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Washing your hair: how to do it right

by Josephine Andrews
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How often should you wash your hair? Daily, twice a week or less often? With conventional shampoo, natural washing substances or just with water? Is it maybe even better not to wash your hair at all? Read here whether and how often washing your hair is recommended and how to wash your hair properly.

Hair washing – How to do it right

Washing your hair, like brushing your teeth and cutting your nails, is part of your routine personal hygiene routine. The thought of doing something wrong when washing your hair does not occur to many people at first. You put much less strain on your hair if you pay attention to a few points when washing your hair.

  • Comb your hair before washing. For example, you can remove residues of styling products in advance.
  • Wash your hair with a shampoo that is tailored to your hair type. Do you have hair that gets greasy quickly or is it rather dry? Do you tend to get dandruff ? Also make sure that the pH value of the shampoo corresponds to that of the skin , i.e. around 5.5.
  • Color shampoos are often used for dyed or bleached hair so that the color does not change – but they usually do not protect against fading.
  • Dampen the hair with lukewarm water . Be sure to pay attention to the temperature: If the water is too hot, it can damage the hair structure and the scalp tends to become greasy more quickly.
  • Massage a small amount of shampoo into the scalp in circular motions. Then rinse the hair thoroughly. Avoid large amounts of shampoo. Shampooing once is sufficient for normal hair care. Exception: Your hair is very dirty.
  • After washing your hair, squeeze your hair with both hands and wrap it in a towel. Don’t rub your hair dry. It is best to air dry your hair. If possible, use a coarse-toothed comb for combing.
  • When you blow-dry, you should only use moderately warm air. Blow-drying that is too hot and too long dries out the hair and changes the hair structure. Always keep the hair dryer at least 15 centimeters away from your head.

Wash hair – how often?

Daily hair washing is part of natural personal hygiene for many people. But washing your hair every day causes the scalp and the hair itself to dry out and become brittle. If your scalp is already extremely dry, you should wash your hair less often. Oily hair, on the other hand, can be washed more often. If you use a mild shampoo, such as a baby shampoo, when washing your hair, you can do it every day.

You can find more information on the subject in the article ” Washing your hair – how often is healthy? “

Don’t wash your hair at all?

There has been a growing trend towards “natural cosmetics” for a number of years. This includes the idea of ​​not washing your hair at all. One thought behind it: If you don’t wash your hair, you don’t burden it with artificial ingredients. The problem: After just a few days, the unwashed hair starts to smell because the sebum can no longer be removed and becomes rancid. You should wash your hair at least once in a while.

No-poo method: washing hair without shampoo

Another trend is the no-poo movement, i.e. washing hair without shampoo. There are two possibilities.

Wash hair with water only

If you only wash your hair with water, you completely avoid using shampoo, hair soap or natural alternatives. This variant of the no-poo method is not suitable for every hair and skin type and should be clarified with a dermatologist beforehand.

Washing hair with rye flour, baking soda, apple cider vinegar and co.

If you want to do without the harmful ingredients in conventional shampoos, but still want to achieve a cleansing effect when washing your hair, it is best to use natural alternatives. For example, rye flour, baking soda, apple cider vinegar and healing earth have proven themselves. You can read more about it in the post “No Poo

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