Are you looking for a unique solution to remove weak and unruly hair? Because we are here with the game-changing technology of ‘Reverse Hair Washing’ – a unique method that has taken the beauty industry by storm and for good reason! As the name suggests, reverse hair washing involves flipping the script on your normal hair washing routine. Instead of shampooing first, you apply conditioner to your hair first, then rinse with a mild shampoo. This innovative method is especially beneficial for those with fine, damaged, or over-processed hair, as traditional washing methods can strip your hair of its natural oils, leaving it dry and brittle.
But that’s not all – the benefits of reverse hair washing go far beyond just healthy hair. This technique can also create shinier, smoother and more manageable locks, making it an exceptional routine for anyone looking to upgrade their hair care game. (Also read: Hair Care Tips: 10 Common Hair Loss Mistakes During Transitional Seasons )
Charles Harrison, National Technical Head, Maison D Auraine, shares with HT Lifestyle, all the information you need to know about reverse hair washing techniques.
What is the process of reverse hair washing?
First, wet your hair with water to lock in moisture. Then, apply a generous amount of conditioner from the mid-shaft to the ends of your hair, avoiding the roots like the plague. Before rinsing it thoroughly, soak it for a few minutes to allow your hair strands to soak up all the nutrients it deserves. Conditioning early is key to getting those luscious locks, so don’t skimp on that conditioner! Once you’ve done that, it’s time to find your favorite sulfate-free shampoo and rinse it all out evenly. Finally, finish with your favorite styling products to add that extra oomph factor to your fabulous mane.
How to choose the right products?
Before you take a shot at reverse hair washing, you need to be extra careful about the products you add to your bathroom essentials. Avoid any conditioners that are full of sulfates, parabens or silicones as these can wreak havoc on your hair and scalp, completely undoing all the good work that reverse hair washing does. Instead, choose a moisturizing conditioner that gives your hair the quality it deserves. And when it comes to the right shampoo, just pick the first bottle on the shelf. Find a gentle formula made specifically for your hair type. Trust us, your luscious locks will thank you for it!
Curly, curly or straight hair? Who is it for?
A reverse hair care regimen can not only give you a shinier, smoother and more manageable mane, but it can also cut frizz and tangles, making your hair always look red carpet ready! And that’s not all – reverse hair washing can promote healthy-looking hair, and add volume while balancing and hydrating your scalp. But, like all good things, it’s not for everyone. If your hair is dry or damaged, reverse hair washing may be the answer to your bad hair day.
However, if you have an oily scalp, you may find that this method can leave your hair feeling greasy and weighed down. Also, don’t go overboard with the method. Use it alternately with your regular hair wash to see if it’s the best fit for you.
And that wrap-on is a reverse hair wash! If you’re interested in promoting natural, healthy hair growth, why not give it a whirl? Just remember to use gentle, nourishing products specifically tailored to your hair type. And if you do it right, you’ll be well on your way to getting those luscious, voluminous locks you’ve been dreaming of!