One of the things many people look forward to the most when they walk into a salon is the wash. Everything about it is relaxing: from the delicious-smelling shampoos and conditioners, to the stylist's expert scalp massage that leaves you drooling in your seat.
Once cut and dried, you look fabulous and your hair seems to have sprung back to life. You've probably wondered why it couldn't look like this every day, well it can - as long as you stop making these common mistakes in the shower!
Most people break at least one of these hair washing faux-pas every day, but after reading this article, you won't be one of them!
1. Washing Every Day
Your hair looks it's healthiest when the oils that start in the scalp are left to their own devices. Allowing two or three days in between washes ensures that your hair's natural oils have enough time to strengthen every strand.
If you're stressed about oily roots, spritz with a dry shampoo and restyle with a blow-dryer.
2. Switching Shampoos
Although it might seem more practical to buy whatever's on sale, experts suggest that you're actually doing your hair more harm than good by switching shampoos so often.
Contrary to what some people believe, your hair won't build up a tolerance to the shampoo that works. One caveat: if you have extremely oily hair, or use a lot of styling products, use a clarifying shampoo every couple of weeks to rinse away any residue.
Moral of the story: if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
3. Using Too Much
Like they say, a little dab'll do ya. Instead of slathering on the shampoo all the way to the roots, concentrate on sudsing up at your scalp. Then, apply the conditioner about midway down to the ends of your hair.
The ends need more moisture to protect against splitting, while your roots need a little less to prevent excessive oil-buildup.
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