Dos and Don'ts when washing hair

Washing your hair sounds easy enough, right? It’s completely fool proof, right? Wrong! Some of these top tips will surprise you and leave your hair looking glossy and healthy.


Do make sure you’re using the right shampoo for your hair. If you have fine hair then look for a volumising shampoo to give it an extra boost. Also make sure that your hair is completely wet before applying shampoo.


Don’t wash your hair too often; your hair actually produces more oil when washed too frequently. Three times a week is plenty.


Do leave your conditioner in for a few minutes and use a comb to detangle your locks while you wait.


Don’t use water that’s too hot; exposing your strands to piping hot temperatures leaves them looking dry and lifeless.


Do finish with a cold rinse; a tricky one during the winter, but rinsing with cold water will shut the cuticle tight, sealing in moisture.


Don't over condition your scalp; opt for once or twice a week. Too much rich conditioner can leave your locks looking a little flat. Also the less water in your hair the better, so squeeze any excess water out of your hair before conditioning.


Do use a heat protector if using hot styling tools.


Don't roughly towel dry your hair, instead gently pat it and comb through carefully.

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