In my quest to extend my daily shampoos, I've been reading quite a bit about the proper way to shampoo your hair. It turns out that all this time I've been doing it wrong!
What I've learned (per google) is that the correct way to shampoo your hair is to first wring it out after you wet it. You then add a small amount of shampoo to your scalp ONLY and rub, focusing on the nape of your neck. If you need more lather you are to add more water, not shampoo, and scrub a lot longer than you think is necessary. (One article said until your arms actually hurt)! You then thoroughly rinse the shampoo and add conditioner only to the ends.
I figured this was easy enough to work into my routine and so far it's actually made a big difference in the volume of my hair! I can now easily skip a day of shampooing without it looking like 90's Kate Moss (forever) and my hair just feels so much cleaner. The bonus is that it's actually healthier! To get to day three (which is the longest I can go without washing), I've been using this dry shampoo foam and I have to say, it's pretty amazing. You put the wet foam on your scalp and you rub, rub, rub until it's completely dry. The first few times you can't really believe that it will get dry, but it does, and it gives your hair that newly shampooed bounce, just without the shampoo.
I was hesitant to blog about this because I'm not sure if this was common knowledge but I figured if I hadn't learned the right way to shampoo in my (almost) 38 years, then there had be be a few of you who hadn't either! Xx