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There’s No Such Thing As A ‘Right Way’ To Wash Your Hair

Friday, 12th May 2017: The New York Times recently declared there is a right way to clean your hair. Teen Vogue said you’re washing your hair wrong earlier this year, and Allure claimed there’s a right way to shampoo hair back in 2014. And none of the techniques they suggest are the same.


Several different methods for washing your tresses ― using a cleansing conditioner, skipping a rinse in favor of dry shampoo, and reaping the shiny rewards of apple cider vinegar are just a few.

But here’s the thing: It turns out there isn’t a “right way” to wash hair.

“It really depends on your hair,” Neil Weisberg, a founding partner of Meche Salon in Los Angeles, told HuffPost. “Some people have to wash it every day because you get an oily scalp. Some people only need to wash their hair once a week.”

This makes a lot of sense. There are all different hair types and textures cross-pollinated by many more types of lifestyles. Put it this way: If you have naturally dry hair but you swim in a chlorinated pool every day, you’re probably going to wash your hair … a lot. And therefore, an expert who says that shampooing more than once or twice a week is too much would be wrong.

So, while there is no such thing as the “right way” to wash your hair, there are a few things you might want to know about shampooing for your specific hair texture. Consider the following a loose guide, not a rule book, for what to do in the shower.

Coarse or dry hair

Anu Prestonia, founder of Khamit Kinks Salon in Brooklyn, New York, says that if you’ve had your hair braided, woven or twisted into a protective hair style, start by wetting the hair, applying conditioner and combing out knots and tangles. Then use a moisturizing shampoo.

“The primary thing you want to do is make sure the scalp is clean,” Prestonia told HuffPost. Using the balls of your finger tips to massage the scalp will remove oil, debris and buildup. Then rinse the product out of your hair. Prestonia recommends shampooing a second time using slightly less product if it’s been a long time since your last wash.

In what might feel like a reversal of steps, Prestonia suggests to towel dry hair first, then apply conditioner. “The reason you do a little towel dry first is to get out a little excess water so that the water is not diluting the conditioning treatment,” Prestonia said.

Wavy and curly hair

Embracing your natural hair texture can make life a lot easier: You’ll get ready faster and fuss with your hair less overall. For bouncy curls and lustrous waves, use a botanically infused, sulfate-free shampoo, according to Shari Harbinger, co-founder of the Deva Curl Academy.

“[In the world of curly hair], it’s hydration every step of the way,” Harbinger told HuffPost. Apply a hydrating cleanser to the scalp, vigorously massaging the cleanser at the roots to stimulate the hair, bring back moisture and remove buildup.

Source by: Internet

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