They don’t call it your crowning glory for nothing.
Ever notice how some girls have such beautiful hair? Long glorious locks and waves that just make the world go round. You can have the same too. Here are ten tips for healthier hair.
1. Eat right.
A well-balanced diet is the best way to keep your hair healthy and strong. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables, nuts, brown rice and beans for top condition tresses in no time!
2. Regular Trims
Have your hair trimmed regularly by the stylist you trust with your life. This is even more important if you use any products that contain harsh chemicals because when damage occurs, it causes the cuticle to life and the hair to shaft to split – hence, split ends. This damage will weaken hair, causing breakage and ruining your dream of having healthy hair.
3. Condition, condition, condition!
We cannot stress on how important conditioning is! Use a good daily conditioner every time you shampoo your hair, no matter what its length. If you have long, below your shoulder length hair, it’s best to deep condition it at least once a month. Apart from making your hair look beautiful and smooth, deep conditioners return lost moisture to your hair, make cuticle lay flat in which will result to less damage in the long run. For damaged and frizzy hair, use a good leave-in conditioner.
4. Blow Drying 101
Always try to opt for the warm setting on your dryer and keep the dryer in a constant motion of 6 to 8 inches from your hair. Prevent frizziness by pointing the airflow down to hair shaft.
5. Brush with care
Be extra gentle with your hair when it is wet and alway use a wide-toothed comb on wet hair, never a brush. Wet hair is exceptionally delicate, it has no elasticity and will break extremely easily if it is stretched. Also, avoid using plastic, nylon and metal hair brushes that can and will pull, tear and break hair cuticle. Brushing actively promotes health, maintenance and vitality to the hair shaft and scalp, improving lustre and sheen. Use a natural bristle brush as it is often more flexible and softer.
6. Embrace Your Curls
If you have naturally curly hair, revive them with dry shampoo! Simply spritz your hair and run your fingers through — the same motion of pulling your hair up into a ponytail.
7. Begone Bad Habits
Say bye bye to bad habits like smoking and bad eating habits as they can make your hair dull and prone to breakage.
8. Fight Frizz
Rinse your hair with cold water, post conditioning. This helps to seal the cuticle, making it harder for moisture to get through the hair follicle and cause frizz.
9. Choose the right hair styles
Never wear hair styles that are too tight such as braids, weaves and ponytails for too long as it causes breakage. Give your hair a breather by letting it down.
10. Essential Oils
To balance and rehydrate, oils work just as well on the hair as they do on the face. Avocado oil is your perfect holistic remedy for scalp care.
Now that you have these handy tips at hand, you can kiss unhealthy hair goodbye!