If you relish the idea of having strong and healthy hair, you have come to the right place. The tips contained here can give new life to your hair. This article has been written to help you understand the best way to take care of your hair so you will continue to look attractive.
If you are a ponytail addict, put the ponytail in a different place on your head each time you wear it. Even if you use soft scrunchies, you will experience some stress on the scalp if you are always wearing your ponytail in the same spot. Give your head a vacation from ponytails!
Nevermind the old wives’ tale about more frequent trims causing your hair to grow faster. Your hair will grow about a half-inch each month, regardless of the number of trims. Hair growth has nothing to do with stylist’s trims. Trimming your hair does make it look better by removing split ends.
If you frequently wear a ponytail, then adjust its height or length often. Even fabric-covered, soft scrunchies might result in repeated stress and may result in breakage. If you have to pull all of your hair back because of work, or for other reasons, try to pull it down for a little while every day.
Blow drying your hair could actually damage it. The best way to do it is to use the cold air setting and keep the blow dryer moving, so it does not stay on one spot for more than a few seconds. Work out any knots using your fingers. This will keep you from causing damage to your locks when you brush them out after your hair is dry.
Don’t rub or tug hair in a towel when you’re drying it. Tugging or briskly rubbing hair causes frizz and breakage. Rather what you should do is blot, pat or carefully squeeze out the extra moisture in your hair, then loosely wrap it in a towel. You should not brush or comb your hair when it is wet, if you must then use a wide tooth comb.
Avoid using a blow dryer. The heat from a blow-dryer is often damaging to hair, so make sure to dry it naturally. If you must use your blow-dryer, run it on its cool setting and make sure to move it around a lot. Also, for the quickest drying, dry your hair with a towel prior to finishing it off with a dryer.
If your hair is dry, try this do-it-yourself conditioning treatment. After removing excess moisture from your hair, apply a generous amount of conditioner and wear a shower cap. The heat you generate will help the conditioner sink deeper into your hair strands.
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. These products will protect your hair against strong heat that you apply to your hair.
An even spread of conditioner through your hair is important, so ensure it does not simply congregate in one particular spot. Additionally, let the conditioner sit in your hair for 5-10 minutes so that it can be fully absorbed, then rinse it out.
Avoid exposing your hair to the frigid weather during the cold fall and winter months. Cold weather may dry out hair and reduce nutrients and oils that are vital to your hair’s health. Make certain you bundle up if you are going to leave the house for a while.
Products with sunscreen can protect your hair. Over time, exposure to the sun may damage your hair and adversely affect the way it looks and feels. Using protection for your hair will keep it looking healthier, with richer color, longer.
Don’t become too loyal to one brand of conditioner or shampoo. When you change brands every now and then, your hair may react positively. If one brand leaves behind excess residue, you may find that another brand is effective at removing that residue.
Get your hair wet before you go swimming in a swimming pool. Additionally, if you swim without wearing a cap, make an effort to wash and condition your hair immediately after exiting the pool if you can so as to minimize damage.
Do not brush or comb your hair until it is completely dry. The best type of brush has bristles that are soft, natural and flexible. Try to start combing from the bottom, removing tangles with care, and then work your way up.
If you love the texture of your hair after you’ve been swimming, then there are safer, more soothing ways to get that wavy look. Search for labels that say salt spray or the like. To create your own formula, put a teaspoon of salt into 8 ounces of water. Next, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil, (lavender works well), and the result will be a bottle full of seaside bliss.
Do not brush your hair too much. While you think that excessive brushing is a good thing, doing so may damage your hair. Brushing the hair can pull it out and damage it.
Now you can approach your hair care with confidence. Your confidence will stem from the fact that your hair will begin to look much better. Make sure that you use all that you learned today and you should have stunning hair to show the world before you know it.