Hair Care Is Easy When You Know What To Do!
If you are going to be swimming in a chlorinated pool, you should make sure you wear a cap when swimming to protect it. If you do not have a cap, make sure you wash and condition your hair as soon as possible, afterwards, in order to protect it from the damage that chlorine causes.
People with curly hair should absolutely avoid using smoothing brushes and other brushes that have dense, fine bristles. You should use a wide-tooth comb for any combing. However, you should take care to use a heavy detangler before attempting to comb out knots and other tangles, as curly hair is susceptible to breakage.
Hair is very fragile when it is wet. Avoid combing or brushing your hair when it is wet. It will more easily break and stretch out when wet and you try to brush it. At the very least wait until it is damp to brush your hair out, this minimizes damage.
Think about your diet if your not comfortable with your hair. In order to keep your hair healthy, you need to consume enough vitamin E, iron, Omega-3 fatty acids and other important nutrients. If your diet is lacking in these nutrients, consider supplementing it with a daily multivitamin.
Begin by combing out any tangles with a wide tooth comb starting at the ends before you use a brush on it. This will minimize any damage you do to your hair by brushing the tangles out instead of combing them. Remember to start at the ends and work your way up.
Keep your terrycloth towels far away from your curly hair. Curls should only be dried with cotton or microfiber towels. Using a terrycloth towel to dry will cause frizz and will pull your curls out of shape. Consider using a old cotton t-shirt or even a paper towel. Be sure as well to blot your hair dry to keep your curls looking spectacular.
Don’t use your bristle hairbrush on wet hair. Always use a comb or pick on your beautiful wet tresses. A hairbrush encourages breakage and split ends. Just lightly towel dry your hair and remove tangles by gently combing through your hair with a wide-toothed comb, or even your fingers. Allow to air dry whenever possible to minimize heat damage.
If you have oily hair, do not wash it everyday. Washing your hair two or three times a week is fine if it tends to get oily. Make sure you wash your hair thoroughly and rinse all the shampoo or conditioner out of your hair. If your hair stays oily, try different products.
If you happen to suffer from a flaky scalp, try using this treatment bi-weekly: Start sectioning your hair and do a gentle rubbing on your scalp using a rubbing alcohol-saturated cotton pad. Once the alcohol dries, start brushing your hair. Finish with a thorough rinse using warm water, and be sure not to shampoo.
When drying your hair with a hair dryer, you should set it on the coolest setting. Hot air can severely damage your hair, so you do not want to keep the blow dryer blowing on one spot in your hair. Make sure you begin the drying process by patting your hair down first.
You can try making at home conditioner for softer and shinier hair. One ingredient can have a big impact on your hair health. Get half the white of an egg and give your scalp a massage with it for five minutes. Wash it out with shampoo and your hair will look great.
Braiding wet hair and letting it air dry can add instant texture, volume and style that costs nothing but a few minutes of your time. If you find wet hair a challenge to braid, work on dry hair and mist your hair well with water, when done with your plaits.
If you want volume, wash your hair and lean over so you can comb your hair from the base of your neck. Blow dry this area before you flip your hair back. You can also use a shampoo designed to give more volume to your hair but drying it upside-down is often the best solution.
If your hair is lacking volume and shine, you may want to try an egg and mayonnaise mixture. Simply mix the two items together and massage it through your hair. Cover your hair with a shower cap or plastic bag for 20 minutes and then, wash it out. Follow this by shampooing and conditioning, as normal.
Once you finish braiding your hair, apply some gel to it. The gel will give a smoother look to your braid and help control stray strands of hair. Simply apply a dollop of gel to your fingers, and dab them onto the stray hairs. Once these are all taken care of, run the tips of your fingers down the braid to get it completely smooth.
If you are like most people, taking care of your hair health has been a back burner issue for you. This is generally because they don’t know how to care for it properly. But armed with this hair care advice you can now move forward to getting the nicest hair you can.