That is how to wash and dry your hair properly because it’s one thing to have the best products for your specific hair type; it’s another to be using them properly.
I’m sure you’re rolling your eyes and thinking this (dog barks) be crazy.
First, we’re gonna get into how often you should be washing your hair based on your hair type.
Then go over the proper technique to wash your hair, and finally, da ta da, of course we’re gonna go over how to dry your hair.
Alright, let’s get into it.
A lot of men think that the more that they wash their hair the better, but that’s actually not true.
It’s dependent on your hair type and the styling products that you’re using.
If you have curly or coarse hair, then you’ll want to limit shampooing to once a week because otherwise it’s going to dry out your hair and to cause your head to look like a fuzzball.
By all means though, you can still use conditioner every time you shower and you can actually use it as a leave-in conditioner and not wash it out.
That way it’ll keep your hair nourished, more manageable, and less frizzy.
If you have fine or thinning hair, then you definitely want to wash and condition your hair every single day because it will actually promote hair growth, and it will keep your hair less oily which makes it look fuller and thicker.
Now it’s very important that you use a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner because sulfates will actually strip all of the good oils and vitamins from your hair and your scalp making your hair look dull, dry, and very brittle.
If you have straight or wavy hair, then two to three times a week is plenty, but if you’re using product daily, then you may want to shampoo more often, but I’ll get into that shortly.
For all hair types, on the days that you are not shampooing your hair, you still want to give your hair and scalp a good massage with just water while you shower.
Now as a general rule of thumb, if you are using gels, pomades, or clays, then you still want to wash your hair every time you use them.
Otherwise, you’re gonna start getting zits all along your hairline because the products actually gonna creep down on your face while you sleep and clog your pores.
Other products like conditioners and hair sprays will be washed out with your water head scrub.
Go easy on shampooing your hair unless you’re using heavier styling products.
Now that we’ve gone over how often you should be washing you hair, let’s get into the proper technique.
For shampoo, you want to actually take one to two minutes to vigorously scrub your hair and your scalp.
Make sure you don’t miss the top or your side burns or back of your head.
Your scalp really needs to be stimulated so that it gets the blood flowing, and it will help promote the best version of your hair possible.
This will also help keep your hair more manageable and easier to style.
For conditioner, you just want to run it through your hair and leave it in there while your washing face and your body.
Then just rinse off all at once.
If you do have coarse or curly hair, you actually may not want to wash out all that conditioner.
Finally, how should you dry your hair? Before you apply any kind of conditioning or styling product to your hair, your hair needs to be towel dried.
Now the jury is still out about whether you should pat dry your hair or if it’s all right to rub your hair with a towel, but I say why tempt fate? Be as gentle as possible when you’re drying your hair.
You actually just want to use your towel and pat dry your hair take out as much moisture as you can especially if you have thinning or curly hair because it’ll prevent further breakage and frizzing.
Next, you either air dry or blow dry your hair depending on the hair style you want to achieve.