Grease and grime weighing on your mane? Yours truly is here to help with a cool new spin on the ol’ “lather, rinse, repeat” adage – just add a layer of oil to your lock-lathering regime.
Let me explain. You’re essentially using a hair oil as a gentle pre-wash treatment – sort like a clarifying shampoo, if you will. Put it this way: Think of this hair hack as the oil cleansing component of your skincare ritual. As with your facial cleansing oil, the lipids lift away the day’s dirt and debris for fuller penetration of the goodness from the shampoo to follow.
How to “double cleanse” your hair
First, warm up a generous dollop of the hair oil of your choice in your palms – I’ve got options for your purchasing consideration in the slides to follow! – and work it into your “dirty” dry hair. When you think you’ve had enough, step into the shower and splash off with warm water.
Follow up with your go-to shampoo and you’re good to go. Oh yeah, one more thing: When it comes to sudsing up, execution is of the essence. Remember to rinse rigourously for a minute or so to get rid of the post-shampoo sludge, which can put a deadly dulling dampener on the sheen of your strands.
What to try, what to buy?
Right, then. Quick recap before we proceed to the product recommendations: For a really deep cleanse, massage your dry hair with an oil to remove the first layer of gunk and grease, then top up with your standard shampoo and wash it all away for surpassingly silky strands.
Incredibly intuitive, right? Scroll through to peruse my personal pick of #DieDieMustBuy hair heroes – a delightful dozen comprising of six oils and six shampoos. #HappyShopping!