You might think that beautiful hair is difficult to achieve, but it is not. Good hair care requires knowing what your hair type is and the best way to maintain its health. Continue reading for simple tips to help you learn more about nurturing your hair.
It is okay to use styling products on your hair as long as you refrain from using them every day of the week. Use then every so often and make sure that they do not contain alcohol, which will only serve to damage hair and make it dry and brittle.
Ensure that you get enough sleep and rest every night. A healthy amount of sleep a night is around 6-8 hours a night, depending on your body’s physiology. If you get enough rest you will have a healthier body that in turn will make your hair shinier and more healthy than ever.
In order to maintain healthy hair and avoid damage, don’t brush your hair unless it is dry. Compared with dry hair, fully saturated hair is more delicate and prone to splitting and breakage. To reduce damage done while brushing, brush it before you wash it and then wait until it is fully dry before brushing it again.
If you are looking to avoid breaking your delicate tresses, be sure to protect them when you sleep at night. Silk pillowcases are excellent for preserving hair integrity. Otherwise, you can take the time to either wrap your hair in a silk scarf, or loosely tie your hair into a low ponytail before bed.
Be sure to always be gentle with your hair when you use a towel to dry it. This can stretch your hair, which can cause breakage. Additionally, it can cause frizzy hair, which is unsightly. Patting or blotting your hair will allow you to dry your hair without damage. Never use a brush on wet hair, only use a comb with wide teeth.
For proper hair care, be sure to rinse your hair thoroughly after washing it. Shampoo and conditioner left in the hair can leave a residue that dulls the hair. Do not just rinse once and stop. You need to make sure you rinse your hair thoroughly and remove all the hair care products from it so it will be shiny and not dull.
When you are drying off your hair after a shower, do take care to be quite gentle. Vigorous and enthusiastic rubbing can cause hair damage and breakage to occur, not to mention, tough to remove tangles. Instead, take the towel and gently squeeze out the excess water, while delicately blotting the roots.
Keep your terrycloth towels far away from your curly hair. Curls should only be dried with cotton or microfiber towels. Using a terrycloth towel to dry will cause frizz and will pull your curls out of shape. Consider using a old cotton t-shirt or even a paper towel. Be sure as well to blot your hair dry to keep your curls looking spectacular.
When you are done reading these tips you will know that hair care is not hard to do. With any luck, these tips will get you to improve your hair care routine. The more tips you try, the better and faster you will see results.