Each and every one of us has secretly wished we had thick, long hair at some point in our lives. Pollution and using hair dyes and styling products too often can make hair thin, dry, and easy to break. That’s why we’re here: to fill you in on the best practices for achieving and maintaining a head full of healthy locks. While a hair spa treatment may seem like the only choice to renew your hair, there are a few fundamental recommendations you can follow to help preserve the health of your hair. Follow these steps to get stronger, fuller hair. Continue reading!
Get the best brush
Don’t waste your money on a cheap brush if you care about your hair. Buy a brush with boar bristles, which are good for your hair, or one with bristles that are covered in heavy-duty plastic and have plastic tips.
Brushes come in a variety of textures and shapes to accommodate various hair types. For example, if you have dry, thick, and unruly hair, anything but boar bristle brushes will cause it to break and split. A basic paddle brush with plastic-tipped bristles will do the trick for you if your hair is longer and finer.
Brushing properly will help you get your hair into its best condition and make it easy to style. Quality hair brushes are the most important tools for maintaining healthy hair and is highly recommended by any stylist out there.
Rinse and rinse again
Rinsing the hair properly after your shampoo and conditioner is vital, as any product left behind can leave it feeling heavy and sticky. To paraphrase an old saying, “When you think you’ve rinsed enough, rinse some more!” Consider washing your hair with cold water to bring out its natural shine, which closes the cuticle and smooths the strands.
Get wiser about your shampoo
Many experts compared sulfate- and sulfate-free shampoos and found no difference in terms of hair damage or color fading. So, sulfates or no sulfates, you may relax. It’s true that detergents included in all shampoos rob hair of its natural oils and dyes. And don’t even think of touching a bleaching solution, as they’re supposed to completely strip your hair of its natural oils.
On a related note, if you wish for the shiniest locks, you should always use a shampoo that is suitable for your hair and scalp type. For example, if you have an oily scalp and use a shampoo and conditioner specially formulated for those with a dry and flaky one, it’s highly likely that your scalp will get even more greasy. Who’d like that?!
Don’t use a comb on wet hair
It’s not generally a terrible idea to run a comb over your hair while it dries, provided that you use a detangling comb. You should also avoid rushing through your hair with the comb and instead go slowly and deliberately.
The best technique to comb your hair, according to hairstylists, is to start in the middle and work your way gently to the ends. Straightening your hair in this manner also helps to remove the tangles that have built up over time. After that, start at the base of your skull and gradually work your way up until you’ve worked out all the knots. By following these steps, you may avoid damaging your hair at the scalp level. You’ll be less likely to pluck out individual hairs if you work your way up from the bottom of the strand.
When using a comb make sure to get a “detangling” one. Detangling combs are made of sturdy plastic, have uneven fingers, and sometimes even have uneven textures; these features help the combs to glide through your hair in a more gentle and effective manner.
Use heat as little as possible
It’s nice to use a hot tool until you get burnt by it. If you use extreme heat to style your hair, you risk damaging the cuticle and destroying whatever body or wave you were hoping to achieve.
When you can, avoid using heat on your hair and instead use products that work to enhance its natural texture, volume, and hold. If you have to use a hot styling tool, don’t let the heat go over 200 degrees Celsius. That should be more than enough for any hair style.
Don’t think that just because you’re using a heat protection spray, you’re safe from heat damage. Take every possible safety measure. Choose a product with copolymers, proteins, and essential oils to protect your hair from heat and prevent it from losing moisture.
Every one of us would like to have the healthiest hair with no split end on sight. The sad truth is that no one can achieve this look unintentionally. A lot of care has to go into your hair. If you wish to be one of the sleek haired gals, make sure to follow the advice above.