look better than ever.