A lot of people question what they need to do in order to properly groom their hair. It is a good thing to care for one’s hair because it is an indicator of what type of person you are. Look at the following tips to learn how to care for your hair.
It is okay to use styling products on your hair as long as you refrain from using them every day of the week. Use then every so often and make sure that they do not contain alcohol, which will only serve to damage hair and make it dry and brittle.
Use corn starch for oily hair. If you’re one of those people with oily hair, corn starch can really help. Corn starch helps to absorb any oil that might be in your hair. Take a small amount and rub it into oily spots and your hair will look nice and fresh.
If you color your hair at home, do not apply hair color to previously colored strands until the last 10 minutes. Apply the color to your roots first, and then comb through to freshen-up the color on the rest of your hair. This minimizes the damage that repeatedly soaking your hair in harsh chemicals can cause.
If you know that your hair looks dry, try this at-home conditioner. After shampooing your hair as normal, wring out the excess water, apply the conditioner of your choice, and cover your hair with a shower cap until the conditioner has a chance to absorb – usually five to ten minutes. When you generate heat the conditioner will soak into your hair follicles.
Ensure that you buy shampoos and conditioners that are made specifically for your hair type. This will ensure that you will be getting the most out of your hair cleaning products and not weighing it down with heavier products, if you do not need them. Your hair will thank you!
Don’t pull or twist your hair when using a towel to dry your hair. This can damage your hair and make it look fizz. Instead of rubbing, pat your hair dry and gently squeeze the moisture out of your hair. Then wrap it in a towel, if you wish. Also try not to brush your hair if it is wet. This can damage the ends and cause breakage.
If you have hard water at home, avoid the use of highly lathering shampoos. Hard water makes it difficult to rinse soap well and the build-up of the shampoo in your hair can make your scalp itchy, dry and scaly. No- and low-lather shampoos are available, especially in areas where hard water is commonplace.
When you are drying off your hair after a shower, do take care to be quite gentle. Vigorous and enthusiastic rubbing can cause hair damage and breakage to occur, not to mention, tough to remove tangles. Instead, take the towel and gently squeeze out the excess water, while delicately blotting the roots.
When washing your hair, you should start by rinsing it with water to get most of the impurities out. Then, gently massage the shampoo into your scalp and in the hair. Take your time and make sure all your hair is covered with shampoo. Rinse until all the shampoo is gone.
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.
If you enjoy swimming in pools during the spring and summer, take time to protect your hair before hitting the water. Either soak your hair in regular water to discourage the absorption of chlorinated water, or wear a bathing cap to avoid drying out your delicate tresses. Your hair will thank you for it.
Natural animal hair brushes are the best choice when it comes to brushes for your hair. The bristles are softer and will flex more. The flexible brushes will cause less damage than using a brush that has stiff, plastic bristles on it. Be sure to choose one that also has smooth tips on it.
Include texture when considering your hairstyle. You can spend a lot less time styling your hair if it has texture. Texture can be added through the cut or style, or, alternatively, through a perm. Adding texture will leave your hair with more body, and you can choose a cut that allows for variance in styling options.
If you have long hair you should avoid sleeping it with in a pony tail or braid. This can cause your hair to become damaged and break off. You should either sleep with your hair loose or if you must sleep with it in a pony tail it should be a low and loose one.
If your hair has become flat toward the end of the day, you can try spritzing it with spring water. This is easy to achieve by simply spraying a little bit of the water into your hair and rubbing it lightly using a circular motion. This is a great way to add volume.
Always use a great conditioner. When you use a good conditioner, it moisturizes and protects your hair, and adds a lovely shine. When applying conditioner, spread it throughout your hair evenly, but try to avoid the roots if you have particularly oil hair. Always rinse it out thoroughly, as any residue left in your hair will leave it looking dull.
Avoid using any products on your hair that contain alcohol. Some products like mousse, hairspray and gel contain alcohol which can dry hair out. If used excessively, these products can also cause damage to your hair. Before buying or using a product, check the label to be sure it doesn’t contain alcohol.
Your hair should love what you plan to do to it. Go ahead and apply the information you learned today about proper hair care as soon as possible. The sooner you establish good hair care habits the sooner your hair is going to look beautiful for the whole world to see.