Caring for hair can be a good or bad things for someone, depending on the frequency that they clean and style their hair. Consider the health and length of your hair when choosing a hair care regimen. Continue to read for excellent advice on getting the hair that is going to make your feel wonderful.
People with curly hair should absolutely avoid using smoothing brushes and other brushes that have dense, fine bristles. You should use a wide-tooth comb for any combing. However, you should take care to use a heavy detangler before attempting to comb out knots and other tangles, as curly hair is susceptible to breakage.
Avoid using plastic combs and brushes that cause extra static electricity in your hair that can cause your hair to look dull and lifeless, as well as, having fly-aways. There are brushes that you can buy that are made of other materials, such as, animal fibers that will give you less static electricity.
If you are constantly blow drying your hair or using a hot iron, damage will follow. Be certain to protect hair follicles by using a styling serum or cream before you use heating tools. Even with these products, avoid using heat styling as much as possible.
Use a towel to dry your hair, as much as possible, before blow drying. When blow drying your hair, use the coolest possible setting to avoid damage. Do not leave the blow dryer in the same spot for more than a few seconds and keep it several inches away from your head.
Steer clear of damage and excess breakage by only brushing hair when it is dry. It is best to use a soft bristle brush and a wide toothed comb. Start combing the tangles from the ends of your hair and work your way up to the scalp.
Do not put too much stress on your hair, if you are going to pull your hair up into a pony tail or braid it you should do it gently and not pull it too tightly. Also if you are going to brush it do it gently and softly.
Prior to putting on shampoo, get your hair very wet. This will help your hair stay protected, as the washing process takes place. In addition, aim to apply about a quarter-size dab of shampoo onto your head, rubbing it in your hands before putting it on your hair. Too much shampoo could make your hair look drab and lifeless.
If your hair is dry, deep condition it. It is not necessary to pay for expensive salon treatments when you can deep condition easily at home to treat brittle hair. First, slightly dampen your hair. Next, saturate your hair with a rich conditioning product and gently distribute it throughout. Then apply a shower cap and let your conditioner soak into your hair for about 30 minutes. Finish by thoroughly rinsing all traces of product from your hair; you should immediately notice softer, more healthy hair.
Use water to perk up your curls. If your curls tend to fall between shampoos, mist your hair lightly with water. Once your hair is slightly damp, curl your hair with your fingers. This will help add some pep to your curls until the next time you shampoo your hair.
If you are thinking about coloring your hair, you should take the time to look for a natural product. Ask your haircare specialist for advice if you need to. You should know that most products will dry your hair and weaken it. Use a special conditioner to revitalize your hair if you are going to color it.
Whether you spend five minutes or an hour on your hair, you could find ways to style it in a way that is great on you. By understanding your color and cut options, you will make a smart choice. Let your hair shine!