Is there a correct way to wash your head?

You're not likely to have given your hair much thought over the years.


While you may have done some research when choosing shampoo and conditioner, it is possible that you didn't do enough.  You probably didn't spend too much time wondering if your hair was actually being washed properly.

Is there a correct way to wash your head?

You can do it!

You need to do more than just wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner.

Monica Davis, a professional stylist and hairdresser says "Using proper hair washing techniques can help you ensure that your hair and follicles are not damaged."  You won't also damage the skin on your scalp.

There are some things that you should pay close attention to if your hair and scalp are in good shape.  Don't worry! We are here to help.

Consider carefully what products are used.

This means that you shouldn't choose your products based on their smell.

Select the right shampoo to suit your hair type.

The wrong shampoo can cause more damage than good to your hair.

  • If you have fine hair A gentle clarifying shampoo is recommended for those who can't see or feel any hairs between their fingers.
  • If your hair is thick or thin, You should look for something that has moisturizing properties.
  • If you have color-treated your hair, You should look for something safe that won't strip the color from your hair every time you wash it.
  • For bleached hair, Look for a clarifying shampoo if you don't want yellow tones.

Not sure what type of hair you have, but do you know?  Your stylist can give you advice.

One trick that may help is to take a single strand from your hair and place it between your thumbs.  If it is difficult to see or feel, then you may have fine hair.

Whatever your hair type may be, you should stay away from shampoos that are high in silicones or sulfates.  Although these ingredients can help shampoo foam up and leave hair  feeling clean over time, they can dry out hair.  These ingredients strip hair's natural oils and can cause hair to become dry and brittle.

This is especially true when you have hair that is dry, fine, or prone to frizz.

People with sensitive skin can be affected by sulfates.  Sulfates can cause skin irritation in people who have rosacea, eczema, or contact dermatitis.

A co-wash is a great option

Co-washing is an option for those with dry hair.

Davis explains, "Co-washing hair products include cleansing conditioners that provide moisturizing and extra-gentle shampooing."  A co-wash can be a great option to restore hair that is dry or coarse.  Basic shampoos are more likely to foam, while co-washes can be more conditioning.

Natural washes are acceptable.

Other household products, such as baking soda or apple cider vinegar can be used, so long as they are diluted with water.  These products will clean and maintain your hair's natural moisture .

Davis says that apple cider vinegar can actually be used as a mild shampoo to remove stubborn hair products and deep clean the scalp.

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Look for moisturizing creams and other options.

You should look out for moisturizing shampoos to prevent your hair ends from drying out.

If your hair is very tangling-prone, you might want to get a post-wash protection product.

A high-quality hairbrush will not damage your hair when you're brushing it.