Caring for your hair can be easy or hard, depending on how you clean and style it. Taking the time to develop a good hair care routine will keep you looking and feeling great! Keep reading for some tips on how to help your hair looking its best.
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 a frequent ponytail wearer, don’t place the ponytail on the same spot every time. The hair will become stressed and possibly break, even when using fabric scrunchies. If your job requires you to wear hair back, when you aren’t working, wear it down as much as possible.
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.
Drink more water! Your hair needs water to thrive especially during the winter months. Increasing your water intake will help no matter what your hair type is. Start carrying a bottle with you and make sure that you are going through at least a few bottles every day. Your hair will thank you.
Gently pat your hair dry with a towel rather than rubbing it violently. This can damage your hair, causing frizz and breakage. A better option is to gently squeeze the excess water from your wet hair; you may also do so by loosely wrapping your hair in a towel or microfiber cloth. Also, be careful brushing your hair while wet, as this can also cause damage. Instead use a wide-tooth comb.
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.
Alcohol damages hair, and can cause it to be dull, dry and lifeless. You have to exercise caution with the hair care products you buy, because many of them can have these sorts of damaging side effects. Read the labels and make sure your hair products are good for your hair.
No matter if you do this for five minutes or sixty minutes, you need to find the best way to do your hair. Spend a little time learning about the different styling options available to you. If you use the tips you just learned, you will soon have hair that will make everyone around you jealous.