Hair washing: 4 mistakes you must avoid

Washing your hair may seem like the most basic ritual and way to care for your scalp, but even in the shower there are a few pitfalls to avoid if you want to promote healthy hair growth.


At Mellow Mind, we care about giving our scalp the same amount of care as our skin. When you wash your hair in scalding hot water, you risk removing all the natural oils from your scalp. It dries out the scalp and makes the hair more fragile. Therefore, turn it down a bit and wash your hair in lukewarm water.


Yes, you read that right. We find that it has almost become a sport to drag out the hair wash for as many days as possible, but this is far from a healthy choice.

Factors we are exposed to on a daily basis, such as pollution and sweat, can weaken the hair shaft and cause unhealthy hair to grow. Dry sweat and dead skin cells build up in the hair follicles, together with styling products and form a film that can lead to an imbalanced dry, flaky or itchy scalp.

Use a mild sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner like ours that won't strip the scalp of its natural oils and can be used as needed.


Dry shampoo can save you every busy morning, but unfortunately also be one of the fastest ways to wear out your hair and create an unbalanced scalp. Therefore, try to avoid the classic aerosol dry shampoo that, among other things, contain drying alcohols, and use a dry shampoo made from natural ingredients such as rice powder and tapioca powder.


You know that feeling of "perfectly clean hair" after washing your hair? Many shampoos contain sulfates, which strip the natural oils and moisture barrier from your scalp, as well as the hair's good bacteria, which are necessary to create a healthy environment for growth. If you struggle with dry or damaged hair, it is important that the scalp can maintain its natural oils.

Read the back of the packaging and avoid these ingredients to find the products that are gentle on the scalp and hair:

-Sodium Laureth/Myreth/Lauryl Sulphate

-Sodium Laureth/Lauryl Sulfate

-Ammonium Laureth/Lauryl Sulphate

-ATEA Lauryl Sulphate

-TEA dodecylbenzene sulfonate

-Sodium Alkylbenzene Sulfonate

-Ammonium or Sodium Xylenesulfonate

Have fun with your next hair wash.

Kh. Maria