Best Hair Secrets Revealed - Hair Washing
• Try washing your hair at night before bed and then sleeping on slightly damp locks, so no matter what hair texture you have, the air-dried, slightly slept in look is a winner.
• Stuck in a hair plateau? It may be your products’ fault. The hair is alive – a creature of habit. Once you find a cleansing and conditioning agent that works miracles on your strands, guess what — that feeling won’t last for long. Shock the strands by switching up cleansing and conditioning agents at least every 4 to 6 weeks or every other bottle.
• Washing your hair every day can take away nutrients that help keep it manageable. Instead, a few times a week, just wet your hair in the shower without shampooing. Apply a conditioner, rinse out and follow with a leave-in.
• Determine your washing regimen by checking the oil level of your hair. To do this, run an open napkin through your hair after a day or two of not washing it and with hardly any product in your hair. If the napkin looks oily, consider washing your hair four to five times a week and not using a leave-in conditioner. If there’s hardly any oil, then wash hair every three days and use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner.
• Avoid extra hot — and extra long — showers. The hotter your shower is, and the longer it lasts, the more your hair is stripped of natural oils that keep frizz at bay and locks shiny and lush. Lukewarm water is your friend!
• Another hair-washing tip: Make sure to use a wide tooth comb or a wet brush , detangling your hair from the bottom and slowly working your way up since hair is in its most delicate state wet. This will prevent unnecessary breakage from occurring.
• Always shampoo your hair twice for a ‘hair facial.’ That’s right — twice! First shampoo to remove grease and dirt, then shampoo again to cleanse the hair. Follow by conditioning to moisturize your hair.