Sometimes it’s easy to think that healthy hair either means spending a lot of money or devoting a lot of time to your hair care routine. It’s easy to ask which of these two things will really get you the look you’re going for. In reality, this is not really true. There are several ways to keep your hair looking great without breaking the bank. Read on, and you will learn more.
Protect your hair! If you use heat to style your hair, make sure you take extra care to protect it. While flat-irons, blow-dryers, and curling irons may give you beautiful hair one day, they may leave your hair frizzy and lifeless the next. Always use products that protect your hair from heat, and invest in a ceramic flat iron.
When choosing a brush to use on your hair, choose one with soft bristles, instead of hard ones. There are brushes available that are made of animal fibers or soft bristles that will be easier on your hair and not cause any type of damage to your beautiful hair!
If you have dry hair, try this at-home treatment option for great results. Wash your hair and gently blot out any excess moisture, then apply a conditioner and put a plastic shower cap on for several minutes. The conditioner will penetrate the hair shaft as the heat from your scalp builds up under the shower cap.
Pay attention to dry skin, especially on or near the scalp. If you have very dry skin, you may also have very dry hair. In order to combat this problem, try washing your hair only a few times a week, or using a moisturizing hair product. Avoid using heat or harsh chemicals on dry hair.
You can damage your hair by blowdrying it. 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. Be sure to untangle all knots in your hair with your fingers before brushing, so that you avoid damaging it.
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.
If you have dandruff, try using a mild 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 a towel to dry your hair, as much as possible, before blow drying. When blow drying your hair, use the coolest possible setting to avoid damage. Do not leave the blow dryer in the same spot for more than a few seconds and keep it several inches away from your head.
So, there it is. Making some minor changes and introducing a few new tools or products into your life may be just what you need to make your hair the best on the block. The more effort you’re willing to give, the better your hair will look.