Steps to Washing Your Hair
By Claire Miles - December 20, 2022

When you are younger, your parents ensure that your hair is washed. Once you are old enough it becomes your job. Now you can always go to the salon and have your hair professionally washed. But this isn’t always possible with a busy schedule. This is why you need to know how exactly to wash your hair. You may think that washing your hair is fairly simple, which isn’t wrong. However, you might be missing a few critical steps. You see, washing your hair doesn’t only mean that you simply wet it and put some shampoo and conditioner in it.

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There are actually a few more steps to this process. So let’s take a look. Your first step would be to get your hair completely wet with some lukewarm water. You never want to wash your hair with cold water because it wouldn’t open up the pores on your scalp. Washing your hair in burning hot water could possibly result in your burning yourself. This is why it is safer to go with lukewarm water. Once your hair is nice and drenched, you can go ahead and apply your shampoo. It is important to find and use a shampoo that is meant for your hair type.

You also want a shampoo that is gentle on your skull. When shampooing your hair it is important to lather all your hair. Before you rinse your hair make sure that you give it a gentle scrub. When rinsing your hair, you really want to make sure that you get all the shampoo out. This means that you should see that the water runs clear. Now you can go ahead and do a hair mask to moisturize your hair. Once you are done, you can rinse and apply the conditioner. Do read all instructions on your products to know how long they should be left on before rinsing off.