Hair care is a routine activity, but even here you need to follow certain rules. 10 tips to keep your hair beautiful and healthy.
1. Wash Your Hair as It Gets Dirty.
Some people believe that if you do not wash your hair for a long time, the hair will get used to it over time and will become dirty more slowly. This idea is fundamentally wrong. After all, we do not wash our facial skin every three days so that it changes from oily to normal.
The scalp is fundamentally no different from the skin of the face, so the hair should be washed as soon as it becomes dirty. If, after washing your hair with shampoo, you feel that your hair is not clean enough, you can use special scrubs, salt, mud and clay.
2. Do Not Wash Your Hair with Hot Water.
Hot water damages the hair and excessively steamifies the scalp, which causes hair loss. Wash your hair with lukewarm water, and rinse with cold water at the end of washing.
It is ideal to add a little vinegar (table vinegar, wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar) when rinsing, which will smooth the surface and make the hair shiny.
3. Lather Hair Only in The Root Zone.
By applying shampoo to the length of your hair, you only dry it out. The lather dripping down your hair when you rinse off the shampoo will be enough to rinse the length out.
4. Blot Your Hair with A Towel Before Applying the Balm.
Excessive moisture on the hair will prevent the balm from absorbing. It can just drain. Therefore, it is advisable to blot your hair with a towel and only then apply the balm. The same should be done when using masks.
5. Do Not Apply Balm to The Scalp.
Balms and conditioners should not be applied to the scalp, even if the label says otherwise. If you use inorganic products, they contain silicones and other ingredients that create a film on the hair. For the scalp, this film interferes with breathing, creates a greenhouse effect, which can cause hair loss and dandruff.
The balm must be applied, retreating from the roots 15-20 centimeters (from the ears and below).
Tip: Leaving a wet towel on your hair for a long time also creates a greenhouse for your scalp. Leave the towel on your hair for a maximum of 5-10 minutes. Do not pull it tight – you can pinch and damage your hair.
6. It Is Necessary to Comb Before Washing Your Hair and Not – Immediately After.
Before washing your hair, it is advisable to comb your hair to detangle it. If this is not done, the hair will become even more tangled when washing, which will cause some of it to be pulled out with further combing.
On the contrary, combing wet hair is undesirable. They need to be allowed to dry, and only then combed. It is much easier to pull hair out of damp, steamed skin.
7. Do Not Rub Wet Hair with A Towel or Rub in Products When Washing Hair Lengthwise.
Wet hair is very brittle and brittle and should not be rubbed violently. Apply lengthwise, do not rub in, do not curl hair.
Do not rub your hair with a towel, but pat it dry.
8. Do Not Use Shampoos Containing Harsh Detergents (Surfactants).
This advice applies to owners of not only dry, but also oily scalp. Aggressive surfactants will not make your hair cleaner, they will only dry out your skin and make your hair more brittle. Try not to buy shampoos containing SLS, SLES and similar harsh surfactants as active ingredients.
Mild organic shampoos are ideal. For curly hair, a cowaching balm is an excellent solution.
9. Brush Your Hair Often and Massage Your Scalp.
You need to comb at least twice a day. By doing this, you stimulate blood flow, and therefore oxygen, to the hair follicles, nourishing and strengthening the hair. For the same purposes, scalp massage is also needed. Doing it several times a week is enough.
You need to comb your hair from the ends, going up to the roots and untangling all the knots. If you start brushing from the roots downwards, all the tangled areas will get tangled even more, you will get tangles and pull out a lot of hair.
Tip: You can lubricate the hairbrush (a wooden comb with thin teeth is ideal) with a few drops of essential oil to improve blood flow, comb through your hair, and then massage your scalp with your fingers.
This procedure is good to do at night – the smell of your favorite essential oil, coupled with a light massage, will perfectly relax you, relieve stress and help you fall asleep as soon as possible.
10. Do Not Stress Hair Due to Low or High Temperatures.
If you blow-dry your hair, try to do it with cool air, before applying thermal protection products. In winter, when going outside, hide your hair under your clothes, and in summer, protect it from harmful sun rays with SPF products, or better with a hat.
In this article, we looked at how to properly care for your hair, wash it, dry it, and comb it. By following these simple rules, you will achieve strength, health and shine in your hair.