Tips You’ll Love: How to Maintain Healthy Hair
When it comes to your crowning glory, you will do anything and take all kinds of advice just to make your hair healthy and shiny, after all, a good hair day can make you feel confident and attractive. Strong, healthy, and shiny hair is the envy of other girls. With that said, it is only proper to include a proper hair care routine in your beauty regime.
Lack of proper care ensures that you’ll suffer from dry hair, greasy hair, hair fall, and unhealthy looking locks. Before you try any hair treatment, there are few things you must know.
♥ The first step you need to consider to achieve a healthy and shiny hair is to watch out for your diet. The most important thing to include in your diet is protein and iron. Include iron-rich foods like leafy vegetables, fish, pumpkin seeds, beans, chickpea, soybeans, and cereals. Protein-rich foods can help strengthen your hair; include complete proteins which are also rich in amino acids like cheese, milk, soy, lentils, peas, quinoa, and yogurt.
♥ Next is the choice of product that you use for your hair. Pick a shampoo and conditioner that suits your hair type. Using products that unfit to your hair will only make more harm than good.
How To Do It Properly
♥ Use only a shampoo that suits your hair type. Different hair types require different shampoo.
♥ It is okay to not wash your hair every day and just shampoo your hair every other day. If you suffer from extremely dry hair, do a hot oil massage an hour before shampooing.
♥ It is better to dilute your shampoo in the water first before using it on your hair and rinse within 40 seconds of applying it. Make sure to use a hair conditioner after shampooing.
♥ Be careful in picking a hair conditioner. The best conditioner is the one that suits your hair type and prevents further damage.
♥ Using a conditioner provides many benefits such as preventing hair breakage and tangling. It also helps in creating soft and smooth hair. So be sure to never skip conditioning your hair after every shampoo.
♥ Never shower with a hot water as it gets rid of the natural oil that your hair has.
♥ Use lukewarm for your first rinse, shampoo and condition your hair as usual and then use cold water on your last rinse.
Tips, Tricks, & What To Avoid
♥ Get rid of those brown and rough split ends by trimming your hair every few weeks. Simply cut about ¼ inch every 6 to 8 weeks to eliminate split ends and to grow out a healthy hair.
♥ Not quite works as good as deep conditioning. Every once in a while, after washing your hair with shampoo, squeeze out excess water and slightly dry it with a towel. Take a generous amount of your favorite conditioner and apply it right to the root of your hair. Leave the conditioner for at least 10 minutes before rinsing.
♥ Avoid rubbing your hair after taking a shower. Use a cotton towel to absorb the moisture for a few minutes, this helps protect your hair against split ends.
♥ Avoid styling your hair when it’s too wet. Get dressed and apply your makeup first, this way your hair will be almost dry and it minimizes styling damage.
♥ Let your hair down to prevent damage and brittleness especially if you always wear a ponytail. Give your mane a break every once in a while and never sleep with any accessories on your hair.
♥ Comb a conditioner through your hair before you hit the pool to protect it from harsh chemicals.
♥ Avoid using a hair dryer, hair iron, and curlers. The heat further strips moisture of your hair making it dry and frizzy.
♥ Sleeping on satin pillow covers can reduce your hair breakage. Cotton and other materials are quite rough; it can cause hair breakage due to friction.
♥ The healthier you are, the better your hair. If you want to have a great and healthy hair, eating right is a must.
How to maintain a healthy hair? This is the question we all have and of course, we never stop finding and trying ways on how to keep our hair healthy. Your hair needs a little bit of TLC if you hope to keep it shiny, healthy, and beautiful forever but if the products in your shelf are no longer doing its job then it is time to move forward and switch to more natural solutions.
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