The way you care for your hair daily can determine your hair’s overall health. Washing your hair is one way to care for your scalp and tresses so it’s important to know how to wash your hair the right way. It’s also one of the first steps you can take to help you achieve smoother, silkier and healthier-looking hair.

There’s no need to complicate your hair care routine. All you need to follow are simple steps so here are our top tips on how to properly wash your hair to give you your best and healthiest hair yet.

Detangle your hair pre-wash

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Your hair is weaker and more fragile when it’s wet. Make sure to brush and detangle your hair pre-wash to reduce breakage, split ends and damage. Brushing your hair before washing it can also help lift away any residue from your scalp, making it a lot easier to clean.

Choose the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair type

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Not seeing results from washing your hair? You might be using the wrong shampoo and conditioner. Choose a shampoo and conditioner that suits your hair type and texture, and your current hair care needs.

If you have fine, flat or flyaway hair, we recommend trying out our Haul of Fame Philip Kingsley’s Body Building Shampoo and Conditioner Duo. This duo works incredibly well for fine or flat hair as it adds volume, shine and moisture to your hair. The shampoo adds volume, bounce and shine to your strands while the conditioner adds moisture and provides long lasting smoothness. Use it on wash days for fuller, thicker and healthier-looking hair.

Gently massage your scalp

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Oftentimes, you may overlook your scalp when washing your hair. A healthy scalp helps you maintain strong and healthy hair so don’t forget to care for your scalp too. When washing your hair, take some time to gently massage your scalp, whether it’s with a scalp brush or your fingertips.

Massaging your scalp can help boost circulation, strengthen your hair follicles and prevent dry flakes which can lead to an itchy scalp. Doing so can also promote new hair growth so we recommend giving your scalp a massage on a daily basis, especially if you’re trying to boost your hair’s growth.

Leave your conditioner in

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Applying conditioner to your hair isn’t the same as applying shampoo. It’s best to leave your conditioner in for at least five minutes and avoid rinsing it off immediately, like you would with shampoo, so you can reap all the benefits. Apply conditioner to the mid-lengths to the ends of your hair to add moisture and provide long-lasting smoothness.

Written by: Romy Rose Reyes