There are a lot of beauty practices that have their roots in lessons learnt in childhood. For example, your mother told you to shampoo your hair using the old ‘rinse-and-repeat’ technique. And your hair was incredibly thick and rough, and you couldn’t wash it every day. So, double shampooing was the norm for bi-weekly baths. However, as you grew older, you began to hear that this strategy could over dry your hair, that perhaps it was simply a marketing ploy to get customers to use more shampoo. As it turns out, that isn’t true. Not even close, in fact.
What Is Double Shampooing?
Double shampooing is a technique that involves washing your hair twice with a solution in the same session. This approach is particularly beneficial for people with greasy scalps but drier ends. If you’re using many styles and hair products, this should be your go-to way of washing your hair. Rather than shampooing your hair daily, you can do a double wash in one sitting. It will help keep your hair clean by reducing greasiness and allowing you to rinse it three or four times a week.
How Does Double Shampooing Affect Your Hair?
The process is relatively straightforward. The initial wash cleans your scalp of oils, debris and product residue. That’s why the first wash never produces enough foam, even if you use foaming shampoos.
The second rinse thoroughly removes all this dirt and debris from the hair, making it refreshingly clean. When double shampooing, make sure you’re choosing sulphate-free, moisturising and hydrating shampoos.
Is Double Shampooing Suitable For Everyone?
For some people, double shampooing isn’t necessary. You’ll need to consider your hair type as well as how thoroughly you rinse. Keeping any product in your hair can make it look fibrous, greasy and unappealing. If you have a greasy scalp, you might find that washing only once isn’t enough to eliminate all of the oil. That’s a good reason to double shampoo.
The benefit is that you’ll get rid of excess oil while still giving your hair the hydration and minerals it requires. If you’ve never previously rinsed and repeated, you’ll notice that your hair looks completely different after a few repetitions. Keep in mind, however, that shampooing your hair can dry it out. For this reason, you shouldn’t double shampoo too often.
Why Is It Important To Choose The Right Product?
Using the best product possible is perhaps the most crucial aspect of the process. It’s worthwhile searching for natural products that are free of chemicals. If you use a shampoo that contains harsh chemicals, it will do damage to your hair that no amount of washing can help.
Try asking your friends about the haircare products they use. Remember, however, that everyone’s hair is different. You may just have to find the appropriate hair product through trial and error.
Five Signs That It’s Time To Wash Your Hair
Have self-quarantining and social isolation had an impact on your hair? If so, you’re not alone! Being out of circulation has undoubtedly given many of us the excuse to reduce the number of wash days.
It might be tempting to skip a few days between shampooing and conditioning, but your hair still has to be washed, particularly if you notice any of the following signs.
You’re Dealing With Product Buildup
Product buildup is a fact of life, and it will catch up with you if you don’t wash your hair frequently enough. Don’t let your hair become clogged with spritz, stylers and serums. It will add weight to your hair, resulting in dullness, stickiness and hair loss.
Your Hair Appears To Be Oily
It is a no-brainer, but it’s worth mentioning. The longer you go without washing your hair, the oilier it will become. Not to mention the fact that as the temperature rises, you’ll be dealing with both oil and sweat.
Your Hair Is A Twisted Mess
Your hair will start to twist and tangle more often due to the deposit of product, grease, sweat and all that bad stuff. It’s not good for you or your hair. You’ll know it’s time to wash your hair when the battle to brush through it gets too real.
The Texture And Thickness Of Your Hair Is Different
You might notice that your usual hair type and texture are beginning to get tighter and stringier due to the excess oil. That’s a sign that you really need to wash your hair, preferably a double shampoo.
Your Hair No Longer Smells Like Your Wash Solution
It’s time to shampoo your hair if it doesn’t smell good or has residues of your solution combo. If your hair feels revolting, it’s time to wash it. It’s unpleasant to be the bearer of bad news, but if you’re getting a bad smell from your hair, so is everyone else.
The practice of double shampooing can be effective, depending on the state of your hair. Be careful not to overdo it, however, as excessive shampooing can strip your hair of its natural, healthy oils. Also, if you’re doing double shampooing, make sure the product you’re using is chemical-free.
If you need professional assistance for any persistent scalp and hair loss conditions, Vinci Hair Clinic can help. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation to all our new clients. Get in touch and book your appointment today!