The way you wash your hair can make a world of difference in its health and overall appearance. Are you washing your locks to their potential? Read on to see if your technique needs tweaking.
Washing your hair too often can remove its natural oils, drying it out. Your tresses can benefit from going several days between shampoos. A good rule of thumb is to wash your hair three to four times a week (or when it’s dirty).
Rinse your hair out thoroughly and apply Davines MINU Conditioner (a recent Byrdie Beauty Eco Beauty Award Winner!) from the mid-lengths to ends. Unlike shampoo, conditioner should only be applied to the bottom two thirds of your hair.
Conditioning the roots will weigh your hair down, making it look greasy. Let the conditioner sit on your ends for two minutes and rinse, followed by a last-minute shot of cold water, to seal the hair cuticle and make your strands shiny.
The way you treat your tresses post-wash is just as vital to its appearance as the way you wash, so no rubbing- this creates frizz. Instead, use a micro-fiber towel to squeeze out the excess water and wrap it around your head to absorb more water. If you want to add texture, twist your locks into a very loose braid, or just remove the towel and let your strands dry naturally.
cover photo by @ Cassell Ferrere
By Jaclyn LaBadia