Everyone wants to have healthy hair; however, hair care can be challenging. Furthermore, there are a lot of hair care myths in circulation, so it can be difficult to know which hair care techniques are actually going to work. What follows is some useful guidance about proper hair care techniques.
In order to have healthy hair, you first need to have a healthy body. Your hair will respond to the healthy food you eat and the water you drink to nourish it from the inside. Eating a well-balanced diet with fruits, veggies, whole grains, healthy fats and adequate protein provides the nutrients that keep your hair healthy and strong.
If you like to style your hair in a ponytail, avoid placing the ponytail in the same spot on your head every time. The hair will become stressed and possibly break, even when using fabric scrunchies. If you have to pull all of your hair back because of work, or for other reasons, try to pull it down for a little while every day.
Avoid brushing your hair when it is wet. Wet hair is delicate and easily breaks when brushed. It is important that you both brush before washing your hair and after you dry your hair, to ensure that you do not cause breakage to your hair.
Don’t use a blow dryer if you can avoid it. Using heat to style your hair can make it frizzy. You should wrap up the hair for the longest amount of time you can. This lets your hair dry naturally, and keeps the frizz at bay.
Ensuring that your hair is healthy and capable of locking in moisture makes it less prone to breakage. The temperature at which you shampoo is a big factor. Make it a habit to rinse off any shampoo with cool water. Doing so allows your hair to lock in moisture.
Never rub or tug at your hair with a towel while drying it. This causes frizz and stretches the strands, potentially causing them to break. A better option is to gently squeeze the excess water from your wet hair; you may also do so by loosely wrapping your hair in a towel or microfiber cloth. Also, be careful brushing your hair while wet, as this can also cause damage. Instead use a wide-tooth comb.
Dried out hair can be treated with deep conditioning treatment and it’s not that expensive. Just slightly dampen your hair and use a large amount of conditioner. Once you’ve applied the treatment, make sure to retain the heat and allow the treatment to work by wrapping your head up in a damp towel. When a half hour has elapsed, hop in the shower and shampoo your hair to get all of the conditioner out.
Do not use hair care products that contain alcohol in them, as they will dry out your hair. That can be terrible for your hair health, and you have to be mindful of the products you are using. Look at the labels and be sure that a potential product is okay for your hair’s health.
As mentioned above, the healthy hair everybody desires is often hard to reach. Luckily, by using the concepts and guidance in this piece, you can get the hair you have always wanted. So, what’s holding you back?