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The simple hair hack experts recommend to keep locks more nourished

It's a hair-raising topic

For many of us, washing our hair is a pretty standard routine: Shampoo, rinse, condition, rinse, done.

However, according to experts, a lot of us have been doing it wrong up until now.

Using conditioner before you apply shampoo, rather than the other way around, is supposedly a fantastic way to provide your hair with more moisture and to keep it nourished for longer.

Using an excessive amount of conditioning products can make it feel as though your hair is weighing you down.

That's why many people are now trying the reverse hair washing technique as a way of reducing the weight of their hair while still giving it the nourishment that it needs.

Gianna, a blogger who goes by the name Nouveau Champ, decided to test the reverse hair washing method to determine once and for all whether it was as effective as she’d heard.

“I find that right after my shower when my hair is still wet, my hair feels almost exactly the same to the touch as when I use shampoo followed by conditioner,” she wrote.

“But here’s the crazy part: my hair looks and feels better after it dries.

“If I had to guess, I’d say that reverse washing leaves a different amount of conditioner residue on my hair, and that somehow makes all the difference."

Several haircare brands now recommend this approach as a successful way of locking in your hair's moisture.

For example, the TRESemmé Beauty-FULL Volume collection has been designed specifically so that its consumers can benefit from this reverse hair washing technique.

The conditioner contains fibre polishing actives that stay on the hair even when it’s been rinsed, which helps give your hair that glossy look you’ve always dreamt of.

The next step is applying the shampoo, which delicately cleans your hair while removing any surplus weight from the conditioner.

The result? Hair that is shiny, healthy and doesn’t weigh you down.

Kérastase similarly suggests conditioning before shampooing as a way of protecting your hair from damage and ensuring that it is well-hydrated.

Its Résistance Thérapiste collection is geared at people with very weak hair, with the Soin Premier Thérapiste conditioner from the range described as a “smart-starter” product to use before shampoo.

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