Have you ever wondered why having a “new hairstyle” is also called having a “new look”? It is because your hair dramatically affects the way you look. That’s why giving attention to your hair and keeping it healthy is worth it. How do you do that?
In this article, we will discuss helpful tips on how to keep your hair healthy — what to do and what not to do.
The very first thing that comes to mind when talking about hair care is, of course, using shampoo. Maintain gorgeous and shining hair by washing it regularly. If you don’t, dirt and grease will accumulate on your scalp and can cause itching. With endless options in the market, what kind of shampoo should you use? It depends on what you need. If you have dry hair, a moisturizing and hydrating shampoo would be best for you. For oily hair, a shampoo with clarifying formula will do wonders.
Although it is essential to wash your hair regularly, do not overdo it. Overwashing your hair can make it dry by stripping off natural oils. Use a modest amount of shampoo and wash your hair every other day — don’t let your hair wait for as long as three days as oils and dirt will already build up on your scalp.
Next, rinse your hair with cold water. Don’t worry; you only need to use cold water as your last rinse. Did you know that cold water seals the hair cuticles and the pores in your scalp? So if you want shiny, beautiful hair, this is what you need to do.
Now it’s time to dry your hair, or should we say, “to style” your hair? You don’t style your hair while it is still wet. If you do, your hair will be prone to breakage and split ends, since hair is in its weakest state when it is wet. Thus, it is best to dry your hair first before styling. Do you use a blow dryer or do you just let it dry naturally? Don’t use too much heat on your hair as it can cause dryness and split ends. Just let your hair dry naturally, and apply some hair serum for a moisturized look. If you need to use heat, let’s say for special occasions, you may do so sparingly.
After drying, now is the best time to style. Use a wide tooth comb instead of the medium or fine tooth ones. A wide tooth comb allows for easy styling and lessens hair breakage due to the adequate spacing between the teeth. When combing your hair, start from the bottom. You will be surprised at how easy it is to brush your hair, and you will also see less hair fall!
Finally, never forget that pure radiance comes from within. Eat food that is rich in certain fats and vitamins. Avoid eating processed, sugary, and starchy food. If you follow all these tips, you will be able to keep your hair healthy, shiny and gorgeous.