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Reverse Hair Washing:
The premise behind reverse hair washing is to help reduce the residue that remains in your hair from the conditioner. Going about it the “normal” way so to speak, when you wash with shampoo first and then use conditioner, most people end up not completely rinsing out the conditioner. When this happens, you end up weighing the hair down, which in some cases can cause your hair to become lifeless, flat or have no volume. Reversing gives you all the benefits of a great conditioner, minus the residue, leaving you with locks of volume and bounce!
So how do you do this?
- You want to make sure that you get your hair thoroughly wet.
- Disperse the conditioner throughout your hair.
- Keep it in your hair for a few minutes. So, I recommend doing this in the shower, when you can go and shave your legs, etc.
- After about 5 minutes, you want to apply the shampoo, WITH THE CONDITIONER STILL in your hair. The shampoo is what helps to remove the conditioner.
- Wash and rinse as normal.
IMPORTANT Tips: If you have a lot of product in your dirty hair, it will seem to be a daunting ordeal at first. This is what I learned.
- You must brush your hair before washing it. Doing this will loosen any hair product(s) you have in your hair, along with helping to detangle. It will also allow you work in the conditioner more easily!
- You must make sure your hair is very wet.
- Use a great conditioner; you get what you pay for when it comes to conditioner. So if you want cheap looking hair, use cheap conditioner. Otherwise, I recommend a higher end product. (Sorry but this is one of those products you get what you pay for)
- The conditioner needs to stay on the hair for at least 5 minutes. A quick in and out won’t do the job.
How Often: Considering I'm new to this, I don't think this is something that you implement every time you wash your hair. Instead, you want to apply as a Sunday hair wash, as conditioning your hair after shampooing does have some significant benefits IF YOU USE IT THE CORRECT WAY!
I have only tried this twice. Therefore, I am not making any claims on whether this is a good idea. But I like to know has anyone else inserted reverse hair washing into your hair routine? It is just a fad or do you do it all the time? Does it work long term?
UPDATE: Since I've put up this post, with the idea of wondering "does this premise work," I have received some great feedback on both sides, so thank you. Bottom line, to say this is something you should be doing all the time is not a good idea as I mentioned when I first tried this method myself. For the best hair results, you need to use professional quality products the way they instruct. Doing so is going to make your hair healthier and more manageable, and depending on the brand can eliminate the build up issue. (which is the premise behind the reverse hair washing, to remove the build up)
PER SOME stylists who have messaged me: "The purpose of shampoo is to eliminate dirt and oil from the hair. The purpose of conditioner is to add moisture in and any benefits depending on the type of conditioner you use. If your hair is weighing down, you need to use a clarifying shampoo once every two weeks (see the Sunday shampoo below for this). And if you don't use products on your hair and it still weighs down you're not spending enough time rinsing the conditioner out. I recommend using professional products and NOT from Walmart or Target. They do not carry the same kind of "professional products". You get what you pay for as we say. If you want healthy hair, you've got to take care of it and it starts with using the correct products."
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