Everyone wants perfect hair, flattering your face and looking good – but all of the styling, products, and processes involved can leave your hair damaged. It takes some careful thought to achieve the perfect ratio between hair health and style. Read the following article to keep your hair in great shape.
Thick conditioners, meant for thick hair, will give thin hair a greasy appearance. Your hair will look weighted down, which is the opposite of what you want! Mousse-type conditioners as well as leave-in conditioners work well with adding volume without appearing greasy or heavy on your hair’s shaft.
Minimize your use of the blow dryer. The intense heat from an electric dryer can and will cause damage to the hair, both the strands and the roots. Only use your blow dryer on the coolest setting, and move the dryer around your hair, rather than letting it blow on a single spot. To quickly dry hair, dry your hair with a towel before blow drying.
When you’re using blow dryers to dry your hair, you need to move it around to avoid damaging one area due to heating it for a long time. This helps you to avoid your hair becoming damaged from overheating.
Try to keep out of the harsh elements during the winter months. Multiple things can happen in cold weather. Your hair can dry out or face a serious reduction in oils and nutrients. If you have to stay outside for long periods, bundle up.
For soft and healthy curls, sleep on a satin pillowcase. Avoid cotton bedding that can absorb your hair’s natural oils. Satin pillowcases will protect hair, and let you wake in the morning with similar curls to the ones you slept with. You might also choose to use a satin scarf or bonnet.
When you brush your hair, you should start near the bottom, and work your way up. Take care to gently release knots so the hair is not damaged. Once all tangles are removed, begin at the scalp and brush thoroughly.
Maintaining your overall health is a great way to ensure healthy hair. Make sure you get enough exercise, drink plenty of water daily, and avoid stress and bad habits like smoking. It may be hard to believe, but these things, along with adequate sleep, make a huge difference.
Prior to using a blow dryer, make sure your hair is as dry as possible with a towel. Blow dryer heat will damage the hair. Your blow dryer could be stripping your hair of the oil it needs. The more water you remove with the towel, the less heat you will have to apply to the hair by blow drying it.
It can be tough to make your hair live up to its full potential, especially when you have to do a lot of work on it to meet your goals. Some items we use on our hair can cause wear and tear after a while. Hopefully, this article has introduced you to a few new ways to achieve a balance between great control, style and condition!