I am a lazy girl. There, that information is out there, do with it what you will. But no, seriously, every part of my being and psyche is lazy. Which is why I am usually online scouting to find lazy girl beauty hacks. From multipurpose beauty products to multi masking, I have tried it all. Then on one lazy Sunday, I chanced upon an interesting hair wash technique that makes your showers a little quicker and is better for your hair in the long run.
Theory suggests that your roots are where your hair is the most greasy and has the most dust accumulation, which means the roots need to be washed thoroughly. The conditioner, on the other hand, is usually only applied to the ends and you do exactly that but with the shampoo on the roots. This is faster because, unlike what is said on the shampoo bottle, you do not rinse and repeat.
It begins with a thorough rinse with lukewarm water. If you usually use hot water, you need to stop right now. It opens up the hair follicles and strips your hair of its natural oils. Once your hair is cleansed of the dust and grime with water, start lathering up the shampoo. Focus here only on the roots and make sure to cleanse thoroughly. Now, there are 2 ways to use your conditioner here, either you could rinse the shampoo out of your hair and then apply conditioner to your ends or you could apply your conditioner to the ends, and continue to lather the roots with shampoo while doing so. I have tried both these techniques and I am a little partial to the latter (it is a little quicker). Another good rinse with cooler water and you are done. No requirements of another rinse.
For me, this hair wash technique works beautifully and I am maybe going to switch to this for a while now.