You have been managing your hair wrong: here is why


When it comes to your hair, it can be a bit overwhelming to maintain. It turns out, many of us often wash our hair TOO OFTEN. In turn, this causes it to grow weak or dull. So today I am addressing how you are managing your hair wrong


It’s important to note that shampoo is meant to clean your scalp. Now I know some of you are reading this thinking “no sh*t” (lol) but hear me out: shampoo is mean to clean your scalp NOT YOUR HEAD. As such, when you are washing your hair you want to focus on massaging your shampoo into your scalp NOT on the ends of your hair. Adding shampoo to the ends of your hair will only do more harm than good e.g. tangles and lots of dullness.


Now that we established that shampoo is for your scalp, think in of conditioner in contrast. With conditioner, you want to focus on the ends of your hair and NOT your scalp. Adding conditioner to your scalp will only add product build up to your hair leaving it with a heavy, greasy feel. I like to keep my conditioner in for a few minutes then rinsing it our with cold water.

Recently, I have been using a deep conditioning treatment that I use twice a week. It is left on the ends of my hair for 5 minutes then rinsed out with cold water.

For extra hydration, I have been using K√©rastase’s Nutritive 8HR Magic Night Serum¬†for extra hydration. I use two pumps of product and lather it on to the ends of my hair before I go to bed.

Protect your hair from split ends

Did you know that most of the damage we cause to our hair happens when it is wet? A big mistake I used to make was brushing the ends of my hair with too much force and with a brush that too harsh. I highly recommend wet brushes because they are so much gentler with your hair. They also get knots of out of your hair like a charm!

I hope this helps your hair to grow faster and stronger! Be sure to check out my other beauty posts here.


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Timeless Optimist is a petite fashion, beauty & lifestyle blog by Cristina Medina. This page focuses on creative storytelling, photography and positivity.

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