Hair washing is one of those daily tasks that we will do thousands of times in a lifetime. Here's how to make sure you are washing your hair the right way.
On average, if you wash your hair twice a week and live until you're 80 years old you will wash your hair 8320 times. That is a lot of hair washing. Imagine how many times you pull, damage and break that hair! If we're hoping for it to last for 80 years we need to take good care of it. Here are a few little tips on how to take care when you're washing your hair.
Brush your hair before you shower
If your hair is prone to getting tangled you need to be gentle with it when you are washing it. There is only way to take care of it and prevent damage. When you wash it, you need to take care before, during and after washing. Brush your hair with a detangling hairbrush before you get in the shower. This will make sure all knots are freed before your hair gets wet, cementing them in their tangle.
How we use conditioner versus how we should use conditioner
Who else slaps a bit of conditioner onto the ends of your hair and rinses it out pretty much straight away? We're doing it all wrong people! To condition your hair properly it should be applied to almost dry hair and left for a few minutes. Ideally, you need to towel dry your hair gently before you put the conditioner in. If you put conditioner into soaking wet hair it actually dilutes the conditioner. Okay, I know it's a big ask to actually leave the shower and towel dry your hair mid-shower. If you're not bothered getting out of the shower and towel drying it then you can just wring it out in the shower. Please do leave it at least a minute. Or shampoo and condition your hair before you do all your other washing. So while you scrub, exfoliate, cleanse and shave, your conditioner gets to soak in.
Don't brush your hair when it's wet
This seems like a no-brainer but still, lots of us do it. The simple fact is that there is almost no way to avoid breaking your hair if you brush it when it's wet. If you are going to blow dry your hair you should blast dry it first for a few minutes before attempting to brush it. I throw my hair over and back to separate the strands a little and make it easier to run my fingers through it while I blast dry it.
Do you take care washing your hair?