You’re Washing Your Hair All Wrong

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I don’t know about you, but I have long, thick hair that dries out at the ends and gets greasy at the roots after just one day after washing. This means the more I wash it, the dryer my ends become as I also have to blowdry it due to its thickness. After searching how to get rid of split ends, I discovered some surprising facts about hair washing that I just needed to share.

When my hair looks or feels greasy, I either attack it with some Batiste Dry Shampoo or jump straight into the shower to get that freshly washed feeling back again. But is this really the right thing to do? Doesn’t over washing actually damage your hair?

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According to experts, we’re all probably washing our hair far too often. Obsessed with cleanliness, we don’t actually allow the natural oils from our scalp to nourish our hair, but instead, choose to wash those oils away, starving the ends of nourishment and moisture. Once or twice a week is more than enough for normal hair types.

To give your hair a chance to produce these oils, co-washing is an amazing way to keep your hair clean, conditioned and allow those natural oils to make their way to the tips to get rid of split ends. Co-washing is when you concentrate your Aussie Mega Instant Conditioner at the roots, giving your scalp a deep clean. For greasier hair, you can use shampoo, keep it minimal and stay away from the ends as this will dry them out. Finish by spreading the conditioner along the whole length from root to tip. This keeps the ends nourished and allows oils to repair any hair damage and get rid of split ends that you may have.

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Those with thin hair will have a higher buildup of grease, so you’re going to have to get out the dry shampoo for a midweek revival more than those with thicker hair. In contrast, those with curly hair tend to have drier roots so need to wash their hair even less as over-washing can create split ends.

Afro hair only needs washing once a month with Shear & Shine Deep Cleansing Shampoo and twice a month with Mizani Moisturfusion Silk Cream Conditioner, due to the fragility of curls and hair length. Just like a fine cashmere jumper, you have to treat Afro hair with care as every time you wet it, you damage it. The shafts of each hair swell and contract, making it easier to tear and get damaged. Style with Mizani True Textures Moisture Stretch Curl Extending Cream, without making the hair overly clogged or greasy.

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