Twice as nice? Double Cleansing Fine & Thinning Hair
What is double cleansing? Does your hair need it? And does it improve hair's appearance?
Do you wash your hair every day, or do you avoid it because of how much hair seems to accumulate in the drain? Maybe you aren’t all that concerned with hair fall but have decided to give your hair (and yourself) a break during quarantine. Or maybe you just find your hair easier to style the day after washing.
If you have ever wondered just how often you should be washing your hair, you are not alone. It’s a popular question asked in hair salons, dermatologist offices and across the internet.
I love the shampoo and conditioner!! My hair is very fine and thinning. Someone at a med spa recommended Revivogen.
When I use shampoo and conditioner, they make my hair thicker. I was having trouble covering the back of my scalp, but this makes it easy to cover the thin spots.
To Wash or Not to Wash
The answer to how often you should wash your hair is as unique as you are. Hair type and texture definitely play a role. As does activity level and how “greasy” your hair tends to get over the course of the day. If your scalp produces a lot of sebum, the waxy oily substance secreted by the sebaceous glands to lubricate skin and hair, hair can quickly lose volume.
For those of us with naturally fine or thinning hair, daily washing or washing every other day is necessary to keep hair from looking dirty, preventing scalp irritation and avoiding clogged follicles that could interfere with new growth.
For those blessed with thicker or textured hair, washing every few days avoids over-drying and excess frizz without allowing too much sebum or product buildup to occur on the scalp.
Best shampoo I've ever used! I absolutely love this shampoo. My hair feels so clean and full after using it. My hair was thinning a little and this did seem to help.
Perfecting Your Routine
Practice makes perfect as they say. Once you decide on a wash schedule, selecting the appropriate products for your hair is the key to success.
Revivogen Bio-Cleansing Shampoo is designed to be gentle enough for daily washing of fine, thinning and more fragile hair while still providing an effective cleaning of the scalp and hair. The paraben and sulfate-free formula should be massaged into the scalp to create lather and effectively deliver the botanical extracts known to fight DHT and nourish hair. Be sure to use the pads of fingers, not your nails when massaging and scrubbing the scalp. Scratching may damage hair follicles and increase inflammation or irritation.
If a daily washing schedule isn’t for you, consider using dry shampoo on non-wash days. The dry shampoo will help absorb excess sweat and oils, refreshing and lifting hair at the roots. Revivogen PRO Dry Shampoo is specifically designed for fine and thinning hair. Lightweight and effective, it is particularly helpful on mornings after our Scalp Therapy hair serum has been applied and there is no time to wash your hair.
I love my Revivogen shampoo and conditioner every morning before I go to work, as it seems to renew my hair with strength and volume while giving my scalp a wake up.
What Is Double Cleansing? Should I be doing it?
If you live by the motto “more is more,” then you may be swayed by the concept of double cleansing. The idea is that one must wash their hair twice in a row to get maximum cleaning impact. The old “lather, rinse, repeat” if you recall. You may notice when you visit the salon that hair stylists tend to always do two rounds of shampoo.
The concept is based on the idea that the first shampoo breaks down the dirt, sebum (skin’s natural oils), hair products and pollution. Then, the second wash actually washes them away as well as delivers the shampoo’s nourishing ingredients in a way that it could not during the first round when all the filth was coating each strand.
Revivogen Shampoo is gentle and soothing, while still deep cleaning. For users who don’t wash their hair daily, double shampooing may be worth a try. Give it a shot for a few weeks and notice any changes, for better or worse.
Those who wash their hair daily are probably fine with just one round of lathering and rinsing - the “repeat” not necessary, at least not every day. But an occasional double shampoo may give hair a boost. One key element is to make sure to use only a small amount with each wash, and focus on massaging it gently into your scalp and roots.
Many find that twice-shampooing not only creates a healthier scalp and cleaner hair, but it can also help the conditioner step be more effective. When hair is dirty, the nourishing ingredients of the conditioner can’t penetrate the hair to strengthen it. With Revivogen Thickening Conditioner, it also plumps the follicle to improve the appearance of thinning hair.
So, if you find your hair is greasy or you wonder if your hair’s luster could be dialed up, then give double cleansing a try.
Double Cleansing Alternative
Another way to give hair an extra cleansing boost is to use Revivogen PRO Exfoliating Scalp Cleanser. The foaming cleanser bubbles on the scalp, no need to massage or scrub. Used once a week, the cleanser will help remove excess sebum, dirt and product buildup that shampooing alone may miss. The ingredients in PRO Exfoliating Scalp Cleanser also help increase scalp circulation and improve the absorption level of Scalp Therapy hair serum.
Your hair care routine, like a good workout or wardrobe, will need some adjustment from time to time. Warmer weather, increased activity levels and changes in body chemistry as we age will all impact sebum levels and how your hair looks and feels. Try a new cleansing approach and don’t forget the conditioner!