It is important to stay up-to-date with the current hair styles. By taking care of your hair, you make a statement to the world that you are clean, conscientious and concerned with your appearance. Consider adopting some of these tips as part of your own hair care routine.
If you can possibly avoid it, don’t use a hair dryer when you are drying your hair. Styling with heat damages your hair’s structure, making it more frizzy and less manageable. Wrap your hair with a towel instead. This will allow your hair to dry naturally, and will leave you with a minimal amount of frizz.
Live a healthy lifestyle for the health of your hair. Eat a balanced diet, and make sure you get plenty of exercise. Excessive smoking, not getting enough sleep, and other unhealthy habits are detrimental to the health of your hair. Take good care of yourself, and your hair will follow suit.
Reduce the amount of heat you use on your hair. Hair dryers, curling irons, and flat irons can all do significant damage to your hair. Your hair and your skin aren’t that different, and a product that would damage your skin will probably also damage your hair. Use these products less often or on a lower setting when possible.
Choose shampoo, conditioner and other products, based on your hair type and needs. Colored hair benefits from UV protection and extra moisturizers, for instance. Oily hair requires a lightweight, no-buildup conditioner. If you are unsure of your hair type, ask a cosmetologist for advice on choosing the best products for caring for your locks.
If you like your hair to look the way it looks after a swim in the ocean, you can get products that replicate salty ocean effects. Look for products that market themselves as a salt spray. Mix up eight ounces of water with a teaspoon of salt to make up your own mixture. Add ten drops or so of lavender oil, and you have bottled ocean water.
Avoid alcohol based styling products to avoid drying out your curly hair. The best method of applying your styling products is to separate the hair into multiple sections, and apply your styling creams or gels while the hair is still damp. A great way to keep the hair damp during application is to use a spray bottle filled with water.
If you are going to condition your hair make sure you do it directly after shampooing it. This will make sure you get the most out of your conditioning and it will be softer and more managable than if you just shampooed it. You will have a more beautiful head of hair.
When washing your hair, you should start by rinsing it with water to get most of the impurities out. Then, gently massage the shampoo into your scalp and in the hair. Take your time and make sure all your hair is covered with shampoo. Rinse until all the shampoo is gone.
Your hair represents the person that you are. When your hair is well cared for, it shows the world that you are a person who cares about herself. Apply the things you’ve just learned, and represent yourself as a capable and confident person.