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How To Shampoo Your Hair The Right Way (Do’s And Don’ts)

Ever wondered how to shampoo your hair the right way? Well, you should! Washing your hair incorrectly can damage it further and lead to dry, dull and lifeless tresses. Shampooing your hair may seem like a no-brainer to you, but there is a process to it with certain dos and don’ts. Most of us make some common mistakes while shampooing but it is necessary to get acquainted with the correct technique to flaunt the hair of your dreams. Wondering what could possibly go wrong? Let’s start with the simple dos and don’ts for a hair wash to rescue your hair from damage and achieve a healthier mane with ease.


1. Pick the right shampoo 

You need to pick the right shampoo, depending on your hair type and needs. Using the wrong one can cause massive damage to your hair.

  • If you have fine hair, you’ll want to use a gentle shampoo to make your hair look healthy, revitalised, and nourished
  • If you have thick hair, look for a moisturising shampoo for long hair
  • If you have colour-treated hair, opt for the shampoo with natural ingredients and vitamins to maintain the shine and texture of your hair
  • If you are the one with dry hair, try the banana shampoo for smooth hair or that nourishes dry hair and gives it an incredible shine
  • If you are facing excessive hair fall, it is best to use the shampoo for hair fall that helps in reconstructing and rebuilding hair
  • If you are curly-headed, go for the macadamia vegan shampoo
  • Not sure of your hair type? You can opt for a shampoo with nourishing ingredients such as aloe vera or papaya

No matter your hair type, you must avoid shampoos that contain harsh chemicals and cleansing agents in them. While these ingredients may help your shampoo foam up and leave your hair feeling clean, they can end up drying your hair over time. Moreover, harsh ingredients can also cause skin irritation for those with sensitive skin. You should opt for a natural, silicone-free, and paraben-free shampoo as this helps to maintain the natural moisture of your hair and keeps it feeling soft, supple, and healthy. Using a silicone-free shampoo is very important if you have fine hair, dry hair, or hair that’s prone to frizz.

2. Rinse thoroughly

Rinsing your hair is an essential step to wash your hair the right way. Don’t jump straight to the shampoo. Instead, let your hair get fully wet. Let gushing water flow over your head for at least one minute. This helps to open the cuticles, softens hair tangles, and removes dirt. Run your fingers through your hair to make sure that all the hair, including the ends, are fully wet. You will notice that you need lesser shampoo to wash your hair if you wet your hair properly beforehand. It is best to use lukewarm water as it removes extra oil and washes off dry scalp skin making it ready to receive shampoo’s nutrition (Make sure that the water is not burning hot as it can damage your hair and scalp.)

3. Wash effectively

An effective way to wash your hair is by focusing the natural shampoo on your scalp and the crown instead of your entire hair length. This will create fewer tangles between your strands and clean your scalp where most of the oil and debris gets accumulated. Additionally, use a lesser amount of shampoo at first and mix it a little with water before applying it to your scalp. This will help to reduce the direct impact of shampoo on your scalp. Once done, rinse out the shampoo well (Use lukewarm water.)


1. Over-washing is a No

Over-washing your hair can result in extra oil. When you train your hair to be washed too frequently, your oil glands start producing more oil to compensate for the loss of oils that the shampoo is stripping. Be mindful, the right frequency of washing your hair depends on its type and needs. If you have very dry hair, limit your washing to twice a week. If you have oily hair, washing your hair on alternate days is a good idea.

2. Avoid harsh cleaning

Never scrub your scalp with nails while shampooing. Nails will not only damage the scalp but also weaken the hair follicles. This can also cause abrasions and attract infections as your hair is the most vulnerable when it’s wet. Handle your scalp and hair with care by massaging it gently with fingertips and palms.

3. Keep away from artificial dryers

Hairdryers can strip off the natural moisture from your hair. Once you are done washing your hair, use a towel to dry your hair. Make sure to squeeze or pat your hair dry instead of rubbing it harshly. We recommend using a microfiber towel or an old T-shirt to dry your hair as a rough fibre can cause damage to your hair.

Follow these simple tips and browse through a wide range of Garnier hair shampoos and Garnier paraben-free shampoos for strong hair to pamper your strands with the love and care it needs. The Garnier shampoos are made without the use of artificial colourants and are perfect for regular use. To further get longer and healthier locks with ease, it is best to include other products such as oil, conditioner, hair mask and serum into your regular haircare routine.

Apart from this, Garnier also offers a wide variety of hair colouring products from brown hair colour to burgundy hair colour to help your hair look the best from the rest. And yes, if you are not sure of which hair colour shade will suit you the best, head to the Garnier Virtual Try-On tool to find your perfect shade and stand out from the rest. Shop now!

Product Name Price (Rs.)
Fructis Long & Strong Shampoo 175ml 135
Fructis Long & Strong Shampoo 340ml 240
Fructis Long & Strong Shampoo 640ml 450
Fructis Long & Strong Shampoo 80ml 55