Posted: Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 | 988 views
Getting strong, beautiful hair may take dedication, but if you want wonderful locks, it’s worth the effort. A good way to keep your hair strong and healthy after you’ve visited the salon is by educating yourself on how to take care of your hair. You can learn how to do this by following some of the tips we’ve listed here.
Not only can the sun damage your skin, but your hair can be at risk too. When you head outdoors, consider wearing a scarf or hat as a cover from time to time. If you feel comfortable, find shade under an umbrella, or limit the time you spend under the sun’s harsh rays.
If you’ll be out all day, try applying heat protection with SPF. There are many SPF products for your hair and scalp that will protect your hair during prolonged exposure.
You can also consider using a leave-in conditioner on a regular basis which will be quite helpful in protecting your hair from various things like saltwater damage and UV rays.
Rather than allowing knots to cause you unnecessary stress, comb or brush your hair with gentle strokes. Taking the time to be kind to your locks requires patience but as your hair gets longer and stronger, you’ll reap the positive results.
For longer hair, a good practice is to begin brushing lightly from the bottom, and gradually work your way upwards so you don’t create more knots or snags than is necessary. Encountering these snags is an extra stress that your hair doesn’t need, but if you’re careful you can brush out those knots without doing any damage to your hair.
Taking note of what you’re doing wrong in your hair care routine can help you develop new behaviours when it comes to taking care of your hair. The best person to talk to for proper brushing is your hair stylist. He or she will will probably know your type of hair more than you do. Don’t be afraid to reach out to them.
Although you should be able to trust what your hair products are made of without question, this isn’t always the case. Taking the extra time to read the labels of your favourite hair-care products will help you figure out which products are the safest to use on your hair and ensure you don’t unintentionally damage it.
A few shampoo ingredients you may want to avoid are parabens, phthalates, coal tar dyes, DMDM hydantoin and sodium lauryl sulfate, to name a few. Not every salon has these same views so make sure to talk to your stylist first and get their professional opinion on what’s best for your particular hair.
To make choosing the best hair products easier, opt for products that are organic and/or plant-based. You can also opt in for eco-friendly ingredients which are sometimes a better choice for your hair, and for the environment too.
Next time you desire a flattering hairstyle, get smart and be careful when using your curling iron. Applying excessive amounts of heat to your hair may give you the look you want at first, but you’re more likely regret it later on.
Excessive heat to your hair over prolonged periods of time dries it our and make it brittle and hard to work with. The same goes with using the highest heat setting on your hair dryer every time you dry your hair.
Dried up and brittle hair can end up becoming quite unattractive and uncomfortable. Keep your hair looking gorgeous and restore it to its former glory by using a lower heat setting on your blow dryer more often than not, and be using your straightener or curling iron less frequently.
What works well for one kind of hair may be completely wrong for another. Some people can use a volume-building shampoo for fine hair while it’s completely useless for others.
A lot of people simply choose a shampoo and conditioner that feels right, but they may end up doing more damage than good, or simply not be getting anything beneficial from their hair products.
The best way to find out what works for your type of hair is to talk to the stylist at your local salon because they understand hair, and have seen the end results of many hair types combined with different shampoos and conditioners.
Once your stylist gives you their professional opinion, run with it because knowing your particular hair type is key to choosing a shampoo and conditioner you’ll love for years to come.
If your scalp is unhealthy, your hair will eventually become an outright mess. Your scalp should be cared for as much as you care for your hair. Try the following:
Remember your scalp is where your hair grows so if its not cared for properly, it could effect the way your hair grows, especially in the long term.
Did you know that making regular appointments for trims can actually stimulate hair growth? Trimming eliminates undesirable split ends and makes your hair easier to detangle and it banishes the frizz.
Trimming also ensures the hair stays healthier and shinier as it grows. Trimming removes the damage that’s done due to excessive heat, or the negative effects of colour-treatments by over-the-counter products.
One of the best excuses to head to the salon is to get a quick trim and if your hair stylist is worth their salt, everyone will notice!
No matter how much effort you put into hair care, you might find it difficult to fix any damage that’s been done on your own. Rather than copying the latest trends, try a new style that’s all your own. Since every man and woman is different, ask yourself what feels right for your hair?
For example, if you believe you apply an excessive amount of shampoo, use less of it next time – see what works and what doesn’t. Maybe eating fast food five days a week might have a negative effect on your locks – trying eating healthier for a while and see if there are any changes. Imagining how any of your habits may effect the health of your hair can help you improve the healthiness of your hair and the quality of your life at the same time.
If you’re thinking about giving yourself a new hairstyle yourself, read our recent article titled Looking Fabulous In Quarantine: 10 Easy Hairstyles You Can Do at Home for some awesome styles you can try without visiting the salon.
Consuming healthy foods can help you focus better and increase your energy levels, while at the same time giving you stronger hair. Due to the high amount of protein contained in hair, you can give it a go by adding protein-rich foods to your diet.
Some protein rich foods include beans, eggs, nuts, seeds, and hummus. Aim for at least 45 grams of protein a day. You can also avoid problems with shedding by adding zinc to your diet by eating plenty of leafy greens, fruits and vegetables.
The following is a list of some foods that promote healthy hair:
Also make sure to drink lots of filtered water which will have a significant impact on the health of your hair. You will also benefit from regularly taking a zinc supplements or multivitamins.
Everything you do makes you who you are. The good news is you can be happier and healthier by making positive changes to your actions. Excessive alcohol consumption, stress, prescription drugs, crash dieting and other factors all contribute to unhealthy hair.
Having healthy hair can make you feel beautiful on the inside and out. Try maintaining a positive mindset, practicing self-care and just being yourself. First and foremost, make a commitment to have healthier hair by taking small steps each day towards your goal, and always remember that your stylist is there for you to ensure you’re doing everything you need to in order to make your scalp and hair healthy and to keep it that way.