HOT & COLD (Wash Day)
PRO: Rinses Away Dirt and Oil
Hot water and steam naturally open the pores, which is great for removing the oil from your hair . If you have a very oily scalp, washing with hot water can be beneficial. Warm water allows the dirt and hair product that has accumulated on your scalp to escape the pores and be rinsed away. It’s especially important to cleanse your hair of all hair products for your next styling. Overall, warm water might be more beneficial for washing your hair.
CON: May Result in Overly Porous Hair
Hot water opens up the pores and the cuticle of your hair shaft. Rinsing your hair with hot water too often can leave the hair overly porous, causing it to be dry and brittle. Just as hot water helps to rinse away oil and dirt, it also strips your hair of its natural oils.
PRO: Seals the Moisture in Your Hair
Just the opposite of hot water, cold water closes the pores and prevents dirt from entering and accumulating on the scalp. Not only does it close the pores, it also closes the hair cuticle, sealing in moisture from the conditioner that you applied to your hair. Whereas hot water can remove the moisture from your hair, cold water retains the moisture. Don’t forget, more moisture means less frizz. Cold water retains your hair’s moisture, leaving your hair less prone to frizz.
CON: Flattens Hair
Cold water leaves the hair smooth, it can also flatten your hair if you have a naturally thin texture. If your hair lacks in volume, rinsing your hair with cold water might result in flat hair and curls with no definition.
Hot water is better for rinsing hair of dirt and grease, but it dries the strands. Cold water, on the other hand, adds shine, seals in moisture, and prevents frizz.
CLEANSE WITH WARM WATER & RINSE WITH COOL WATER!