Following the latest fashion trends is an important part of society, especially with hair. Present an image of being worldly wise and well-groomed by taking great care of your hair. Check out the hair care tips that are provided below when you are considering how to properly care for your hair.
Go ahead and forget the old adage about brushing your hair 100 strokes a day. Over brushing can actually lead to hair loss, breakage of strands and increased oil production. Normal brushing of your hair once or twice daily is sufficient to keep it healthy and free of tangles and build-up.
If you have fine or thin hair, avoid the use of heavy conditioners. The weight of the conditioner acts to flatten and minimize the appearance of the hair. Lighter conditioners, delivered in a spray or mousse are the best to give your hair good volume without weighing it down or causing a limp, greasy look.
When you are in the shower and washing your hair, make sure you turn your hot water down, whenever you are doing your washing and conditioning. Hot water can dry out and irritate your scalp and this can cause flaking and dandruff that is unattractive and also, hard to get rid of.
If you have hard water at home, avoid the use of highly lathering shampoos. Hard water makes it difficult to rinse soap well and the build-up of the shampoo in your hair can make your scalp itchy, dry and scaly. No- and low-lather shampoos are available, especially in areas where hard water is commonplace.
Use a soft brush made out of animal hairs instead of plastic. Do not brush your hair when it is wet and always be gentle. You should start at the end of your hair and work your way up as you gently untangle all the knots. Make sure you take your time!
When shopping for different hair care products, you should look for products containing mainly natural ingredients. It is also advisable to seek cleansing products and conditioners formulated for your specific type of hair. If necessary, try several products until you are happy with your choice.
If you have oily hair, do not wash it everyday. Washing your hair two or three times a week is fine if it tends to get oily. Make sure you wash your hair thoroughly and rinse all the shampoo or conditioner out of your hair. If your hair stays oily, try different products.
If you happen to suffer from a flaky scalp, try using this treatment bi-weekly: Start sectioning your hair and do a gentle rubbing on your scalp using a rubbing alcohol-saturated cotton pad. Once the alcohol dries, start brushing your hair. Finish with a thorough rinse using warm water, and be sure not to shampoo.
The way you style your hair says a lot about who you are. A healthy head of hair shows that you care about yourself and the way that you are seen by the world. Apply the techniques that you have learned here to take extra good care of your hair; it will benefit your self-image and say to everyone that you take pride in taking care of yourself.