22 Nov Top Hair Washing Tips for Optimum Results
When was the last time you thought about your hair washing routine? While washing your hair is as routine as brushing your teeth or cutting your nails, there are many factors that can affect how your hair turns out. After all, who doesn’t love the feeling of having freshly washed hair that holds its style well!?
If your blow-dry isn’t holding well, or your hair becomes flat or frizzy a few hours after you style it, it may be a result of how you’re washing your hair. To help you achieve optimum results with your next hair wash, we’ve gathered together our top hair washing tips.
Use the right brush
Hair loss and breakage is often caused by using the wrong type of brush to detangle your hair. If your hair is prone to knots and tangles, you should be gently detangling it with either a wet brush or a wide tooth comb prior to washing.
Detangling your hair prior to washing also helps to loosen any product build up on the scalp. You can also use your wet brush or comb to distribute conditioner through your ends.
Always pre-rinse hair
A vital part of the hair washing process is to thoroughly rinse your hair before applying any shampoo. Pre-rinsing your hair helps to loosen any dead skin or product that’s on your scalp. While rinsing, use your fingertips (not fingernails) to delicately rub your scalp, ensuring you get every inch of your head.
Shampoo your scalp – not your ends
Shampoo works as a cleanser for your scalp, and helps to remove oil build up and dirt particles. There are a huge range of shampoos on the market, so it’s best to chat with your stylist as to which product will work best for your hair type.
When applying your shampoo, ensure that you are only using it on your scalp – not the ends of your hair. Spend at least 30 seconds working the shampoo into your scalp, then rinse and repeat. You don’t have to shampoo the ends of your hair, as the shampoo will cleanse your ends as it gets rinsed out.
Condition your ends – not your scalp
With your conditioner, use your fingers or a wide tooth comb to gently work the product through all the sections of your hair (ensuring you avoid the scalp). Spend some time really working the product into your hair, and keep it in as long as possible before rinsing.
We recently did a helpful video on how to use your shampoo and conditioner, check it out here:
Many people don’t realize the importance of rinsing your hair well – it’s actually a crucial part of the hair washing process. It can make a huge difference to your overall results by spending some time really getting in there and ensuring that your hair is clean and free of any remaining shampoo or conditioner.
Whenever possible try rinsing your hair with lukewarm or cold water – this closes the outside layer of the hair particle and helps seal in all the goodness.
For more hair washing tips specific to your hair type, have a chat to your stylist next time you visit us at Ms Monaco. Our highly skilled stylists can help determine the best shampoos and conditioners for you hair type, as well as the best way to apply them.