It may surprise you to learn just how much time and money is required for great looking hair. The fact is that it does not need to be either. There are lots of ways that you can do to make your hair look great without spending a lot of money. Continue reading to learn a few ways to get this done.
If you plan on going swimming you should wet your hair before entering the pool. Most pool water has chlorine in it and it can cause damage to hair. Wetting the hair before going in will ensure that your hair soak up fresh water instead of the chlorine filled water in the pool.
Don’t brush your hair when wet, if you want to avoid damage and keep hair healthy. Wet hair is far more fragile than dry hair, making it more prone to breakage. To reduce damage done while brushing, brush it before you wash it and then wait until it is fully dry before brushing it again.
Heavy conditioners are not meant for fine, thin hair. Heavy conditioners are just that, heavy; they will weigh your hair down making it appear flat and lifeless. If you’d like to add a little volume without weighing down your hair, try using a light leave-in conditioner or a conditioning mousse.
Avoid products that are not formulated for your specific hair type. Various hair care products exist on the market, and within those are variations for each type of hair, whether oily, dry, sun-damaged or even, colored. Making the wrong decision in products can have negative effects on your hair and make your existing issues worse.
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.
Despite popular belief, frequent trims do not cause your hair to grow faster. Human hair grows at a constant rate, about 1/2 inch each month, no matter how much you cut it. Although, during the summer hair does tent to grow a bit faster, or if you are taking biotin supplements, but mostly it’s hormones which control growth, not how often you cut it. Trimming your hair does get rid of split ends, which makes your hair look a lot better.
Use leave in conditioner on your hair on a regular basis. This is particularly useful for those who have dry and brittle hair. Using a leave in conditioner is equivalent to using a daily moisturizer on the face. It will help keep your hair healthy and replenished and prevent damage.
So, now you know. As long as you can follow a few simple rules and implement the tips as you’ve read them, you should have no trouble obtaining great looking hair. Keep in mind that the more you do, the better you results will be, but you do not have to put out a lot of money!