Your hairstyle says a lot about your personality, so change it for the better. Whether you’d like to use gel, curling or flat irons, leave-in conditioner, or just go natural, there’s a way to make your hair look the way you like. Read on and learn some important hair care tips!
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.
Moisturize your curly hair with natural essential oils. Regardless of ethnicity, curly hair is prone to dryness and breakage. While there are many moisturizers on the market, simple oils such as jojoba and coconut are most easily utilized by your body. Furthermore, they are inexpensive!
Do not style your hair with heated appliances every day. Overusing your curling iron, flat iron, blow dryer, curler or other products can cause fried, frizzy hair. Allow your hair to air-dry as often as possible, and give your hair a break from heated styling tools. If you must use these tools, apply a heat-protective spray or balm to your hair prior to use.
There are now products available that will give your hair the effect of just having bathed in the salty ocean. Look for the words “salt spray” on sprays. To create your own version of this solution, simply combine a teaspoon of salt and one cup (eight ounces) of water. Then, add about ten or so drops of the lavender oil and you have created your own ocean in the bottle.
Try changing up the kind of shampoos and conditioners you use every now and again. Your hair may get used to the kind of products you are using and may not respond to them as well as they may have at first. Do not downgrade the brands you are using though!
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.
If you are constantly blow drying your hair or using a hot iron, damage will follow. So, make sure that you protect your hair follicles by using a serum or cream for your hair before you use any heated products. These products help protect your hair from the heat that comes from these tools.
Wait two days before shampooing your hair after you have colored it. Your hairs’ cuticles need to seal after a chemical treatment so that the color and last. Your hair cuticle can re-open if it gets wet for a few days. This will reward you and your patience with hair that is shiny and healthy.
Good hair grooming is a part of your overall self that you present to the world. Being judged on appearance may seem harsh; however, you can handle that. So get to work and change your appearance by changing your haircare routine. The tips provided here can help!