Quick question: Are you showering the right way? Warm water or cold water? Hair or body first? Which one is which??
Below are the answers and reasons why you should be showering this way:
1. Brush Your Hair First
This is to detangle your hair and prevent split ends from happening. Because when your hair is wet, the hair will stick to each other and using your fingers to comb them is a no-no! Besides that, you will find it easier to lather your hair if you brush your hair first.
2. Start With Warm Shower
Warm water helps to open up your pores and cuticles to remove the excessive oil and dirt from your hair and your face, as well as your body.
3. Shampoo Your Hair And Conditioner After
I always mix my shampoo with water every time when I buy a new one (3/4 shampoo, 1/4 water) because the liquid is very thick and its enough to cover for my hair. (And its cost savings too!) Apply too much of shampoo may also leads to dandruff if you did not rinse your hair thoroughly. Start lathering from the top, and only concentrate massaging the roots because your roots collect most oil. Avoid shampooing at your ends because it tends to dry up and will lead to split ends. The shampoo will lather through your ends upon rinsing with water. When you apply conditioner you can concentrate at your ends, not the top because we do not want your roots to become more oily and loose its strength which will lead to hair loss.
4. Cleanse Your Body After You’re Done With Your Hair
If you ever wonder why you have breakouts at your back, the conditioner is to be blamed. Dry skin? Shampoo’s fault. That is why after washing our hair, we will then cleanse our body to wash away the leftover shampoo and conditioner off our body.
5. The Last Step: Cleanse Your Face
This should be your last step of your shower routine, after cleansing your hair and your body. And before leaving the shower, make sure you rinse with cold water first to close off the pores and cuticles, leaving you feeling fresh and squeaky clean!
**Note: If you wore make up, you need to remove it first before hitting the shower!
6. Save The Shave For Last
After showering, wait at least 20 – 30 minutes before you shave so that it would be easier for you to shave when your skin and unwanted hair is completely dry. Use a shaving cream to avoid rashes and dry skin after-shave. Ensure that your razor is dry and clean. I would always use disposable razors and I would dispose them after I used 3 times.
So, are you a shower pro or did you just learn something new? Feel free to share what you think in the comments below.