May 30th, 2023

How To Properly Wash Your Hair

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Although it seems simple enough as an activity that we are taught from a young age, many people do not know how to properly wash your hair.

The way you wash your hair actually depends on your hair type, colour and density. Not to worry though! By the end of this article we will have you washing your hair more effectively and like a professional in no time!

How often should you wash your hair?

The frequency at which you wash your hair is all very dependent on how much oil your scalp produces and this does vary from person to person. For example, for somebody who has a very oily scalp, shampooing their hair every second day would be the most beneficial. This is due to the shampoo deeply cleansing the scalp of its oils which makes it produce more oils to make up for it.  Hence the more you wash your hair, effectively the more oily it may become. In line with this, oily haired people should only shampoo their hair once, as they are shampooing every two days there doesn’t need to be multiple shampoos. On the other hand, if you have normal hair, you should shampoo every third day, but shampooing twice every wash.

Is it bad to wash your hair every day?

The short answer is yes. It is bad to wash your hair every day. As explained above, every time you shampoo your hair you are stripping the scalp of its natural oils that is uses to protect itself. In retaliation the body goes into ‘clean mode’ and over time will train itself to produce extra oils to make up for the ones its repeatedly losing, therefore making your hair more oily in the long run.

Washing different hair types

The way that you wash your hair and the type of products you use depend on your hair type. Read below to find out your perfect, personalised routine on how to properly wash your hair.

How to wash curly hair

A little known fact is that naturally curly hair lacks moisture. Due to this, curly haired people would benefit from using a shampoo and conditioner that are moisture based and will put some hydration back into the hair. Salon Only SO Repairing Shampoo & Conditioner and our RPR Fix My Frizz ShampooConditioner are the perfect products to help enhance natural curls while keeping them moisturised. Curly hair can either be thick and coarse or fine and frizzy. Salon Only SO Essential is ideal for fine and frizzy hair, whereas our Salon Only SO Repairing and RPR Fix My Frizz will add more moisture to coarse curly hair. It is recommended to do 2-3 shampoos at a time when washing curly hair to make sure that it is extra clean so that way you do not have to wash your hair as frequently as over washing can make curly hair more frizzy.

How to wash wavy hair

Wavy hair also lacks moisture, but not as much as curly hair does. It is recommended to wash your hair every third day with products that are hydrating, but not as heavy on the hair as products for curly hair are. Good examples of light, moisturising products to use are RPR Rejuvenate My Hair Shampoo & Conditioner and our Salon Only SO Essential Shampoo & Conditioner. Try to stay away from heavy products designed for curly hair as they will weigh your wavy hair down.

How to wash straight hair

When washing straight hair it all depends on if the hair is coloured or not. If the hair is virgin (not coloured) then using a strengthening shampoo such as RPR Rejuvenate My Hair will help to give the hair more body, bounce and shine. If the hair is coloured, then the chemical damage to the cuticle will require the use of products with extra repairing and hydrating qualities such as our RPR Extend My Colour Shampoo & Conditioner and our Salon Only SO Repairing Shampoo & Conditioner. These hair care sets will also help your hair colour last longer and look more vibrant. If your hair is fine or thinning, RPR My Thicker, Fuller, Stronger Shampoo & Conditioner is ideal to help encourage healthy hair growth while maintaining hair health. People with straight hair should wash their hair every three days.

Looking for a new shampoo and conditioner for your hair?

Washing your hair is an important part of your beauty routine. Although it may seem like a mindless, mundane task, there is an art to knowing the correct way to shampoo your hair and knowing which products will enhance your natural hair type.

RPR Hair Care has got you covered when it comes to finding a hair washing routine that will have everyone complimenting you with “WOW! Your hair looks amazing! What’s your secret?”

For more information you can also take our Find My Match Quiz on our website!


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