Hair is beautiful when taken care of properly. Proper care involves how the hair is washed, dried and even taken care of after this is done. Taking care of one’s hair makes it grow healthily and stronger hence easy to style some of those Hollywood hairdos. The products used also have a major role to play when it comes to the health of the hair.
Maintenance tips for healthier hair
Protect your hair
The hair needs protection from the wind, sun, and rain. The hair should not be exposed to dirt, pollution, and excessive sun. This damages the hair further since it causes dirt to build up, causes the hair and scalp to dry out. Such a condition increases one’s chances of getting an infection on their scalp. One should always covet the hair with a hat or an umbrella.
Handle wet hair cautiously
Wet hair is often very fragile and may break easily. When the hair is wet, the roots and the shaft can easily break. One should shampoo lightly and avoid brushing the hair immediately after washing the hair. One should also avoid drying the hair with a towel when wet. One should lightly hold the hair up to allow the excess water flow out. If one does not have the time to hold the hair up, they should use an old t-shirt to dry the hair.
Frizzy hair can be such a disappointment. One should always condition their hair after washing it every time. The conditioner is meant to help in sealing the moisture content of the hair shaft. Conditioning should be done two inches away from the shaft of the hair. However, one should also avoid over-conditioning the hair since this will make the scalp too oily. This will go a long way in helping your hair not grow frizzy. Be careful to use a conditioner which is moisturizing. In addition to that, it is important to use the same line of hair shampoo and conditioner since they have similar formulation, made for a specific type of hair and work best when used together.
Avoid heat on hair
Most people love blow-drying the hair since it makes it easy to comb. However, the downside of heating the hair is that it makes the hair dry since it strips the hair of its moisture content. The hair may also burn if the heating is over-done. One can use a straightener if very necessary but remember to use it with a hair protectant.
Avoiding tight hair ties
One may love to wear their hair in a ponytail. Be careful to avoid the tight hair ties, alternatively one may use scrunchies which have a cloth around them tight hair ties will cause breakage of the hair. One should also avoid tight braids before bedtime so that they avoid waking up with messy hair. One may opt to do a side braid. Also, avoid leaving the hair open which may cause it to create knots which may cause one to over brush hence cause it to become frizzy.