6 Shampoo Sins You Probably Do When You Wash Your Hair
No matter what type of tresses you’re rocking – short or long, straight or curly – you want to know how to keep it looking and feeling healthy, don’t you? The good news is that making sure you shampoo correctly can keep your hair looking sensational nearly every day.
The bad news is that you’re probably making a few shampoo mistakes without even realizing.
Shampooing seems like a no-brainer. It’s probably not something you think about a whole lot. But its really fundamental to making your hair look and act its best.
Here are 6 shampoo sins you might want to change right now for luscious locks!
- You’re Washing Too Much or Too Little
You need to find the balance.
As life gets more hectic and dry shampoos start to flood the market, there’s been a lot of debate about whether or not to wash your hair every day. Some stylists say that during a normal day, your hair is exposed to oil buildup, dirt, pollution, product, and sweat, so you do need to clean it daily.
Others say that washing your hair every day strips it of its natural oils. What’s more, your shampooing sins could be doing big time damage.
The thing is, everybody’s hair is different. The trick is to find the routine that’s right for you based on your hair type, your activity levels, and damage from treatments and heating tools.
If you’re a daily gym bunny, you may want a product to keep your locks clean and purified and smelling lovely, like our beautifully-scented tea tree shampoo.
- You’re Using the Wrong Pressure
Healthy hair starts at the scalp. That’s why you need to be gentle when washing at the roots.
If you use your nails or you are a bit rough when massaging your scalp, it’s time to ditch that habit. Instead, apply minimal pressure. Believe it or not, your scalp’s not as dirty as you think. Usually, two-rounds of gently shampooing does the trick to keep your scalp clean.
Just devote about a minute to massaging to remove build-up and boost blood flow to your scalp, which stimulates hair growth.
- You’re Using the Wrong Temperature
Always rinse your hair with cold water! If you can, always remove both your shampoo and conditioner with cold water. This helps close up the cuticles and seal in moisture. It’s kind of the holy grail of shampooing tips.
Our bamboo shampoo will also help develop stronger, voluminous locks, making it a great addition to your shampooing routine.
- You’re Not Being Thorough
Do you slap a little shampoo on, give it a quick rub through, rinse, and go? Stop!
Not washing your hair thoroughly enough means you’re missing spots, perhaps even stepping out the shower with product still in your hair.
The key is to evenly distribute your shampoo and conditioner. Squeeze the product into your palms and use your fingers to work that gentle massage.
Then, hit the cold water tap and rinse until there’s no more residue left in your mane.
- You’re Lathering Too Much
How much shampoo do you actually use? It doesn’t need to be a lot. Rub about a quarter-size dab of product in your palms, add a splash of water, and start lathering.
- You’re Using the Wrong Product
Not all shampoos are created equal. You need one based on the style you’d like to achieve post-wash.
For example, hydrating formulas are rich in oils to nourish your strand, but they might also weigh them down. On the other hand, volumizing options are lighter and have fewer moisturizers, which could leave your tresses a little tangled.
Our coconut oil shampoo is designed to nourish dry and damaged hair, locking in moisture and protecting your hair.
Bye-Bye Shampoo Sins
By rethinking your shampooing strategy, you can set yourself up for your best hair yet.
How many of these shampoo sins have you been indulging in? Stop it now and you’ll soon notice a difference to your gorgeous head of hair.
Soapbox carries a range of shampoos and conditioners designed to keep your locks healthy and nourished.