We all want a beautiful head of hair, but we don’t want to do damage to the hair we already have by over styling it. You have to think carefully when trying to balance great styles and conditions. The following guide will help you achieve great looking hair and it will also give you guidelines on how to keep it like that.
There is a healthy body underneath every head of healthy hair. If you drink a lot of water and eat plenty of healthy foods, your hair will become healthier as a result. If you want your hair to be as strong and healthy as possible, make sure that your diet includes the essentials, such as lean protein, vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beneficial fats.
Moving your ponytail around regularly will help prevent issues. 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. Give your head a vacation from ponytails!
One easy do-it-yourself conditioning treatment that works well is deep conditioning. After removing excess moisture from your hair, apply a generous amount of conditioner and wear a shower cap. Your body heat will activate and allow your conditioner to penetrate the hair.
Try to dry your hair naturally, rather than using a hair dryer. If you heat style your hair, it can start looking frizzy and damage your hair as well. Rather, keep the hair wrapped up in a towel as long as you can. This will lessen the frizz as your hair dries on its own accord.
Avoid rubbing or otherwise pulling at your hair when you use a towel to dry it. This can damage your hair, causing frizz and breakage. Squeeze water from your hair first, then gently blot the rest dry. You should also avoid brushing or combing it while it’s wet, unless you use a wide-toothed comb.
Avoid overuse of your blow dryer. Heated air that comes from dryers can cause great damage, so air drying is best. If you have to use your blow dryer, make sure it stays on the coolest setting, and avoid holding it over one section of hair for too long. For even quicker drying, use a towel before you blow-dry.
Wait two days before shampooing your hair after you have colored it. This will help your color last longer. You should also remember wetting your hair within the first 48 hours re-opens the cuticle; therefore, it is important that your hair remain completely dry for at least two days. Over time, your efforts will lead to a head of healthy, sleek hair.
The abuse we inflict on our hair can keep us from having the gorgeous hair we desire. All the products and tools we apply to hair to keep it in control really weigh hair down over time! Hopefully, you have been introduced to some great new ways to have the right balance of hair condition, style and control!