3 Common Shampoo Mistakes You’re Making

New hair, new you—except when you don’t shampoo your hair correctly. Ever look in the mirror a couple of hours after washing your hair and notice an oily, frizzy mess staring back at you? Hey, it’s happened to the best of us so don’t worry. Today on the blog we’re discussing some common shampoo mistakes you’re making and how you can avoid them. Goodbye, oily, frizzy mess!

Types of Shampoos

Of course, if you look down the hair product aisle, you’re going to see a ton of brands and types of shampoos. There’s some for oily hair, dry hair, frizzy hair, colored hair—the list goes on. It’s best to figure out what type of hair you have and exactly what your hair needs. Does it need moisture? Does it need something to control oiliness? It can all get a bit confusing, so asking your hair stylist for a recommendation at your next visit wouldn’t hurt. One thing’s for sure though; you should be looking for hair products that are sulfate and paraben free. Why? We wrote a whole blog post about it here.

How Much is too Much?

Shampoo is one of those products where you need to use the perfect amount to reap the benefits fully. Too much and you’re left with a frizzy, dry mess. Too little, and you’re likely left with oily hair and a little bit of product residue. Not cute! Realistically, you only need shampoo to wash the scalp, unless you’re dealing with some severe product residue or oiliness. When you go to rinse off your shampoo, it will run down the length of your hair removing any extra stuff left over. To shampoo the scalp, you only need a quarter sized amount or a little more depending on how thick your hair is. The key is to work up a good lather-which leads us to our next common shampoo mistake.

Saturate Those Strands

Are you using enough water? Before you shampoo, it’s important to saturate your hair for at least a minute or two. What happens when you don’t wet your hair enough? Well, your shampoo won’t get distributed evenly, and you’ll probably miss some areas. In the end, you’ll have some areas that are clean and others that are oily or full of residue. That’s why your hair can feel dirtier after you wash it then it did before. Make sure to thoroughly saturate the hair, apply shampoo, work up a lather, and rinse thoroughly. Repeat if necessary.

So, are you guilty of making any of these mistakes? Don’t worry; we’ve all done at least one. From now on, take our advice and pick out the best shampoo for your hair, not what an influencer says is the best for your hair. Don’t use too much and don’t forget to soak your hair before applying shampoo. Stick to these few tips and your hair will be shinning.

How Often You Should Wash Your Hair

Unfortunately, there’s no right or wrong answer for this. It all depends on personal experience and what works best for your needs. Some may like to wash their hair every day and others may do it once or twice a week. Of course, prolonging the time between a wash can lead to more scalp problems, especially if you’re spritzing some dry-shampoo on the skip days. Read on to see how often you should wash your hair according to your hair type.

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3 Hair Products That Are Ruining Your Hair

We all know that anything from harsh chemicals to heat styling tools can damage your hair, but what about hair products? It’s not too often that we hear about the actual products that could be causing harm to our hair. So, we put together a list of three products that could be causing some of the hair woes that you’re concerned about. Fair warning, you might shed a tear on the first one.

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How Alcohol Affects Your Hair

You usually wake up from a night of heavy drinking feeling sluggish and probably a little sick. You’re dehydrated, lacking nutrients, and tired as hell. You stumble over to the mirror, afraid to look up and see what stares back at you. Skin is feeling dehydrated and your hair…well, let’s just say bed head isn’t to blame this time around. In fact, alcohol can have similar effects on your hair as it does on your skin. With the holidays in full motion and the end of the year quickly approaching, it might be a good idea to read up on how alcohol can affect your hair and lead to those dreaded #badhairdays.

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How to Fight Against Winter Hair

As the weather outside begins to change from humid and hot to dry and cold, we start to see a change in our hair as well. Our hair behaves similarly to the changing of leaves. Just as the leaves dry up and begin to fall off their branches, our hair starts to dry out due to the lack of moisture in the air and will shed. Wondering how to fight against winter hair? Keep reading for some tips and tricks to combat it.

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Keratin, Argan Oil, Collagen, & Vegetable Protein: What Can They Do for Your Hair?

Have you been suffering from dry, damaged, or over-processed hair? If so, you may want to continue reading. Below are some of the best ingredients you should be looking for in your hair products if you want to combat weak, dehydrated hair. Number four is one of our little secrets…

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Avoid These 3 Ingredients in Your Hair Products

We’re always told that if we can’t pronounce an ingredient on the back of a shampoo bottle, then it’s no good–that ideology isn’t always the best. Yes, we are cautious, but many hard-to-pronounce ingredients are harmless. What we need to do is watch out for, specific ingredients that cause more damage to the hair than benefits. If you discover any of these ingredients in your hair care products, it might be time to move on and find a replacement.

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