Sometimes it’s easy to think that healthy hair either means spending a lot of money or devoting a lot of time to your hair care routine. It’s easy to ask which of these two things will really get you the look you’re going for. The fact is that it does not need to be either. There are tons of things you can do to keep your hair looking best without needing to pay a lot of money. Read on to be enlightened as to how this can be achieved.
For healthy hair, do not brush your hair while it’s wet. It’s much more likely to break if you brush it when it’s wet. Let your hair dry before you brush it.
If you feel your hair is looking a bit dry, there are many in-home conditioning treatments you can use. After washing your hair and squeezing out excess wetness, put the conditioner in and put on a cap for at least a couple of minutes. This way, heat is generated and the conditioner is able to get further into your hair follicles.
Do not ever tug or rub your hair with the towel when you are drying it. This can make hair frizzy and stretch it out which makes the strands break. Rather what you should do is blot, pat or carefully squeeze out the extra moisture in your hair, then loosely wrap it in a towel. Also, you should not use a brush or comb on wet hair, unless the comb is wide-toothed.
Do you have dry hair? Try this for deep conditioning. Get your hair wet and put a large amount of regular conditioner on it. You should use a damp and warm towel to wrap your hair, or you can even use plastic wrap because it traps the heat as well. After having it wrapped up for an hour or so, shampoo the conditioner out of your hair and then rinse well.
If you need to blow dry your hair, do not concentrate it in one area. Instead, move it around. This will decrease the chances of your hair sustaining any damages from using too much heat.
Hair products that have alcohol within them should be avoided as these lead to dryness. Alcohol strips the moisture from your hair and is very damaging to your hair’s health. Always look at the label, and only use something that is good for your hair.
If you are constantly blow drying your hair or using a hot iron, damage will follow. This is why it is important to use a healing and protective serum on your hair before using any hot styling tools. These products will ensure that your hair is protected against the strong heat that is about to be applied.
When you are using conditioner, make sure you are spreading it evenly throughout your hair. Allow your conditioner a minimum of two minutes to absorb into the hair before you rinse it out.
Well, now there you go. By making a few small changes and trying a few new tricks, your tresses can be the envy of everyone you know. Just remember that you cannot sleep on taking care of your hair, you have to manage it to get it the way you want it.