Fashion is constantly evolving and changing so should be constantly monitored. Maintaining a good healthy hair style is one way to tell the world you know how to take care of yourself. Check out some of the following hair care tips when thinking of your hair.
Use corn starch for oily hair. If you’re one of those people with oily hair, corn starch can really help. Corn starch helps to absorb any oil that might be in your hair. Take a small amount and rub it into oily spots and your hair will look nice and fresh.
If you can, try not to blow dry your hair too often and do not color your hair frequently. Both of these can cause your hair to dry out, damaging it in the process. If these products have already dried your hair out, you can use coconut oil twice a week to add moisture.
Choose shampoo, conditioner and other products, based on your hair type and needs. Colored hair benefits from UV protection and extra moisturizers, for instance. Oily hair requires a lightweight, no-buildup conditioner. If you are unsure of your hair type, ask a cosmetologist for advice on choosing the best products for caring for your locks.
While a pony tail is an easy way to style your hair when you don’t have a lot of time, it’s best not to style your hair this way, too often. Keeping your hair pulled back with a hair tie can lead to hair loss and damage. Be sure to change up the way you style your hair.
Prevent sun damage to your hair, by looking for products that contain sunscreen. The sun can damage hair and decrease any benefits you will see from your hair care routine. Protecting your hair from the sun will make it last longer and preserve its color.
If you are frustrated because your hair will not grow at the rate you want it to, take a look at your diet. Your hair will not grow quickly without adequate nutritional support. Brainstorm ways that you can increase your protein intake, and minimize any junk food in your diet.
While it is practical to use a blow dryer, you should limit the amount of time that you exposure your hair to the heat that is generated from them. Always towel dry your hair as much as possible so that you will spend less time exposing it to so much heat.
You can use an easy, cheap deep-conditioning treatment to help dry hair. Just wet your hair a bit and apply lots of your conditioner. Once the conditioner is worked in, wrap your head in a damp, warm towel to contain the heat. You can also use a shower cap or even kitchen plastic wrap. After a half hour to an hour, thoroughly shampoo the conditioner from your hair, rinsing well.
Avoid habits that damage your body, as they will destroy your hair as well. Eating greasy foods, overwhelming stress, lack of exercise, smoking, and drinking excessively will make your body and mind ill. Your hair will reflect that by being oily or overly dry, having split ends, and dull color.
A permanent wave can be a great way to add volume and texture to thin, flyaway hair. A permanent can also provide the foundation for curls that will hold better and last longer, after roller setting or styling. Permanents are available in many different forms, suitable for any length and type of hair.
If you enjoy swimming in pools during the spring and summer, take time to protect your hair before hitting the water. Either soak your hair in regular water to discourage the absorption of chlorinated water, or wear a bathing cap to avoid drying out your delicate tresses. Your hair will thank you for it.
Brushing your hair allows you to spread the oils along the length of your hair. You should start at the top of your hair and brush it in long stroke that the oil are evenly spread out. Your hair will look healthier and shiny if you do this every day.
The first two or three inches of hair growing from your scalp is only about six months old. It’s the most healthy part of your hair. You do not need as much conditioner on this part of your hair, but the lower sections can benefit. Hair ends tend to be much drier, with more damage, and can benefit from a good conditioner.
While an old wives tale states that you must brush your hair for one hundred strokes every day to achieve health, this is untrue. The only thing you will achieve by brushing this often is an overstimulated scalp that produces too much oil and makes your hair look oily and flat. Only brush until the tangles are removed.
It is important that you never use hot water to wash your hair. The only thing this is going to do is dry your hair out and when using hot water frequently, it could even cause irreparable damage to it. It is recommended that you use lukewarm water when washing your hair.
Think about cutting your own hair. Visiting a hair salon every six weeks for a trim can end up costing you a small fortune, so learning how to cut your own hair will save you a lot of money. You can find many video tutorials on YouTube about how to cut your own hair; you can learn a lot from these videos.
If you really have to blow dry your hair use a leave in conditioner while you do it. When you blow dry your hair, the conditioner will keep your hair from falling out and getting dry and brittle. But it is always safest to not blow dry your hair to make sure it stays healthy.
If you are like most people, your hair plays a large role in the way you present yourself to others. You don’t need to be the king or queen of hairstyles, but grooming your hair well sends a positive message to others. Use the above advice to get the kind of hair that truly impresses.