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One routine definitely does not fit all when it comes to hair. Even one person can go between different products and regimens that work for them as their hair type changes throughout their life. Personally, my hair seems to change with every major cut. Most recently, I chopped off several inches back to collar-bone length for a winter refresh.
Because I have a thick and curly mane, my routine has always been tailored to working with a lot of hair… and dry hair at that. When I had a longer style, my routine was a perfect fit: light shampoo, heavy conditioner that I let sit for several minutes, rinse and apply leave-in conditioner. Of course, when I lost the length, this routine was weighing my hair down like crazy, deflating the natural volume I’d come to love. My new cut soon looked depressing, falling flat against my face instead of framing it.
In need of a new regimen, I turned to the latest trend in hair care: reverse washing. Reverse washing consists of exactly what it sounds like: doing the traditional shampooing and conditioning in reverse. While you could try this with whatever products you’re currently using, I wanted to go all in an do it right. So for my first crack at reverse washing, I used the new TRESemme Beauty-Full Volume Reverse Wash System which is made exactly for this technique.
The TRESemme Reverse Wash System consists of the Beauty-Full Volume Pre-Wash Conditioner, which I applied first. It’s specifically formulated to volumize and polish the hair, while binding to the cuticles to protect through the next step of shampooing. It has a good slip to it without being too heavy, and spreads throughout my hair easily. Since I knew I would be washing it out later, I distributed it from root to tip, and rubbed lightly into my head to soothe my dry scalp. I let the conditioner sink in, just like I would in a typical routine, while I shaved my legs and washed my body.
After several minutes, I rinsed the conditioner out thoroughly. Then, it was time to move on to the Beauty-Full Volume Shampoo, which I focused onto my scalp. It gently cleansed, clearing away any weight left by the conditioner. The shampoo also felt relatively moisturizing on its own, which was a nice surprise. I rinsed that out after only a couple minutes, and stepped out of the shower.
I let my hair air dry, and anxiously awaited what results I’d meet. Having notoriously dry hair and scalp, I wasn’t sure washing away the conditioner would cut it for my thirsty locks. But as it dried, my hair was feeling softer while I could see it noticeably looking more full. Um, what! How the heck did that work!? My hair felt silky smooth, but incredibly light! The conditioner had really infused it with moisture, while the shampoo cleansed gently enough to maintain hydration but also avoid product buildup. In short: my hair felt salon-washed.
The concept of reverse washing is genius, especially if you’re looking for effortless, bouncy volume. You still get the moisture your hair needs but without getting weighed down. The routine is also great for color-treated hair, since you’re protecting with the conditioner before cleansing.
If you want to try Reverse Washing, check out the new TRESemme Reverse Wash System at CVS— and don’t forget your ExtraBucks Rewards card, because they’ve got some bangin’ deals going on:
Valid 1/31/16 – 2/6/16
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Valid 2/7/16 – 2/13/16
- Get $2 ExtraBucks® Rewards when you buy any TWO (2) participating TRESemmé® products
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If you wanna give the new trend a shot, check it: I’m giving away the TRESemme Reverse Washing Shampoo & Conditioner to one of you! Use the widget below to enter your email and follow the steps to complete your entry before February 13th, 11:59 pm. Click here for official rules. Good luck!
Have you tried reverse washing yet?