Have you ever looked at a great head of hair and wondered how it was achieved? Some people have great hair because they were born with it, but many others get their great hair through wise hair care practices. In the paragraphs that follow you will find out how to get this great hair that you are envious of.
When shampooing your hair, make sure that your hair is completely wet before applying a quarter-sized amount. This minimizes breakage due to tugging and tangling, and it helps the shampoo to effectively cleanse each strand. Do not lather for more than 30 seconds, and rinse with a blast of cool water to seal in moisture.
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.
Distribute your hair’s natural oils throughout all of your hair. To do this, begin by bending over and brushing your hair. Start at the scalp and brush down towards the end of your hair. Once your hair is brushed all the way through, massage your scalp with your fingers.
Avoid heavy conditioners if you have thin or fine hair. They will just weigh down your hair, and make it look more limp and lifeless. Conditioners that are similar to mousse or light spray-able, leave-in conditioners are great for adding volume without making your hair look greasy or heavy.
Women who are taller should have medium-length hair. This will make them look a little shorter than they are. On the other hand, shorter women can get away with pretty much any haircut with the exception of long hair. Shorter women tend to look even shorter when their hair is too long.
Make sure to clean out your brushes and combs, and wash them periodically. A good rule of thumb is to clean them with soap and water around once a week. This will minimize the amount of build up that you will incur on your hair follicles and you will have healthier hair.
Nevermind the old wives’ tale about more frequent trims causing your hair to grow faster. Regardless of how often hair is cut, it only grows an average of a half-inch per month. Hair growth has nothing to do with stylist’s trims. Your hair may look better though by getting a trim to get rid of split ends.
If you have oily hair, do not wash it everyday. Washing your hair two or three times a week is fine if it tends to get oily. Make sure you wash your hair thoroughly and rinse all the shampoo or conditioner out of your hair. If your hair stays oily, try different products.
Beautiful hair isn’t just for celebrities with famous stylists. You need only to learn some of the basics about caring for and styling your hair. Make the most of your newly acquired knowledge and start to enjoy the hair you have always dreamed of. Don’t be surprised if people ask you what your secret is.