6 golden rules on how to wash your hair properly.

Useful tips for washing your hair


Why wash your hair?

No matter how paradoxical it may sound, but washing your hair, first of all, is not aimed at maintaining the aesthetic appearance of the strands, but at maintaining their health. It is in vain to believe that the less often you resort to this procedure, the more beautiful and healthier your curls will be. Since not only the strands, but also the scalp itself needs regular cleansing and care.

Every day, the layer of the epidermis secretes about 2 grams of sebum, if you add to this figure the plaque from the use of sprays, mousses and hairsprays, then we get a very impressive plaque on the head. Do not ignore external factors-every day on the skin and curls settle pollutants and dust.

The result is "fatigue" of the hair, their sluggish appearance, split ends, thinning strands. Without proper care, the curls look lifeless and sluggish, they become unruly, and increased hair loss begins. All this can be avoided if you know how to wash your hair properly.

6 golden rules for effective hair care

  1. take care of your hair even before washing – comb it;
  2. use high-quality shampoos and soft water without chlorine;
  3. apply the shampoo to the curls twice and rinse it off thoroughly;
  4. as additional care measures, use balms, masks and oils;
  5. wash off cosmetics with more cool water to "close" the bulbs;
  6. give preference to the natural way of drying the strands.

We determine the frequency

It is necessary to wash the curls as often as the condition of the hair requires. If you wash your curls too often, you run the risk of washing off even the minimal amount of lipids that is necessary to nourish the curls. This can also lead to the formation of a magnifying glass. Excessive chemical composition of shampoos is also alarming and makes you think.

If you resort to using the procedure too rarely, then you risk clogging the pores of the scalp, "thanks" to which the balanced nutrition of the curls will be disrupted, which will lead to the development of various problems.

Trichologists recommend relying on individual characteristics when choosing the frequency of washing. The same approach to all representatives of the fair sex will be fundamentally wrong. It all depends on the factors listed below:

hair type;
season of the year;
necessary nutrition of the epidermis of the head;
condition of curls and their length;
the type and composition of shampoos, the use of additional care products and styling products.


We draw conclusions

  1. for girls with oily hair type, washing every day or every other day is suitable. In this case, you will not harm the health of the strands, since the epidermis secretes an excessive amount of lipids, you will only wash off their excess, which will not affect the overall condition of the strands;
  2. for girls with dry and brittle hair type, you should choose to wash your hair no more than 2 times a week. The increased frequency will lead to hair loss, making them even less voluminous. There is often no need to resort to the procedure, because by their structure, the curls are not subject to rapid contamination, they retain a fresh appearance for 2-3 days;
  3. the time of year also affects the frequency – in winter we wear a hat, which leads to faster pollution. In this season, you can afford to wash more often;
  4. watch what you eat – high-calorie and fatty foods affect not only the figure, but also the appearance of the hair. From such a dinner, the curls will instantly lose their freshness, decrease in volume;
  5. regular use of foams and lacquers forces you to wash your hair more often. Otherwise, you do not allow the epidermis to breathe and nourish the bulbs. It is necessary to remove the plaque from the styling products.

Focus on shampoo

How to wash your hair with shampoo? Proper care is based on the type of hair. Therefore, choose a shampoo thyrichologists recommend based on this. Modern care products are divided into the following types: for oily, for dry, for normal strands, anti-magnifying glass products, shampoos for strengthening strands, for colored curls.

As a rule, manufacturers indicate the purpose of the shampoo on its packaging, so there are no problems with choosing the right care product. It is recommended to make purchases in trusted places (pharmacies, large retail outlets). Otherwise, you risk buying a fake, which clearly will not improve either the appearance of the curls or their health.

An important aspect is the composition of the selected product. The less chemical elements in it, the better and safer the shampoo is. It is not recommended to choose universal products that are both shampoo and balm at the same time. Since the effect of these products can not be combined, otherwise the curls and the scalp will not receive either high-quality cleansing or proper hydration.

Trichologists advise you to change your shampoo regularly. No matter how good the remedy is, the epidermis of the head gets used to it, and the former effect becomes impossible. You can occasionally resort to using other brands for a couple of weeks, after which you can return to your favorite line of care.


Additional care

Proper care of the strands is impossible to imagine without the use of balms and conditioners. They help to smooth out the scales of the curls, normalize the work of the sebaceous glands, make the curls softer and more manageable. You should also use the following tools:


All of them are used after washing your hair. Some types do not need to be washed off. They are applied to the dried strands.

How to wash your hair properly-an effective technique:

prepare the necessary care products and a couple of towels for the procedure;
before washing, comb the strands well, this will allow you to clean your hair more efficiently and remove dead scales;
adjust the correct water pressure with the recommended temperature;
wet the hair along the entire length, evenly;
squeeze out the shampoo and rub it in the palms of your hands;
apply the product to the roots, gently spreading it over the entire length, use massage movements;
regular shampoo should be washed off immediately, if the product has a specialization for "recovery", then hold the shampoo on the strands for a few minutes;
wash off the product well, giving it a few minutes;
repeat the washing procedure – this will help to eliminate the contamination completely, as well as favorably affect the appearance of the hair;
when using the balm, apply the product to the already washed columns, wait for the specified time and rinse.


Actions after washing your hair

It is necessary to comb the strands, but it is strictly forbidden to do this on wet curls. Under the weight of water, they easily fall out and break. For combing, choose smooth combs, not combs. The best option is a wooden comb that bends easily and does not scratch the epidermis of the head.

A valid option is brushes made of natural bristles. It is recommended to use them with increased loss of curls. Please note that combs can also collect grease and dirt, transferring them to the curls after washing. Therefore, clean them from time to time with a solution of alcohol.

Long strands should begin to comb from the tips, gradually moving to the roots. If you have short hair, then the pattern of movement of the comb will be reversed – from the roots to the tips. If during washing the curls are too tangled, then first you need to divide them into small strands and start scratching from the periphery to the center.

Next is the question of drying the hair. Let the strands dry naturally, or use terry towels to speed up the process. To do this, take a high-quality towel, preheated on the batteries. Wrap them around the curls, tilting your head down, and start rubbing. The towel will absorb excess moisture and allow the hair to dry much faster.

Use a hair dryer only in emergency cases, as thermal exposure leads to damage to the strands, they become dry and easily damaged. The best option is to use the cold mode of the hair dryer. You should also use various oils and sprays that will protect your hair from the effects of temperatures.