Thursday, 15 December 2011
How-To Wash Your Hair....Seriously!
Welcome to my highly anticipated post on...wait for it...yep, I'm actually going to explain how to wash your hair.
Well my version of properly anyway!
Just in case it's never been explained to you by your hairdresser. The many benefits of this way include; Longer lasting hair color, more manageable hair and you can save precious time and money!!
1. How often to wash?
My answer to this generally frustrates 2 out of 3 people! I recommend to wash your hair no more than twice a week. Once a week if you can.
I can hear the cries already....but I've got an oily scalp, I can't not wash it everyday! I use a can of hairspray everyday, I can't go a whole week without washing it! Or, I feel weird if I'm in the shower and I don't wash my hair!
Let me first explain my reasoning and then I'll answer those 'questions'.
Shampooing hair removes sebum (natural oils) from your scalp and hair. We need sebum to protect your scalp and it helps to stop hair from drying out. Shampoo can fade your hair color (as well as other external aggressors, like blowdrying.) Even though you are then replacing moisture with the conditioner you use, the good stuff is already gone. Bottom line - if you want your color to last longer, shampoo it less.
Imagine only washing your hair 52 times a year. Or 104.
You've just saved a lot of time and money.
For the hairspray users....There are lots of wonderful hairsprays on the market nowadays that are flexible, so brush out easily. You can re-apply the next day if you've brushed it out at night.
I have used this one...
Posted by Courtney at 20:34