I became curious about whether any other HHJ ladies repeat when shampooing. In a lot of my favorite blogs that I follow the wash day posts usually say "shampooed with ____" then moves on to the next part of the wash whether it be tea rinsing or deep conditioning. Even I do this when typing up my wash day post. But I always wonder "did you repeat the shampoo process". I will admit that I am a lather, rinse, repeat, shampooer. I always have been and I guess it's just a habit.
Some seem to think it's a marketing ploy to get you to spend more money on hair products as mentioned in this post here. The more you use, the more you buy right? This could be true, but in my opinion I do think it's beneficial in that I feel my scalp has been thoroughly cleaned; and we all know a healthy scalp means healthy hair. I usually put more focus on my scalp when washing anyway. And since I don't scrub my hair it shouldn't hurt to do a second lather and allow my tresses to be gently cleansed as I rinse. I don't think I've experienced any ill effects from repeating the shampoo. So I don't see any issue with the old "lather, rinse, repeat" routine, especially if you're using a moisturizing/conditioning shampoo. Sometimes if I use a sulfate shampoo or clarifying shampoo I will follow up with a moisturizing shampoo, which should help with moisture retention.
I guess it just depends on the individual and how often you wash. Maybe if you're someone that washes every day, you will lather once. If you wash every week or two you may feel like you need a more thorough wash. If your hair is natural, you are definitely more concerned about moisture so maybe when you shampoo/clarify you only lather once.
So what do you guys think about the shampoo process? Do you lather, rinse, then repeat?
Thanks for reading,