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How to Wash Hair the Right Way

Learn how to wash your hair


Valuable tips

Have you noticed that, when you get your hair washed at the salon, it feels softer and silkier and hasmore movement? The reason is not only the professional products, but the way that the hairdresser washes your hair. Using warm or cold water on your hair, gently massaging with shampoo over the entire surface of your scalp, and waiting for the conditioner to activate, are just a few essential tips for washing your hair correctly. Want to learn more and try them at home? It’s easy!

  • 1

    Don’t do it too often

    Washing your hair too much strips the natural oils from your scalp, causing a rebound effect; the roots become even more oily.

  • 2

    Regulate the water temperature

    It should be warm or cold, never too hot; excessive heat contributes to drying out your hair.

  • 3

    Save shampoo

    The amount of shampoo equivalent to 1/4 of your palm is enough for your hair. Only use it once, so as not to weigh your hair down.

  • 4

    Massage gently

    With circular movements, apply shampoo for approximately 20 seconds. Let it run down your hair to the tips.

  • 5

    Pay attention to the conditioner

    Unlike shampoo, conditioner should only be applied to your hair and tips. Let it sit in your hair for 5 to 7 minutes.

  • 6


    Remember, less is more

    An amount equal to a teaspoon is okay for short hair. For medium to long hair, half a tablespoon is enough.

  • 7

    Rinse your hair well

    Ensure that all residue is removed. Rinse your hair once more in cold water; the thermal shock from the change in temperature gives it more shine!

  • 8

    Activate root circulation

    While still in the shower, use a comb to carefully detangle your hair, always from the tips to the center of your hair.

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