I know what you're thinking. An action as easy as washing your hair does not need an entire article devoted to it. After all, everyone washes his or her hair. And that too almost on a regular basis. But have you ever wondered why your hair looks and feels a lot better when washed at the salon?
Because, obviously, their years of experience and study have ensured that they know exactly the right techniques to wash the hair. But no, you do not have to visit the salon every time you want your hair to be washed. That's just ridiculous.
Believe it or not, there are a few tips that can be followed even for something as simple as hair washing. These tips could ensure that the hair wash lasts a lot longer without getting greasy. It would ensure less hair fall and damage, and even fewer split ends.
You could get salon quality hair after every wash, without spending the huge amount on actually going to the salon. Just follow these tips for every hair wash.
Comb- Comb or brush your hair before washing it, as opposed to after. This ensures that all tangles get removed before the wash, ensuring lesser breakage in the wash. It is a very bad idea to comb the hair after the wash, as wet hair is weaker than dry hair and it could end up causing more breakage.
Water temperature- Regulating the water temperature is very important. The first rinse should always be with warm water. The final rinse should always be with cold water. This makes sure the hair stays shiny and retains moisture.
Shampoo- Use a shampoo that's as gentle as possible. It should be free of sulphates and have a very mild fragrance. Baby shampoo actually works really well on adults too. And it's great. Because it has been made for babies, you know it won't have too many chemicals at all. And ensure that the shampoo remains near the scalp and doesn't get too close to the ends.
Conditioner- It is extremely common for people to skip the conditioner for some reason. It is because either we are in a hurry or just because we don't understand the significance of conditioning. We cannot stress enough on the importance of a conditioner. The ends of your hair don't receive enough hydration and thereby it's absolutely imperative to condition them. Make sure that the conditioner does not reach the scalp, as this could make the scalp oilier and greasier.
Always ensure that the final rinse is with cold water! I hope this post gets you closer to bouncy, shiny and beautiful hair.