You might think it takes a lot of time or money to make your hair look fantastic. However, if you’re caring for your hair properly, you won’t spend a lot of time on it. There are a myriad of ways you can keep your locks shining at their best without having to spend a small fortune. Keep reading for some great ideas.
Distribute your hair’s natural oils throughout all of your hair. To do this, begin by bending over and brushing your hair. Start at the scalp and brush down towards the end of your hair. Once your hair is brushed all the way through, massage your scalp with your fingers.
Stay away from heavy conditioners if you have thin or fine hair. Heavy conditioners are just that, heavy; they will weigh your hair down making it appear flat and lifeless. For those with thinner hair, light hair care products leave your hair looking healthy and thick.
Hair is very fragile when it is wet. Avoid combing or brushing your hair when it is wet. It will more easily break and stretch out when wet and you try to brush it. At the very least wait until it is damp to brush your hair out, this minimizes damage.
If you feel as if your hair is dry, here is something that you can try. Once you are finished washing your hair and have gotten out a bit of the wetness, use a conditioner then a shower cap. The shower cap will provide a bit of heat, which helps the conditioner to penetrate your hair.
The myth that getting your hair trimmed regularly makes it grow faster is false. Human hair grows approximately half an inch a month, no matter how much you cut it. Although, during the summer hair does tent to grow a bit faster, or if you are taking biotin supplements, but mostly it’s hormones which control growth, not how often you cut it. Frequent trims, however, can be advisable if you have a problem with split ends.
While a pony tail is an easy way to style your hair when you don’t have a lot of time, it’s best not to style your hair this way, too often. Keeping your hair pulled back with a hair tie can lead to hair loss and damage. Be sure to change up the way you style your hair.
Learning how to help your hair retain moisture will protect it from dryness which can lead to brittleness and breakage. Adjusting the water temperature of your shower or bath can help. Rinse with cold water after shampooing your hair. Doing so allows your hair to lock in moisture.
Use leave in conditioner on your hair on a regular basis. This is particularly useful for those who have dry and brittle hair. Using a leave in conditioner is equivalent to using a daily moisturizer on the face. It will help keep your hair healthy and replenished and prevent damage.
Sometimes, it is vital to use styling products to get the look that you want, but do not overuse gels or creams on your hair. Excessive use can strip your hair of its natural ingredients and cause build up which does not look attractive. Limit your use of products for optimal hair health.
When you finish bathing, skip the blow dryer. Air drying your hair encourages volume and discourages frizz. If you must use a blow dryer, consider using it on the cool setting to encourage the sheath of your hair strands to lay down. This encourages the illusion of shine and is better for your hair than heat.
Now you know! Your tresses can make everyone around you envious when you make small changes to your hair care. Keep in mind your results will be directly proportionate to the effort you expend, but you don’t have to go into debt to have great hair.