What Exactly Is ‘Reverse Washing’ — And Does It Work?


Zinhlezonke Zikalala |

Should you try it? 

Forget the traditional rule of shampooing, rinsing and conditioning your hair. Rules are meant to be bent anyway (NOTE: bent not broken). Try the method of washing your hair the other way round (reverse hair washing) and and see what happens.

What Is Reverse Hair Washing?

In layman’s terms, it’s the process of washing your hair in reverse. You apply your conditioner first, the you shampoo afterwards.

Why Should You Try It?

If your hair is thin, oily and/or prone to product build-up, doing these two steps in reverse may help you to achieve better results with your existing shampoos and conditioners (this includes products that perhaps never worked for you in the traditional way of using them, or even products that once upon a time worked for you, but stopped working for whatever reason).

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Who Is Reverse Washing Their Hair?

The K-A-R-D-A-S-H-I-A-N-S. We probably needn’t say more… but we will. According to celebrity hairstylist and global TRESemme ambassador Justine Marjan, the woman behind Chrissy Teigen and the Kardashian sister’s locks says, reverse washing is great for fine and oily hair types who still want the hydrating benefits of conditioner without the excess weight and moisture. “Often, shampoo can strip too many oils from the hair, which is why we use conditioner immediately after shampooing, but conditioner can be too heavy for some hair types.”

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Which Products To Try?

Try the TRESemme Beauty-Full Volume Shampoo R60 and TRESemme Beauty-Full Volume Pre-Wash Conditioner R80

Search for the #ReverseTheRoutine on social media to see and hear all about this crazy trend!

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The How To?

The Reverse Wash System is simple. Very simple:

1/ Apply conditioner to wet hair. Let it soak in for a minute or more. Rinse!
2/ Shampoo as you would normally.

Done and done!

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