Are You Washing Your Hair Properly?


Washing your hair may seem like common sense, but there are some things that still need to be learned when it comes to washing your locks. Remember that the oiliest part of your hair is at the scalp while the driest part is at your ends.

-Soak your hair in warm water. This allows the hair cuticle to open up, making it easier to loosen up any oil, dirt or product left in your hair.

-Apply a dime to quarter sized amount of shampoo into your hand and gently work a lather into your scalp. Remember, shampoo is for your scalp and conditioner is for your ends. You do not need to gather your hair up into a ball on top of your head with the shampoo. Once you’re done massaging your scalp with the shampoo, let the water do the job of getting the shampoo down to your ends. Rinse off.

Completely squeeze the excess water off of your hair. This allows the next step to go smoothly and absorb well. Apply a dime sized amount of hair conditioner from mid shaft to your ends.

-If you have one, this is the time to take a wide tooth comb and comb out your ends while the conditioner is still in your hair. This prevents breakage and makes it easier when you go to brush your hair later on.

-Once you’re done combing through the ends, rinse off completely.

-If you can, and I barely remember to do this, now is the time to rinse off with cool/cold water to seal the cuticles.

All done! I hope you enjoyed reading. I have been washing my hair like this for a very long time and it works great for me!

How do you wash your hair? Share any of your tips!

20 thoughts on “Are You Washing Your Hair Properly?

  1. Great post! I have really curly thick hair and even though I try to follow these rules I often slack (more like 95 percent of the time)! This is reinforcement to follow through tonight – especially with the wide toothed comb and cold water!!!!!!


    • Oh, I had no idea you had thick curly hair! Good to know. I think it’s hard to remember to do all these steps the first time, but once you do it enough, it is worth it! I see a difference in the overall health of my hair. I wouldn’t change a step!

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  2. Great tips, I use to thing it wasn’t a big deal to wash your hair whatever way you’re washing it but now as I’m getting older, i’m starting to understand the meaning behind taking care of your hair. So this post is helping me achieving that healthy hair goal πŸ™‚


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