Hot vs. Cold water: What is better for your hair wash?

Ever stood under the shower and wondered if you should wash your hair with hot or cold water? Well, we’ve all been there. After all, we only want to ensure our tresses stay healthy and look shiny.

Besides the shampoo and/or conditioner you use and the frequency of hair wash, your choice of hot or cold water plays an active role in maintaining your hair’s strength and volume.

So, is it hot or cold?

When the hair roots encounter warm water, the pores of your hair follicles expand and open up naturally. On the other hand, cold water causes contraction of pores and keeps them tightly locked up. This reduces hair fall by increasing the grip of your hair follicles on your hair shaft.

The thing is that both temperature options have their own pros and cons. So, let’s weigh them and find out which one is better.

The impact of using hot water on your hair

Hot water is effective when it comes to dissolving dirt, grime, and product build-up. It opens your scalp pores, enabling shampoo to unclog your hair follicles efficiently.