If you’ve got fine hair, but need some intense moisture to mend damage, you may want to rethink your lather-rinse-repeat routine. Even just as a joke, we’ve always wondered exactly what would happen if we were to swap the order of our shampoo and conditioner, but as it turns out, it’s a great way to give your strands hydration without causing them to go limp.
“Conditioner does nourish the hair, but can also weigh it down,” Philip B, celebrity hair and scalp expert, tells InStyle. “If you shampoo after you condition, it will whisk away any residue. Clean hair is bouncy hair!” The technique has been dubbed reverse washing, and it’s likely to change the way you shower.