Hair cycling: what you need to know about this trend

Hair cycling: what you need to know about this trend

Our daily beauty routine can take up a lot of time, not to mention our hair care. This is not always included in everyone's routine, but hair care is indeed important for the health of your hair and your overall appearance. After all, who doesn't want to walk out the door with shiny locks every day? To get the most out of your hair care, we tell you all about a notable trend: hair cycling.

What is hair cycling?

Hair cycling is all about variety. With each wash, you alternate the products in your hair care routine, with the aim of making your hair as healthy as possible. Instead of using the same product at every wash, spread out your use and give your hair a chance to rest. By varying hair care products, different hair problems can be remedied, such as dryness, dandruff or oily hair. At the same time, the overall health and vitality of your hair is promoted. It is important to mention that hair cycling has nothing to do with the natural cycle of hair growth, although some people may confuse this.

Hair growth treatments versus hair care

It is important to distinguish between hair growth-stimulating products and regular hair care. With hair growth-stimulating products, consistent use is critical. The first results become visible after about three months, which is why we recommend using the same hair growth-stimulating products for a longer period of time. However, hair care products can be alternated, as they do not otherwise directly affect hair growth.

Interchange for effective routine

Alternation in hair care is essential for an effective hair cycling routine. You can alternate different hair care products, such as shampoo for cleansing your hair and scalp, conditioner for nourishing and detangling hair, hair masks for deep hydration, oils for the scalp, leave-in conditioners and various styling products. A typical hair cycling routine is all about flexibility and adaptability, observing the condition of your hair and scalp with each wash and choosing the products that best suit it. With this approach, you maximise the health and vitality of your hair with each wash.

What can a hair cycling routine look like?

We understand that it can be difficult to find the right products for your hair cycling routine. That's why we'd like to help you get started with some hair care products we recommend. Read below to see what your weekly hair cycling routine could look like.

Wash day 1: cleanse hair and scalp

Healthy hair starts with a clean scalp. During your first wash day, therefore, focus on cleaning your hair and scalp. You do this as follows:

Wash your hair with the Neofollics exfoliating shampoo that cleans your scalp thoroughly. Specially designed to address scalp problems, this shampoo provides a deep clean.

Neofollics exfoliating shampoo

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The Neofollics Exfoliating Shampoo is a nourishing shampoo from the Neofollics Scalp Therapy Line that has been specifically developed to tackle scalp problems. The scrub shampoo provides relief from various scalp conditions such as seborrheic eczema,  psoriasis on the scalp, dandruff, flakes and an irritated scalp.

Always wash your hair twice with shampoo. The first wash removes residue from your styling products, while the second ensures that your hair is clean.

Chances are that your hair is now dehydrated due to the cleansing ingredients. Therefore, after your shampoo, use the 'Klorane nourishing mask for dry hair Mango'. This mask restores hair structure and offers long-lasting shine to dry hair.

Experience the exceptional, highly nourishing care of Klorane nourishing mask for dry hair Mango. This can be used as a regular mask or as a night treatment. It restores hair structure, offers protection to dry hair and provides long-lasting shine.

  • Can be used as a regular mask or as a night care
  • Restores hair structure
  • Provides protection to dry hair
  • Provides long-lasting shine

Combine your hair care with the Abyssian leave-in conditioner and a styling product of your choice.

Abyssian silk milk leave-in conditioner (250 ml)

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The silk milk leave-in conditioner from the Super Repair range from Abyssian Haircare is the perfect care for unruly and frizzy hair. The unique bi-phase formula, enriched with Abyssinian oil, detangles the hair and gives it a natural shine. The Abyssinian silk milk can be used on any hair color and is sulphate, phosphate and paraben-free.


Wash day 2: moisturise

To prevent your hair from becoming dry, focus on hydration the next wash day. For example, with the products below: Wash your hair with a nourishing, gentle shampoo, such as the Abyssian deep hydration shampoo. This gentle shampoo cleanses your scalp without stripping away its natural moisture. Wash your hair twice with this shampoo, so you do remove all the dirt properly and cleanse your scalp.

Abyssian deep hydration shampoo (500 ml)

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The deep hydration shampoo from the Super Repair range of Abyssian Haircare gently cleanses your scalp, without removing all the natural moisture in the hair shaft. Styling tools and chemical treatments can seriously damage the quality of your hair. Keeping hair moisturized can help repair breakage and reduce split ends.

Then use a conditioner tailored to your hair type. For dry hair, choose the Abyssian deep hydration conditioner. This conditioner repairs hair breakage and retains moisture.

Abyssian deep hydration conditioner (500 ml)

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The deep hydration conditioner from the Super Repair range from Abyssian Haircare is a conditioner that is packed with natural oils that contain healthy proteins and vitamins. Harnessing the power of nourishing oils, the conditioner has intense moisturizing and regenerating properties, repairing breakage and retaining moisture.

Refinish your wash day with a leave-in conditioner to maintain hydration and style your hair with gel, mousse, or hairspray of your choice, such as Klorane's volumising dry shampoo.

Klorane dry shampoo for volume Flax (150 ml)

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Klorane Dry Shampoo with BIO Flax is a simple, ecological and volumising solution for fine hair. This dry shampoo offers an innovative cleansing formula that combines ultra-absorbent powders of natural origin to gently cleanse hair while providing texture and volume between washes. The formula contains BIO Flax, an active ingredient of plant origin that gives hair extra volume.

  • Simple, ecological and volumising solution for fine hair
  • Cleans mildly, giving texture and volume between washes
  • Contains BIO Flax for extra volume and an 8-hour guaranteed volume effect

Washday 3: repair and strengthen

How well you take care of your hair, it always has to deal with outside influences. Styling, brushing, UV rays: all can damage your hair. To keep your hair healthy, you need to repair it in between. You do this as follows:

Start your wash day with a shampoo of your choice. Tune it to what your hair needs, such as the Beaver keratin shampoo for thicker and fuller hair. The shampoo improves the overall condition of the scalp and strengthens hair. Again, wash your hair twice.

Use another conditioner of your choice afterwards, such as the Beaver keratin conditioner, as a nice complement to the shampoo. This is a conditioner that nourishes and thickens hair.

Follow up your hair care with the application of a bond builder, such as the Nia Fix hair mask. This revolutionary two-step treatment helps repair and transform damaged/treated hair.

Nia Fix hair mask

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Nia Fix Instant Bond and Cuticle Restructuring System is a revolutionary bond restructuring and advanced cuticle restoring two-step treatment that transforms damaged/treated hair into softer, stronger, healthier, more vibrant looking hair. It physically repairs bonds and the cuticle from the inside out thanks to its two-step treatment.

Close again with a silk milk leave-in conditioner and styler. Want to accentuate your waves or curls? Then go for René Furterer's curl-enhancing cream. This cream will make your wavy hair shine caringly.

Hair cycling offers an innovative approach to hair care, where variety is the key to healthy and radiant hair. By alternating between different hair care products with each wash, you give your hair the chance to recover and rest optimally. This flexible approach not only maximises the health and vitality of your hair, but also offers solutions to various hair problems. Discover what hair cycling can do for your hair and scalp with our hair care products.