Wonderful hair can be hard to achieve. Attaining perfect hair takes a combination of maintenance and knowledge. This article will allow you to see how to care for your hair better with a few easy steps.
Are you aware that conditioner should never be applied to the roots of your hair? This is because it can make them too heavy and weigh them down, causing a flat look. Only add the conditioner to your hair from mid-length down to the bottom of its ends for best results.
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.
If you are looking to avoid breaking your delicate tresses, be sure to protect them when you sleep at night. Silk pillowcases are excellent for preserving hair integrity. Otherwise, you can take the time to either wrap your hair in a silk scarf, or loosely tie your hair into a low ponytail before bed.
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.
When towel drying never briskly rub your hair. Your hair strands are likely to stretch and break and it will dry frizzy. The best ways to dry your hair using a towel are to gently pat or press out the excess moisture, or simply wrap it in a loose fitting towel. In addition, you shouldn’t comb or brush your hair when wet unless you are using a wide-toothed comb.
A soft, satiny pillowcase can protect your curls as you sleep at night. Normal cotton pillowcases tend to dry out your hair, as they absorb the moisture and oils in your hair. When you sleep on a silk pillowcase, your curls will retain their shape overnight. Satin scarfs and bonnets work too.
Use your heat-styling implements, such as curling irons or flattening irons, on the lowest effective heat setting. Heated metal can cause your hair serious damage, especially if you have curly or dry hair. Use conditioners to lock in moisture and add strength to your hair before using these types of styling tools.
Don’t use bleach on your hair. While bleach can give you great sun-kissed highlights, it also wreaks havoc with your hair structure and makes it dry and brittle. When your hair is dry and brittle, it will break easily and will be difficult to brush. Even the most expensive hair conditioners can’t revive bleach damaged hair.
Hopefully, you have learned some great tips for taking care of your hair. Sometimes, you need a bit of insider information to get the best results with hair care. Take this advice to heart and your friends will be asking you for hair advice!