06 December 2013

Double Shampoo

double shampoo rottenotter rotten otter blog I double cleanse my face on a regular basis without really thinking about it. How had I never thought about double shampoo? We cleanse our face first to get rid of make-up or dirt and then a second to cleanse our skin so why not a first shampoo to get rid of product build up, dirt and grease and then a second to cleanse the scalp? For the past month or so I've been double shampooing each time I wash my hair and it's really made a difference to how my hair and scalp feel.

First off the hair by my scalp feels lighter once dried. I always thought my hair was clean after washing before, who wouldn't?, but it's never felt this clean and fresh before. Double shampooing hasn't dried my scalp out which I thought it could have especially as I have eczema on my scalp. In fact it's been the opposite. Double shampooing seems to have made my eczema even better!

For the first shampoo I just grab any shampoo from my cupboard but I always follow up with the Philip Kingsley Itchy/Flaky Scalp Shampoo to help with my eczema.

Another bonus is my hair stays cleaner for even longer. I've probably been hiding under a rock somewhere while everyone else has been double shampooing for years but it's new to me and working so I'm going to carry on.

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8 comments

  1. I've only recently found out about this, too! I tried it last night for the first time, so I'm going to see if my hair stays cleaner for longer. I have no choice but to wash it daily (I've even tried getting it into a new routine, but it was not having any of it!), so I'll see if this extra step changes things.

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  2. I've started to get an itchy and flaky scalp recently and nothing seems to be improving it. I never even knew Philip Kingsley did a shampoo specific to this problem. I will now be adding this to my list of products to buy soon. :)
    I have been double shampooing for a few years now and you are right, you can really feel the difference to your hair afterwards!

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  3. I've been doing this for ages and my parents really don't understand why- will get them to read this post and potentially convert haha, the only downside is how ridiculously quickly I now get through shampoo. Oops. xxx

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  4. I always double shampoo! just makes sense, especially if you use a lot of product :) x

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  5. Great idea, I'd worry this would make my hair more greasy but if it keeps it cleaner for longer then I'll definitely be giving it a try! I've recently been recommended the Philip Kingsley shampoos, can't wait to give them a go :) x

    thunderl0ve

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  6. I double shampoo al the time. I find it leaves my hair feeling much cleaner and much lighter. It's also much more fresh and i find that conditioner works better on top of super clean hair too :')

    Sharlotte

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  7. I've always double shampooed, never thought not too. My hair feels squeaky clean when I double cleanse :) x

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