We all make mistakes. Yes, even those of us with flawless hair.
However, the more we keep making the same mistakes the sooner that flawlessness will fade and the biggest mistakes a lot of us are making are hidden in the suds of how we’ve been shampooing our hair.
Fortunately, we’ve got a fix for every last one.
Click thru to see the 7 shampoo mistakes you most likely are making...and how to fix that problemo in no time flat!
1. Back to Basic Vanilla Plum Fortifying Shampoo for Weak Hair ($11.50 at FragranceNet.Com)
Mistake: Shampooing Everyday Yes, clean hair is beautiful hair. But constantly cleaning your hair to the point in which it’s stripped of all natural oils, leaves you with a headful of tresses thats, well, anything but beautiful. Instead you’ll find your hair to be dull, weak and dry.
Fix: Shampoo hair every other day.
Shampoo Suggestions: Back to Basics Vanilla Plum Fortifying Shampoo . Natural proteins and detangling conditioners help increase elasticity and prevent breakage, leaving hair shiny, strong and resilient.
2. KMS California Hair Stay Clarify Shampoo($11.60 at FragranceNet.com)
Mistake: Swearing by One Shampoo When you’re continuously using the same shampoo you’re allowing product build up to form along the scalp and roots, in turn causing your hair to become rather apathetic and unresponsive.
Fix: Shake it up, for shine and body’s sake. Select a shampoo for your hair type. Use it for two weeks then switch to a clarifying shampoo for a week. Switch back to the shampoo for your hair type for two weeks, and repeat the cycle with a clarifying shampoo.
Shampoo Suggestions: Kms California has an assortment of shampoos for specific hair types, as well as their Hair Stay Clarify Shampoo
3. Walking on Sunshine Daily Shine Shampoo ($13.20 on FragranceNet.com)
Mistake: Applying Shampoo to the Wrong Spot Most people fill their palm with a dollop of shampoo, rub it between their hands, and slap the bubbly mixture right onto their strands, which is the worst, and obviously wrong, spot to apply shampoo.
Fix: After rubbing the shampoo between your hands, apply the bubbly mixture to your scalp, guiding it from ear to ear, the crown of your head to the nape of your neck. Try not to pull the shampoo through the strands too much. Keep your focus on the scalp.
Shampoo Suggestions: Love, Peace & Planet Walking on Sunshine Shampoo (by Tigi). Apple amino acids, ginger and green tea will give your scalp the perfect boost.
4. Always Keep Your Hair Wet Enough
Mistake: Not Getting Hair Nice and Wet for Shampoo You like suds, right? Suds get your hair clean, right? Of course right! But the thing is you may not be letting enough water run through your hair and as a result using too much shampoo that will, you guessed it, dry out your hair.
Fix: To get the right amount of suds you’ll need the right amount of water, which is a lot. Just get your hair nice and sopping wet then lather in the shampoo and watch the suds appear.
5. Total Results Repair Shampoo (by Matrix) ($12.50 at FragranceNet.com)
Mistake: Manhandling the Tresses You know that technique in which you gather a chunk of soapy hair between your palms and start to quickly mash and grind the strands against one another? You do? Ok, well, don’t do it! All it results in is damaged and dried out hair.
Fix: Instead, like we mentioned in the last tip, start sudsing at your scalp and then gently guide the shampoo through the strands with your fingertips.
Shampoo Suggestions: Total Results Repair Shampoo (by Matrix). Solve the challenges of fragile, broken hair with a shampoo that boosts strength and shine to rebuild brittle strands.
6. Let The Water Run and Get All The Shampoo Out
Mistake: Not Rinsing Out Shampoo Completely We get it, sometimes you’re in a rush. But there are other times, in which you’re simply not rinsing all of the shampoo out of your hair, unfortunately leaving it to build up on your scalp and eventually flake onto your clothes.
Fix: After shampooing your hair, let the water run through it for at least 30 seconds. Wring out excess water and rinse for another 30 seconds.
7. Use Lukewarm Water When Rinsing, Not Hot!
Mistake: Rinsing with Hot Water Hotter isn’t exactly better when it comes to rinsing your hair of shampoo. Actually, the hotter the more worse it is for your scalp and strands, since hot water can dry the scalp and lead to hair breakage.
Fix: Rinse with lukewarm water, just be sure it’s not too cold or you might not get all of the shampoo out. Once your hair is squeaky clean, give it a quick blast of cold water to lock in some shine.