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Should we wash our hair before our body?

Should we wash our hair before our body?

Washing one's hair during a shower is a deeply ingrained habit for some people. However, there are rules to follow to protect the skin. Here's why you should start with the hair.

Avoid washing your hair and body at the same time.

For practical reasons and to save time, it is common to wash one's hair and body simultaneously. However, this habit is not without risk to the skin. Indeed, some shampoos and conditioners contain active ingredients that can impact the epidermis if they are not rinsed off properly. While these products are designed to treat the hair, the ingredients they contain can potentially harm the skin.

Given the skin's delicate nature, irritations may occur or existing acne problems may worsen. Therefore, it is wise to dedicate a moment to hair washing. To do this, use a minimal amount of shampoo, as too much can weigh down the hair. A dollop of shampoo is sufficient.

Regarding the frequency of hair washing, it varies depending on the hair type.

  • If you have oily hair, daily washing is feasible, but opt for a dry or water-based shampoo to avoid further damage.

  • If you have dry hair, washing it two to three times a week with a moisturizing treatment is necessary to compensate for the lack of hydration. Supplement this with a restorative mask and a leave-in nourishing treatment.

Why wash your hair before your body and face?

The residues of shampoo and conditioner that deposit along your back or on your face can cause irritations or skin conditions. Pimples are also likely to appear. To avoid this inconvenience, it is advisable to wash your hair, cover it or tie it up, and then take your shower.

When washing hair, it is recommended to use suitable care products. For those with sensitive skin, our 10-ingredient shampoo is recommended. It is fragrance-free, and does not contain sulfates or silicones. To stimulate growth, our shampoo with essential ginger oil is advised. An appropriate routine can solve the issue of shiny and heavy hair due to an overproduction of sebum. In this case, a gentle shampoo and jojoba oil, which soothes the scalp, are recommended.

Washing your hair: mistakes to avoid.

There are certain habits that need to be corrected when washing your hair.

  • Using an inappropriate shampoo is the first mistake to avoid. Hair can lack hydration or become flat. It is recommended to choose your hair cleansing product based on its texture (fine, medium, thick, or Afro-Caribbean) and not its type. For example, if you have fine hair, a gentle, protein-rich shampoo is suitable to give it body. For those with thick hair, a formula enriched with moisturizing and softening agents is recommended. This will make the hair flexible, frizz-free, and easy to style.

  • Not brushing your hair before washing it is not recommended. This step is necessary to remove residue from hair care products and prevent the hair from tangling during washing.


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