Reverse Washing: Everything You Need to Know

Rebecca Cox

Lather, rinse, repeat. Condition, rinse, dry. Right? Maybe not. The trend for reverse washing calls for us to throw the (fairly short) hair washing rule book out the window and, quite simply, reverse the process.

First you condition, then you shampoo, meaning that any heavy conditioner residues are rinsed out, so hair is not weighed down. This might sound bonkers (the purpose of a conditioner being to, well, condition and nourish locks), but for those of you with fine, oily or limp hair, this little trick could be just what your lifeless locks need. Keep scrolling to find out exactly how to reverse wash at home.

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