The correct way to Wash and Dry your Hair.
We all love our hair and this reason should be enough to take good care of them. Nurture your hair, pamper them and flaunt them in style.
Lets learn how to wash and dry our beautiful hair in the right way and you will be on the way to having healthy hair.
- Wash your hair with lukewarm or cold water. Twice a week for dry hair, thrice a week for normal hair and daily for very oily hair. Avoid hot water for hair no matter how much you love it.
- Take a capful of shampoo on your palms and rub together or else lather the shampoo with some water in a tumbler and then apply it on the scalp. Gently massage the shampoo from the scalp and roots and then along the shaft of hair. Gently run the fingers through the shaft of hair to make it sure that the shampoo is evenly distributed especially if you have thick hair. Rinse the shampoo by allowing the water to run from scalp to ends evenly.
- Do not bunch or squeeze your hair during shampoo. This could be damaging since hair is fragile when wet.
- As you rinse your hair you should feel lighter and cleaner. If, not, then shampoo and rinse again. Once the hair is rinsed thoroughly you are ready to condition your hair.
- Apply the conditioner along the hair shaft avoiding its contact with the scalp. Wait for a few minutes. Rinse well. Conditioner replaces the moisture in the hair shaft. It serves as a source of protein which temporarily attaches to the hair, protecting hair strands from breakage, while aiding detangling and manageability.
- Allow the hair to dry naturally. Avoid blow drying. A hair dryer releases gusts of 300 degree Fahrenheit that causes hair to break. If you must use a dryer, use it on low- to-medium heat (better, cold) and hold it more than 6 inches away from hair.
- Avoid vigorous rubbing. Forceful rubbing with a towel is a big ‘NO’. This weakens hair roots, ‘pulls out’ hair and aggravates hair loss.
- Make it sure that you do not use the blow dryer more than 4-5 minutes. Hold it at a distance of more than 6 inches from the scalp. Leave a little moisture on the hair in the end- do not burn out all the moisture.
- Never comb wet hair as hair is elastic when moist and can reach its breaking point easily. When hair is semi-dry or fully dried, use a wide-toothed comb. Avoid using a hair brush as it has a larger surface area; it can fracture the hair shaft. Wash your comb each time before you wash your hair to maintain scalp hygiene.
- Hair oil acts as a moisturizer for the hair and scalp. It is advisable to apply oil at night before you shampoo the next morning. Avoid excess oil application and keeping oil on for longer than for the night, as it attracts dust and grime, while rendering the hair difficult to clean.
I think after gaining enough wisdom on how to wash and dry your hair you don’t hurt your hair ever again. Wishing you all a head full of gorgeous hair.