We all look better with styled hair that beautifully frames our face, but over-styling and primping can take a toll on your precious locks. It takes a lot of research and knowledge to figure out how to keep hair in great condition while giving it the style you want. Read the following article to keep your hair in great shape.
Healthy hair is an outcome of a body that is healthy. Take good care of it by eating nutritious food accompanied by drinking lots of clean, fresh water. Fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beneficial fats and lean protein all lend to happy and healthy hair.
If you’re fond of wearing your hair back in a ponytail, be sure not to tie your hair back in the same place on your head each time. They do make soft scrunchies that minimize damage, but if you use the same hair to form the ponytail each time, it will break even with this precaution. If you have to wear your hair in a ponytail for your job, make sure that you let your hair hang loose whenever you are not at work.
If your hair is damaged, don’t use appliances on it for a while so that it can recover. Some appliances, especially curling irons and blow dryers, can do a number on your hair, which makes controlling frizz and repairing damage a real pain. Anytime you can, let your hair rest and don’t use so much heat.
If your hair seems dull or lifeless, consider your diet. Ideally, your diet should include an abundance of vitamin E, iron and fatty acids; these nutrients play a key role in the health of your hair. If your diet doesn’t allow you to get all these nutrients, try taking a multivitamin.
If you value your hair, don’t use a blow dryer. The heat from a blow dryer can damage your hair, giving it a frizzy look. Instead, when your hair is wet keep it in a towel until it dries out. This way, your hair will air-dry naturally, minimizing frizz.
Ignore the notion that you’ll see faster hair growth after frequent trims. Regardless of how often hair is cut, it only grows an average of a half-inch per month. Hair growth has nothing to do with stylist’s trims. Getting your hair trimmed in a timely fashion keep split ends and breakage at bay, which is what causes some people to incorrectly think trims affect hair growth.
If your hair is dry and brittle, this simple conditioning treatment is a no-brainer. Just wet the hair and put on a lot of your normal conditioner. Wrap a towel around your hair in order to keep the heat trapped. Wait about a half hour. Then, shampoo and rinse well to reveal shinier, healthier looking hair.
Gorgeous hair can be hard to get, especially with everything we do to our hair. All the products and tools used on hair can be damaging. With any luck, this article has left you feeling more informed and confident in your ability to achieve perfectly styled, controlled and conditioned hair.