I’ve Been Washing My Hair Wrong My Entire Life. And This Is How You Should Actually Do It

    Hair is a tricky thing, sometimes it will cooperate and sometimes it is just one frizzy mess. Everyone wants beautiful luscious locks, but that is not always the case.

    Everyone wants beautiful shiny hair that they can run their fingers through, but when you have dry hair or dandruff this task can seem impossible.

    Sometimes all it takes is one wash to get the job done, but the results are only temporary. To keep these effects for longer, you should do it the right way. Yes, there is a right way! Most people make the same common mistakes when washing their hair:

    1. You shampoo every wash

    If you shower every day, don’t shampoo every time. This can cause opposite results, causing the scalp to dry out.

    2. Pay attention to water temperature


    When washing your hair, use warm or tepid water. Hot water increases the amount of fat secreted by the skin. After you’ve washed your hair, it’s best to let it dry naturally.

    3. Overuse of shampoo

    Remember, when you are washing your hair you only need a dollop the size of a walnut.

    4. Towel drying

    Never rub the wet hair, wet hair is very fragile. What I like to do is pat the hair dry, and allow it to air dry until it is time to style or blow-dry.

    5. Brushing wet hair


    Wet hair is extremely fragile, wait until the hair is completely dry to brush it out.

    6. Shampooing entire head

    Shampoo only the roots and condition the ends instead of doing the whole head with both products.

    Other Tips That’ll Save You the Trouble of Washing Your Hair Every Day

    1. Use dry shampoos

    To conceal greasy shine, divide your hair into strands and apply dry shampoo to the roots like a hairspray, from a distance of 8-10 inches. If the shampoo is in the form of talcum powder, apply it to the roots. Wait for ten minutes, and then comb your hair. Dry shampoo will create a shell around the greasy strands that will, for a time, make your hair look clean.

    2. Don’t neglect accessories


    If you have a fringe, a headscarf can provide interesting hairstyling options. All you’ll need to do is wash your fringe, pin it up, and disguise it in some way. Headscarfs look good with collected or loose hair. They can also become a real salvation for those with short hairdos. Greasy hair can be further concealed by means of various hair pins or headbands with flowers.

    3. Put your hair into braids


    Braids of any type do a good job of disguising greasy hair roots. The thicker the weave, the better. We advise you to do a slight backcomb at the crown to conceal the more visible part of the unwashed hair. Make sure the braid doesn’t turn out smooth. A small amount of sticking-out hair will help hide the staleness.

    4. Comb your hair before bedtime


    Comb your hair before going to bed. Once you’ve settled on your pillow, pull your hair back in such a way as to arrange it along the upper edge of the pillow. If the length allows, make a quick ponytail or a loose braid.

    5. Change your parting


    Switch your parting from one side to the other, or replace a straight parting with a diagonal one. The reason for doing this is simple: our hair gets used to being arranged in a certain fashion, which leads to loss of volume at the roots. Also, it tends to become dirtiest along the parting line. Shifting the parting gives your hair volume, a new look, and an appearance of cleanliness.

    6. Avoid flat hairdos


    Try not to give preference to smooth and sleek hairstyles: they’ll make your hair look even more messy and greasy.
    The best option would be to slightly backcomb the hair at the roots to achieve extra volume, and then secure it in a shell or a bun.

    7. Wash your brushes

    Don’t forget to clean your styling tools regularly to prevent residues of surface skin fat, conditioner, and styling substances from gluing your hair together. Brushes and combs should be washed once a week in warm water with shampoo or soap.

    8. The right way to wash your hair

    • Dry wet hair with a T-shirt instead of a towel to smooth your frizzy hair.
    • Don’t scrub your scalp. Use your fingertips to gently massage shampoo into your hair.
    • Roots should never, ever be conditioned.
    • Wring out your hair before applying hair conditioner.

    Source: healinglifeisnatural.com, brightside.me