How To Wash Your Hair (Because You’re Doing It Wrong)

How To Wash Your Hair

You think you have the routine down pat: get in the shower, wet your hair, lather up with shampoo, rinse, condition, rinse, and done. Wham bam thank you ma’am. But what if you really have no idea how to wash your hair after all? Because, well, turns out that most of you are doing it all wrong.

Here’s the deal… you’re not really supposed to wash your hair at all.

And, no, we’re not here pushing some anti-shampoo agenda at all.

We’re all about the shampoo. Love the lather. But that shampoo and lather? Well, it’s supposed to stay on your scalp.

Yup. You’re supposed to shampoo your scalp. Not your hair.

Why, you wonder?

Well, because those sudsy bubbles strip your hair of it’s natural oils – the same ones that help protect your hair from damage and breakage – and no one wants that! That’s not to say shampoo hitting strands is terrible (we do have some perspective over as to priorties) and it is, after all, kinda inevitable. But it’s not the goal.

So, ladies, here’s how to wash your hair:

  1. Wet your hair.
  2. Apply a nickel-sized amount of shampoo to your hands (we know, probably a lot less than all you long-haired ladies are used too so this will save you money too!) and gently massage into your scalp and only your scalp.
  3. Rinse out the shampoo, letting the shampoo trickle down through the lengths of your hair, but not massaging it in there.
  4. Follow with conditioner, rinse, and style as usual.

And now you know how to wash your hair like a pro!