Bad hair day is a real thing! It is not true? Do the bouncy, voluminous mane patterns they sport in haircare ads seem like a far-fetched dream to you most of the time? We agree, most of them go a little overboard.
But hair care experts believe that the dream of healthy hair can become a reality with the right hair care. Check out this article for a curated list of the best hair care tips.
Hair Care Dos
- Wash your hair regularly
Washing your hair regularly ensures that the scalp and hair are free of dirt and excess sebum. However, the right frequency depends on the type of hair and personal preferences. If you have extremely dry hair, limit washing to twice a week. If you have an oily scalp, washing your hair every other day can help.
- Use chemical-free shampoos
You can’t really control all the environmental factors that damage your hair, but what you can control is the type of shampoo you use. The fewer the number of chemicals in your shampoo, the healthier your hair. Choose gentle shampoos suitable for your hair type.
The sulfates and parabens in shampoos are used for foaming and storage, respectively, but over time they can cause skin irritation and increase the risk of hormonal disorders.
- Condition Correctly
Your conditioner contains ingredients that make hair smooth and manageable. Protects hair from environmental aggressions and hot styling. However, it should only be applied to the tips of the hair and not the scalp. Also, be sure to rinse thoroughly after application.
- Dry hair naturally
We know. Drying makes your hair look as beautiful as the idol on the screen. But excessive heat styling can damage the scalp. Limit it to important events if you want style. Air drying or towel drying after shampooing is the best way to go. Do not sleep with wet hair and do not comb wet hair. Rubbing hard with a towel can damage the hair cuticle. Be gentle.
- Oil your hair properly
Pre-shampoo treatments such as oil and massage improve blood circulation to the scalp, let the muscles relax, strengthen the shine and nourish the hair. It also restores the moisture content, allows hair growth and repairs split ends. You can choose from coconut oil, almond oil, olive oil, castor oil and the like. Avoid using mineral oil on your hair.
- Use a wide toothed comb
Wet hair is brittle and prone to breakage. Let your hair dry and then use a wide-toothed comb to brush it. This type of comb prevents damage to the hair.
- Style your natural hair
Who doesn’t like those gorgeous curls or perfect waves? But you can get them without subjecting your hair to heat. That’s how:
If you still want to use a curler, straightener or hair dryer, invest in a good heat protection serum first.
- Cut your hair regularly
Trim your hair every 6-8 weeks to get rid of split ends. Split ends form when hair is damaged due to heat, pollution, smoke, stress, and so on. The cut doesn’t magically make your hair grow faster. Hair growth occurs at the scalp level, but cutting ensures healthy hair.
- Drink more water
Internal hydration as well as external hydration is the key to well-balanced and healthy hair. You could use oils and moisturizing hair care products, but drinking at least 3 liters of water every day ensures good hair health.
- We will keep saying “you are what you eat” until we write about hair care and skin care. Your hair is made of proteins and amino acids. It needs the right nutrition to grow well and maintain itself. Eggs, berries, nuts, fish, green leafy vegetables, sweet potatoes are some of the many great foods for healthy hair.