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5 Post Hair Wash Tips & Tricks

How to Take Better Care After a Hair Wash


So you have bought the right shampoo and followed the instructions for a good hair wash. But your hair still seems to lack the promised lustre? This is probably because you haven’t followed the steps right after. For instance, general wisdom suggests you should let your hair air dry after a wash, however if you do not detangle it first it may lead to the hair being frizzy and messy when dry. To avoid such hair faux pas here are 5 quick tips to ensure you follow the right after wash care for your hair!

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    After a wash the first thing one generally does is rub the hair dry to remove excess water, or even wrap the towel around the hair to rest it on top of the head. This is a complete no-no. Instead gently dab your hair and loosely wrap the towel around your loose hair and let it hang for a few minutes to remove the excess water.

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    Apply a leave in conditioner or a light serum to ensure you lock in the moisture in your hair after a wash. This will also help you detangle your hair easily, especially if it is long.

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    Use a wide- toothed comb to run it through your wet hair to remove the tangles. And unlike how you normally comb your hair from top to bottom, start in reverse. This way you will tackle your knots more easily, and will avoid making your hair more tangled.

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    While styling your hair, ensure that you apply a heat protecting serum before you use a blow dryer or curling/straightening iron. This will help you retain the moisture while giving you the style you want.

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    Do not tie your hair when it’s wet, as wet hair is very fragile and breaks easily. If you can’t leave it down, use a scarf or covered snag free elastic band to tie it loosely. With these tips your hair is bound to behave just as it should after every wash and add that extra shine to your personality!