Have you ever wished for hair styles that look like all of the celebs in magazines? You can achieve this with little work. I'm going to give you some great hair care tips that will leave your mane looking great. Read on to learn their secrets.
1. If you constantly wear a ponytail, you shouldn't tie the ponytail at the same spot every time. Your hair can break because of this. Try letting your hair down in your off hours to let your hair rest.
2. Heavy conditioners should never be used on hair that is fine or thinning. They will only serve to weigh the hair down and make it appear thinner and finer. Mousse-type conditioners as well as leave-in conditioners work well with adding volume without appearing greasy or heavy on your hair's shaft.
3. If your hair is damaged, don't use appliances on it for a while so that it can recover. Blow-dryers and curling irons can really take a toll on your hair, making it difficult or impossible to tame frizz and repair damage. Make an effort to allow your hair to rest from the heat on a regular basis.
4. Look at your diet if you have lifeless or dull hair. Ideally, your diet should include an abundance of vitamin E, iron and fatty acids; these nutrients play a key role in the health of your hair. If you are not eating these things, try a vitamin to supplement.
5. Use a conditioning treatment only if your hair appears to look dry. After thoroughly washing your hair and wringing it out until it's less damp, work in your conditioner and put a shower cap over your head. Stay like this for several minutes. to an hour. This heat will help the conditioner to deeply penetrate into your hair, especially if you have low porosity hair!
6. When you dry your hair don't rely too much on a blow-dryer. Using heat to style the hair can cause damage and frizziness. One alternative to blow-drying is to wrap your hair with a tshirt when it is wet. This will make your hair dry naturally, leaving you with minimal frizz.
7. Forget the myth that frequent trims make your hair grow faster. Your hair grows half an inch every month, no matter how frequently it is cut. Hair growth has nothing to do with stylist's trims. Getting your hair trimmed in a timely fashion keep split ends and breakage at bay, which is what causes some people to incorrectly think trims affect hair growth.
8. Learn how to use your blow dryer in ways that are less damaging to your hair. If you must dry your hair with a blow dryer, do so on the coolest heat setting and avoid training the air on one area of your hair for longer than five seconds. Knots should be untangled with your finger during the drying process, as this helps to avoid harm to your hair while combing later on.
9. Don't pull or twist your hair when using a towel to dry your hair. This can stretch your hair, which can cause breakage. Additionally, it can cause frizzy hair, which is unsightly. Simply wrap your hair up inside a towel or tshirt, or gently remove the extra moisture from all your hair via squeezing, patting, or blotting. It's also best not to brush or comb your hair while it's still wet, unless the comb you use is wide-toothed.
10. Look for hair products that offer sun protection to protect your hair from the sun. The sun can really damage your hair, negating anything you have done to help maintain it. Protecting the hair will keep its color and help it look better longer! Grape seed oil and aloe are great.
11. When shopping for different hair care products, you should look for products containing mainly natural ingredients. It is also important to get a shampoo and conditioner that is made for your type of hair. You may need to try a variety of products before finding ones that you like; that's fine. Make sure you don't select a shampoo that will leach all the essential oils from your hair. A harsh shampoo which removes oil can actually do more harm than good. If all oil is removed from the hair, it can cause rebound oiliness. It can also damage your hair tremendously, so be sure that you're using gentle products. Some people even wash their hair with only conditioner once or twice each week.
Bonus! Avoid styling products with alcohol, as they will dry out your hair. Irritation or clogged pores can develop, so be careful to only get hair product on your hair. Either of these problems may cause your hair to look dull and lifeless.
Great hair doesn't take a lot of money, but it does take a lot of work. After reading the above tips, you probably have a better idea of how you, too, can have gorgeous hair. If you take a little time, you will see what works best for you. It won't be long before people want a head of hair just like yours.