How to wash your hair properly

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It took me many years to realise I have been washing my hair all wrong. We tend to pay more attention to our skin than our hair for some weird reason. We spend time cleaning, toning and moisturising our face. On some days, we even use a face mask. However, when it comes to hair wash days, many of us spend a couple of minutes and we are done. I only recently started washing my hair properly, and I can see the difference already with the way my hair looks.


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How to wash your hair properly

So how do you wash your hair properly? You need time and the right products and technique to get your hair clean and moisturised. It is going to take more than 2 minutes in the shower to achieve this. So if you have been washing your hair wrong all these years, these easy to follow steps may come in handy –


Use your shampoo sparingly

You don’t need a lot of shampoo to get your hair clean. A little goes a long way. The key is to ensure you massage the shampoo into your hair for about 5 minutes. That way the shampoo sinks into the hair and all the goodness is soaked it.


Rinse and rinse again

Once you have massaged the shampoo into the hair, you need to rinse and rinse again to ensure all traces of the shampoo are out of your hair. You should rinse your hair more than you think is required, that way you will be sure there is no trace of shampoo left in your hair and the hair feels like wet hair with no products in.


Use warm water

Make sure the water you are using is the right temperature. Warm water is the best for washing your hair. Cold water tangles the hair and hot water will strip the hair off all the moisture.


Use the conditioner correctly

You should ensure your read the label on the conditioner and follow the instructions on how to use it. You should leave your conditioner in for the time required.


Use the right products

I use SheaMoisture shampoo and conditioner and I have done so since I went natural. There is a range for everyone, so do try the different ranges until you find the right one for your hair type. Here are a few ideas here –



Have you tried the SheaMoisture range? What do you think of the hair products?


Beauty and hair products I am using this autumn

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Autumn is in full swing and that means I have to prepare my hair and skin for the harsh winter weather on the way. I have been using some amazing beauty products in the last few weeks. Here are some of my current beauty and hair products I have been using lately –


Collagenius EMS Facial Toner With LED Light Therapy £59.99


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This Collagenius EMS Facial Toner With LED Light Therapy by Stress no more (a health and wellbeing brand) is now my current favourite beauty gadget. It is a handheld LED light therapy facial device for home use. It is great for getting rid of fine lines, wrinkles and blemishes. This portable and lightweight facial device can also be used to tone and tighten the skin which improves the skin’s appearance. It is pain-free, quick and safe to use which is a massive plus. I will be using this facial toner for many years to come.



Organic Where Possible (OWP) Rose & Honey Face Moisturiser £17.99


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This Organic Where Possible (OWP) Rose & Honey Face Moisturiser is 100% natural and cruelty free. It is handmade in the UK and it works so well on my face. My face feels very hydrated and smooth thanks to this lovey face moisturiser by Stress no more. It is great for combating the signs of ageing – so fine lines and wrinkles. It also helps reduce redness. If you are after a new facial moisturiser, you should try this Organic Where Possible (OWP) Rose & Honey Face Moisturiser. 



SheaMoisture Jojoba Oil & Ucuuba Butter Track Tension Relief Serum £10.99


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If you have been reading Fashion and Style Police for sometime, you would know all about my love for SheaMoisture products. I use many of the hair products by the brand and I love every one of them. I was recently introduced to this SheaMoisture Jojoba Oil & Ucuuba Butter Track Tension Relief Serum, and I am seriously loving this haircare product. It is just what I need to get instant relief from the discomfort that comes with having protective styles on. It is a great hair serum that calms and soothes your hair from the strains of having cornrows, braids, sewn-in-weaves and extensions. This hair serum is sulphate free and colour safe.


SheaMoisture Jojoba Oil & Ucuuba Butter Braid-Up Conditioning Gel £12.99


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This Jojoba Oil & Ucuuba Butter Braid-Up Conditioning Gel by SheaMoisture is a great conditioning gel for braids, plaits, and other protective styles. This conditioning gel smells amazing and softens the hair, which improves workability. I currently have my hair in twists and this lovely conditioning gel made the whole process super easy. I love the product a lot.


SheaMoisture Jojoba Oil & Ucuuba Butter Laydown Lacquer £9.99


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This Jojoba Oil & Ucuuba Butter Laydown Lacquer by SheaMoisture is so useful for making braids, plaits and other protective styles look sleek and neat for longer. Like other SheaMoisture products, a little goes a long way in controlling unruly strands to keep braided styles looking neat for longer. I love how it works on my braids. It is a product worth trying if you have your hair in protective styles a lot.

You can shop for these SheaMoisture hair products on the ASOS and LookFantastic websites.


What do you think of these Beauty and hair products? Have you tried any of them before?


Hair Wash Sins You May Be Committing

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We chatted about shower sins many of us are probably committing the other day, and it was well received. Many people are guilty of these shower sins without even knowing they are sins. Which is why I am writing a hair wash sins you may be committing post today. Here are some of the popular hair wash sins.


You rinse out your shampoo/conditioner immediately

When washing your hair, you should leave your shampoo in for some minutes before washing it off. I massage the shampoo into my hair for a few minutes to get my hair follicles stimulated. When it comes to conditioner, I massage it in and leave it in under shower cap for about 5 minutes. This way I reap the full benefits of the conditioner, and my hair thanks me for it. Myself and my daughter use the SheaMoisture brand for our hair products and we adore the products. The hair products are so good for our hair. Here is the range we are currently using – SheaMoisture.


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Washing your face before your hair

When I wash my hair, I make sure I wash my face as the very minute. This way I get all the dirt from my hair off my face. Washing your face before your hair means you would miss getting rid of all the hair residue from the shampoo and conditioner. And that could lead to blocked facial pores, which would cause other skin issues.


You don’t moisturise your hair immediately

Just like with the skin, you should moisture your hair with a leave-in conditioner or any other hair products you use when your hair is damp. That way the hair absorbs all the good stuff from the hair products quickly. Waiting to do this when the hair is dry isn’t a great idea.


Washing your hair too often or not often enough

Many of us are guilty or washing our hair too often or not often enough. You need to get the right hair wash balance for your type of hair. Washing your hair too frequently could lead to dryness and breakage. While not washing it regularly enough to lead to dandruff and other hair issues. Strike the right balance depending on your hair type.


What do you think of this hair wash sins? Are you guilty of any? Do sound off in the comments section below, let’s chat.


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