There are ads everywhere around that tell you what you should be doing with your hair and what products to use. However, they are just trying to sell you a product. By taking the time to read the following article, you will find some simple things that will really truly work at keeping your hair looking great.
Check the labels on your hair care products. Make sure the products are right for your hair type. Nearly all hair care products are labeled specifically for dry, medium or oily hair. Using the wrong product can dry out your hair or leave it looking greasy. The labels are there for a reason.
Your lifestyle influences the way your hair looks. Being stressed, not getting enough sleep or smoking tobacco means your hair will not look good. You also need to maintain a balanced diet so that your hair gets all the vitamins and nutrients it needs. Get rid of your bad habits and you should see a difference!
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.
Although it is tempting to wash your hair after sweating in the summer, sweat itself isn’t actually that dirty. You can end up washing your hair too often in the summer, turning it dry and brittle. Rather than washing your hair every time you sweat, use just a rinse and conditioner occasionally. This should clean your hair enough between shampoos.
Avoid shampooing your hair until two days after you get it dyed. Some styling and hair care products can damage hair that has recently been colored. Just wetting your hair can impede this process. Over time, your efforts will lead to a head of healthy, sleek hair.
Do not wear your hair in tight ponytails or buns. The tension on your hair will eventually damage it and make it weaker. Do not style your hair too tightly and let it loose before going to bed so that your hair can relax after the tension of a ponytail or similar style.
Use beer on your hair. Beer is a great way to remove any residue or build up on your hair. Use 1 cup of warm water with 6 tablespoons of beer and after you wash and condition your hair, pour this mixture over your hair. This will help make your hair nice and shiny.
Stay away from over-brushing or over-combing your hair. Also, do not run your fingers through your hair too often. All of these things can damage fragile hair and even, make your hair fall out. Just brush, comb or finger-comb your hair, when it is absolutely necessary for you to do so.
Take the time to read the labels on all of the hair care products that you plan on using. You may find that your favorite products contain harsh chemicals or other ingredients that you’d rather not place in your hair on a consistent basis. In fact, some of these ingredients may have a short term hair benefit, but in the long run, they can damage your hair even more!
It is better for your hair if you wash it every other day, rather than washing it daily. Washing your hair strips it of natural oils and moisture that it needs to look shiny and stay healthy. If you must wash your hair daily, be sure that you never skip using a conditioner. The conditioner will help to replenish the moisture that is being stripped from the hair by frequent washing.
To avoid split ends, watch how you dry your hair when you get out of the bath. Vigorous drying with a towel causes the ends of the hair to split. Using the towel, gently squeeze the excess water out of your hair. To untangle any knots, use a wide-toothed comb rather than a brush.
Try silk or satin pillow coverings. Cotton pillowcases tend to cause your hair to snag, which may then break. Your hair slides more easily without catching and breaking when you sleep on satin or silk. If you cannot use one of them, try putting your hair up high using a scrunchie covered with soft material.
Clean and wash your combs and brushes weekly. Dirty tools mean dirty hair. You will undo any good you have done by washing your hair, if you use a dirty comb immediately afterwards. Many people do not pay attention to their combs. Be wary of allowing your products to fall behind the sink or toilet.
During the course of the day, refrain from touching your hair with your hands. Your fingertips and palms pick up a lot of bacteria from the things that you eat and touch, as you do not want this to get on your hair. If you must touch your hair, wash your hands in advance.
Avoid over-blow drying your hair. When the hair dryer is left on a certain area of hair for a period of time this can cause damage. Make sure you keep the blow dryer at a distance from your hair and keep it moving around to avoid any damage to your hair.
Chlorine, which is commonly found in swimming pools, has the ability to damage and dry hair. Use a swim cap before you swim in a chlorinated pool. Always wash your hair after you go swimming. If you often swim in a pool with chlorine, use a hair care products made specifically to remove chlorine.
As mentioned earlier, you do not have to be pulled into using a ton of different products to help your hair look great. Instead, take the time to follow the advice that was presented to you in this article. Before you know it, your hair will look better then you have ever seen it look.