Having healthy and attractive hair need not be a mystery. There are many easy steps that you can take to make sure your hair is always pleasant in appearance and in style. Here are some tips to help you create a lush and stylish head of hair that you can be proud of at all times.
For minimizing breakage, be sure that your hair is completely wet prior to applying shampoo. Don’t use any more than about a quarter-size dollop. Then proceed to rub the shampoo in between your palms to start with. Be sure to lather up for no more than 30 seconds or so.
You can damage your hair by blow drying. Keep your blow dryer moving constantly so it will not remain in the same spot for too long, and always set the dryer on the cool air setting. Use your fingers to work through knots, so you don’t damage hair by tugging and tearing it with a brush.
During the fall and winter, make sure that you avoid staying out in the cold for too long. Cold weather dries hair and depletes it of essential oils and nutrients. If you are going to be outside for any amount of time, protect your hair by wearing a hat or a toboggan.
If you enjoy swimming in pools during the spring and summer, take time to protect your hair before hitting the water. Either soak your hair in regular water to discourage the absorption of chlorinated water, or wear a bathing cap to avoid drying out your delicate tresses. Your hair will thank you for it.
You may find that using a deep conditioning product on a regular basis can dramatically improve the appearance of your hair. These products are designed to intensively moisturize and condition the hair, and they can produce excellent results. A weekly deep conditioning treatment will really help you out, especially if you have fine, fragile hair.
Avoid hot water when washing you hair. Lukewarm water is okay, and cold water is even better, if you can tolerate it. Hot water dries out the hair and can irritate the scalp. If you are used to a steaming hot shower, use a shower cap and wash your hair separately.
You do not have to wash your hair multiple times in order for your hair to get really clean and stay very healthy. Washing your hair one time will do the trick if you take your time with the whole process and make sure that it is done thoroughly.
Check hair care products before you buy them as they may contain harmful ingredients and chemicals. Avoid alcohol in gels as it will dry your hair. Parabens, which are found in many products, have a possible link to cancer. Mineral oil may also be another carcinogen and glycerin may actually dry instead of moisturize.
So, now you can see that beautiful hair can be yours with just a little work and attention to detail. A good cut, routine care and simple grooming are the keys to success. It’s time to stop wishing for healthy, supple hair and take the advice you have been given. Make it happen!