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What is reverse hair washing? Here is all you need to know about this trending haircare technique

Apr 01, 2023 03:07 PM IST

Ready for a haircare revolution? Reverse hair washing could be just what you need. Here is everything you need to know about this game-changing technique.

Are you longing for a unique solution to overcome lacklustre and unmanageable hair? Cause we’re here with the game-changing technique 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 typical hair-washing routine. Instead of shampooing at first, you apply conditioner to your hair at the start, followed by a gentle shampoo cleanse. This innovative method is particularly 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.

This technique can result in shinier, smoother, and more manageable locks, making it an exceptional routine for anyone looking to upgrade their hair care game. (Unsplash)

But that's not all - the benefits of reverse hair washing extend far beyond just healthier hair. This technique can also result in shinier, smoother, and more manageable locks, making it an exceptional routine for anyone looking to upgrade their hair care game. (Also read: Haircare tips: 10 common mistakes that lead to hair fall in transition season )

Charless Harrison, National Technical Head, Maison D Auraine, shared with HT Lifestyle, all the information you need to know about reverse hair washing techniques.

What is the process for reverse hair washing?

First, dampen your hair with water to lock in the moisture. Next, apply a generous amount of conditioner starting from the mid-shaft of your hair all the way down to the ends, avoiding the roots like the plague. Let it soak in for a few minutes to allow your hair strands to soak all the nourishment that it deserves, before rinsing it out thoroughly. Conditioning early on is key to getting those luscious locks, so don't skimp on that conditioner! Once you are done with that, it's time to lather up with your favourite sulphate-free shampoo and evenly rinse it all out. Lastly, finish off with your favourite styling products to add that extra oomph factor to your fabulous mane.

How to select 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. Toss out any conditioner that's loaded with sulphates, parabens, or silicones as they can wreak havoc on your hair and scalp, completely undoing all the good work of reverse hair washing. Instead, opt for a moisturising conditioner that'll give your hair the quality it deserves. And when it comes to the right shampoo, don't just opt for the first bottle on the shelf. Look for a gentle formula that's been specifically crafted for your hair type. Trust us, your luscious locks will thank you for it!

Curly, frizz or straight hair? Who is it for?

Not only can the reverse hair care method bring to you a shinier, smoother, and more manageable mane, but it can also cut down on frizz and tangles, making your hair look ever-ready for the red carpet! And that's not all - reverse hair washing can give your hair a healthy-looking boost, and add volume, along with balancing and hydrating your scalp. But, like all good things, it's not for everyone. If you have got dry or damaged hair, reverse hair washing can be the answer to your bad hair days.

However, if you have an oily scalp, you may find that this method could leave your hair feeling greasy and weighed down. Also, do not go overboard with the method. Use it in alternation with your regular hair washing to see if it’s the perfect fit for you.

And that’s a wrap-on reverse hair washing! If you're keen to promote natural, healthy hair growth, why not give it a whirl? Just remember to use gentle, nourishing products that are specifically tailored to your hair type. And if you do it right, you will be well on your way to achieving those luscious, voluminous locks you have been dreaming of!

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