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How do you know if you’ve properly washed your hair? Find out how to tell if your hair really is clean

Can you see any product build-up at the roots?

Everything you use on your hair, from gels to dry shampoo, will build up if you don’t wash them out properly.

Make sure to thoroughly massage your shampoo into your scalp to get rid of the residues every time you wash your hair.

To get rid of any product build-up that your normal shampoo can’t shift, use a clarifying shampoo once in a while for a really deep clean.

Should your hair be squeaky-clean?

Your hair can be clean without being ‘squeaky-clean’. It’s actually been suggested that the squeak is a sign that the hair’s been stripped of too much moisture.

Is shiny hair a good sign?

Healthy, clean hair tends to be shiny because the layers of the cuticle lie flat and reflect light. Dull hair is often a sign of damage or a build-up of dirt.

How about voluminous hair?

You’ll probably find that your hair is at its most voluminous when it’s freshly washed and clean. As the sebaceous glands on the scalp produce more oils, the hair will become flatter until you next wash it.

Head & Shoulders Green Apple Shampoo tackles grease, gunk and dandruff flakes in one wash for a fresh clean you can really feel.

Wash your hair on a regular basis with Head & Shoulders to keep it clean, healthy and flake-free.

Get more tips and advice from the experts on washing and styling your hair.

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