Over the past few weeks I’ve changed my hair routine a little bit and tried out a hair trend called «Reverse Washing». This means, I wash my hair in reverse: I first apply conditioner and then shampoo my hair.
But why would I do that?
How «Reverse Washing» works
you give your hair the benefits of the conditioner, but at the same time ensure that you’re washing it completely out, so it won’t weight down your hair.
After trying it for a while I have to say: For me it really works! My hair feels lighter and looks a little more voluminous. At the same time, it’s still nourished and shiny. Another benefit: I managed to stretch my hair washing routine from every second day to every third day (with a little help from my friend «Dry Shampoo» of course).
Reverse Washing: A few tips
- Brush your hair before showering. It’ll make it easier to apply and spread the conditioner.
- Make sure your hair hair is really wet before you apply your conditioner and when applied, let the conditioner sit in your hair for a few minutes.
- Very important: Once it’s time take off the conditioner, don’t just rinse it out! What I usually do is I water my hair for a second, so that it gets a little wet again and then I apply my shampoo and use it to wash out the conditioner. I feel like this way my hair looks and feels bester afterwards.
- Like with hair products in general it’s hard to say which products work best. Right now I’m using the L’Oréal Mythical Oil range which I really like. Before that I tried the John Frieda Frizz Ease range, which was way to «heavy» for my hair, when I used it the «normal» way, but worked perfectly in reverse. (I feel like the stuff that usually is too «heavy», works quite good for «Reverse Washing»).
I don’t think «Reverse Washing» works for all hair types (especially not for dry or very thick hair). But I’d definitely recommend you to try it if you’re a) very curious b) not satisfied with your current hair routine or c) you have (very) thin, fine or oily-prone hair. Of course I can’t guarantee it’ll work for you, but why not give it a try 😉
Have you ever heard of «Reverse Washing» or maybe already tried it? What are your experiences?