A hairdresser says we’ve been washing our hair totally wrong this whole time.
Kami Kirschbaum, a 22-year-old beauty influencer and hairdresser, posted a 17-second TikTok video in her shower to give professional advice on how to shampoo your hair correctly. The tutorial was eye-opening for a lot of people. Apparently, the average joe isn’t doing nearly enough to properly cleanse their hair.
“Do not wash your hair like this! Just rubbing shampoo in and hoping for the best will leave your hair super dirty,” Kirschbaum said.
She showed herself massaging the shampoo onto the top of her head using her palms. This was the big no-no.
“Use your fingertips to scrub that scalp,” she advised. “I always wash two to three times until I feel everything’s squeaky clean. You have to get underneath! This is the most forgotten part.”
Kirschbaum lifted her hair and used her fingertips to work in the shampoo.
The video received 1.4 million views on TikTok. Many admitted they had no idea they were using an incorrect washing method.
“Embarrassed, but I literally learned how to wash my hair at 25 from TikTok. Feels so much better now,” someone commented.
“I wash the first way, oops! Changing immediately!” another wrote.
“I was 28 years old when I learned how to correctly shampoo my hair,” a user said.
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