If you find your hair dull, oily, or heavier than usual, you might be the perfect candidate for the Reverse wash method.
If you haven't heard of the method, its name might give you a clue. In fact, reverse washing is reversing the order of your hair care routine, which means you would be first conditioning your hair, then cleansing it with your shampoo of choice.
The theory behind reverse washing
Why would you condition before washing your hair? The rationale behind it is that the conditioner infuses the nutrients for your hair to be hydrated when the keratin protein is open. This means that the cuticles are more likely to absorb the nutrients when the conditioner is applied first. It is often a good solution for fine and thin hair.
Should you be using the reverse wash?
As the main benefit of this method is to hydrate your hair and make it appear fuller, it is best for those with fine hair, flat or oily hair.
Conditioner coats the scalp and hair, so with this method, you'd be leaving it to condition first and then wash it off instead of just rinsing it. This makes it perfect for those dealing with greasy scalp and fine hair as it will prevent your hair from getting weighed down by conditioners.
How to do it
- Apply conditioner from the scalp to the ends of your hair, massage it and detangle your hair for five minutes.
- Rise the conditioner off and apply a small amount of shampoo, wash, and that's it.
- You can either do it once or twice a week, but if you notice your hair profiting from this method, you can actually do it every day.