There’s no way to permanently repair damaged hair, it doesn’t matter what the label on a product says. Therefore you always have to take good care of your hair. Taking care of your hair is easy if you follow the right steps.
If you think hair maintenance has the ability to restore health, strength or well-being only after your hair has been damaged, you’re wrong. Taking care of your hair is like exercising – you need to do it on a regular basis in order to get great results. Then, also note, frequent colouring and dying can make your hair dull and dry. Regular hair maintenance helps keep the lustre and shine in check.
Here are a few tips on taking care of your hair to keep it strong and healthy.
Wash it on a regular basis
Many think it’s okay to wash their hair every day. Little do they know it actually makes your hair dry. You should wash your hair on a regular basis but knowing when to wash it is key. Washing your hair twice a week is enough. The longer and thicker your hair the longer it’ll take to wash. Shampoo usually washes away the natural oils from your scalp, leading to greasy hair and dandruff. You should check out an anti-dandruff shampoo and consider making use of it. If your hair gets oily quickly and you don’t know how to treat it, then it’s best to have a chat with a hair therapist. Try not to blow-dry your hair immediately after shampooing, allow your hair to first dry for fifteen minutes under a towel.
Always use conditioner after you apply shampoo. It’ll provide moisture for your hair and make it soft and healthy. It’ll make your hair easier to comb or brush, thus causing less damage. Don’t apply conditioner to your whole head, only to the ends and mid-lengths of your hair, otherwise your hair will look greasy. You can also make use of a leave-in conditioner. After cleansing and conditioning, using a leave-in conditioner will further assist with the improvement of your hair.
Don’t use a towel to dry hair
After washing your hair, don’t use a normal towel to dry it. If you do it roughly, it can cause damage to your hair. There is a specific towel you can use for hair only. It’s a bit pricey but a good investment to make if you want strong hair. Another option to dry your hair is to use a blow dryer, then you don’t have to worry about using a towel.
Brush your hair regularly
How often you should brush your hair depends on your hair type and texture. Longer hair requires regular brushing to avoid knots. If you have curls, then you don’t want to brush often as you might ruin your curls. It’s always wise to brush your hair before washing it. Don’t brush it while it’s wet as it’s more likely to break and cause hair loss. It’s recommended to brush less but it doesn’t mean you should only brush once a week, rather twice a day. There’s no need to brush your hair every time you do a makeup check. Also, do it with care and choose the right brush for your hair type.
Don’t change hair colour too often
From changing it to blonde, to red then black with brown highlights, it’s always fun dying your hair. Try to avoid dying your hair too often as it can dry and damage your hair. Even if you’re just adding a little bit of dye, it can change the overall texture of your hair. Once you start dying your hair you may never stop. And doing it on a regular basis can lead to it falling out. As mentioned earlier, wash your hair twice a week to keep it healthy and strong but with the dye that’s unfortunately not possible. If you want to keep the colour of the dye in your hair for a long time then washing it twice a week won’t work. Perhaps once a week?
If you want good, strong and healthy hair then taking care and maintaining it isn’t optional. Good looking hair is healthy hair.