We tend our hair almost every day. We shampoo, condition, comb, straighten, curl and even do salon treatments to it from time to time. But all these do not mean our mane is healthy. It’s time to break all those bad hair habits. Here we list down five do’s and don’ts you can do to really keep the glory in your hair.
- Do: Tone on a regular basis
You’ll be surprised to know that toning doesn’t just involve the muscle. Toning your scalp on a regular basis is a great thing to do to achieve that perfect hair. Massaging your scalp every once in a while stimulates blood circulation to the root of your hair follicles.
2. Do: Tend your scalp
Your scalp is where your hair follicles are, so it’s imperative to keep them healthy. Get yourself a weekly mask, which exfoliates the scalp and moisturizes it. These masks contain aloe vera, a known remedy to help minimize flaking while soothing the scalp. Tend your scalp often and your hair will be full of life.
3. Do: Maintain it with regular trims
Maintain regular trims if you’re really after keeping your hair healthy. Get rid of split ends that can worsen your look. If trying to maintain length, visit your salon every six to eight weeks. And if you’re one of those who do heavy styling on their locks often, like straightening or curling every day frequent trims will be needed.
One tip: Check the bottom of your hair and if it doesn’t come to a blunt end, it’s time to have your locks trimmed.
4. Do: wash your hair on a regular basis
Washing your hair on a regular basis is crucial too. A clean scalp is a healthy scalp. And a healthy scalp constitutes to a healthy hair growth. Shampoo once or thrice a week. Also, make sure you wash your hair with the right products. Dry hair needs a moisture-drenching shampoo, while oily hair needs frequent shampooing with the use of a purifying, oil-regulating shampoo.
5. Do: Nourish your scalp with oil twice weekly
Using oil on the scalp twice every week helps soften and strengthen graying hair. There are various oils to choose from: almond, coconut, extra-virgin olive oil or rosemary oil. The use of rosemary oil for hair has proven to prevent baldness, slows graying and can also be used to treat dandruff and drying scalp.
Dab oil-soaked cotton ball into the scalp. Leave it on for 30 minutes and wash with warm water. Finish it off with a cold rinse to flatten the cuticle. We promise you this will give you a softer, smoother and manageable hair.
- Don’t: Tie your pony tail too tightly
One hair horror is tying your hair too tightly. This can cause hair strands to pop and break, causing damage to the hair. This has shown to lead to hair loss and have to use hair loss treatment product .
2. Don’t: Over wash hair
As the saying goes, “Too much of anything is bad.” Well, this goes to washing of hair. Washing too often causes your hair to dry as this causes the natural oil of the hair to be washed away.
3. Don’t: Over-style
Do not over-style your hair. Avoid using blow dryers every day. Experts recommend using it only for special occasions.
If styling, switch to cold air at the end of the styling session. This will help close the hair shaft and will leave the hair smooth and shiny.
4. Don’t: Apply heavy conditioner at the scalp
Apply richer conditioning products and hair masks where the strands of your hair tend to be the driest, usually at the end. Avoid applying on your scalp. When using light conditioners, apply it from top to bottom.
5. Don’t: Use a brush on wet hair
Avoid using brush when the hair is wet because it will be too harsh on the hair. Use wide-toothed comb instead and start at the end, gently working your way up towards the scalp.
The use of brush is recommended each morning to remove dust, dirt and dry scalp materials in the hair. And always go for a brush with a natural bristle instead of metal of plastic brushes.
Caring for the hair constitutes every small action we do. The biggest contributor to having healthy hair is also about taking good care of our wellbeing because if the inside is healthy, our skin and hair will be healthy too.
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