Washing our hair is something we do every day, making it easy to view as a chore rather than a part of the beauty regime. And because you’ve done it so many times, you must know how it works, right? But believe it or not, there is a right and wrong way of rinsing your locks. If your mane is looking dull or greasy, it could be because your technique just isn’t quite there. Read on to find out how to make the most of your hair by learning a few simple tricks from the experts at Trevor Sorbie.

Wash your hair right

“Focus the product at the roots as this is where the majority of dirt will build up,” the label advises. Whereas scrunching the hair in a circular motion may seem like the best way to get the dirt out, you could be causing tangles. “You should always apply shampoo by following the direction the hair grows in to smooth your cuticles down,” Trevor Sorbie says. The brand also recommends rinsing and shampooing a second time to get hair squeaky clean. “Don’t be too rough with the hair when shampooing as this will irritate the scalp and stimulate grease.” It’s also super important to ensure you are picking a product that suits your hair type. If you’re prone to greasy hair try Pantene Aqua Light or browse Herbal Essences, which has shampoo for every type of locks.

Conditioner is a magic product that, when used correctly, will keep your mane in tip top condition. “Focus on the mid-lengths to the ends. Avoid applying conditioner to the roots as this can cause greasiness,” Trevor Sorbie warns. Depending on how damaged your hair is, the product should be left in for between two and ten minutes. “The longer you leave the conditioner to penetrate the hair, the better the result,” the label explains. A great way to ensure the product is spread evenly is to use a comb to apply. Try the Aussie hair line for conditioners that leave hair silky smooth and manageable.