Who doesn’t want luscious, voluminous, healthy hair? Achieving great looking hair is something that most women desire, but few are able to achieve. No matter how hard we try, it always seems we doing something wrong. And those “good-hair” days are few and far between.
From over-washing your hair to waiting too long to get a haircut – little missteps actually have a huge impact on our hair! Bad hair care habits can result in extreme hair damage such as super dry or oily hair, breakage, dead hair or even hair loss.
Everyday hair care and maintenance is the foundation to achieving lustrous locks and we have the simple secret to success! Say goodbye to bad hair days and make good hair days an everyday thing when you follow these easy dos and don’ts!
❖ Over wash
o Over washing and over shampooing your hair can cause your scalp to feel tight, itchy and lead to dryness. Your hair needs natural oils to look its best, so be careful about the amount of times you wash your hair throughout the day and week.
❖ Under wash
o On the other hand, not washing your hair enough can cause your hair to feel oily and can lead to dandruff! You’ll want to wash and shampoo your hair when it starts to look or feel oily. Going more than 3 days without washing your hair can lead to excess oil build up, which clogs the follicles and leads to flaking, redness, and itchiness.
❖ Style wet hair
o You hair is the most vulnerable and weak when it’s wet. When your hair is wet, it can easily stretch and cause breakage and damage to the follicle. Hair should only be styled when it is 90% dry to prevent this from happening!
❖ Overusing styling tools
o Overusing hot styling tools or having the heat on too high can cause your hair to become dry and brittle and lead to frizzy hair or breakage!
❖ Procrastinate on getting a haircut
o Not trimming your hair when you need to can cause even more damage on your hair, as it increases the amount of split-ends and breakage.
❖ Massage your scalp
o A gentle daily massage with your fingertips moisturizes your hair and scalp, stimulating blood flow to the root of your hair. Doing this draws out the essential nutrients from your roots that are needed for hair growth.
❖ Rinse hair with cold water
o Finish rinsing your hair with cold water. Doing this flattens the hair cuticle leaving your hair shinier, softer and smoother.
❖ Protect hair from sun damage
o Just as you take precautions to protect your skin from the sun, the same care should apply to your hair. Spraying heat protectant, wearing a hat or spending time in the shade are ways that you can protect your hair from receiving too much heat.
❖ Eat healthy and hydrate
o When you eat healthy, so does your hair. Try to avoid eating foods with a lot of fatty acids. In addition, lack of moisture results in dry brittle hair – so be sure to drink lots of water throughout your day!
❖ At home natural remedies
o Check out what’s in your hair products before putting them in your hair. Natural oils like coconut oil, argan oil, and almond oil are good for your hair, making your tresses stronger and shinier!
❖ Use Thermolon coated tools
o Thermolon is a non-stick surface coating, which prevents hair damage and promotes even heat distribution throughout the hair. Not only is it easy to clean, it is also eco-friendly! For a list of amazing Thermion coated tools visit http://www.beprousa.com/.
Prevent the damage from occurring before it even happens! Take note of these quick and easy tips to have your locks looking lustrous in no time!