How to wash hair properly
You might do it regularly – but are you wondering if you’re doing it right? We run through how to wash hair properly, from cleansing routines to how to treat wet hair.
Reverse your cleansing routine.
Cleansing conditioners (conditioners that cleanse your hair while smoothing the strands) are a big trend, but if you like the idea, try reverse-washing. Simply condition hair first – try our Daily Moisture Conditioner, followed by our Daily Moisture Shampoo – because some women find it leaves their hair with more volume
The all-important extra step.
Whether you want to soften and smooth hair or tame unruly frizz, a pre-wash treatment can help to improve the condition of your hair. Apply our Advanced Hair Series Regenerative Nourishment Serum-in-Oil liberally to hair and leave for up to 30 minutes before washing to nourish and add shine
Condition from root to tip.
An apple cider vinegar rinse is a big trend due to its multitude of beauty benefits – acid rinses are said to maintain your hair’s natural pH balance and add shine to hair. But you don’t need to head to the kitchen cupboard: all Dove shampoos are acidic, so you can wash hair properly without the vinegary smell
If you like to comb through conditioner in the shower, remember to treat it kindly. Brushing wet hair can cause breakage and split ends, so opt for a wide-tooth comb after applying conditioner to the mid shafts and ends
You’ve probably heard the classic ‘lather, rinse, repeat’ mantra, but it’s not actually necessary for daily washing. If you only use a few products and you wash your hair every day, then you can skip the ‘repeat’ step altogether if you want to
Tailor your products.
The key to how to wash hair properly? Picking products that work with your hair type. That way you’re giving your hair exactly what it needs to stay its shiny, smooth, beautiful best – however you choose to wash it