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8 common hair washing mistakes

8 common hair washing mistakes Illustrative photo (Freepik)
Author: Maria Kholina

Most people make common mistakes while washing their hair, leading to hair loss. Knowing what to avoid and how often you can wash your hair is essential, citing Best Life Online.

Brushing your hair while washing

Running a brush through your hair while washing might seem like a simple way to spread the shampoo from roots to ends. However, doing it incorrectly can increase the risk of breakage.

If you plan to brush your hair, it's better to do it after applying conditioner. Start from the ends and work your way up to the roots using a wide-tooth comb.

Using conditioner before washing

If you apply conditioner before washing your hair, the shampoo will only remove the conditioner residue. It also won't properly address issues like the buildup of natural oils on your scalp.

Washing your hair daily

Just because you're used to washing your hair daily doesn't mean it's a good choice for your hair. Daily washing can increase the likelihood of scalp flaking and strip your hair of natural oils that usually give it a healthy shine.

Washing your hair from bottom up

If you apply shampoo first to the middle or lower part of your hair and only then to your scalp, it's a mistake.

Since the hair closest to the scalp gets the greasiest, it's important to apply shampoo to the scalp first and then work your way down, not the other way around.

Not using specialized products

Dyed hair requires special care. It's typically drier and more prone to breakage.

Therefore, you need to use special shampoos and conditioners.

Applying conditioner to roots

You should apply conditioner from the mid-lengths to the ends, avoiding the roots. The conditioner should be left on for 5-10 minutes for effective results.

Washing too intensely

People with oily hair often feel the need to massage it more vigorously while washing. However, this is not advisable, as it can lead to more significant hair loss and increased oil production. You should gently distribute shampoo with your palms along the roots and length, then rinse with warm water.

Poor rinsing

Poor rinsing of conditioner is a common mistake many people make. It's essential to rinse the product properly, especially around the nape. Otherwise, the hair will quickly become greasy and heavy.