Does doing your hair every morning give you a headache? Do you often just give up and end up tying it into a ponytail? To have beautiful and manageable hair that you can proudly flaunt, try the following basic hair care tips:
How often should you wash your hair?
Hair experts advise that you should wash your hair at least two to three times a week. Anything more than that is a big mistake and would only cause hair damage. Your hair and scalp contain natural oils that are there for protection and conditioning. So, if you wash your hair every day, these essential oils are washed away. Your scalp may respond by over producing oils, resulting to very oily hair.
What kind of shampoo should you use?
When purchasing shampoo, you should read the labels and examine the ingredients. The more natural and organic the ingredients are, the better. Stay away from the following known harmful chemicals— isopropyl alcohol, polyethylene glycol, propylene glycol, DMDM hydantoin, imdiazolidinyl urea, sodium laureth sulfate, sodium lauryl sulfate, and mineral oil — as these all obstruct healthy hair growth and cause damage to your scalp and skin.
Should you use conditioner?
Yes, you are highly encouraged to use conditioner. Conditioners are necessary to give your hair volume and maintain its texture. For people with thick and curly hair, a good quality conditioner should be able to prevent split-ends, tangles, and frizziness. For best results, apply conditioner to your hair after towel-drying. Make sure to put a good amount on your hair ends and not on the roots to prevent greasing up your scalp.
Is using a hair dryer or iron okay?
Using hair dryers or flat irons are alright as long as you do not overdo it. When blow drying, use the lower heat settings and keep it at least a few inches from your hair to lower the risk of severely damaging your hair shafts. If you have one of those flat irons from Hair Straightener Studio, you should take the time to learn how to use it the right way, to be able to do your hair the way you want it to.
What is the correct way to comb or brush hair?
Combing or brushing your hair has to be done about two times a day — in the morning and before tucking in at night. After showering, towel-dry your hair and use a wide-toothed comb to minimize breakage. Then, once your hair is completely dry, use a good quality hairbrush to effectively untangle hair strands. Go through your hair slowly and carefully to get the best results.