How often do you apply shampoo on your hair? If you feel like your hair is getting really dry, you should be doing something wrong. Not everything the models do in their commercials is always right. Not using hair shampoo properly, can cause damage and problems to your hair. Limp strands, flaky scalp and dry hair are just some hair problems caused by the way you shampoo your hair.
Below are the do’s and don’t’s of using hair shampoo and washing your hair:
1. Not wetting your hair enough.
Getting your hair wet enough, before shampooing is needed to guarantee that products work their best. Shampoo doesn’t lather, without sufficient water you will be inclined to use more hair shampoo, stripping your hair and wallet while doing so.
2. Using hair shampoo on the same spot always
You always start by using hair shampoo on the same spot on your scalp, normally at the crown. Try changing applying shampoo at the nape of your neck, then distribute the lather into your hair. Finally, move on to the top of your head.
3. Using shampoo repeatedly
When shampooing your hair, once is enough. The way you’ve been used to which is to “lather, rinse and repeat” is wrong. This is only when people washed their hair once a week or less.
4. Using the wrong conditioner
Using conditioner in the wrong place can do harm to your hair. Remember to apply on the hair shaft and not the scalp. Work your conditioner through the hair using your fingers, instead of a comb.
5. Too much friction
Causing too much friction or rubbing hair strands between your hands can harm the strands. Use your fingertips to massage the scalp.
6. Not rinsing enough
Take as much time as possible, to wash your hair thoroughly and then wring it out post shampoo. Make sure that all traces of hair shampoo and conditioner are gone.
7. Rinsing with hot water
Using warm water when washing hair, can dry the hair and scalp. Use lukewarm water instead.
8. Using the same shampoo
You should change shampoo occasionally to avoid buildup of ingredients, such as silicone. Change your shampoo every few months, with another one formulated for your hair type. Using a clarifying hair shampoo at least once a month is also advised.