Hair Washing Secrets You Probably Didn’t Know

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With the busy lifestyle we lead, taking care of our hair and skin can feel like a task. You probably talk to your hair and hope they are grateful for the weekly oil massages, nourishing masks, and frequent hair washes. But alas, it’s disheartening when after all that pampering, they prefer to rest in the shower drain or on the comb rather than your scalp. But before you blame your hair for it, it’s probably something you are doing wrong while washing your hair. We know what you are thinking, how hard could washing hair be? Well, here in this article, we have shared all about washing hair properly to maintain clean and healthy hair for a long time. Read on to know them all.

Why Does Hair Get Filthy

Why Does Hair Get Filthy
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An itchy, flaky scalp might result from overactive sebaceous glands, which produce too much oil near the hair’s roots (1). Many young adults and teenagers have oily sebaceous glands on their scalps. This occurs because of a shift in hormone levels. The oily buildup on your scalp is an invitation for dirt and dust. Because your hair collects dust while you’re dusting and gardening, it’s best to wash it afterwards.

Is It Safe To Wash Hair Everyday

Is It Safe To Wash Hair Everyday
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Fine hair usually shows dirt and grime accumulation quickly. This is because oily hair tends to have more sebaceous glands on the scalp, making it easier for grease to penetrate the hair. This hair type usually requires daily washings. Active athletes living in hot, humid areas and people who perspire heavily must brush their hair more frequently. According to experts, daily shampooing has no adverse effects on hair (2).

How To Delay Shampooing Your Hair

How To Delay Shampooing Your Hair
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We all have those days when our hair doesn’t look its best, but we don’t feel like washing it or don’t have the time. Products like dry shampoos are designed specifically for this purpose.

If you have fine hair and an oily scalp, you should avoid using a leave-in conditioner since it will make your hair look and feel greasy and flat. However, dry shampoo is an excellent option in this situation. In addition, parting the hair into sections allows for a gentler application of the spray to the roots.

What Water Should Be Used For Hair Wash

What Water Should Be Used For Hair Wash
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Hot water is not the best temperature for washing hair. Hair goes under a lot of stress when subjected to hot water, which causes it to become dry and brittle. Even more so, it might lead to a loss of hair. The volume may decrease when using cold water, but the health benefits far outweigh the drawbacks. The pores on your head and the scales on your hair will both open up with hot water. The filth may then be easily rinsed away. Lastly, wash your hair with cold water.

What Products Should You Use On Your Hair?

Here are some products that will help your hair stay healthy and clean for longer.

Exfoliating Scrubs And Chemical Peels :

Use these products  regularly to remove dry, flaky skin from your scalp. It’s best to use them before shampooing your hair.

Shampoo:

Shampoo
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Shampoo cleans the scalp and the hair of oil and grime. Pores are present throughout the whole body’s skin, and the sebaceous glands sit directly beneath them. The second leads to greasiness. It’s essential for supple skin and shiny hair. The shampoo’s surfactants dissolve the fat you want to get rid of. But eventually it will emerge again. Itching and discomfort might be brought on by the dust and grime that grease collects. You should, therefore, regularly wash and condition your hair. However, it’s best to maintain a medium ground, as frequent hair washing can strip the skin of its protective oils and moisture.

Conditioner:

It works on the outside layer of hair, as opposed to the inside layer, like hair balm. It protects hair from the elements and makes it silkier and easier to manage.

Hair Mask:

Hair Mask
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It’s the best hair care product in terms of nutrition and regeneration. Everyday use calls for coating the hair from roots to ends. After you shampoo, but before you condition, apply the hair mask thoroughly. The mask may be used as a conditioner leaving your hair silky and tangle-free.

Your hair type should guide your product selections. Specialized shampoos, conditioners, and masks have been developed for every hair type. Think about your scalp’s natural texture and condition before settling on a product. For people with sensitive skin, a light shampoo is recommended, while individuals who have dandruff might benefit from a therapeutic shampoo. So, what is your secret to having a good hair day every day? Let us know in the comments section!

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Indrani Karmakar
Indrani KarmakarSenior Social Writer
Indrani is a writer and artist who likes to add a dash of humor to everything she does. She has two years of experience in writing articles across beauty, health, and lifestyle genres. After graduating in Political Science from Calcutta University, she took a detour into the world of creativity and discovered her knack for social writing, advertising, designing, and doodling.

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