One way to radically change your appearance that doesn’t require a lot of effort is to change your hair. Both large and small changes to the look and feel of your hair can really make a difference in your outlook. Remember these simple tips to create beautiful hair that is uniquely you!
In order to maintain healthy hair and avoid damage, don’t brush your hair unless it is dry. Wet hair is much more fragile, and this makes it more susceptible to breakage. It is important that you both brush before washing your hair and after you dry your hair, to ensure that you do not cause breakage to your hair.
If you happen to have fine hair, it will not be to your best advantage to use large amounts of conditioner. Heavy conditioners are just that, heavy; they will weigh your hair down making it appear flat and lifeless. Mousse-type conditioners as well as leave-in conditioners work well with adding volume without appearing greasy or heavy on your hair’s shaft.
If you are a ponytail addict, put the ponytail in a different place on your head each time you wear it. 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. Even if you have to wear your hair up at work, let it down whenever possible to give it a break from the constant stress.
If you enjoy the look of your hair after a day in the ocean, you can buy products that can give your hair the same effect. Most of these products will contain salt or some other form of sodium. To make a similar version at home, simply dissolve one teaspoonful of table salt in one cupful of water. Finish by adding 10 drops of lavender essential oil and enjoy your ocean-inspired concoction.
If you eat healthy foods, your hair will look and feel better. You need to give your hair the nutrients it needs to stay healthy and growing. A deficiency in nutrients could lead to brittle, weak and unattractive hair. If the deficiency is serious, it can cause hair loss. Be sure you eat well in order to optimize your hair’s health.
Think about improving your diet if you notice your hair looking dull. In order to keep your hair healthy, you need to consume enough vitamin E, iron, Omega-3 fatty acids and other important nutrients. If it becomes difficult to get all these nutrients, consider taking a multivitamin as a supplement to your diet.
Use clarifying shampoo on dull hair. You can obtain dull hair from buildup of other hair products used in your hair. Consider a clarifying shampoos to relieve your hair of grime and product residue.
If you use a blow dryer to style your hair, move the blow dryer around continuously so that no one part of your head is exposed to the heat for too long. This will decrease the chances of your hair sustaining any damages from using too much heat.
When conditioning your hair, spread it evenly throughout so that all parts are conditioned equally. Also, be sure to keep the conditioner in for a couple of minutes prior to washing it out.
Products containing sunscreen can help prevent sun damage. Continuous sun exposure can undo all the good you have done for your hair. When you take steps to keep your hair protected, it will have longevity and will be less likely to lighten in color.
Try switching to a pillowcase made of silk or satin to protect curly hair. Traditional cotton ones may facilitate drying of the hair and leaching of key oils. Satin protects the hair, and increases the odds that your hair will remain curly overnight. Satin scarfs and bonnets work too.
Many people are concerned about the message they are sending with their hair’s appearance. You can experiment with different hairstyles and make sure that you find something that you are comfortable with. Implement these tips into your hair care routine.