Just in case you have not heard of the latest craze to give your hair a boost it is Reverse Washing.
I cannot say I am one for trying stupid hair fads out but I was terribly intrigued by this one and I thought, well, you ladies might want to hear about my results and then you will be more inclined to try it too.
What Is It?
Well, it's rather simple ladies. You wash your hair in reverse - conditioner THEN shampoo.
Firstly you apply your conditioner (after wetting your hair, obvs), applying to the tips first and then run through the rest of your hair. Leave it on for five minutes before rinsing.
I have found it easier to do this bit before I get into the shower or else you will be in there for much longer and wasting a lot of water.
Once the five minutes are up I then hop in the shower and rinse off the conditioner thoroughly. You will find your hair will be so sloppy and slippery it may take quite some time until it is rinsed off.
Now you apply the shampoo - please note you will not need anywhere near as much shampoo like you normally use - you will only need a £2 coin size amount. Massage the shampoo into your hair like you usually do and then rinse it off. If you are a double shampooer then repeat this bit again.
And that's it. You're done!
Does it work?
Yes it does! I couldn't believe it but it really did make my hair much more vibrant, stronger and shinier. I was really worried that after rinsing the shampoo out of my hair and then drying with towel I was going to have an incredibly difficult time trying to get a brush through it afterwards. Thankfully, I didn't. It was no different to when I wash my hair the usual way. My trusted Tangle Teezer worked it's magic through my bleached highlighted knotty hair.
I am now converted to reverse washing, not only does my hair look significantly better but I am going to save a fortune on shampoos because I did not need to use nowhere near the amount I have always used previously. (Those of you who also live in a hard water area will know what I am on about.)
It would seem the conditioning bit must also cleanse your hair and scalp too so you need far less shampoo afterwards.
My favourite bit about reverse washing is that my hair is still as bouncy at 11 o'clock in the evening as it was when I dried it at 9 in the morning. I usually have a lank, limp mess by bedtime so reverse washing definitely works. Impressive hey?!
I have an appointment with my hairdresser next week and I am looking forward to see if she notices a difference. Or thinks I am completely bonkers for washing my hair in reverse.
Go on give it a go, I'm converted!
Teresa x x