Everybody has their methods of washing hair. But, a wrong method can lead to hair loss and damage. Follow the below-listed steps to wash your hair properly:
Wet your hair before shampooing
Before applying shampoo to your hair, you must ensure that your hair is wet. Shampoo lathers better on wet hair. It also reduces the need to use extra shampoo for cleaning your hair correctly. So, make sure that you rinse your hair properly with water.
Use a mixture of shampoo and water
Instead of directly using shampoo on your scalp, use a mixture of shampoo and water. Mix your shampoo with water, and then apply it to the scalp. This will allow the shampoo to lather better on the scalp and to spread evenly.
While shampooing your hair, do not scratch your scalp to clean it better. Scratching the scalp will not clean the scalp and will invite infection in that area.
Rinse it with lukewarm water
To rinse the shampoo from your hair, you should use lukewarm water. Lukewarm water opens the hair cuticles and allows better cleaning of the dirt and oil from the scalp.
Condition your hair
After rinsing, use a conditioner of your choice. Do not use a conditioner for your scalp. A conditioner acts as a moisturizer for your hair which your scalp does not require because of the natural oil present in it. Use the conditioner only on the length of your hair.
After washing off the conditioner, never rub your hair with a towel. Instead, pat-dry the excess water from your hair and let the rest dry naturally.