A person's hair is one of their most prized possessions, so keeping it looking healthy and tame is a constant goal for some. So, when one hairdresser revealed we'd all been doing it wrong, the internet went wild ...
There are plenty of us out there who take our hair very seriously.
via: GettyA person's hair is often the defining feature of their overall appearance so, understandably, many of us take immense pride in our heads of hair.
Many use it as a means of expressing themselves...
via: GettyLong hair, short hair, curly hair, straight hair, no hair... There are so many ways in which you can style your locks.
Some people are simply terrified of not being able to maintain their hair...
via: GettyFrom losing their locks to exposing their gray, it can be because of an array of different reasons.
Believe it or not, but there's actual psychology for some of these reasons.
via: GettyNew York City clinical psychologist, Vivian Diller, explained how some people's heads of hair are a lot more than just hair to them. "Some women/men view their hair as an aspect of their identity," explained Diller. "It's very internal..."
But people who hold this kind of love for their own hair claim that it is completely normal...
via: GettyAnd some even insist that a person's hair is the primary source of their beauty so they want to maintain it to the highest of levels.
It's no secret that a lot of men and women spend lots of time and money on their hair.
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Hey, we're worth it, right?
But this week, one hairdresser went viral ...
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With the revelation that we'd all been doing it wrong.
You need to be shampooing twice.
Twitter user @Felicityynicole shared the news.
"The first time will cleanse the hair of all the oils and product build-up so that when you do it for the second time the shampoo can actually do what it's intended to do."
"Also, only apply shampoo to the scalp and when you rinse it will run through the middle and the ends."
"Then only apply conditioner to the middle and ends of your hair, and use your fingers or a wide-tooth comb to detangle in the shower while conditioner is on."
"And lastly remember to only wash your hair 2-3 times a week because too much washing can cause more build-up and damage to the hair"
The more you know!