6 Ways You May Be Washing Your Hair Wrong PLUS 2 New Products You Need To Try

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Great hair starts in the shower and given that we’re in the middle of a sustainability revolution it makes sense to start switching to gorgeously green (natural, cruelty-free) products right? Well I’m a big believer in making the switch and freeing my mane from harsh chemicals but only if I can find products that can actually do the job.

Earthwise has just released three shampoo and conditioners that not only follow the golden rule of the natural movement – “though shalt be able to pronounce all ingredients” and are kind on your hair and the planet. That’s why we’ve joined forces with them today to share these six common mistakes you may be making when washing your hair.  

WASH YOUR HAIR AS MUCH AS YOU WANT

It’s time to rethink that old school rule about not washing your hair every day. If you want to wash your hair every day then go for it. If you’re exercising or you have an oily scalp then you’ll probably need to wash it daily. If you can stretch the time between washes then good for you – think of it as a time saver. The key is to use a good quality shampoo and conditioner – that won’t strip your hair of its natural oils.

SKIP THE SHAMPOO

If you’re washing your hair every day try only using shampoo every second day. Water alone can refresh your hair and remove quite a lot of dirt. Simply rinse your hair in the shower and apply conditioner to the ends.

CHOOSE THE RIGHT TEMP

If you’re after a deep clean then be sure to rinse your hair in really warm water first. The heat opens up the hair cuticle which lets the shampoo penetrate easily. If you’re after a sleek, frizz-free style then be sure to rinse your hair in cooler water to close the cuticle and lock in the moisture.

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Above: Earthwise’s new Balance Natural Shampoo & Conditioner for normal hair, $7.49 each.

 

LATHER MORE THAN ONCE

If your hair hasn’t been washed for a few days or has a build up of styling products, one wash often isn’t enough. Think of it like this – the first wash removes the dirt and the second actually cleans the hair.

CHOOSE THE RIGHT PRODUCTS

Not all shampoos and conditioners are created equal. Choose ones based on your hair’s needs. For example Earthwise’s Protect shampoo and conditioner is enriched with coconut oil to help prevent colour-treated hair from fading. The Balance shampoo and conditioner contains Aloe Vera and sweet Almond Oil to gently cleanse hair without stripping it of its protective oils. Revitalise shampoo and conditioner contains Coconut and Argan oils to deeply condition and nourish the hair while leaving it frizz-free and shiny. So be sure to choose a shampoo and conditioner that will do what you need it to do.

SPOT WASH

Regardless of the shampoo you use, be sure to only massage it in to your roots – the amount that naturally runs down onto the mid lengths and ends of your hair is all it needs. Your conditioner, on the other hand, should only be used on the mid-lengths and ends to avoid weighing your hair down and giving you an oily scalp.

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Above: Earthwise’s new Revitalise Natural Shampoo & Conditioner for dry & damaged hair, $7.49 each.

 

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Above: Earthwise’s new Shampoos & Conditioners are free from parabens, phosphate, Sodium Lauryl  Sulfate and Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate. The packaging is 100 percent recyclable and are never tested on animals.

 

 

 

Thanks to the peeps at Earthwise for making this post possible and doing their bit to save our hair and the planet.