There are so many basic tips about hair and skin care that you might have missed while growing up. All of the ones I listed below are so important that you really have to start practicing them. The golden rules of good hair care will teach you how to make the most out of your products and tools with the least effort. Go ahead to read them, and thank me later.
Learn How To Wash Your Hair
Every single detail counts. You’ll be surprised to hear how many women do not know how to properly wash their hair. This is one of the golden rules when it comes to quality hair care. Avoid hot water at any cost. It doesn’t matter whether it’s winter, spring or summer. You should understand that hot water is in no way good for the scalp. The problem is that it can literally remove all of those natural oils which both protect and moisturize the scalp. So why risk damaging the hairdo when you can simply use warm water instead of hot? Unfortunately, it also leads to much dryer hair, prone to breakage and an unhealthy look. When the weather is cold outside, you only need to adjust to the warmer water for a minute, than you won’t even notice it. Everyone has to stick to this rule, both men and women, especially the ones with colored hair extensions, the ones who often use hot tools and who have naturally dry hair.
The second thing you have to be aware of is the amount of shampoo you are using. Ladies sometimes forget that just a little bit is enough. Shampoos are made of chemicals, which also have the ability to dissolve the protective oils and proteins. Even if you are using a shampoo with mostly natural ingredients you will not need too much. It’s all about habit. Start following this tip, and you’ll see how you’ve been wasting shampoo all this time. The gentler you are to the scalp, the more it will give back.
Blow Dries Are A Gift Sent From God
A good, voluminous blow-dry can last for days. This means that you will be both protecting the hair from common exposure to hot tools and also have a fancy hairdo at the same time. Not everyone is able to do it themselves. But, with a little bit of help from a pro, you will soon become great at it too. If you have the budget to visit a hairdresser every week, then why not. There are ladies who prefer to blow dry their hair at home and it still looks fabulous. In other words, you’ll be saving so much money, products and time. The greatest thing about a blow-out is that once you do it, it usually stays that way for two to three days. No need to wash your hair again and style it.
The second thing is that you avoid the use of a hot tool several days in a row. You can officially put away the hair straightener and curling iron. The hair dryer is your new best friend. There are two things you’ll need to invest in. Find a quality blow dryer with heat control, and a good round brush. Always start drying your hair with the head upside down. That’s a natural way to give a boost in volume straight from the roots. Once it’s almost dry you can flip it back up. Use the round brush, section by section. Finish off with cold air to seal the deal.
If you do the blow-out on Monday, you will still be able to flaunt it on Tuesday as well. Just touch it up with a brush and some cold air from the dyer and you’re ready to go. If you feel like it doesn’t look too good on Wednesday, do a half-up hairdo, a bun, or a fun ponytail. That way you’re saving so much time, protecting the mane and using significantly fewer products.
Dry Shampoo Is A Life-Saver
Here’s another golden rule of good hair care. Dry shampoo is the trick all women swear on. Life becomes so crazy at times that you probably won’t even have the time to wash your hair before going out. No worries, your dry shampoo will save the day. This product comes very much in hand, and it’s not even expensive. There are so many different brands so you won’t have a problem in finding the perfect match for your budget. Also there are various types, meaning that there will for sure be one that works for your hair type.
Ladies with greasy hair will benefit so much from the use of dry shampoo. They are always struggling with that unwanted shine of the mane, and think that washing it every day is the solution. In fact, they are doing everything wrong. The more you wash the hair, the worse things will be. You are only damaging it even more by stripping the proteins and oils which are meant to moisturize it. Next time you notice that the roots are greasy put the dry shampoo to work. Just spray a little bit, flip your head upside down and mess the hair up with your fingers. Spray more and flip the head back up. This product covers the unwanted greasy look while also boosting the volume. The thing you have to be careful of is not to overuse it. Dry shampoo can really accumulate on the scalp. To avoid this, use a cleansing shampoo once a month. It will wash away all the remains of chemicals, dirt and dead cells.
Stimulate Better Blood Circulation
Do everything you can to stimulate the blood flow in your scalp. Another golden rule of good hair care is keeping the follicles and scalp very healthy. That’s actually all you need for a naturally glowing hair. Scalp massages have been around since forever but are now becoming more and more popular. Forget about all the over the top treatments you’ve been reading about. A simple massage with your fingers can do so much good. You can do it during any time of the day. Spend a minute or two in the morning after you’ve washed your face to simply do a very short massage and it will help you speed up the waking up process. You will feel even more refreshed and ready to start the day.
Before going to bed, you can actually stimulate the blood circulation by using hair oil. Warm oils are even better. They will penetrate the scalp much faster and benefit the follicles. This is a two-in-one tip for hair care. You are at the same time treating the scalp with a great essential oil that provides vitamins and hydration, and boosting the blood flow. Your scalp will be so happy.
Use Hair Products For Your Hair Type
Always use products that are meant for your hair type. Those labels have features written all over them for a reason. If you have extremely dry hair, you need to treat it with shampoos, conditioners and serums that provide the proper moisture. In other words, you need ingredients that are not harsh, but very gentle and soothing. If you ever feel like you have a problem figuring out which products work best for you, talk to a professional.
Ladies with colored hair have to pay a lot of attention to the products that they are buying. Any mane that has been treated with hair color and bleaching agents requires extra hair. If not, it will soon achieve a dull, lifeless look. Since you don’t want that happening, you will need to buy items specially designed for colored hair. Another common problem is damaged hair, mostly because of the constant use of heat tools. Both the shampoo and conditioner have to be meant for that type of hairdo. If you want to see your mane healthy and vibrant once again you have to take proper care.
Don’t Apply Conditioner On Wet Hair
You should obviously follow the instructions on the product, but applying conditioner on very wet hair won’t do the job. That water will prevent the product to really get into the hair and do the work it is supposed to do. After you get out of the shower, wrap the hair in a towel or even better in a T-shirt. Slowly go through it with the material, so that you will remove all the excess water. The hair should be damp. Once you’re done with that you can proceed with the conditioner. Make sure that you avoid the roots. This item works much better on the middle parts of the mane and on the roots. It is actually meant for those sections and not for the scalp. If you do apply it on the roots, you risk getting them greasy very fast after you dry the hair. The conditioner can also cause product build-up on the scalp, which is something you don’t want to happen. To reap all the benefits of this amazing item follow the instructions on the label.
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