Many people neglect their hair. This may be because they aren’t exactly sure what steps they should be taking to maintain their hair. In the article that follows, you will find tips on how to make your hair as healthy as it can be.
A healthy body produces healthy hair. Drink plenty of water, and eat a healthy and balanced diet in order to maintain great hair. Consuming lots of whole grains, leafy vegetables, fruits, lean meat and omega-3 rich foods will help to keep your hair shiny, healthy and strong.
Heavy conditioners are not meant for fine, thin hair. This will put excess weight on your hair, which will make it look even thinner and finer. Mousse-type conditioners or lightly sprayed leave-in conditioners work best to add some volume without appearing heavy or greasy on the hair shaft.
If you notice your hair looking dry, there is a home conditioning treatment you can try. When your hair has been washed and you have somewhat dried it, add conditioner and a shower cap onto it for several minutes. The conditioner will penetrate the hair shaft as the heat from your scalp builds up under the shower cap.
Try using products that have sunscreen in them to protect the hair from sun damage. Excessive sun damage can negate all that time you spend in front of the mirror getting your hair to look just right. Protecting your hair has many benefits, including maintaining its color and strength.
Don’t tug on your hair, even with a towel on your head. This can make hair frizzy and stretch it out which makes the strands break. Simply wrap your hair up inside a towel, or gently remove the extra moisture from all your hair via squeezing, patting, or blotting. If you need to comb your hair while it’s still wet, use a comb with wide spaced teeth. Do not use a brush on your hair while it’s wet.
To get great looking hair, eat a diet that is healthy. Hair is something that’s alive, so it needs the right nutrients to grow well. If you are not receiving a number of important nutrients, this will be reflected in the unhealthy state of your hair. Significant nutritional deficiencies could also cause hair loss. Eat properly if you want healthy hair.
When searching for different types of hair care products, seek out products which contain plenty of natural ingredients. It is also advisable to seek cleansing products and conditioners formulated for your specific type of hair. Make sure you try out different products up until you figure out what works for your hair and the style you’re going for.
Stay away from any hair products that have alcohol since they can cause dryness to your hair. This can really harm your hair, so be careful when deciding on what products to use. Read the labels and make sure your hair products are good for your hair.
When conditioning your hair, ensure that you spread the conditioner evenly across all parts of your scalp; don’t overcondition one area. Also, be sure to leave conditioner on for a little bit so it can soak in, before rinsing it out.
When brushing your hair, be sure to start at the bottom, and work your way up. Take care to gently release knots so the hair is not damaged. Once the knots are out, you can switch to full strokes from your scalp down – remembering to work gently and slowly.
What works for you one year may not always work the next. Hair changes with you as you get older. Your hair may become drier, more brittle or more gray. Many times aging hair changes texture. For example, curly hair may become straight and vice versa. If you think a change in texture could signify something more serious, speak to your doctor.
Spritzing your hair with spring water is a great solution to flat hair. After spritzing your hair with the water, gently massage it in with short, circular motions. This will give volume to your hair.
Towel dry your hair before turning on the blow dryer. Using heat to dry your hair is unnatural and causes your hair damage over time. It strips hair of the moisture and natural oils that are needed to help hair look shiny and healthy. When you towel dry your hair it reduces the amount of heat that you have to use by blow drying.
As mentioned before, hairdressing sometimes goes on the back burner. This is usually because they really don’t know what to do with their hair. Armed with the information and tips you’ve read here, you now have what it takes to get your hair into the best condition ever.
*Consult with a physician before attempting any tips in this blog post.