10 months ago
We don’t know about you, but here in the She Said Beauty office, one thing that we all struggle with us deciding upon the correct way to wash our hair. Whether it’s greasy roots from not rinsing properly to a matt of untangleable knots from over zealous shampooing this every day beauty routine is causing us a major headache. Luckily for you we’ve done some research and put our collective heads together to come up with the She Said Beauty guide to washing your hair.
1) First things first, you shouldn’t be washing your hair everyday. Your hair needs a chance to restore it’s natural oils which give us those shiny locks, by stripping it everyday with shampoo we are doing more harm than good! If your roots or fringe are feeling a little bit stringy, then hit up the dry shampoo (we love Lee Stafford’s dry shampoo) and you’ll be good to go in no time. If you’re feeling really brave, try not washing your hair for a whole weekend, once you get over the initial “Argggh look at my hair” phase, you’ll realise that second day hair isn’t really that bad and is a lot easier to style, not to mention healthier.
2) So now that it’s time to wash, what is the first thing we should be aware of? Damage –wet hair is vulnerable hair, so being gentle with your locks is key. Lather up the shampoo in your hands before applying to your head, gentleness is key. When washing your hair, this will lubricate your hands and reduce the damage and friction to your hair.
3) When shampooing your hair, you only need to wash the roots. Start at the roots and gently massage the shampoo into your scalp using your finger tips, not your nails. The only reason that you should be applying shampoo to the lower part of your hair is if you have product in there that you need to wash out, so simply lather the shampoo in your hands and gently move over the strands. Never Ever do the classic pile your hair high on your head and scrub like there’s no tomorrow – the last time you were in the salon did your hairstylist take this approach – we’re guessing not so there’s no reason for you to either!
4) Rinse with cool to cold water. As lovely as hot water feels running all over your head, it isn’t great for your hair, rinsing with cool water will help close the hair follicle giving your hair an incredible shine.
5) When applying conditioner, only apply to the hair shaft, you don’t need to apply it to the roots unless you are doing a deep conditioning treatment. Also look at your product, if they are telling you to leave it in for 3-5 minutes, then do as your told. Shave your legs, have a singsong or get your body brush out while you wait, but let it do it’s job and you’ll soon notice the difference.
6) Once you’ve finished in the shower, gently pat your hair dry. Don’t roughly attack it with a towel, save the scrubbing for when you’re cleaning the bathroom, not your hair.
7) Finally, spritz your damp hair with a de-tangling spray (we love good old Johnson’s Baby No More Tangles Spray and gently comb through with a wide tooth comb or tangle brush. Start with the ends of your hair and then work up to the roots, this will help prevent tugging and pulling that causes hair to break at the root.
So there you have it, the She Said Beauty guide to washing your hair! Let us know how you get on @SheSaidBeauty #AllWashedUp
Have a good hair day!