Washing a woman’s hair correctly is essential to keeping it healthy, clean and shiny. Here we explain how to do it step by step:
Step 1: Wet the hair
Before applying any product, be sure to thoroughly wet your hair with lukewarm water. Hot water can damage your hair and scalp, while cold water can close your pores and make your hair dull.
Step 2: Apply the shampoo
Once hair is completely wet, apply a generous amount of shampoo to your hands and gently massage into scalp in circular motions. Pay attention to the top of the head and behind the ears, where hair tends to collect more oil and dirt.
Step 3: Rinse hair
After you’ve shampooed, rinse your hair thoroughly with lukewarm water to remove all product and dirt. Be sure to rinse all of your hair, including the bottom, to avoid shampoo buildup and greasy feeling.
Step 4: Apply conditioner
After rinsing out the shampoo, apply a generous amount of conditioner to your hands and gently massage through hair from mid-lengths to ends. Do not apply conditioner to the scalp, as it can cause buildup and make hair greasy.
Step 5: Detangle the hair
After applying conditioner, gently detangle hair with a wide-tooth comb or your fingers. Start by detangling the ends and work your way up to the roots. This will prevent hair breakage and help prevent knots and tangles.
Step 6: Rinse hair again
After you have detangled your hair, rinse your hair thoroughly with lukewarm water to remove all of the conditioner. Be sure to rinse all of your hair, including the bottom, to prevent conditioner buildup and greasy feeling.
Step 7: Dry the hair
Once you’re done rinsing your hair, use a soft towel to soak up any excess water. Avoid vigorously rubbing your hair, as this can cause damage and breakage. Instead, gently press the towel against your hair to absorb moisture.
After absorbing excess water, comb hair with a wide-tooth comb and allow to air dry or use a blow dryer on the lowest setting to minimize damage. If you use a blow dryer, be sure to keep it at least a few inches away from your hair to avoid damaging it.
By following these steps, you can properly wash a woman’s hair and keep it healthy and shiny.