Ok guys, we know what you’re thinking. You’ve been washing your hair nearly your whole life. It’s not rocket science, right?

But what if we told you we just found out we’ve been doing it wrong the whole time, and you probably are too?

Let’s take it back to the very beginning. Who taught you to wash your hair? Most likely your mum, while you were sharing a bath with a rubber ducky and Johnson & Johnson was your go-to. Back then, it was simple. Get foamy, and rinse.

Then life got real. Sun and salt water came into the equation and, once again, our mums came to the rescue with the solution – conditioner. And so the routine evolved into 1) scrub-up with a generous shampoo (x 2 on the days when we can actually be effed) 2) conditioner (ends only), 3) rinse and 4) towel or blow-dry.

We’ve never really given it any further thought. Why should we?

Well, as it turns out, there’s a whole lot more to the ultimate wash than what we first thought.

That’s where Anthony Nader, Creative Director of RAW comes in. This guy knows hair. He’s our go-to guy in a hair situation, and he gave us some damn good tips for hair-washing best practices.

Seriously, forget what your mumma told you.

This changes everything.

By Carmen Hamilton.