No matter where I go, I constantly get asked about my hair – when I thought about it, I realized I did a lot of things to ensure that I was taking care of my hair. Washing your hair seems quite simple, however, one small step can drastically change the texture and health of your hair. For those of you out there with dry, coarse hair, you are probably looking for ways to make your hair more moisturized and soft to the touch. You want to do whatever you can to lock in the moisture in your hair – especially during the summer and winter seasons. This starts with how you wash your hair.
Let’s get right into some of the tips you should keep in mind when washing your hair – so you can acheive natural healthy hair in the comfort of your own home!
- Use a clarifying shampoo – this will be a little less harsh on your hair and lock in moisture that your hair needs.
- Wash Your Hair Twice – this is super important. You want to first rinse your hair out with luke warm water – the hotter the water the worse it is for the texture of your hair. Your hair will suck the moisture out rather than keep it in. You want to massage the shampoo in your scalp and be sure to work from the scalp to the ends. You want to repeat this twice to ensure all the excess oils are removed.
- Rinse & Condition – rinse out the second wash and apply conditioner. It is important to keep in mind that the conditioner does not need to be applied directly to the scalp. You want to start applying in the middle part of your hair, working your way to the roots and the scalp. You want to let the conditioner sit for at least one minute to allow for the conditioner to do its job and provide moisture to your hair.
- Rinse out conditioner with cold water – this is SUPER important, and probably the step that most of us forget! You want to rinse out the conditioner with cold water (as cold as you can go). Warm water typically strips your hair of it’s moisture causing your hair to become more coarse and prone and breakage. Cold water, acts as a catalyst for moisturized hair and locks in moisture in your roots and ends. You can feel immediate results, especially when your hair dries. Your hair will feel instantly softer and your scalp will feel a lot more hydrated between washes.
I wash my hair constantly, and it is so important to do things to take care of your hair so you can have healthy beautiful hair. You just have to follow these simple steps that you can easily add into your routine that will put you on your way to naturally beautiful hair!
Happy Washing! xx