Everyone wants to have beautiful, thick and healthy hair. Trying to improve it with constant usage of styling solutions and colorants often makes our hair weaker, thinner and dryer. Fortunately, a hair spa treatment is not the only way to repair and regenerate damaged hair. There are plenty of easy hair care tips following which at home you will achieve perfect results without using harsh commercial products.
Hint 1: Protection comes first
Always guard your hair from rain, sun and wind. You will only multiply your hair problems, if you expose it to heat, sun, dirt, wind and pollution. Following this simple advice will save your hair from getting burnt-out, weary and frayed, and your scalp – from getting infected. Simply use a hat, an umbrella and sun-protection solutions.
Hint 2: Wet hair does not tolerate mistreatment
When your hair is wet, it gets pretty fragile and can be easily hurt. Harsh hair wash and subsequent twisting and brushing of moist hair usually results in poor consequences. Try to get rid of these habits and treat your hair with care when you wash it and you soon will see gradual improvement.
Hint 3: Systematic conditioning
There are plenty of hair-care products these days as well as thousands of various conditioners created to make your hair less frizzy, more manageable and supple. It is pardonable to miss a more comprehensive step, but missing using conditioner is an unforgivable sin. Each and every wash should be finished with conditioning!
Hint 4: Nourish what needs nourishment
Conditioners are created for hair, but not for sculp. Applying a lot of conditioner on head won’t do any good, but only makes your scalp extremely oily. Spread a conditioner one or two inches away from the scalp and it will nourish what requires nourishing, i. e. your hair shaft and its ends.
Hint 5: Same-brand shampoo and conditioner
Develop a sensible approach to the choice of your shampoos and conditioners. When both of them belong to the same line, their formulas resemble each other and work better on your hair. Products from different lines do not have such deep connection and fail to give you the best they have to give.
Hint 6: limit usage of heating appliances
Sun and heat are the worst enemies of your hair. Keep that in mind every time you want to use a blow-dryer or a straightener, and use them only when it is absolutely unavoidable. But before that, apply a hair protectant: this way you defend your hair from losing all the moisture needed for growth and better maintenance.
Hint 7: Opt for safe hair scrunchies
These days even men use hair ties sometimes. Although they help males have a modern feel, but tend to damage their hair and lead to resultant premature hair loss. Elastic ties and binders pull hair back too tight, increase tension and cause irreversible consequences. If you cannot do without a ponytail, use cloth scrunchies that are a lot safer than elastic ones.
Hint 8: Loose braids for bedtime
Some people with long hair braid it before they go to bed. They do the right thing, actually, but only if their braids are loose. Open hair often leads to knots formation, and tight braids make hair messy and frizzy. Do not over-brush your hair since it also leads to frizziness.
Hint 9: Pillowcase’s fabric matters too
When it comes to hair health tips, even fabrics of pillowcases matter. Satin is a natural material which glossy surface makes it ideal for hair. Pillowcases made of other fabrics and even cotton ones have rougher texture and hurt hair when you turn from side to side during your sleep.
Hint 10: Dry it carefully
Careful wash should be followed by careful drying. Being extra careful with wet hair is a rule number one, so you should forget about intensive rubbing and twisting. Wrap your hair with a soft cotton towel instead –this will quickly take in the excess water in a few minutes time. Dry your hair naturally as often as possible and the result will soon be seen.
Hint 11: Treat your hair and scalp with oils
Oil is good for both your hair and your scalp. Apply slightly warmed oil on your head and cover it with a shower cap and a towel. Wash it out in about half an hour with a moderate amount of gentle shampoo avoiding vigorous rubbing.
Oils were used for centuries for hair treatment. The best oils that can greatly improve your hair are almond, jojoba, coconut and olive ones. Soak your hair lightly, warm a tea-spoon of oil and massage it into your roots and scalp. Cover your head and forget about it for about 30 minutes, then washing the mask out.
Hint 12: Use appropriate hair masks
Hair masks are great, but certain masks should be used for certain problems (as well as hair types). Make sure to always find out what would work best for your problem and use only the right mask – otherwise you may create even more issues than before.
Hint 13: Never tease your hair
Teasing is one of the worst ever created hair techniques. Avoid teasing by all means for it damages a texture of your hair: and if it is thin, it will become even thinner with teasing.
Hint 14: Do not use hot water
Cool and tepid water is good for our hair. It does not mean though that the colder it is the better. Using freezing cold water won’t make your comfortable, but the water of room temperature is perfect for you and your hair. Too hot water, on the contrary, damages hair, so keep that in mind every time you wash it.