Washing hair is something that most people do daily. While it may seem very simple and basic to us, many do not know that it is possible to actually do more harm than good to your hair through the simple act of washing hair.
Research conducted on shampoo use frequency found that most people wash their hair with shampoo an average of 4.59 times a week. Experts who looked deeper into the study claimed that this is more than necessary to maintain clean and healthy hair. There is no right or wrong way to wash your hair, per se. Bosley believes that it is important for an individual to understand their own hair washing requirements, and only to wash when necessary, rather than just following the directions on the bottle.
You also don’t have to follow the directions and indications for use on the package exactly, as it is just a general usage guideline. A good rule of washing hair is to apply the shampoo to your scalp and massage gently. Instead of rubbing the shampoo on the top of your head, spread it out evenly all over. It is not necessary for you to produce lather. It is also important to know that although hair shedding seems to be more apparent when you shampoo, the reality is that it would be likely to fall out soon anyway, though washing the hair gently wouldn’t hurt. As for conditioners, use it only on the hair shafts. The trick is to leave it on for 3-5 minutes before rinsing thoroughly.
As for the difference in rinsing shampoo with cold or hot water — hot water is believed to be more capable of removing natural oils compared to cold water. It opens up the pores to clean out the oils more effectively. Make sure to rinse all the shampoo or conditioner out thoroughly, as unwashed residue left on your scalp can damage your hair. Finally, it might serve you well not to rub your hair with a towel too roughly, andto comb it while it is still wet, rather than waiting until the hair is dried and tangled.
While hair wash habits are unlikely to bring on hair loss, following these simple basic tips may help minimize hair shedding. At the very least, proper hair-washing can ensure your hair stays clean, and thus maintaining the condition of your scalp and the overall health of your hair.
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