It’s important to take care of every inch of your body, and your hair is no exception.
Fortunately, it doesn’t take much effort to ensure that your hair stays in good condition. All that it takes to have a head of luscious locks is maintaining a few healthy habits.
Wash It Well
There are times when hair damage is inevitable, but in most cases people are responsible for ruining their own hair.
Most of the damage comes from improperly washing, drying, and styling the hair, and changing those bad habits is the first step on the road to recovery.
Many people wash their hair too often. Rinsing it with water every day is usually fine, but soap and shampoo can do a lot of damage when they are used that often.
Many shampoos sulfates, which help the shampoo to form a pretty lather at the cost of drying the hair.
Resist the urge to wash your hair with shampoo more than two or three times each week, and try to avoid shampoos that include sulfates. Also, using organic hair products can be very beneficial to the health of your hair.
Excessive heat is bad for hair, and that means that blow-driers are off-limits to anyone who wants to improve their hair. If it’s absolutely necessary dry the hair quickly, use the lowest temperature setting to minimize the damage.
A towel does less damage, but rough ones can still encourage split ends. In general, it’s best to let the hair dry on its own. It will take longer than drying it artificially, but it’s the only way to make sure that nothing damages the hair.
Style With Caution
Be careful with brushes. Brushing wet hair can cause the individual hairs to weaken and break, while excessively brushing dry hair can cause split ends.
A little bit of brushing is fine, and it can even promote growth, but too much brushing is dangerous. Moderation is key.
Use a Comb
Instead of a brush, use a comb with wide teeth to deal with tangled hair, especially when it is wet.
Many people also get good results by running their fingers through their hair, which is also safe. Even if brushing is necessary, start with a comb to deal with the worst of the tangles to protect them from the rougher brush.
Try to avoid using curling irons or other styling tools that rely on heat or chemicals. They won’t do much damage with occasional use, but regular treatments will destroy your hair.
Always try to be gentle with your hair to prevent damage, and remember that your hair will almost always be healthiest when it is left in its natural state.
A person’s hair is a strong indicator of their general health. It’s one of the first things that the body sacrifices when it isn’t getting enough nutrients, so eating right is one of the secrets to healthy hair.
An adequate supply of protein is the most important thing, since hair is made of proteins, but a good mixture of vitamins is also essential.
This will only have an impact on hair as it grows, so the effects will take some time to show up, but it will be worth the wait.