If you're an avid follower of new beauty trends, you may have noticed that a lot of people are talking about reverse hair washing right now. It's exactly what you think it is: conditioning, then shampooing your hair (not to be confused with co-washing which is using conditioner instead of shampoo).
So, what's so great about reverse hair washing and is it right for you?
Why try reverse washing?
Anyone with especially fine or oily hair who tends to skip conditioner may find that reverse washing leaves their hair feeling lighter and more manageable. The technique has been credited with everything from better blowouts to hair that can go twice as long between washes!
What to do
Try applying conditioner to wet hair, leave it in for a few minutes, then shampoo it out and rinse as normal. That way, your strands get all the moisturizing benefits of conditioner without being weighed down by it afterwards. Some people also find rinsing between the conditioner and shampoo works well, too.
What about other hair types?
If you have textured hair, or strands that are brittle and prone to breakage, you may find a conditioner > shampoo > conditioner combo works better than simply finishing with shampoo. First, apply conditioner from roots to ends, then rinse it out. Next, shampoo your hair as normal, rinse again, then condition only the lengths and ends of your hair before rinsing one last time.
Of course, these are only recommendations, and chances are, your hair has its own unique set of requirements. As such, you might need to experiment before you figure out the right routine for your mane.
Have you tried reverse washing? If not, will you be adding it to your beauty routine?