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Shhhhh! The secret guide for washing your hair to improve lustre and shine

Shhhhh! The secret guide for washing your hair to improve lustre and shine

If you’re looking for hair growth remedies to reverse hair loss or if you simply want to have glossier hair that turns heads – you’ve come to the right place! Today, we’re going to be sharing our ultimate hair washing routine (with all kinds of best-kept secrets) for healthier, stronger, and shinier hair.

You may think that washing your hair with shampoo and conditioner is all you should do to maintain healthy hair. But, lovelies, this isn’t the case. You see, truly cleansing and nourishing your hair and scalp takes more than a simple soap and rinse.

When you wash your hair the right way, though, the results can be beautiful. So, stick with us as we take you through the ultimate hair-washing routine for enviable locks!

 

Start with a pre-poo hair oil

Applying a hair oil to your roots and lengths before your shower is a great way to start your hair care routine. And even if this is the only additional step you add to your regime, you’re bound to see results.

A good hair oil will do two things:

  • It will counteract the oil that is often stripped from our hair through shampooing.
  • It will nourish your hair bulb (the bit where your hair joins your scalp) from the outside, promoting growth and shine.

Our secret: Massage your hair oil into your roots and work it through to the ends of your hair. Pop your hair up in a bun, cover with a bonnet and leave it to soak in all the goodness for one hour before you hop into the shower.

 

Scrub-a-dub-dub

Next up in your hair-washing routine is to use a scalp scrub. Scrubbing your scalp is an excellent way to exfoliate it and pave the way for hair growth.

You see, in between washing, all kinds of build-up can form on our scalps, including dandruff, dry skin, and debris from hair products. The best way to get rid of this build-up is to give your scalp a good scrub.

Additionally, a scalp scrub helps to boost blood flow and circulation in your scalp, which encourages hair to grow.

Our secret: While you can use a scalp scrub from your local beauty store, a great alternative is to use freshly-brewed coffee grounds.

coffee scrub

 

Give your scalp a good massage

Massaging your scalp helps to increase blood flow and really wakes up your hair follicles. This gets your scalp ready to rumble to produce healthy, glossy hair. It also helps to loosen any stubborn build-up.

You can either use your fingers to give your scalp a massage, or you can use a scalp massage brush.

Our secret: Make sure your scalp massage brush’s bristles are strong enough to provide decent stimulation. Softer bristles won’t help much. Keep your eyes peeled, we’ll be launching our very own massage brush soon!

 

It’s time to get soapy

Now that you’ve completed your pre-poo hair ritual, it’s time to cleanse your hair and scalp.

Our best advice is to avoid shampoos that contain sulphates and parabens, as these harmful chemicals can really strip your hair and irritate your scalp. You can use this website to check the ingredients in your shampoo.

Find out more about the right type of shampoo to use here – especially if you suffer from hair loss.

woman washing hair

Condition with caution

Much like your shampoo, you’ll want to avoid conditioners containing harsh chemicals.

Our secret: If you’re going to be massaging your conditioner into your roots, ensure that you wash your scalp thoroughly afterwards to ensure nothing can get in the way of your hair growing the way it should.

Finishing it off cold  

Here’s the ultimate secret!

This may sound ridiculous but trust us on this one. Giving your hair a final rinse with cold water can do wonders for your hair. It completely seals your hair cuticle, locks in moisture and nutrients, and gives your hair the ultimate glow.

woman showering

Keep it clean, ya dirty thing 

Did you know that the limescale build-up on your shower head can damage your hair and irritate your scalp? We dare you to go take a good look at your shower head to see what we mean.

shower head

Our secret: It’s a good idea to keep your shower head or tap clean so that it doesn’t affect your gorgeous tresses. You can also invest in a shower filter like this one.

These, dear readers, are our top tips for washing your hair the right way. Follow this routine, and you’ll have the luscious, shiny hair you’ve been dreaming of.

If you’re looking for high-quality hair oil, look no further! We’ve developed an all-natural hair oil packed with powerful – and scientifically proven – ingredients to nourish your hair and scalp. Visit our website to shop our Super Roots Hair Growth Elixir to get your pre-poo on!

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