Reverse hair washing - the new craze in the beauty world to condition first, shampoo second. Weird eh? But I was intrigued so decided to give it a go and here is what I discovered…
Firstly, it feels incredibly strange to wash your hair backwards. After years of being in auto-pilot with the 'normal' sequence, every part of me was saying, Stop this madness!
Out of the shower, I thought perhaps my hair would be incredibly knotty and hard to comb through as conditioner wasn't the last step but I was pleasantly surprised, it was easy to get the comb through.
The first thing I noticed as I was leaving my hair to dry naturally and excitedly waiting to see what the results would be, was that my hair felt thicker. My hair is quite fine so to achieve any kind of volume often requires putting my head upside down for a while! But with reverse hair washing, my hair seems to be thicker and have more volume instantly.
The experts say this will be the case, as when you condition last you won't rinse it all out, which will weigh down your hair and cause it to be flat. Reverse hair washing combats this, and you are left with thicker, voluminous hair. What's not to love?!
Just to check this wasn't a fluke one-off thing, I've been reverse washing my hair all week and the results have always been the same - great-looking thick hair which doesn't seem to get as greasy as before (probably as all the conditioner has been washed out!)
I would definitely recommend you try this out. The only negative is how weird it feels to put conditioner on dirty hair!