So We’ve Been Washing Our Hair ALL Wrong… 7 years ago

So We’ve Been Washing Our Hair ALL Wrong…

Shampooing before conditioning is pretty standard when it comes to a hair care routine but according to one expert, we’ve been doing things all wrong.

Apparently conditioning before you shampoo is the way forward because it “adds nourishment” and “primes” the hair.


"Conditioning before you shampoo is great for adding nourishment to fine hair without weighing it down," says Nina Dimachki, artistic director for Kérastase.


"It also promotes a longer lasting blowdry and primes the hair before cleansing, allowing shampoo to distribute easier and more evenly."

As well as fine hair, tangled locks, highlighted hair and greasy barnets should benefit from reversing the order of your routine.


Interestingly, Nina says you should use the conditioner all over your hair instead of just on the ends as you would normally.

There’s no need to worry about getting greasy, lank hair either because as Nina says “you will be cleansing it after, so your hair won't be weighed down or oily”.


If your hair is thick, coarse and/or unruly, you can also try conditioning, then shampooing and conditioning again, and soft silky hair is yours (in theory anyway).


This member of team Her has an unruly mane that has been described as "the thickest hair ever" and she's happy to report that the reversal method does in fact work.

H/T Refinery 29