A good hair day can make you feel confident and super attractive. Bright and strong hair is the envy of peers. This makes hair care one of the mandatory aspects of our beauty regime.
The lack of proper care ensures that most of us suffer from hair loss, dry / oily hair or unhealthy looking hair. Let’s look at some basic hair care steps that look elementary, but they can affect the health of your hair.
Identify the shampoo based on your hair type. Different types of hair like dry, oily and combination require different shampoos.
Shampoo your hair every other day. If you have dry hair, be sure to massage a warm oil half an hour before washing your hair.
Do not shampoo without following with a conditioner.
It is best to dilute the shampoo with water before using. Rinse the shampoo within 30 seconds of applying it.
It is another myth that your hair gets accustomed to a particular shampoo and conditioner, and they do not work well for them after a point of time. It is true that the accumulation of products occurs in your hair, but to get rid of it just mix a little baking soda with your favorite shampoo every two months and ten continue with that shampoo and conditioner.
Use small circular movements with your fingertips to massage your scalp and stimulate blood flow.
2. Brokenness and Hair Loss
To minimize tearing, make sure your hair is completely wet before applying the shampoo.
You want a smooth finish. Control the flyaway strands of hair that are known to break, spray a little hairspray on the palm of your hand and then run your hands over your hair.
Make sure that hair accessories such as pens, flowers and different clips do not damage the hair. Choose branded accessories like Revlon clips.
Never pour hot water into your hair as it gets rid of the natural oil your hair has.
Use warm water for your first rinse, shampoo and condition your hair as usual and then use cold water for your last rinse.
You can opt for a final rinse with beer or even apple cider vinegar. You can choose cold soaked tea for a nice luster to your hair.
4. Hair dryers and other tools
Do not use a hair dryer to dry your damp hair, and be sure to let it air dry.
If you urgently need to styles, then dry the towel of your hair.
Do not rub your hair with the towel, instead wrap the towel around your hair so it can absorb moisture.
Always opt for heat-resistant sprays like Tresemme to protect your hair. Put them in wet hair.
Choose Argan oil that can be left in the hair before straightening the heat.
5. Brush your hair
Brush your hair every morning to keep it free of tangles.
The brush helps distribute natural oils evenly throughout the hair. This gives your hair a healthy glow.
To avoid breakage and static in your hair, instead of using a brush use a wide toothed comb to untangle your hair. If you want to use a brush, use a paddle brush, but make sure you never use it on wet hair.
Use a soft bristle brush to gently brush the hair. And do not do a hurried job! Take care of your hair.
If you do not have time, brush your hair while watching TV, but do it gently. Vigorous brushing can scratch the scalp and break the hair.
Comb / brush your hair before showering so you do not have to deal with knots while your hair is wet and more vulnerable to breakage.
Whether you prefer an elaborate hairdo or something simple, you need to style your hair daily. Try to be gentle while handling your hair and not pulling or pulling unnecessarily. Use your brush to carefully design your hair and make it presentable.
Cover your head if you have to go out in the sun as environmental factors like sunlight, wind, cold temperature can dry and damage the hair.
Always wear a bathing cap when swimming to make sure the hair is not affected by chlorinated water.
The use of coated rubber bands for horse tails to hold the ends of a braid will help reduce the stress on the hair.
Avoid sharing your brushes and combs. Follow a cleaning regimen for your hair implements. Wash with soapy water.
8. Night Care
Before retiring to bed, spend a few minutes in front of your mirror and brush your hair gently. This will eliminate knots and entanglements that have accumulated during the day.
After brushing, tie your hair in a loose ponytail to avoid tangling while you sleep. If you have short hair, you have no reason to worry.
A healthy diet will also help you improve the health of your hair. Take minerals and vitamins appropriate to boost hair growth.
Include vitamin B12 foods rich in your diet. Fish and eggs are rich in nutrients and will aid in hair growth.
Even people who are faced with baldness should follow a proper diet to reduce hair loss.
10. Hair treatments
Spas, oils, and hair treatments are suggested at regular intervals to boost hair health.
The use of natural products such as amla, reetha and shikakai are beneficial.
Opt for DIY hair masks like avocado, bananas, and yolk based masks.
Deep conditioning treatments are essential to restore moisture to your hair.