So, I decided to give this whole ‘reverse hair washing’ thing a go. Essentially you just switch around your shampoo and conditioner. So, condition first, leave on for a few minutes and then wash out with your shampoo. Simple!
I liked this idea because I’m a massive fan of Lush shampoo bars which smell incredible (I need to fess up to you guys sometime about my Lush obsession!) but their conditioner range isn’t great. Godiva is probably my favourite shampoo – it smells quite strongly of jasmine which is my absolute favourite fragrance. If you’re a Lushie you’ll know what I mean when I say it’s from the Lust scent family. I would LOVE it if Lush made a jasmine scented conditioner (I’ve asked them to!) but in the meantime what I’ve essentially been doing is using the gorgeous shampoo and then diluting or mixing its scent with that of a conditioner I don’t love quite so much. So I figured finishing with the shampoo would leave me with beautifully scented locks. I was right!
I should say that Lush do make a gorgeous hair treatment with a jasmine scent (Jasmine and Henna Fluff-Ease) but it’s not an everyday thing. So yeah, Lush, please step up your conditioner game! 😉
Anyway, back to reverse hair washing. I’ve been doing it for a couple of weeks now and here’s what I’ve noticed:-
- My hair feels cleaner for longer
- I have fewer flyaways
- I have fewer knots
- My hair is more manageable, looks and feels softer and in better condition.
I forgot a few days ago and reverted to the old routine. That’s when I realised I truly was converted! It didn’t feel anywhere near as clean and my flyaways were back.
It may not suit all hair types (mine is very fine and there’s a lot of it) but I think it’s worth giving this a go, especially if you have fine hair like me.
So yep, even if it is a fad, this reverse hair washing thing is something I’m totally on board with!