How you care for your hair has a tremendous amount to do with how it looks. Taking the time to develop a good hair care routine will keep you looking and feeling great! Read this article so you can collect some hair care tips which will assist you in feeling your best.
Go ahead and forget the old adage about brushing your hair 100 strokes a day. Over brushing can actually lead to hair loss, breakage of strands and increased oil production. Normal brushing of your hair once or twice daily is sufficient to keep it healthy and free of tangles and build-up.
When you are using a hair dryer to dry your hair you should not keep it in one place on your hair for any amount of time. The focused heat on that part of the hair can cause damage and dry your hair out unnecessarily. Keep it moving!
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.
Use a conditioning treatment only if your hair appears to look dry. After shampooing your hair as normal, wring out the excess water, apply the conditioner of your choice, and cover your hair with a shower cap until the conditioner has a chance to absorb – usually five to ten minutes. The shower cap will provide a bit of heat, which helps the conditioner to penetrate your hair.
One way to protect your hair from sun damage is to use hair care products that include sunscreen. The sun can damage your hair and reduce any benefit provided by a good hair care routine. By protecting your hair, not only will you keep it healthy, but you will also keep it looking beautiful.
While it is practical to use a blow dryer, you should limit the amount of time that you exposure your hair to the heat that is generated from them. Always towel dry your hair as much as possible so that you will spend less time exposing it to so much heat.
It is not true that if you pluck out one gray hair, several will grow in its place. It is true, however, that you could damage the hair’s root, cause an infection or leave scarring if you pluck out gray hairs. Additionally, as can be seen in over-plucked eyebrows, when you pluck out hair, it does not always grow back.
Before blow drying your hair, towel-dry it thoroughly. This will not only save you time when drying your hair, but it will also keep your hair in better shape. By using less heat on your hair, you will be avoiding extra damage by using too much heat used to get your hair dry.
Whether you spend five minutes or an hour on your hair, you could find ways to style it in a way that is great on you. Educate yourself on hair color and hair styles. Keep the ideas in this piece in mind in order to get the hair you have always wanted.