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So you have bought the right shampoo and followed the instructions for a good hair wash. But your hair still seems to lack the promised luster? This is probably because you haven’t followed the steps right after. For instance, general wisdom suggests you should let your hair air dry after a wash, however if you do not detangle it first it may lead to the hair being frizzy and messy when dry. To avoid such hair faux pas here are 5 quick tips to ensure you follow the right after wash care for your hair!

After a wash the first thing one generally does is rub the hair dry to remove excess water, or even wrap a towel around the hair to rest it on top of the head. This is a complete no-no. Instead gently dab your hair and loosely wrap the towel around your loose hair and let it hang for a few minutes to remove the excess water.

Apply a leave in conditioner or a light serum to ensure you lock in the moisture in your hair after a wash. This will also help you detangle your hair easily, especially if it is long.

Use a wide-toothed comb and run it through your wet hair to remove tangles. And unlike how you normally comb your hair from top to bottom, start in reverse. This way you will tackle your knots more easily, and will avoid making your hair more tangled.

While styling your hair, ensure that you apply a heat protecting serum before you use a blow dryer or curling/straightening iron. This will help you retain the moisture while also giving you the style you want.

Do not tie your hair when its wet, as wet hair are very fragile and break easily. If you cant leave it down, use a scarf or covered snag-free elastic bands to tie it loosely. With these tips your hair is bound to behave just as it should after every wash and add that extra shine to your personality!