Lots of people neglect taking proper care of their hair. Perhaps it is because of a lack of knowledge and confidence, about properly maintaining their hair. However, in this article, you will learn that making your hair a priority can easily be done by making it a simple and fun process.
If you plan on going swimming you should wet your hair before entering the pool. Most pool water has chlorine in it and it can cause damage to hair. Wetting the hair before going in will ensure that your hair soak up fresh water instead of the chlorine filled water in the pool.
For minimizing breakage, be sure that your hair is completely wet prior to applying shampoo. Don’t use any more than about a quarter-size dollop. Then proceed to rub the shampoo in between your palms to start with. Be sure to lather up for no more than 30 seconds or so.
A soft, smooth pillowcase can help you keep your hairstyle, as well as, your hair. Sleeping on a pillow covered in a textured fabric or low-thread count cotton pillowcase can actually pull your hair and cause it to fall out. Use a smooth pillow-covering, wherever you lay your head and help keep your hair where it belongs.
Reduce the amount of heat you use on your hair. Hair dryers, curling irons, and flat irons can all do significant damage to your hair. Your hair and your skin aren’t that different, and a product that would damage your skin will probably also damage your hair. Use these products less often or on a lower setting when possible.
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.
Be sure your hair retains moisture to avoid becoming brittle and dry. This can cause it to break. To keep your hair well moisturized, don’t use steaming hot water to shampoo. Make it a habit to rinse off any shampoo with cool water. This process seals the shaft of your hair and prevents damage.
Living a healthy lifestyle has everything to do with the healthiness of your hair. Eat a balanced diet, and make sure you get plenty of exercise. Excessive smoking, not getting enough sleep, and other unhealthy habits are detrimental to the health of your hair. Take good care of yourself, and your hair will follow suit.
Don’t pull or twist your hair when using a towel to dry your hair. This can damage your hair, causing frizz and breakage. Patting or blotting your hair will allow you to dry your hair without damage. You should also avoid brushing or combing it while it’s wet, unless you use a wide-toothed comb.
As mentioned earlier, there are lots of people that don’t use proper hair care. This is usually because they don’t know what they should do to tend to their hair. By taking what you have learned here and applying it, you will find yourself with beautiful hair.