If you’re wondering why, after product after product, that you’re still suffering from dry hair – it might be a good idea to look at the method of how you wash your hair.
GoodHouseKeeping compiled a list of mistakes that the average woman will be well able to make. See if any of these ring any bells, and try and adjust the way you treat and wash your hair.
Mistake #1: Not keeping your hair type in mind.
Everyone’s hair is different. You need to keep in mind your hair’s texture, dryness, length, thickness, and level damage when using any product. For example, if you have colored hair (and want to maintain it), you may need something more specific. Ask your stylist for recommendations on which product (and how much of it) would work for you — and don’t be afraid to change things up.
Mistake#2: Applying conditioner scalp first.
You should start at the bottom where your hair is the driest, oldest and most damaged and then work your way up. If you put it at the top first, you risk «making your scalp and roots oily.
Mistake#3: Working it unevenly throughout your hair.
When you’re in a rush in the morning, it’s easy to just slab some on and rinse. But for some hair types, it may be tougher to work conditioner all the way through your hair with just your fingers. Aral recommends using a wide tooth comb to distribute the conditioner so it moisturizes throughout, especially if you have thick hair or curls.
Mistake #4: Not thoroughly rinsing it out.
When you neglect to properly rinse your shampoo and conditioner, you run the risk of clogging hair follicles, creating buildup along the scalp, and dulling its shine. Spend a few extra moments on rinsing it all out, particularly if you have thick or wavy hair.
Mistake #5: Rinsing immediately.
Conditioner is like moisturiser for your hair, so it needs a little bit of time to work its magic. Aim to leave it in for a minute or two before rinsing. Coat your hair, shave your legs, use a body scrub, contemplate life for a few beats, and then rinse.
Mistake #6: Skipping it all together.
If you think you don’t need conditioner, think again. Using the right type for your hair can do so much for improving your hair’s softness and smoothness and how well it holds a style. You may go through many conditioners before you find the right one, but you’ll know when you’ve met your match. We recommend Davines Naturaltech Nourishing Hair Building Pak which restructures and nourishes the hair shaft leaving the hair soft, shiny and full-bodied.
Evenly apply 15 gr. of product to lengths and ends. Leave on for 10 minutes according to the hair’s condition, then comb. Rinse thoroughly and style. Treatment with Nourishing Hair building Pak can be repeated any time you wish according to hair needs.