Washing Your Hair Carefully

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How to Wash Your Hair

So I have been talking a lot about how, once you start to take a huge amount of meditation, your hair starts to change.  It starts to be crap, dull, brittle and sad looking.

The best advice I can give you is to go very firm, but gentle.  I use 100% Olive Oil Soap from the Olive Oil Soap Company.  They are an Australian based company that ship all around the country.  (And ever time we have ordered a parcel to arrive at home, there is a cheeky extra to sample.  I love these guys)  This is a beautiful luxury soap, but there are cheaper olive oil soaps available online – Have a look here.

Wash Your Hair Less

Try and ease yourself into a routine where you wash your hair a lot less.  Most of us wash our hair too often, stripping it over and over of it’s natural oils.  When I chat to friends about this, they say they need to wash their hair a lot because it is so oily.  When you wash your hair too much and strip all the natural oils away, your scalp starts producing heaps of oils to replace it all.  Your skin goes into over drive.

Instead of washing your hair every single day, try to cherish these oils, as they are protecting your hair.  It is a strange transition, but easing into a less frequent wash will pay off in the long run.

Also, if you can –  Aim to wash your hair at night or afternoon, reducing the need to blow dry your hair in the morning before you head out.

by Meg

Meghan Brewster is a writer and blogger. She is an ITP patient and launched ITP&Me in 2011. She is a coffee lover and a try hard dancer. @meghan_brewster

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