It’s no secret that your hair can take a beating from styling products, tools, the weather, and even our pillowcases. Fortunately, there are some things we can do to create healthier hair and keep it that way. Though some hair care solutions can be expensive and time-consuming, here are a few things you can do that require neither.
Don’t Wash It Everyday
Washing your hair every day isn’t exactly something hair pros recommend despite what you might think. Your hair produces vital natural oils and so using shampoo and conditioners too often can effectively strip away what your hair needs to be soft, strong, and shiny. Two to three shampoos should be enough unless you have extremely oily hair. In this case, you could also use a dry shampoo to absorb some of the extra oils. If you must wash it everyday, use a mild shampoo that will also replace some vital oils with natural, organic ingredients.
Experiment with Different Products
Experimenting with different hair products can be a worthwhile experience, especially if you aren’t happy with your current product lineup. I always recommend seeking out organic hair products for regular use, as these are better for your health and that of the environment. I also understand that you want products that work and leave your hair feeling and looking amazing. Your investigation will help you to make a quality decision about which ones to invest in. Do also ask your hair care professional to help you locate the best products for your hair type.
Use Less Heat
Using less heat on your hair will help it to stay strong and healthy over time. The heat from dryers, flat/curling irons, and even too much sun exposure weakens hair and can actually damage its integrity. Regular use of hot tools can create frizzy and dull hair that is difficult to style. Think about how much heat you use on your hair on a daily or weekly basis. You can always turn down the heat setting on your styling tool. Also, make sure to apply heat protectants to your hair beforehand. Consider allowing your hair to dry naturally a couple of times a week for a break from the dryer.
Wash Your Hair the Right Way
Surprisingly, there is a hair-washing method that not only ensures clean hair but helps to eliminate breakage. Massaging the product into the hair follicles at the scalp can be helpful to boost your hair’s growth. Also, wash it twice, using a small amount each time. The first lifts the dirt and any grease, while the other cleans it away. Try to dry your hair with a t-shirt and avoid brushing it when wet, as that’s when it’s most vulnerable to damage and breakage.
These simple steps can help you to achieve healthier hair if you take them regularly. Do also ask your hairstylist for advice about anything else that can help protect your hair from damage. There are some amazing products that literally reconstruct hair that is already damaged.