We grew up being taught to wash our hair every day, and then later we learned you should probably rinse a couple time a week. Have you confused about how to wash your hair properly? Human Hair is consisted of protein, so, using the correct techniques can keep your hair healthy and shine. Here are some tips about how to wash your hair properly.
1. Wash Hair With Warm Water
Hair should be thoroughly wet before you add your shampoo. Using the warm water to wash, it can loosen the oils through the scalp and opens the cuticles so the hair is able to absorb the oil in your conditioner.
2. Wash Hair Rarely And Use a Good-Quality Shampoo
Washing hair too frequently can leave hair dried out, leached of its natural oils, and may damage your hair. Shampoo your hair at most every other day or only twice a week. If you’re fond of jogging or regular sports which will lead to sweat build up. Then you can co-wash to clean the sweat build up. And use shampoos that do not contain sulfates or parabens. Sulfates are the chemicals that make shampoos lather up. Parabens are preservatives that cause irritation and eye problems after prolonged use. Both of these chemicals aren’t healthy for you or the environment so try to use shampoos with natural cleansers.
Choose a shampoo that suits your hair type. Typical types include (but are not limited to):
Curly or coarse hair probably wants frizz-minimizing and softening shampoo.
Straight or oily hair probably wants a gentle shampoo designed for daily washing.
Colored or processed hair probably needs a shampoo that’s fortified with extracts or amino acids, because treating your hair is essentially damaging it.
Dry hair probably needs shampoos with glycerin and collagen to help restore some moisture into the hair.
3. Condition Your Hair Based On Hair Type
Every time you shampoo your hair, condition it too, especially those who have processed or dyed hair. Deep condition the hair once a week. Deep conditioning is very good for your hair. It keeps hair soft, healthy and moisturized.
For fine hair: Try a botanical oil treatment before you shampoo. Use lavender or tea tree oil, for example, and work it under your cuticles before shampooing. Wash shampoo away and apply conditioner from the mid-shaft down to the end. Let stay for 2-3 minutes before washing.
For medium to thick hair, use a moisturizer with natural hydrators. Keep your conditioner light. Apply conditioner all over your head and leave it 2-3 minutes.
4. Please Know About Your Hair Care Product
Too much protein can leave your hair brittle, if you use the hair care products with too much protein, use conditioners that come with balanced ingredients instead.
Frizz-control serum can be used in small quantities to tame frizzes. But do not use too much, and wash once a week with a deep-cleanse shampoo to avoid build-up, which will leave hair looking dull and flaky.
5. Rinse Your Hair With Vinegar Before Shampooing Per Six Months
Vinegar mixture can make your hair look shinier and healthier, moreover, it treats dandruff. Mix 1 part vinegar and 3 parts of water then rinse your hair as usual. If you’re suffering with dandruff, you can do this more.
6. Moisturize Your Hair Twice a Week
Use five oils: almond, castor, olive, coconut and lavender oils. Mix together equal proportions of each. Alternately, use egg white. Apply to the hair and leave in for four hours prior to showering out. Repeat twice a week, you will find your hair be better after every time you doing this.
7 Let Hair Air-Dry
After your showering, try using a wide toothed comb. Or, use your fingers, rather than a brush. Wrap your hair in a silk scarf. Fabric towel is very rough and damaging to your hair, causing frizzy and split ends. Avoid brushing hair while wet, as it makes the hair brittle and weak. Only use a wide tooth comb to brush out tangles while hair is wet.
Try not to use a blow-dryer. Hair will be damaged easily by heat, especially from blow-dryers. If you have to use a blow-dryer, dry your hair using the lowest temperature setting and limit usage to once a week.
If you shower before you sleep overnight, put your hair up in a bun and let it air-dry overnight. Your hair should be dry in the morning.