Saturday, September 27, 2014
Ways to keep your hair healthy.
We all go through hair problems every now and then. All of them can't be taken care of at once but to maintain and/or retain the health of your hair it is important to take some steps. Today I'll share with you some general tips and tricks which have worked for me as well.
If you wash your hair every day, that's fine. But, if you shampoo it daily, it will strip away the natural oils from the scalp resulting in hair fall, dry scalp and even roughness. It will also cause the scalp to produce more oil in return. Plus, regular shampooing will also cause hair dye and/or streaks to fade away (if you get them done) earlier than expected.
Brush your hair "after" they've completely dried. Avoid using blow dryers as they harm the scalp. Room temperature is best. Brush in strokes starting from the bottom of the hair and moving towards the top. Yes, it's the opposite way. Starting from the bottom detangles the hair rather easily and doesn't pull them out or cause breakage. Whereas starting from the top will cause both.
Be it children or adults, keeping hair open all the time will without a doubt catch dust, split from the ends, lose texture and even catch lice (yikes!). Keep your hair tied when at home, If you still want to style them, tie them in a pony tail, braid or bun. You can choose from many styles for which several tutorials are available on Youtube.
Excess use of hair straighteners/curling irons can cause unimaginable damage to your hair. They will become rough, frizz and lose texture. I was surprised to see it is noticeable even in photos. One of my friends, a very frequent user of straighteners turned up with auburn shaded bottom hair in photos, which was not hair dye or low lights but the result of hair burning due to excessive straightener usage. Even if you use serums and heat protectors, remember that these products also contains chemicals which will temporarily block excess heat but don't promise retained hair health. But if you still want locks or waves try those no heat tutorials on Youtube.
Use conditioner once or twice a week, depending on your hair type. Don't apply it to the scalp. Focus on end as they're the most dry part. Conditioners are a doze of nourishment for the hair. Use herbal or organic once if you can find.
Natural ingredients are the best care for hair compared to cosmetic products infused with natural ingredients or extracts from herbs and fruits etc. Plain natural ingredients on their own can do a much better job at providing health and nourishment to the hair. Some well known nature helpers are egg, henna, milk, oil from olives, almonds and coconut etc. I have talked about a henna treatment for healthier hair, which I personally follow as it voluminizes and makes the hair silky and soft. Check it out here.
It is essential to get a haircut or trim every 3 months, according to experts. But if you're not comfortable with the idea or your hair growth is slow, then it's best to have them cut when it's most needed. The longer the hair grow the more dead they will become at the ends due to lack of blood circulation. This will ultimately result in visible dullness, tangles and split ends.
To save yourself from worrying about these problems later it is better to get a hair cut occasionally. Fix a salon appointment or do it at home using crea clip if you have one.
That's it for my tips. I hope they've helped you in some way. If you have tips to share, do so in a comment below and don't forget to leave your opinion about the post. Ciao!
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