Bun’s Beauty Tips: Washing Your Hair
For many people, washing your hair can seem like a mindless task. Lather, rinse, repeat, right? Actually, if you take the time to follow these simple tips, you can wash your hair more effectively. Especially if you have oily hair (like me!), these are a must.
- Rinse your hair thoroughly with water before shampooing. This will help break up the dirt and oils in your hair so your shampoo doesn’t have to do all the work.
- Apply shampoo to your roots. The most oily and dirty part of your hair will always be your roots, so you only have to concentrate on applying shampoo there. When you’re done, smooth the shampoo down to your ends, but don’t scrub. This will help prevent breakage or dryness near the bottom of your hair.
- Take a minute to massage shampoo into your scalp. This will help break up the dirt and oil on your scalp better than just washing it out right away. This is also a great time to gently massage your scalp (which feels great).
- Apply conditioner away from the roots. Since your hair produces oil at the roots, applying conditioner there will only weigh down your hair. Concentrate on the ends instead, where there is more breakage or dryness.
- Add conditioner to damp, but not soaking wet, hair. Squeeze out your hair before applying conditioner and the conditioner will penetrate the shaft of your hair more easily.
- Avoid super hot water. Hot water can damage your hair and dry out your scalp, so try to use water on the warmer side instead of hot.