Hair Care Tips for healthy hair

Hair Care Tips for Healthy Hair

We often overlook the importance of hair care when it comes to maintaining overall health. Shampooing, conditioning and styling your hair may seem like a small thing, but in reality, it can be one of the most important things you do for your body. Healthy looking hair makes you feel confident and ready to tackle anything! 

So, we’ve compiled top tips on how to get healthy-looking locks without spending hours in front of the mirror every day.

Make sure you’re drinking enough water

When it comes to hair care, a good tip to remember is that you need to drink plenty of water. Drinking enough water ensures that your scalp and hair are hydrated, which can lead to softer, shinier and healthier-looking locks. While on the contrary, not drinking enough water can ultimately result in dry hair, split ends and a dull appearance.

Make sure you’re eating healthy foods 

Eating a healthy diet have a significant impact on your hair. A diet high in protein, vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids and zinc will help promote healthy hair and prevent hair loss. Foods rich in these nutrients include eggs, nuts and whole grains. Make sure you have them in your daily diet.

Make sure you’re treating your hair gently

Another important thing about having healthy hair is making sure you’re treating the hair gently. Make sure you are using heat protectants before using any heat styling tools. It helps to prevent your hair from becoming brittle and dry. [More on that later]

Do not brush or comb through your wet hair as this can cause breakage and split ends. Instead, please wait until it dries before brushing or combing through it carefully with a wide-tooth comb.

If you’re using a hot tool like a curling iron on wet hair, turn down the temperature so that the curl won’t be nearly as tight when dried. Or opt for straightening, which will require less heat so long as your hair isn’t wet.

If you want healthy, strong hair, it’s important to avoid pulling the hair too tight into a ponytail or bun. Make sure you’re not wearing your hair in one place for too long, as this can lead to loss of blood flow and damage the follicles.

Get your hair trimmed regularly 

It is essential to keep getting your hair trimmed at a regular interval. Doing so prevents split ends, thinning and breakage. Plus, it allows your hair to grow at a healthy and natural rate.

It’s crucial that if you’re going to get your hair trimmed, it should be done professionally instead of cutting in your own home. With professional tools such as straight razors, scissors and thinning shears, the stylist will create a clean look that is uniform in length.

The frequency of getting your hair trimmed depends on the texture of your hair. Excessively curly hair may need trimming more frequently than straight-haired people do, for example. But in general, it is recommended that you get your hair cut every six weeks.

Invest in a good shampoo and conditioner – they’ll make all the difference!

A good tip when it comes to hair care is to invest in a good shampoo and conditioner. There are many types of shampoo and conditioner available on the market today, so you can find one that suits your needs.

Apply shampoo with warm water because cold water will make your hair more brittle and dry. Your hair will also be much less likely to mat together if there’s friction, which can happen with cold water. You should spend a few minutes massaging the shampoo into your scalp before starting on the rest of your hair.

Apply conditioner after you’ve rinsed the shampoo out of your hair. Massage the conditioner through your whole head from root to tip. It will help distribute the conditioner evenly throughout your hair and protect it from the heat of styling tools.

It would be best if you left the conditioner in for a few minutes while soaking up some sun or enjoying a bath to enjoy its full benefits. After you’ve left the conditioner in for at least five minutes, rinse it out with warm water so that you don’t leave excess residue on your hair.

It’s vital that you only use products that are suitable for your hair type. For example, if you have curly or frizzy hair, it’s best to avoid products that will worsen the problem. If you have straight, dry or brittle hair, heavy products may make it drier, causing you to feel self-conscious. Instead of worrying about the condition of your hair all day long, invest in a shampoo and conditioner that will help keep it healthy.

Use gentle styling techniques like braids, buns, ponytails and loose waves

Using gentle styling techniques like braids, buns, ponytails, and loose waves can help keep your hair healthy. Curling iron, flat iron, or other heat-generating styling tools overheat and damage the hair follicles. So, avoid using these devices whenever possible.

Instead of resorting to curls or straightening irons, use braids and buns for a casual look. Braiding will also protect your hair from tangles that can become more likely when hair is wet. Loose waves are another great option if you want to avoid using heat on your hair. You can style your own by wrapping your hair around a large-barreled curling iron before you go to sleep and then removing it in the morning. It will give your tresses natural waves instead of forcing them into curls with heat.

Protect your hair from heat damage by using a thermal protectant spray 

When using heat-generating styling tools like flat irons and curling wands, you are becoming more likely to suffer from heat damage. Make sure that you use a thermal protectant spray before blow-drying or curling your hair with hot tools to prevent deterioration of your hair follicles.

A thermal protectant spray will also lay down a protective barrier against heat from these devices, protecting your hair. 

Dry your hair naturally as much as possible 

Letting your hair dry naturally instead of blow-drying it can help reduce hair breakage. It’s also a great way to get vitamin D and keep your scalp healthy!

The sun is an excellent natural source of vitamin D, which will also improve the condition of your hair. The sun’s rays emit UVB and UVA rays that help provide us with a healthy dose of vitamin D. This health-giving light penetrate our skin deep enough to produce vitamin D without damaging the outer layer that acts as a protective barrier.

Only wash your hair every 2-3 days to avoid stripping it of natural oils

One way to give your hair some extra TLC is by only washing it every 2-3 days. When we wash our hair, we strip it of natural oils, and over time this can lead to dryness, breakage and frizziness. So when you do decide to wash your hair, be sure that you are using gentle, sulfate and paraben-free products because they’ll help protect your scalp and preserve the balance of the natural oils on your head.

If you feel like your hair is dirty or greasy, give it some extra love with a clarifying shampoo. It will remove any excess build-up from styling products in your hair that may weigh it down and leave it looking lank and dull. 

Be sure to follow up with a gentle conditioner to seal in the moisture. You should try only to wash your hair 3-4 times per week or less! 

Your natural oils are essential for giving your hair strength and keeping it healthy. Another part of daily washing our hair is that it can often make us itchy. We tend to scratch our heads and scratch our scalps, and then we wonder why they are so flaky.

To give your hair some extra shine, make an oil-infused hot oil treatment

To give your hair some extra shine:

  1. Make an oil-infused hot oil treatment. You can take a few drops of olive, coconut or castor oil, heat it in the microwave for about 20 seconds, and then carefully pour it on your hair.
  2. Let your hair soak up the warm concoction for about 30 minutes.
  3. Wrap a towel around your head for another 15 minutes to help steam the oils deep into your strands.
  4. Rinse and shampoo.

You may not have the time for this every day, but do it a few times a week.

Wear a hat when you’re out in the sun for long periods

One of the most important health habits you can maintain is to wear a hat when you’re out in the sun for long periods. By doing this, you’ll be protecting your hair from breakage and from burning, which could otherwise happen if you have delicate locks.

Invest in a professional deep conditioning treatment once per week to ensure your locks are always hydrated and healthy

Another way to ensure your locks are healthy is to invest in a professional deep conditioning treatment once per week. It is one of the essential tools for excellent hair! A good time to do this is after washing your hair because it will allow the product to penetrate as deeply as possible into your hair strands.

I hope the article has given you a few tips and tricks on keeping your hair healthy. If you have any further questions, feel free to email us, we’d be happy to help!

Thank you for reading!

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