Remember how many times you would put aside all those hair tips and natural DIY masks because you had no extra time? Well, you’re not the only one. Still, times have changed with the recent lockdown, and know we’ve got too much time. Isn’t that a sign to take care of our locks sent by hair gods? Seriously, there’s no better way to cheer up yourself than to dedicate some time to the right hair care.
You can’t even imagine how many factors can affect your hair health. Anything from styling products and heat tools to pollution is quite a blow to your locks. For that reason, we recommend you spend this self-quarantine time usefully, taking your hair to the net level with game-changing tips.
For example, we all love hair extensions, but they can damage our hair. Surprisingly, there are easy and less damaging methods to add hair extensions. All you have to do is follow some simple hair tips and you can restore your hair to its natural sheen and beauty!
Besides, there are much more things you can do to help maintain good health of your hair, for example, there are safer ways how to dye your hair. And this list involves more options, check them out.
Don’t Panic About Getting Your Hair Cut
I know a lot of girls panic about getting a few inches cut off their hair. However, it is recommended by top hair professionals to cut your hair every 6 to 8 weeks to help prevent breakage and split ends. You only need to cut off about a quarter of an inch so you won’t even notice it if you are trying to grow out your hair. You will, however, notice that your hair is fuller and healthier.
Also, it’s not a bad idea to try a short, funky style every few years, especially if you dye your and style it quite frequently. Cutting off the damaged hair and letting it grow back is really healthy for your hair. Don’t be afraid of scissors, ladies. Remember, it’s only hair and it will go back!
Wash Your Hair Only 2-3 Times a Week
Frequent washing will dry out your hair and promote breakage. You should only wash your hair 2 to 3 times a week. You may condition every day if needed, or use dry shampoo between washings to keep it healthy.
Also, rinse and condition your hair in cold water as this will also help prevent breakage. It’s also a good idea to use coconut oil at least once a week as a base conditioner for your hair. You can rub some coconut oil in your hair, let it stay for 5 minutes, and then wash and condition as usual.
Sometimes Less is More
Chances are, if you grew up in the 1980’s, you used at least a bottle of Aqua Net hairspray in just one week’s time. However, it is not necessary to use an excessive amount of hair products. Less is more in most cases, especially today, when some of the better quality hair products tend to be fairly expensive. A little dab goes a long way. Read the directions on the back of the label (they are there for a reason) and adjust according to your hair length and texture. Both your wallet and your hair will thank you!
Avoid Heat as Much as PossibleSource: Johnnyramirez1 via Instagram
Blow drying, curling and straightening your hair can damage it over time, so it’s a good idea to let your hair air dry as often as possible. It may take more time, but in the long run, it will prevent your hair from excessive damage and breakage.
It is also recommended to wrap your hair in a cotton T-shirt as opposed to a towel as the T- shirt will help absorb moisture without causing your hair to frizz.
To keep your hair healthy, you should wait a while between hair color applications. This will give your hair a chance to recover from the harsh chemicals. Also, it doesn’t hurt to go a day or two a week without hair products. Embrace your curls or your naturally straight hair. Style it simply by pulling it up in a bun or ponytail, or simply let it go natural and carefree. You should give your hair a chance to “breathe” at least once a week.
Avoid Products That Contain Sulfates, Silicones & Alcohol
Silicones tend to heavily coat your hair, which will only weigh it down. And alcohol and sulfates will dry your hair out as they both strip your hair of natural oils which are needed for healthy hair. Look for products that are free of alcohol, sulfates and silicones to maintain a healthy head of hair for years to come!
Use a Homemade Hair Mask at least Once a Week
Hair Masks can help maintain the health of your hair and restore any damage that has been done during the week. There are plenty of recipes for DIY hair masks that are both inexpensive and contain natural ingredients that can give your hair a boost.
Brush Your Hair Before You Wash It, Rather Before Than AfterSource: Brittanybyrdhair via Instagram
Brushing your hair when it’s wet is one of the worst things you can do for your hair. You should brush it before you get in the shower and use your fingers to style your hair when it is wet. It is also better to use a wide-tooth comb as often as possible to prevent breakage.
Sleep on Silk or Satin Pillowcases
Silk or satin pillowcases are great for both your hair and your complexion as they are softer and will cause less damage. Cotton pillowcases tend to cause a lot of breakage, especially if you toss and turn at night. If you have longer hair, you should wear it in a loose braid or tie it back with a silk scarf before going to bed to keep it off your face.
Condition Your Hair Prior to Going to Swim
Conditioning your hair before going to swim can help prevent your hair from being damaged by chlorine.
There you have it, 10 simple hair tips to save your luscious locks! These tips can keep your hair healthy for many years!
FAQ: Hair Tips
How do you keep your hair healthy?
- Massage your scalp regularly.
- Trim your hair.
- Eat high-quality foods.
- Shampoo your hair correctly.
- Try rice water rinse.
- Oil your hair.
- Do neem and amla masks.
- Apply aloe vera gel.
- Let your hair air-dry naturally.
How can I thicken my hair?
- Try a volumizing or thickening shampoo.
- Use thickening hair treatments.
- Stay on a hair-thickening diet.
- Exfoliate your scalp.
- Don’t use hot tools.