When we take care of our hair we should not only be shopping around for special treatments and shampoos that will enhance the shine in our hair or give it extra body, we should also be looking at what is good and what is not good for our hair.
How to look after your hair.
Do not use your hair as an outlet to your stress and problems, so treat it carefully. Avoid an overuse of hairdryers, styling tools and hot curling irons as these will dry out your hair and make it brittle and prone to splitting.
Do not use shampoos that lighten hair but rather normal shampoos that simply remove dirt from the surface. Avoid using harmful chemicals such as dyes that will damage your hair permanently and even stimulate the appearance of grey hair.
Look after your hair daily by brushing and even massaging your scalp. Remember that what you eat also affects your hair. So, stick to a healthy well-balanced diet that is also rich in vitamin B nutrients. Also, drink plenty of water as this will keep your hair supple.
Try and accept your hair type and do not put it through torture by either straightening it out or curling it incessantly. Simply use your type of hair and work it to your advantage. Do not manipulate it too much and keep to one style for at least a few weeks.
Avoid stressing your hair, especially when it is wet as it tends to stretch more and also avoid wearing styles that are too tight and pull at your hairline. A good product does not necessarily have to be expensive, so do not go bankrupt on hair care products.
When you choose your products simply check on the ingredients present in the shampoo or after shampoo cream. Avoid all ingredients that can dry up your hair, irritate the scalp or clog up the pores in your scalp. Some elements that can clog up pores are lanolin oil, mineral oil, propylene glycol, alcohol, petroleum, chlorine and a few others.
When combing your hair use a wide-toothed comb to avoid splitting your hair. You can also use a shower filter if the water in your area is too hard. I your do style your hair use a heat protecting solution on your hair; this will prevent it from damage.
Condition your hair once a week deeply to avoid brittleness, especially if you have treated it to coloring or styling. Clean your brushes and combs and any other hairstyling tools regularly. Your hair is just like your skin, it needs daily moisturizer and protection against the UV rays.
Massage the scalp regularly with natural oil at night, this will stimulate the scalp and provide the necessary nutrients your hair needs to keep in good condition. Look after your hair just as you would your skin and always keep in mind that you cannot take beautiful hair for granted.