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Aug 18, 2015
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Wetting your hair, applying  shampoo and lathering it onto your mane sounds pretty easy, right? But if it were that easy, then why do you suffer from dandruff, hair fall or dryness? You might be doing it wrong.

You might be committing these seven shampooing mistakes below. Avoid them, and your hair will thank you for it.

1) YOU AREN'T COMPLETELY WETTING YOUR HAIR

Some people wash their hair before anything else—and before they could really get themselves and their hair wet enough. For the shampoo to do its magic, the hair has to be completely wet. Stand under the shower for at least two minutes to ensure that every strand is soaked adequately.

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2) YOU SHAMPOO EVERY SINGLE DAY

Shampooing every day damages the hair. An every-other-day routine is enough to keep your locks clean.

 

3) YOU APPLY A LOT OF SHAMPOO

Remember that old 50 centavo coin? A goop that big should be enough. The hair will get clean as long as you lather it well.

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4)YOU'VE STUCK WITH THE SAME SHAMPOO SINCE FOREVER

Rumor has it that if you use the same formula every day,the shampoo will lose its effectiveness. It's partly true. According to Salonweb.com, you need to change your shampoo on a regular basis—but not because your hair gets used to it, and the shampoo loses effectiveness.  The real reason: Your body experiences things like dietary changes and seasonal shifts, and that includes your hair. You'll need to switch to a hair product that best fits your current lifestyle.

5) YOU APPLY SHAMPOO ON TOP OF THE HEAD FIRST, THEN GO DOWNWARDS

Instead,  apply the shampoo from where your hairline starts and then lather  upward. This helps avoid creating knots that causes hair fall.

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6) YOU'RE CREATING TOO MUCH FRICTION

If you think that using your nails help remove dirt, well, you are right. BUT, you're also damaging your hair and the skin on your head. Use your fingertips instead—they're softer.

7) YOU DON'T FINISH OFF WITH A LUKEWARM WATER RINSE

Wash off your shampoo using lukewarm water to keep the scalp healthy and the hair shiny. This will help close the cuticle and seal in the moisture in each strand. Avoid water that's too hot though. Though it feels good on the scalp, it will "cook" your hair just a little bit.

 

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