Your hair might be your worst enemy, but it does not have to be! You can reclaim your hair with a little research and effort. First, identify your hair type and the problems you would like to rectify. More than likely, you will find that a new routine can help the problem. For fresh ideas on hair care, read on.
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.
If you are going to be swimming in a pool you should wet your hair before hand so that your hair is mostly soaking up the water you put in it and not the chlorinated water. Chlorinated water is not good for your hair, especially if it is color treated.
People with curly hair should absolutely avoid using smoothing brushes and other brushes that have dense, fine bristles. You should use a wide-tooth comb for any combing. However, you should take care to use a heavy detangler before attempting to comb out knots and other tangles, as curly hair is susceptible to breakage.
While a pony tail is an easy way to style your hair when you don’t have a lot of time, it’s best not to style your hair this way, too often. Keeping your hair pulled back with a hair tie can lead to hair loss and damage. Be sure to change up the way you style your hair.
Use a soft brush made out of animal hairs instead of plastic. Do not brush your hair when it is wet and always be gentle. You should start at the end of your hair and work your way up as you gently untangle all the knots. Make sure you take your time!
When you see gray hair start to appear on your head, you should not pluck them. Most people believe that it’s because two will grow back in its place, but the real reason is because you can damage the root of your hair by pulling it out. That could lead to an infection at some point.
Do not use a brush on wet hair. Using a brush on hair that is wet subjects the hair to breakage. Instead of using a brush on your hair when it’s wet, use a comb to detangle it. Your hair will suffer from less breakage than if you used a brush.
Keep in mind, just as the rest of our body changes as we age, so does hair. As you age, your hair normally becomes drier, more brittle and begins to turn gray. A different texture could even develop. For example, your curly hair could become straight. Should thes changes concern you, consult with a physician.
As you can see, there are plenty of options for your hair care routine. You will be able to reclaim your tresses and enjoy beautiful hair if you take a little extra time to find the best products and tools for your hair type. This journey should be fun, so enjoy looking at your options!