Feeling like your hair isn’t quite as shiny and happy as it could be? We feel you. Let’s start with some basic fixes to get you on your way to healthier, shinier, totally IG-ready hair.
How often you shampoo mainly depends on your hair type and guaranteed it’s likely not as often as you think. Washing your hair too much could be preventing you from getting your best hair because it can strip your hair of its natural oils, leaving it coarse and dry, and difficult to manage as a result. So how often should you suds up?
If your hair is oily: You should be washing it daily only if it literally looks and feels greasy when you wake up every day. If that’s not the case, let it go for a day or so. Also make sure your shampoo doesn’t include sulfates as they will strip too much of the oil from your hair, as that will make it produce more. Look for shampoos with green caffeine to remove impurities and stimulate the scalp, like Frothy Micro-bubble Exfoliating Shampoo.
If your hair is dry: Ideally you’re only washing once or twice a week. You may have to experiment to see just how long you can go between shampoos. Good way to figure it out: Leave it until your hair literally feels like it has a different, kind of heavy texture, which, yup, means it’s now officially dirty. Look for shampoos with Amino Acids to bring the moisture back into your hair.
If your hair is somewhere in-between: Stop the auto-reach for the shampoo bottle by using the same method as our dry-hair tip to figure out just when you really need to wash your hair.
If you work out a lot: Sweat is really just water and salt, so even after you work out and have a sweaty head, you can just rinse your hair with water. Or find one of the gentle rinses that’re made specifically for post-workout.
Never skip the conditioner!
Repeat after us: NEVER skip the conditioner. Failing to condition hair will result in tangled, under-moisturized hair that will break and become damaged.
Pro-tip: Look for conditioners with ceramides, like Whipped Nano-encapsulated Cream Conditioner. They are naturally occurring in the hair but often deplete from damage, heat tools, sun damage and more. Using a conditioner with ceramides can repair damage, deeply restore moisture and protect your hair.
Give a hair mask a try!
If you aren't using a hair mask, you're missing out. Masks offer a deep conditioning treatment that helps to heal and hydrate dry, damaged hair, replenishing it with ultra-nourishing ingredients, including ceramides, vitamin E and black oat extract. We recommend applying your mask once a week on damp hair and leaving on for 3-5 minutes. Wrap it up in a plush hair towel and let those ingredients soak in. You won’t believe how soft your hair feels after!
Pro-tip: For hair that is extremely damaged try leaving on your mask for longer (15-20 minutes should do the trick). This will give your hair more time to soak up all those nourishing ingredients.Now that you’ve made those easy-peasy fixes to your routine, sit back and let the hair compliments roll in!