Beauty Tip: Wash Your Hands Before and After Applying Leave-In Treatment on Your Hair

Wash Your Hands Before and After Applying Hair Leave-In Treatment

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After I’ve showered and washed my hair, I like to wrap my hair up with a towel, do the whole skincare routine, and then only unwrap the towel and apply argan oil onto my hair. This completes my evening cleaning routine.

If, like me, you apply argan oil or leave-in hair conditioner after you’ve washed your hair, here’s a tip for you. If you usually apply creams or oils on your hair AFTER you’ve applied your moisturiser, be sure to wash your hands first. You want to ensure the right kind of ingredients that go on your hair without overloading it with more product, especially if it’s a rich night cream.

Conversely, if you apply your hair leave-in treatment BEFORE starting on your skincare routine, do wash your hands before tackling your skin with lotions and potions just to make sure that your hair cream residue does not go on your face.

I know this tip sounds very trivial but believe it or not, I used to go directly from skin to hair or hair to skin without washing my hands first because I never thought it was necessary. That was until I finally figured out that I was actually applying bits of night cream on my hair and hair cream on my face!

Do you wash your hands before/after applying hair treatment creams?

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17 comments… add one
  1. LeGeeque

    ALWAYS! Because of my break-out prone skin, I’m extra diligent with what goes onto my hair/skin. I even wash my hands after I apply body lotion before I apply anything onto my face.

    PS-So glad you’re back at blogging 😛

    1. Tine

      Me too! Well, now anyway. 😛

      PS: Aww thanks! It’s good to be back.

  2. Kat Ness

    I must say, I’ve been guilty of this a while ago!
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    1. Tine

      Me too! 😛

  3. Daphne

    I usually wash my hands after applying hair oil, before I touch my face… but strangely, I thought it was ok for me to touch my hair after I’m done with my face! LOL

    1. Tine

      I reckon it isn’t a problem. Me, I’m just being pedantic. 😛

      1. Daphne

        It’s still a good habit to have though!

  4. Asha

    Oh my! Must admit, never thought of that! Good point Tine!

    1. Tine

      Hahaha wash wash wash! 😛

  5. swati

    aaah…now i understand why you mentioned the before part as well. i apply any natural oil on my face and bosy so i skip washing my hands before but i do make sure to wash afterwards, just in case, especially if i have applied any commercial leave-in instead of a natural oil!!
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    1. Tine

      Yeah that’s a good idea Swati. 🙂

  6. Norlin

    Yep, I do wash my hands before I apply treatment to my hair or face. And body for that matter.
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    1. Tine

      Oh I forgot to mention the body! Yes, body too!

  7. Victoria

    The last step of my morning skincare routine is my sunscreen and because I am too lazy to wash my hands again, I usually apply my hair serum right after that. I only wash my hands once this is done. LOL. Not sure if I want to change my routine now but its a good tip to know 🙂 Of course I would never do it the other way round as I would not want any hair products on my face.

    1. Tine

      Oh well, sunscreen on the hair can’t be a bad thing, right? 😛

  8. Joyce (bronzerbunny)

    i wash my face after brushing my teeth & before washing my face… And i always wash my face in the shower after i’ve washed my hair etc. sometimes i think i am a bit
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    1. Tine

      Hahaha I do the same! 😀

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