Reverse washing hair may sound like an oxymoron, but it’s actually the opposite of what you think it means. The routine involves using the products you would normally use on your hair in the shower before showering, then rinsing them out before stepping under the water to shampoo and condition your hair as usual. This can be beneficial to anyone who has sensitive skin or scalp issues that are exacerbated by regular hair products or by the natural buildup of oils and dirt after repeated shampoos and washes.
Improves hair growth
If you want a quick way to see better hair growth, try using the reverse washing method. Reverse washing will not only help hair grow thicker, but it also provides long-term benefits that make your natural locks stronger and more manageable. This is because instead of damaging the follicles with harsh shampooing, this process cleanses the scalp and roots by removing dirt and oils without stripping them of moisture.
Not only does this give you healthier strands in the short term, but it is proven to increase length over time!
Keeps hair moisturized
The hair cuticle naturally has an outside-in orientation. This means that when we shampoo, the scalp and strands of hair are not actually clean. When hair is shampooed, it opens up the cuticle so that natural oils can be removed along with dirt and product buildup. However, reverse washing takes the opposite approach by using a conditioner first followed by a shampoo which closes the cuticle again. Therefore, the hair is moisturized without stripping away its natural oil and your hair will have more volume as well!
Helps with dandruff problems
A lot of people are in a rush, so when they get out of the shower, they use dry shampoo on their hair. What happens though is that there’s build up from both oil and product residue. This builds up over time and can cause scalp inflammation which can lead to breakouts and dandruff-like symptoms.
Reverse washing helps with this problem because you don’t apply anything directly onto your scalp that could add oil buildup but instead focus on cleaning the hair itself.