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Are you washing your hair all wrong?


Do you double cleanse?

Most people were taught by their mums to shampoo their hair but what if mum didn't really know best! 

The reason for the double cleanse is simple...The first shampoo just cleans the hair, removing excess product build up, pollutants from the air and excess oil, sometime time it doesn't even bubble up! Doesn't mean the hair aint clean. The second shampoo is where all the magic happens… the nutrients are delivered into the clean hair because the cuticle is open from the first cleanse, treating, nourishing and repairing the hair. HOT TIP You'll be hard pressed to find any goodness in the supermarket aisle.

Do you towel squeeze before conditioning?

For those of you with hair past your ear lobes its vital you give your hair a slight dry off between shampoo and conditioner. If the hair is dripping, the conditioner is dripping right off. This means you'll use triple the product without it being really effective. The towel blotting will ensure the conditioner does as god intended with the teensiest amount. HOT TIP Leave a hand towel hanging over your shower on shampoo day!

Do you brush your hair wet?  

OUCH PLEASE NO!!!!! Hot hair this does not make! Your hair is in its weakest state when it's wet. To avoid damage, use a comb rather than a brush in your dampened hair after conditioning to gently detangle. HOT TIP If you struggle with the comb thing a tangle teaser is particularly good at getting rid of your knots without causing you to yelp out in pain every five seconds.