Why do we all shampoo first and condition after?
No more washing your hair every day or wearing your hair up to conceal greasy roots! The reverse hair wash solution is one of the best things I’ve read on the internet. It has made my life so much easier and my hair so much prettier…
My hair is thick and abundant, with dry ends; yet, I can’t go two days without washing it because my roots look all greasy. On the day I wash it, it’s always too dry, frizzy and out of control. The next day, it looks ok but the roots are already kind of greasy, so I tie it up or braid it to conceal it. I’d love to wear my hair down more often.
To be honest with you, I’m lazy (and clumsy) when it comes to hair dryers and irons. I’m the low-maintenance, just-out-of-the-shower kind of girl. Everytime hoping my hair would magically look wavy perfect like Gisele Bündchen’s.
I’ve tried tons of shampoos, conditioners, anti-frizz, oils, etc. I’ve tried the “no washing” technique that is supposed to eventually make the scalp produce less oil, along with dry shampoos and various other things I’ve read on the internet. I still wasn’t satisfied with the results, until I read this post about washing your hair backwards: first conditioner and then shampoo.
I tried it last week, and –even after getting wet in the rain and putting my motorcycle helmet on (it always makes my hair greasy faster)– it’s been three whole days without washing my hair and it still looks wonderful!
This is how I did it:
- Rinse your hair thoroughly until it’s really soaked with warm/hot water. Squeeze the excess water out.
- Apply conditioner on all the hair but the roots, and leave it on for 5 minutes. Rinse well.
- Apply shampoo only on the roots. Massage scalp gently for a couple of minutes and rinse off with warm/cold water.
When it dried, it was soft and shiny. It wasn’t heavy like sometimes conditioner leave it, but it wasn’t freezy either. It was just perfect. With this new secret, I think I’ll finally accomplish the “wash it twice a week” tip for healthy hair.
Try it yourself and tell me how it went! I’d love to see if it works for other types of hair.