Hairloss Tips: How to Keep Your Strands Healthy
Is healthy hair the product of a tedious regime, expensive hair products, and frequent trips to the salon? Not necessarily. If you want healthy hair, it’s a lot easier than you think.
We all spend a lot of time, money and energy on hair care, and we should. In addition to it being fun to style, hair keeps your head warm and helps regulate body temperature. A healthy head of hair also does a lot for your confidence.
Here are some hair care tips to help you keep your hair healthy and beautiful:
- Protect your hair.
Excessive exposure to heat and the elements can add to existing hair problems, which can lead to dry hair, dirt build-up and increased susceptibility to scalp infections. Before stepping out, cover your hair with a hat, head scarf, or umbrella.
- Treat wet hair carefully.
Wet hair is fragile and breaks easily, so you need to take extra care with it. Shampoo your hair gently and avoid brushing immediately after a shower. To untangle wet hair, go through it gently with a wide-toothed comb.
- Condition properly.
Ever wonder why your hair is so frizzy? You could be missing this important step. Use a moisturizing conditioner after every wash, if you can. Conditioning also needs to be done right, otherwise it can make your scalp excessively oily. When applying conditioner, start applying around 2 inches away from the scalp.
- Choose a shampoo and a conditioner from the same line.
This is not just so the products look nice on your shower rack. It’s advisable to choose a shampoo and a conditioner from the same line because they have similar formulations. These are made for specific hair types and specific concerns such as dry hair, color-treated hair, etc. You get better results when you use a single line instead of two separate products.
- Avoid using heat on your hair.
Excessive heat from styling tools further strips the moisture content from your hair, making it frizzy and dry. It can also burn hair when overused. Only use hair irons or curlers if necessary, and use hair serum before.