Today we are talking nothing new. However, we’re definitely highlighting some facts that could save the life of your beautiful hair! Yep, you read it right.
Hair washing mistakes tend to be the most obvious when it comes to personal care. Hair that isn't washed enough, or washed too much, can look stringy or greasy. Also, if any product is left in the hair for too long, or not rinsed out properly, it can cause build-up and even create dandruff-like flakes.
Here’s what more wrong you’re doing to your hair
- Washing your whole head with shampoo: Shampoo is a detergent used to clean your scalp of bacteria and product build-up, which sits on the scalp. Lathering up the ends is unnecessary. The dirt, sebum, and dead skin live at the scalp, not 12 inches out on your ends. So lather at scalp only. The shear action of the lather rinsing through your ends is enough to cleanse them.
- Putting conditioner in your scalp: People should only use conditioner on their ends, where the moisture is needed the most. Condition the opposite way! Your ends need all the oil and nutrients, so condition from the ends in toward the scalp. If you do use conditioner further up the hair shaft, be careful to keep it away from your scalp, which will make it oilier.
- Skipping a weekly treatment: A scalp cleansing treatment, done weekly, will make sure your skin is receiving the tender love and care it deserves. Likewise, it's especially important when your hair isn't washed frequently. If you are skipping washes, which is totally fine, make sure when you are scrubbing you take the time to really scrub your scalp! The danger in product residue building up on the scalp over time is the possible development of dandruff or even fungus. Your scalp is a living breathing organ and needs oxygen to survive!
- Using the wrong shampoo for your hair type: Like using the wrong face wash for your skin type, the improper shampoo and conditioner duo can cause more damage. If you use the wrong shampoo for your hair type, you can find yourself overdoing it with handfuls of suds. Even worse, you can create a buildup that is hard to remove and can even lead to split ends, or worse, breakage. Always look at the bottle before buying shampoo, and when in doubt, reach out to experts at BathitUp.
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