All of you might have heard about washing your hair twice or thrice a week but are you really washing your hair the right way? Did you just say YES…? We are not sure, if you’re using your conditioner after your shampoo, you’ve been doing it wrong all along.
Regardless of the products you use, most of you have been taught to wash your hair the usual way starting with shampoo and finishing with conditioner. But now it’s time for you to reverse your steps because this is what reverse hair washing is all about wherein you use the conditioner first and then the shampoo.
It sounds a bit weird because the point of using the conditioner towards the end is to CONDITION your hair but actually, reverse hair washing works, especially if you’ve got fine hair. Conditioning before you shampoo your hair is a great way to add nourishment to thin hair. It primes the hair before cleansing and allows the shampoo to distribute evenly.
Reverse Hair Washing: Steps
1. Wet your hair with water and make sure your hair is fully drenched. If your hair isn’t totally saturated with water, it will be difficult for you to distribute any product.
2. Now, apply the conditioner allover your hair, starting from the roots to the tips and leave it in for a fair amount of time, say 10 minutes. But, but, but… DO NOT RINSE (If you rinse your conditioner out and then apply shampoo, you will end up with dry and frizzy hair).
3. Use the shampoo to remove your conditioner so that there is no residue. Rinse with cold water and you’re done.
Reverse hair washing technique gives your hair all the moisturising benefits of using a conditioner and you’re not left with brittle and messy hair. Basically the theory is that using thicker and heavier conditioner after the shampoo can leave your hair feeling and looking weighed down with residue, so using it first and then using shampoo leaves each strand looking fuller and strong.