There are ads everywhere around that tell you what you should be doing with your hair and what products to use. However, they are just trying to sell you a product. By taking the time to read the following article, you will find some simple things that will really truly work at keeping your hair looking great.
Healthy hair results from having a healthy body. Making sure that you ingest healthy food and that you drink plenty of liquids can result in a healthy head of hair. Eating a well-balanced diet with fruits, veggies, whole grains, healthy fats and adequate protein provides the nutrients that keep your hair healthy and strong.
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.
It is crucial that you get a haircut every 5 to 6 weeks. This is because human hair grows about a quarter to a half an inch every month, and when hair grows, split ends tend to form. Getting a haircut this frequently will prevent split ends from occurring, while getting rid of any you may have.
Make sure your hair is thoroughly wet before you apply shampoo and begin washing it. If you start to scrub your hair and scalp without getting it wet enough first, you are much more likely to have strands of your hair break off in your hands. When the hair is wet, it is more pliable and will resist breakage better.
Every time you use heat on your hair you are damaging it, and this goes for blow drying it. To prevent damage from blow drying, use the cool setting on your hair dryer and keep the air moving so that no one spot gets too hot. Use your hands to detangle your hair while drying it so that you can brush it smoothly when it is dry.
Don’t pull or twist your hair when using a towel to dry your hair. This can make hair frizzy and stretch it out which makes the strands break. Use softer patting or blotting to remove excess water. You could also try a gentle squeeze with your towel. Unless you are using a very wide-toothed comb, wait to brush or comb until your hair is dry.
If you have oily hair, do not wash it everyday. Washing your hair two or three times a week is fine if it tends to get oily. Make sure you wash your hair thoroughly and rinse all the shampoo or conditioner out of your hair. If your hair stays oily, try different products.
As mentioned earlier, you do not have to be pulled into using a ton of different products to help your hair look great. Instead, take the time to follow the advice that was presented to you in this article. Before you know it, your hair will look better then you have ever seen it look.