Washing varies for all hair and scalp types. Some may need to wash their hair every day, while others may need a routine of once a week. Frequent washing can irritate the scalp and dry out hair, and less shampoo can cause build-up and other problems. Read on for the tips how to wash your hairs
1. Rinse your hair with warm water
Before shampooing, saturate your hair with warm water. The shampoo builds up well on perfectly wet hair and is easy to distribute. Also, you will need less shampoo if your hair is wet. Warm water helps open the scalp, allowing products and moisture to penetrate more deeply.
2. Dilute the shampoo with water
We usually use shampoo directly on our scalp. Avoid this and mix with water then apply. In this way, you can ensure uniform application and reduce product waste. Too much shampoo can dry out your hair.
3. Scalp massage
When shampooing, the focus should be on the scalp and not on the hair. Your scalp contains all the dirt and oil, and shampooing the ends can cause even more dryness. Lather from the roots, gently massage into the scalp and then move to the ends of the hair.
4. Don’t use your nails
Rubbing your scalp with your nails causes friction, scratches, and infections and can damage your hair follicles. Use your fingers to massage your scalp. Also, don’t rub back and forth as this can cause tangles. Follow a circular motion.
5. Rinse and condition your hair
Rinse your hair well to make sure there is no shampoo residue. Dampen your hair from the middle to the ends. Never use conditioner on the scalp as this will make the roots greasy. Leave the conditioner on for 5-10 minutes (the longer the better) and then wash it off.
Factors make your need to wash your hairs are
- Type of hair
- Dirt and pollen
- Styling products
Washing varies with hair types
1. Thick hair
Thick hair can retain moisture for a long time and take longer to absorb oil. Therefore, please wash it once a week.
2. Fine or fine and oily hair
This type of hair tends to grow out quickly. Additionally, styling products can quickly accumulate on the scalp, exacerbate oiliness, and flatten hair. Therefore, you can wash it every other day. However, be sure to use a conditioner to hydrate the strands.
3. High porosity hair
This type of hair has spaces between the layers of the epidermis, which means that it absorbs and loses moisture quickly. You can wash your high porosity hair once a week, depending on how greasy it is.
4. Low porosity hair
Low porosity hair does not absorb moisture quickly, making it difficult to saturate it during washing. On top of that, hair products tend to stay on the surface and cause build-up. Wash it once a week. However, avoid using too many styling products to reduce build-up. Washing low porosity hair too often can cause more damage.
5. Dry and damaged hair
The frequency depends on the extent of the damage. In general, dry and damaged hair should be washed once a week.
When to wash your hairs?
Wash your hairs when hairs smell odd and feels oily and flat. This happens when your scalp has excess oil and sebum build-up. Your hair feels heavy and begins to fall out.
What does excessive washing do?
The shampoo is designed to cleanse the scalp and remove excess oil. But if it is used in excess or if it is used throughout your hair, the shampoo can damage it. Shampoos remove important oils produced by the scalp and can leave hair and scalp extremely dry. To avoid this, wash your hair roots only with shampoo. The tips will be cleaned when you rinse the shampoo from the roots.