You may be suspicious about how much money or time it takes to have great looking, healthy hair. The honest answer dictates that you don’t need much of either one. Healthy hair doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag. Continue reading to learn how this is possible.
If you happen to have fine hair, it will not be to your best advantage to use large amounts of conditioner. They will only serve to weigh the hair down and make it appear thinner and finer. Instead, opt for light conditioners to add volume without the ill effects of heavy conditioners.
Think about improving your diet if you notice your hair looking dull. Your hair needs iron, vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids, and other important vitamins and nutrients in order to keep it as healthy as possible. A good multivitamin can help you get all of the nutrients you need if the foods you eat don’t do the job.
If your hair is dry, try this do-it-yourself conditioning treatment. After shampooing your hair as normal, wring out the excess water, apply the conditioner of your choice, and cover your hair with a shower cap until the conditioner has a chance to absorb – usually five to ten minutes. The heat that is created will force the conditioner to go down deep into your hair.
The idea that frequent haircuts cause your hair to grow more quickly is untrue. Regardless of how often hair is cut, it only grows an average of a half-inch per month. You can sometimes see faster growth with biotin supplements or in the summer; however, hormones, not scissors, control hair growth. Frequent trims, however, can be advisable if you have a problem with split ends.
Don’t tug or rub your hair with your towel when you are drying your hair. Tugging or briskly rubbing hair causes frizz and breakage. Squeeze water from your hair first, then gently blot the rest dry. You should not brush or comb your hair when it is wet, if you must then use a wide tooth comb.
Avoid using a blow dryer. Because the hot air that comes from your blow dryer is able to cause a lot of damage to your hair, it’s best to let it air dry as often as you can. When you simply must use your blow dryer, try to use the coolest setting possible, and move the dryer around the head constantly. Your hair will dry faster if you pat it down with a towel before using your blow dryer.
Constant use of curling irons and blow dryers could damage your hair. Protect your hair before using these appliances by applying a specialized serum or cream. Even with these products, avoid using heat styling as much as possible.
Now you have the truth about hairdressing. Your tresses can make everyone around you envious when you make small changes to your hair care. Keep in mind that the more effort that is put into your hair, the better it will look. It doesn’t have to cost a lot either.