Hair care seems like it should be simple. A little shampoo, some rinsing, and then you’re good to go. Unfortunately, it’s rarely that easy. Getting your hair to consistently look good takes regular effort. In this article, you’ll learn what you should be doing to get your hair to look great.
If you have dry hair, considering cutting down the amount of times you wash your hair each week. When you shampoo your hair, you strip it of its natural oils, which help keep your hair silky and soft. Seek out products that will allow you to keep your hair clean without washing it.
For those with curly hair, nix SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate) from your hair care routine, for bouncy, care-free curls. SLS is a harsh stripping agent that robs your hair of essential oils. This creates the illusion of frizz and encourages breakage. You can spot this substance by checking the ingredients of your products.
Stay away from heavy conditioners if you have thin or fine hair. These can weigh down your hair and make it look finer and thinner. The best conditioners to use for volume are mousse conditioners or leave-in conditioners.
If you have hard water at home, avoid the use of highly lathering shampoos. Hard water makes it difficult to rinse soap well and the build-up of the shampoo in your hair can make your scalp itchy, dry and scaly. No- and low-lather shampoos are available, especially in areas where hard water is commonplace.
Many people believe that a new shampoo switch makes their hair look more healthy. Your hair doesn’t know the difference between any given product, nor does it build up a tolerance. If you have a shampoo that has worked for you over time, your hair does not build up a tolerance to it. If you use heavy waxes on your hair, a clarifying shampoo every few weeks can remove any built-up residue.
When you are drying off your hair after a shower, do take care to be quite gentle. Vigorous and enthusiastic rubbing can cause hair damage and breakage to occur, not to mention, tough to remove tangles. Instead, take the towel and gently squeeze out the excess water, while delicately blotting the roots.
Only wash your hair as often as you think it needs washed. Everyone’s hair is different but a good way to go about it is to wash it and condition it every other day or around 2-3 days a week depending on your daily activities and your body’s physiology.
Keep your terrycloth towels far away from your curly hair. Curls should only be dried with cotton or microfiber towels. Using a terrycloth towel to dry will cause frizz and will pull your curls out of shape. Consider using a old cotton t-shirt or even a paper towel. Be sure as well to blot your hair dry to keep your curls looking spectacular.
Beautiful hair takes a lot of work, but it’s worth it. When you have great hair, you’ll look and feel better about yourself. Thanks to this article, you know how to take good care of your hair. Try putting this advice into practice. You may find that hair care is easier than you thought.