How often do you apply shampoo on your hair? If you feel like your hair is dry, then you are probably doing something wrong. The things that models do in the commercial are not always right.
If you are not using shampoo properly, you can cause problems and damage to your hair. Some of the problems that can be caused by the way you shampoo your hair is flaky scalp, dry hair and limp strands.
We are going to talk about things that you should and should not do when washing your hair:
- Not wetting your hair enough
Before shampooing your hair, you need to wet it well, in order to guarantee that the product that you are applying work its best. It will not lather without sufficient amount of water, and you will need to use more shampoo which will eventually damage your hair.
- Using hair shampoo on the same spot
Most people apply their shampoo on the same spot, which is usually the crown. Change that habit, apply shampoo at different places and then distribute the lather into your hair.
- Using shampoo repeatedly
When you are applying shampoo on the hair, you need to remember that once is enough. You are probably used to the “lather, rinse, repeat” rule, which is wrong. This only applies to people that are washing their hair once in a week.
- Using the wrong conditioner
If you are using conditioner in the wrong places, it can damage your hair. Always apply it on the hair shaft and not the scalp. Work the conditioner through your hair with the help of your fingers, instead of a comb.
- Too much friction
Rubbing hair strands between the hands or causing too much friction can harm the strands. You can massage your scalp using your fingertips.
- Not rinsing well enough
When you are shampooing your hair, take as much time as you need, and then make sure that all the shampoo and conditioner traces are gone.
- Rinsing with hot water
By using hot water for washing your hair, you are drying the scalp and the hair. You need to use lukewarm water instead.
- Using the same shampoo
You need to change the shampoo that you are using, every once in a while. The reason why you should do that is to prevent buildup of ingredients like silicone. It is also advised that you use a clarifying hair shampoo at least once a month.