Washing hair seems like a no-brainer! It is simply washing, rinsing, and repeating. Given that we've spent most of our lives taking hair showers, one might think we've mastered the routine. Wrong! If your hair appears brittle and is prone to breakage, then your shampooing habits or technique could be one of the problems.

You might need to re-examine your habits closely to ensure happy and healthy hair. This blog focuses on uncovering some mistakes that you maybe unknowingly making while washing your hair. 

In This Article:

Common Myths And Misconceptions About Shampooing

Myth 1 – Frequent Shampoo Switching Is Not Harmful

Common Myths And Misconceptions About Shampooing

Listed below are some popular myths and misconceptions about shampoos. 

Myth 1 – Frequent Shampoo Switching Is Not Harmful

Shampoo's main purpose is to clean the scalp. You may switch to a new variety of shampoo according to the weather and the condition of your scalp. However, constant switching can damage your hair. 

Myth 2 - Sulfate Shampoos Are Best For Your Hair

Sulfate helps in removing dirt and oil from the scalp. However, sulfate shampoo may be suitable for some hair types but it isn't meant for all. Excessive use of sulfate makes hair frizzy and dry. It eliminates natural oils from the hair and scalp.Choosing a sulfate-free shampoo is recommended. Our entire shampoo range is sulfate-free and gentle on your hair. 

Myth 3 – Apply The Shampoo To The Hair Strands Alone

Shampoo should be applied to the scalp as well. As mentioned earlier, the main purpose of shampoo is to remove perspiration salts, dirt, grime, dead skin, and oil buildup from the person's scalp. Hence, the major focus should be on the scalp when shampooing with the best shampoo for hair

Common Shampooing Mistakes

1. Washing Your Hair Too Often

    Most of the regular shampoo brands contain chemicals that can strip your hair off natural oils. Washing your hair daily is likely to make them stressed and dry. It is recommended to wash your hair on alternate days. People with textured or dry hair should wait a week before their next hair wash. 

    2. Using Hot Water For Hair Wash

      Hot water for hair wash results in breakage and reduces the elasticity of your hair strands. It can also lead to hair fall problems in the long run. It is recommended to use warm or cold water to ensure perfect hair health. Our Onion, Black Seed & Patchouli Hairfall Control Sulfate Free Shampoo is your perfect bet if you are already facing hair fall problems. With this shampoo, you can say goodbye to hair fall problems and hello to strong and healthy strands.

      3. Using The Products Not Meant For Your Hair Type

        Conditioner and shampoo should never be all-purpose. There is no one shampoo-fits-all strategy here. You should use the best shampoo for your hair's unique needs. Let's say you have frizzy hair, investing in an anti-frizz shampoo can be great. Our Argan Oil & Lavender Sulfate Free Anti-Frizz Shampoo works the best. It helps tame those pesky fly-offs and also keeps your frizz in control. 

        4. Not Investing In A Quality Hair Conditioner

          While it is important to invest in a high-quality shampoo, it is equally important to invest in a good conditioner. Also, apply a sufficient quantity of conditioner so that your strands get a good amount of moisture. 

          Here’s your checklist on how to use shampoo the right way

          1. Detangle Your Hair Before Washing

            Did you know wet hair is more prone to hair fall? Let’s get rid of those tangles beforehand! Grab your comb or hair brush and start from the ends. Work your way up to the roots to detangle your hair.

            2. Get The Right Quantity Of Your Shampoo

              Too much or too little of a product can make or break your hair wash routine. A coin-sized amount of both your shampoo and conditioner works the best. Let’s keep our hair safe from overproduct consumption!

              3. Apply Shampoo Correctly

                You need to get this right! Use your palms and fingers to scrub your hair gently. Gently is the keyword here. Don't be harsh when scrubbing your scalp, it may lead to further damage. 

                4. Ensure Even Application Of Hair Conditioner

                  Make sure to run conditioner through your locks using a wide-toothed comb to keep your hair in check and prevent flyaways or frizz. This step is especially important for people with wavy or curly hair. Rinse thoroughly to ensure the removal of the product from your hair.


                  We hope this blog has acted as an eye-opener for you and helped you understand how to properly use shampoo. So next time, when you have a wash planned, keep these mistakes away and incorporate the right routine of hair wash. 

                  Frequently Asked Questions

                  Q:1 How can over-shampooing or under-shampooing affect my hair health?

                  A. The shampoo is formulated to remove excess oil and dirt from the scalp. However, overusing it is likely to damage your hair, as it strips off important oils. 

                  Q:2 What are the benefits of correct shampooing techniques on the overall health of my hair?

                  A. Proper shampooing techniques cleanse the hair and scalp of sweat, oil, and dirt. This promotes healthy hair growth, helps prevent dandruff, and removes flakes by maintaining natural oils in the scalp. 

                  Q:3 How often should I shampoo my hair per week?

                  A. Experts recommend washing hair on an average two or three times every week, but this may vary depending on the hair type.

                  Q:4 How long should I leave the shampoo in my hair before rinsing?

                  A. Ideally, shampooing your hair should take 1 to 3 minutes (this may vary according to hair thickness).


                  Written by Samradni Pradhan on Mar 21, 2024