Tips for a Healthy Hair
Our hair is our crowning glory. We all want to be perfectly beautiful, men and women alike. There are lots of products that promise to make our hair the best it can be. Actually, we don’t even have to spend that much for all these products and treatments to have a healthy hair, we can do it on our own. Wondering how? Here are top 10 tips for a healthy hair.
Brush or Not?
Not many people know this but you should never brush a wet hair. It is because the hair is at its most fragile state when wet. Brushing hair will just add to the stress and damage, so you might as well use a wide-toothed comb. This will reduce the effect of the brushing to the hair. If you do brush your hair, make sure that it is already very dry or you can do it in the afternoon when you feel that it needs to be brushed. You also have to use a brush that has boar bristles. They can make the hair smooth and help in distributing natural oils, too.
Shampoo and Conditioner
This is always the best combination to have a healthy hair. They provide all the nutrients and minerals that would make it possible. There are hundreds of shampoo and conditioner products to choose from in the market, you just have to critical in choosing the right one. You have to choose the one that fits your hair type and lifestyle as well because there is no such thing as something that fits everybody. Also, you don’t have to shampoo every day. You can do it every other day so as not to damage your hair because shampoo strips down natural oils in your hair and leaves it dull and lifeless. As for the conditioner, it is advisable to apply it each time you take a bath.
While out on a very hot day and you feel like your hair getting dry from the heat of the sun and all the smoke in the streets, you can apply shine serum. This may be temporary but it is also a way to take care of your hair. It can provide a momentary relief for your hair during the time that you can’t wash it yet or during those times that you really need to be in a hectic situation.
After shower, you need not to rub your hair with the towel. You only have to pat around carefully so as not to damage it. Most people would rub the hair because it would dry quicker that way. Our suggestion is that if you just came out of the bath, you can pat your hair dry while standing in front of an electric fan. The air coming from the fan will aid in the drying of the hair quickly. This way you can do the drying in the best way possible without compromising the health of your hair
Hot Oil Treatments
Hot oil treatments are popular for those who are always hanging out in the salons. These treatments are known to create super shiny hair. Just make sure that if you do it yourself, you will follow all the instructions on the box. There have been some instances wherein hot oil treatments did more bad than good. But if you do it on the salon, you also have to make sure that you somewhere that they have good reputation for it. You would not want to end up with a bald head or a burnt hair.
This is also a quicker way to get your hair dry. But you have to make sure that when you blow dry your hair, always point the dryer down to the length of your hair. This will make the hair straighter and longer. This will also create the illusion that the hair is more sleek and shiny! But you also have to be careful because blow drying might damage the hair due to too much heat. The hair might get burned or something.
Yes, squeezing lemon juice and applying it on your hair would actually make it healthy. The juice is known for its properties that can create shiny and silky hair, just what everybody wants. If you also want to add color or highlight to your hair without having to undergo a treatment or buying expensive hair colors, then just use a lemon juice. It also lightens the hair but it would be more visible for those who have black hair.
In case you have heard it before somewhere but you don’t believe, then you have to see it for yourself. Just apply mayonnaise into the strips and strands of your hair and leave it for about 30 minutes or you can actually have it for as long as you want. After that, you will have a smooth, silky and soft hair. See? You don’t have to spend that much if you want your hair to be the best that it can be. There are things that you use that are available even on our kitchens.
Drinking lots of water will not only help you in taking care of your body but also of your hair. If you don’t drink enough water every day, your hair could turn into a lifeless, dull and frizzy hair. You have to be sure that you stay hydrated because there a lot who depends on the amount of water you take in. Speaking of water, bathing in hot water can cause frizzy hair and not to mention dry skin. So always opt to take a bath in cold water to close hair cuticle, reduce frizz and add some shine.
Love Your Own
Too much styling and treatments and products will surely damage your hair in the long run. You have to work with you got and just love the hair that you were given. Natural is still the most beautiful among all.
There are a lot of ways to make your beautiful than ever and taking care of it at the same time. But as always, it always comes down to your determination and discipline to do so.