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.
Avoid damaging your hair when shampooing. Before you put any shampoo on your hair, make sure it is completely wet. Then, lather the shampoo in your hands and apply to your hair. Scrub no longer than 30 seconds. By taking these steps, you will avoid any extra hair breakage.
A handy tip to leave you with hair that contains no knots is to comb the conditioner through your hair with a wide-toothed comb when you are applying your conditioning treatment. This will ensure the product is spread through the hair evenly, while removing any tangles you may have at the same time.
It is crucial that you get a haircut every 5 to 6 weeks. This is because human hair grows about a quarter to a half an inch every month, and when hair grows, split ends tend to form. Getting a haircut this frequently will prevent split ends from occurring, while getting rid of any you may have.
If you feel that your hair is looking rather dry, here is an at-home conditioning treatment for you to try. After your hair has been washed, put on conditioner followed by your shower cap. The heat that generates under the shower cap will help the conditioner penetrate the follicles of your hair.
Avoid using any hair care products that contain alcohol. Alcohol has a drying affect and can make hair brittle. Broken, dry hair looks unhealthy and messy. Sparingly use hair care products that are free from alcohol to style your hair. Using a lot of styling products can damage your hair.
Other than natural oils, you should avoid putting styling products directly on your scalp. Not only will this irritate your skin, but you can potentially clog pores and create pimples. This also contributes to flakes and dandruff as the product dries and falls off of your head throughout the day.
If you have dandruff, try using a mild silicone free shampoo. Wash your hair as often as possible and make sure that you massage your scalp. If this does not work, get an anti-dandruff shampoo. You should also look for bad habits you should get rid of, such as, not getting enough sleep.
Use two conditioners when you wash your hair. Use one in the shower after rinsing the shampoo out of your hair. The other conditioner is a leave-in conditioner. It should be applied after you are out of the shower and you towel dry your hair. The combination of conditioners will reduce the static in your hair, as well as, leaving it healthy, soft and manageable.
Before taking a dip in the pool, thoroughly saturate your hair with water from the tap. Doing so reduces the amount of chlorine that is absorbed into each follicle. If you do not wear a swim cap, wash and condition hair immediately to help minimize damage.
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.
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!