Smooth, silky, lush – everyone loves great hair. We all love those fancy hair care ads where the model flaunts voluminous and silky hair, but in reality, getting that kind of beautiful hair is not easy.
The truth is that while most haircare products promise magical results, many of these do not even work. However, this shouldn’t keep you down if you are looking to maintain healthy hair as several useful tips can help you achieve this. Keep reading this article to learn some expert tips to help maintain healthy hair.
There’s no better way to rid your scalp and hair of excess oil and dirt than by washing your hair. Washing your hair helps get rid of the dirt that can build up and potentially damage your hair. You also reduce the chances of getting dandruff or any other hair problem, and your hair will also smell and look great. However, the frequency at which you wash your hair depends on your hair type and texture. You might want to reduce washing your hair to twice a week if you have extremely dry hair, however, if you have very oily hair, you can wash your hair at least thrice a week.
This is probably easier said than done, especially since most of the hair products on the market contain harsh products that can harm your hair in the long run. This is why you should look for a shampoo with fewer chemicals than most on the market. The fewer chemicals there are in your shampoo, the healthier your hair will be. Always opt for gentle shampoos and avoid shampoos that contain parabens and sulfates, and it is also best to stick with one shampoo if it works for you. Changing from one shampoo brand to the other can stress your hair and severely damage it.
Yeah, you read that right. We get it, blow-drying is easier and gives you that bounce that makes your mane pop, but excessive heat can seriously damage your hair scalp. Instead, dry your hair naturally, and only blow dry occasionally. Your hair is a lot more fragile than you think.
Mother nature has an ensemble of natural oils that are great for maintaining healthy hair and giving your hair that lush look and feel. Incorporate natural oils such as olive oil, almond oil, coconut oil, etc., into your hair care routine. These are great for repairing split ends and boosting hair growth. Trust us, you can’t go wrong with natural oils.
Split ends are an indicator that your hair is unhealthy or stressed. This can be due to stress, an illness, genetics, heat styling, or a range of other reasons why your hair may be unhealthy. The best thing to do is to trim your hair every 6-8 weeks to get rid of the split ends. However, trimming does not permanently fix your hair, especially if your hair issues are caused by an underlying problem. It is always best to see a professional when fixing your hair issues, as doing something yourself may not end up with the best result. So, if you notice that you keep getting split ends no matter how often you trim your hair or your hair seems to be falling out more often than usual, you should see an expert.
When you are well hydrated internally and externally, your hair is healthier. This means upping the amount of water you drink as well as using hydrating hair care products and oils for your hair.
You are probably tired of hearing the ‘you are what you eat’ mantra, but yeah, we are going to say it again – you are what you eat. So, if you want to maintain healthy hair, you should start eating healthy. Add more green leafy vegetables, eggs, fish, berries, and nuts to your diet as these are great for healthy hair. You should also cut back on refined carbs and sugary foods.
Harsh sun rays can damage your hair by removing the natural moisture in your hair. So, always ensure that you wear a hat or cap when stepping out, especially under harsh sunlight. This will protect your hair from becoming dry and brittle and help retain the natural moisture in your hair. You should also cover your hair if you are going swimming as chlorine can harm your hair.
Maintaining healthy hair is no child’s play but with these easy-to-do tips, you should find it less difficult to do.