According To This Video, We Have Been Washing Our Hair All Wrong

If the internet is good for anything in particular, it’s teaching us how wrong we have been doing things.

Another hack that’s taking social media by storm is teaching people how to correctly wash their hair. That’s right, shampoo and conditioner. Keep reading to find out whether you have been doing this basic self-care routine wrong your whole life.

There Are Some Well-Known Rules In The Hair Care Game

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Photo Credit: Polina Tankilevitch / Pexels

There are a few well-known rules to follow depending on your hair type. For instance, it’s not good for the natural oils in your hair to be washed every day.

Also, it’s best not to brush out natural curls to avoid frizz, and over-styling with heat can lead to damage.

Apparently We Have Been Washing Our Hair All Wrong

Woman lathering hair in shower
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Photo Credit: Scandinavian Biolabs / Pexels

While some of these things seem pretty obvious, other parts of our hair care routine are less clear.

According to a new TikTok video, the majority of men and women with long hair have been going about washing it all wrong.

Most People Wash Their Hair The Same Way

Shampoo bottle being poured into hand
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Photo Credit: Scandinavian Biolabs / Unsplash

Most people wash their hair by applying a dollop-sized amount of shampoo to their hand, then transferring it to their scalp where they begin lathering.

Apparently, this is not the most effective way of getting your scrub on.

The Lather Should Start Before You Apply The Product To Your Hair

Shampoo In Hands
Photo Credit: @abbeyyung / TikTok
Photo Credit: @abbeyyung / TikTok

Thankfully, TikTok user Abbey Yung is here to teach us the correct way to get our lather and rinse on.

The trick is in the shampoo, and it happens before you actually apply the product to your hair.

The Foamy Lather Is The Most Important Part

Abbey’s video teaches the importance of “emulsifying” or aerating the shampoo in your hands before you put it in your hair.

She says that failing to do this step means your shampoo won’t spread evenly on your scalp.

This Way Of Washing Will Also Help Prevent Greasy Hair

Lathered up hands and soap
Photo Credit: @abbeyyung / TikTok
Photo Credit: @abbeyyung / TikTok

She shows how rubbing the shampoo together rapidly before applying it to your hair will make all the difference.

According to Abbey, this way of washing will help prevent people’s hair from getting greasy.

Her Other Videos On Hair Care Are Also Great

Abbey has shared more hair-safe practices and shampoo hacks with her followers since her first video gained so much attention.

We have to admit, she does have drop-dead gorgeous hair, so she must be doing something right!