Taking care of your hair is really important because it shows others that you care about taking care of yourself. Beautiful, healthy-looking hair is something every woman wants to attain. Luckily, with the help of these 5 hair tips, your hair will become stronger, smoother, less frizzy and generally healthier.
Check out these tips for healthy hair:
1. Wash your hair once or twice a week: Although it sounds gross, washing your hair only once a week is the healthiest option for it. Each time you wash your hair, you’re stripping it of its natural oils, which are responsible for keeping the hair healthy and strong. If you wash your hair every day, you don’t give it the chance to accumulate the necessary oils, thus making it prone to frizz and damage. If your hair is overly oily, however, wash it twice a week.
2. Skip the hair dryer: Unfortunately, your hair dryer causes immediate damage to your hair. Although the damage isn’t as apparent as with the regular use of a straightening or curling iron, the damage from a hair dryer can make your hair weaker as time passes. The best thing to do for your hair is to let it air dry, but if you must use heat, then spray your hair with a heat protectant spray.
3. Wash your hair with cold water: Although washing your hair with cold water isn’t a pleasant experience, it makes a huge difference in the health of your hair. Hot water is just as damaging as the repetitive use of heat styling tools, so it should be avoided. Washing your mane with hot water can even make it thinner and frizzier. Cold water seals the cuticle of the hair, making it look sleeker; hot water, on the other hand, causes the cuticle to expand, making hair dull and prone to breakage.
4. Massage your scalp: Massaging your scalp every day helps promote circulation to your scalp, which helps your hair stay healthy, grow faster and grow thicker. 10 to 15 minutes a day is all you need to notice stronger, longer and healthier hair. You can also massage your scalp with essential oils. Olive oil is loaded with vitamin E, which is a vitamin that is essential for your hair.
5. Avoid tight hairstyles: Tight hairstyle often results in traction alopecia, which is a condition that causes hair loss. Tight braids, like cornrows, tight ponytails and tight buns can cause your hair to break off at the roots, so make sure you try hairstyles that are gentle. Loose, undone ponytails and buns are a lot healthier than tight ponytails and ballerina buns.
If you follow these tips, your hair will become stronger, thicker and sleeker and you can say goodbye to your dry hair and scalp.
Sarah is a hairdresser by trade and has been for the past 10 years. She loves cutting hair and making her clients feel good about herself, by writing these blogs she hopes that it may help give some people confidence with her beauty tips and tricks.
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