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Why You Should Try Double Washing Your Red Hair

This Technique Could Change Your Hair

Updated: October 30th, 2023

Double washing is a shampoo method that has been growing in popularity, and some redheads swear by it. Here’s everything you need to know to decide if this method is right for your red hair

What is double washing?

Double washing is as simple as it sounds. It’s a method where you shampoo your hair twice before conditioning it. Most of the time those who double wash will use two different shampoos that offer different benefits. The first wash focuses on the scalp and roots, while the second wash focuses on the hair strands. Double washing is often used by those who do 1-2 washes a week

What are the benefits of double washing? 

Double washing has numerous benefits, and the benefits can even be customized depending on the products you are using. Some of the main benefits of double washing include:

  • Decreased Scalp Build-Up – When double washing, the first wash allows you to really penetrate the scalp and remove build-up, while the second wash removes any excess from the hair strands.
  • Increased Time Between Washes – Double washing is a great way to extend the time between washes. The double wash can help control oils and reduce the need for more than 1-2 washes a week. 
  • Gain Multiple Shampoo Benefits – Many shampoos target one concern, so by double washing you’re able to use two different products and target more concerns at once. For example, your first wash could be a hair growth shampoo or a clarifying shampoo that targets the scalp, while your second shampoo could add in protein or moisture. 

Who should skip double washing? 

Double washing can work wonders on your hair, but there are a few things to consider when deciding if this routine is right for you. Double washing may not be a good choice for those with color-treated hair as it may fade the hair faster, additionally, double washing may not be ideal for those who plan to wash their hair frequently (more than 2x per week) because you can over shampoo the hair and dry it out. 

Looking for the perfect hair towel to go with your new washing technique? Look no further!

How to be a Redhead Soft Microfiber Hair Towel

When drying your hair opt to use a microfiber towel! Introducing the How to be a Redhead Soft Microfiber Hair Towel for Redheads. Because wet hair is at its most vulnerable, this custom microfiber towel gently and carefully absorbs moisture from your red hair and dries it quickly, all while protecting it from stretching and breakage. This design is uniquely shaped to wrap all of your hair securely (no matter the length), with an elastic strap to comfortably keep things in place. Your hair journey starts here, redheads.

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Rock it like a Redhead!