In this journal post, we share our prime eight tips for looking after those luscious long locks of yours…because we all know how much care and TLC they need! With the following tips, your hair is far more likely to be beautifully strong and healthy.
If you do not have long hair, and your hair will not grow past a certain point, the following tips will still apply to you, therefore keep reading!
1. Use the correct hair brush:
A boar bristle brush or a wet brush should be your best friend! With long hair, it’s super vital that your hair brush helps smooth the hair shaft, to reduce any breakage. A fibre brush, just like the boar bristle, helps to reduce friction when brushing. Therefore, the hair does not get caught on any knots, leaving the hair smooth and silky without pulling out hair strands. The authentic wet brush conjointly does an amazing job as the bristles bend around any tangles putt less stress on the hair.
Start at the ends of the hair and work your way up instead of top down. This ensures no pressure is placed on the roots, minimizing harm. Ensure you only ever use a wide-tooth comb when the hair is wet. Brushing when damp can cause plenty of damage as it stretches the strands instead of separates them.
2. Use a deeply hydrating treatment twice a week:
If style your hair with heat, you’ll already know the advantages of using a deep hydrating treatments to replenish any lost moisture. A favourite DIY of ours is the coconut honey mask for your hair.
The same effect can even be achieved by using an oil high in vitamin E, like olive or avocado oil. To get the most effective results, gently heat the oil in a pan on a low heat and apply to your hair. Wrap in a warm towel and wash out after fourth five minutes. The heated oil allows it to be more easily absorbed into the hair, boosting its effective qualities.
3. Use a heat protectant:
It goes without saying – we all know we should use one, however it’s such an easy-to-forget step that really makes a difference! A heat protectant wraps the hair shaft, forming a protecting barrier, therefore preventing harm and ensuring your style is sleek and frizz free. We did a post here on the most effective natural heat protectant oils that you simply will use. The article goes into detail regarding however heat protectants works and also the advantages you’ll expect from exploitation totally different natural oils.
4. Use hair bands that do not pull the root:
The 80’s scrunch is back and in secret your hair could not be comfortable about it! Using a band like a scrunchy, or the plastic coil type, means you hair isn’t pulled at the root. This makes sure the hair is not under any unnecessary stress, keeping the strands strong and resilient.
5. Use a hair wrap or an old T-shirt rather than a towel to dry:
It may seem slightly simple, however those with curly hair are already in the know when it comes to this well tested trick. Instead of a waffle brushed cotton towel, use a smooth cloth, like cotton or linen, to get rid of excess wetness before heat styling. This manner the hair shaft isn’t caused to fray when you wrap it to dry. The strands are kept sleeker within the fabric, reducing the probability of frizz or harm.
6. Use a low-heat setting for hair drying and point the nozzle down, not sideways:
As a general rule of thumb, one amongst the worst things you can do for your hair is overheat it with excessive blow-drying. If you want to avoid dry and damaged locks, you need to either rein in how often you use a hairdryer or pay attention to how you are using it, and ensure to apply heat protection products beforehand.
Try and keep the appliance at a distance from your hair, ideally keep the hairdryer nozzle 2 inches away from the strands. Drying your hair from the side makes the hair frizzy by pushing it all over the place. Therefore, the nozzle should be pointed straight down, about 3 inches away from the hair for best results.
7. Try to not over-wash your hair:
Your hair’s natural oils are designed to condition and protect your tresses, so when you shampoo daily, it strips these very important oils away. It creates a vicious circle of over-production of oils and a necessity to shampoo very often. Ideally, to keep your hair healthy, you only have to wash 2 to 3 times per week. Invest in a good natural dry shampoo to help tide you over until your next wash and add volume and texture.