At first glance, your hair washing routine seems pretty easy. But there are some mistakes you may never have realized you’ve been making that can lead to hair dehydration, breakage, or even scalp infections. And there are also some tricks that can be a game-changer, giving you that “fresh-out-of-the-salon” look.
We at Bright Side have done some research to find out what hair washing mistakes can keep you from having healthy, shiny hair.
1. You shampoo your hair too often.
According to medical experts, using shampoo every time you wash your hair is not necessary for keeping it clean. Rinsing the hair with water several times a week is enough to remove visible dirt. Applying shampoo has purely cosmetic reasons, and the rich lather it creates can remove oil from your hair. Oil is essential for healthy hair, as it keeps it moisturized and protects it from damage.
2. You don’t rinse your hair enough and use too much shampoo.
Rinsing your hair thoroughly for at least a minute before applying shampoo helps to remove any residue from the last hair care product you used. Letting your hair get completely wet before applying shampoo is an essential step to effectively wash it. If your hair is wet from top to bottom, the shampoo will lather better and spread more evenly. It will also help you use less shampoo when washing your hair.