Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Trend Test: Reverse Washing

I'm not normally one to jump on the bandwagon with new trends. In fact, I'm usually the person that tries out a trend about a year after it has stopped being cool (I just recently tried out ombré hair, which I'm way behind on). So it's certainly out of the norm for me to try out something that is taking the blogosphere by storm while it's still considered on trend, but the new fad of reverse washing was just too simple for me not try out.

The whole idea behind reverse washing is to condition your hair and then shampoo it. The reasoning behind this is that your hair gets conditioned and then the shampoo removes any excess oils or whatnot that has been left behind. Plenty of bloggers have raved about it, saying it adds volume and health to your hair. I was skeptical. But guess what? This is one trend that actually really works. 

Many people who have written about the benefits of reverse washing have stated they have thinner hair and it helps create more volume to otherwise flat hair. Since I have ridiculously thick hair, the benefits for me come from a different perspective. After about a week of trialing reverse washing I have found my hair to feel healthier, thicker and looks shinier. It's probably not a difference dramatic enough to be noticed by others, but it's something I have taken notice to. After showering my hair always feels "clean" obviously, but with regular washing my hair starts to feel oily by the end of the day. With reverse washing my hair still feels fresh and clean by the end of the day, without an excess oils. 

So all in all, this is one trend I've tested and definitely approve of. I'd be very interested to hear other people's thoughts on the idea, but I know it's something that I'll continue trying out.



  1. I tried this by accident and found it added lots of volume at first. My hair is really dry at the moment though so my hairdresser has advised to add lots of conditioner afterwards :-)

    I will pop my review up soon x


    1. I definitely see how it could dry out hair, I'll have to be sure to only do it a few times a week! Thanks for reading, I can't wait to read your review! :)

  2. Firstly, it's lovely to see another blogger with thick hair as mine is really thick too and I never feel like most hair care posts are relevant to me! I'm going to give this a go today just to see if it really works :) I've followed you on GFC and Bloglovin as your blog doesn't seem generic!

    Ellie xx | http://theleobeauty.blogspot.co.uk

  3. Thanks so much for reading, and for the kind words! I really appreciate it :) And I totally agree, I feel like most haircare posts I read on blogs are targeted more towards finer hair, which is great but when I try them out on my hair I look crazy. You'll have to let me know how it works out for you!

  4. I am totally going to try this!! Thanks for the info.
    xo T

    1. I really have been loving what it's done to my hair!! You'll have to let me know how it works out for you!


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