Many people are not sure how to take care for their hair. Ultimately it’s important that you care for, and manage, the hair you have. You can use this article to guide you, and you can use the advice it contains to help you take better care of your hair.
If you have got really dried out and damaged hair, try olive oil! At a time when you won’t be going out, apply the oil in downward strokes to hair length and let it sit overnight. Olive oil will give your hair some much needed nutrients and restore some of that luster.
Never use a brush on wet hair. Brushing pulls the hair shaft causing it to break. Always use a wide-toothed comb on freshly washed hair to avoid breakage and stress to your hair. Combining the use of a wide-toothed comb with a leave-in conditioner will keep hair healthy and give it an enviable sheen.
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.
Don’t use heavy conditioners if you have thin or fine hair. Your hair will look weighted down, which is the opposite of what you want! To add volume without a greasy look, use mousse conditioners or leave-in conditioners.
One of the best things that you can do for your scalp and the overall health of your hair is to use leave-in conditioner. This can help to improve the texture of your hair and allows you to engage in your everyday lifestyle, without worrying about the quality of your scalp.
After shampooing your hair you should always rinse it out the best you can. Even if you think all of the shampoo is out of your hair you should rinse it out again. Shampoo residue can cause build up and dry out your hair and scalp that can cause dandruff.
A clarifying shampoo can help bring back luster to your hair when it has gone dull. Hair that is dull can be caused by hair care product build up. In order to prevent this, you should use some kind of clarifying shampoo once or twice per week to eliminate built-up dirt or residue.
When hair conditioning, be sure to spread the conditioner evenly throughout your hair for best results. Also, be sure to keep the conditioner in for a couple of minutes prior to washing it out.
Avoid blow-drying your hair after your shampoo. Extreme heat can damage your hair shaft and cause your hair to dry out. Brittle hair will break easily. Instead, after you shampoo, dry your hair gently with a soft towel, and allow your hair to air dry naturally. This will help your hair to retain its natural oils.
People should now take a second look at you when they pass by. Your hair will be healthy and beautiful because of your new-found hair care knowledge. When your hair looks great, you get lots of stares, so keep this in mind when using the information from this article.