Taking care of your hair is more than just washing it every day and drying it with a towel or hair dryer. In fact, it has been proven that washing your hair every single day is actually bad for your hair’s health, depending on the type of hair you have. Your hair is like your body; it needs a proper diet and care routine to ensure it’s always in a healthy state. Here are a few tips you should follow so that your hair is always clean and healthy.
Washing your hair
As mentioned above, if you wash your hair too often, you will eventually dry it out because the natural oils that are produced in your scalp can’t reproduce fast enough. This can also lead to weak and damaged hair. It’s recommended that you only shampoo your hair at most twice a week. When you are shampooing your hair, try to avoid shampoos that have sulphates or parabens. Sulphate is the chemical that allows the shampoo to lather and parabens are what causes eye irritation when you get shampoo in or near your eyes. Try to find a shampoo that uses natural cleansers that are good for both you and the environment.
You should also find a shampoo that was designed to treat your hair type. For example, if you have dry hair, you will want to find a shampoo that contains collagen and glycerin to restore moisture to your hair. If you have curly hair, you will want to get a shampoo that minimizes frizz and softens your hair using natural oils. If you have straight and oily hair, you may want to get a gentle shampoo that is designed to treat your oily hair with a daily washing.
The last step in washing your hair is using a proper conditioner every time you wash your hair. Again, the type of conditioner you use should agree with the type of hair you have. If you have fine hair, you should try using a botanical oil treatment before you wash your hair with shampoo. If you have thicker hair, use a light coating of conditioner that has natural hydrators.
Drying your hair
One of the best ways to let your hair dry is to wrap a cotton shirt around your hair to let your hair dry naturally. When you use a towel to dry your hair, you risk causing split ends and frizziness because of their rough fabric. You should also wait until your hair is dry before you brush it or use a wide tooth comb to get out any tangles when your hair is wet. If you tend to shower before you sleep, you can put your hair up in a bun and let it dry overnight.
Brushing your hair
When you brush your hair, it does stimulate the follicles that help promote growth. However, if you brush your hair too often, you are at a higher risk of damaging your hair and causing split ends.
Following these tips may be hard in the beginning, especially if you are used to washing and brushing your hair every day, but after awhile you will notice how healthy and luscious your hair can truly be!