Looking after your hair is one of the most important factors of looking and feeling great. Just look at how big a difference a new hair style can make, it can completely transform us.
Taking good care of our hair means that the money spent in hair stylists or on products is not being wasted and will actually be of value to us.
We love to hear from friends on their tips and we also look about online to find some excellent ideas so here are some of our top tips to keep your hair looking great that we have heard about recently.
Review your washing technique
Washing your hair will be a huge part of keeping it healthy and looking great so here are a few techniques that you might want to start employing.
Massaging olive oil, coconut oil or almond oil into your hair about an hour before going for a shower can have great results.
We all love a nice warm shower but using cool or lukewarm water to wash your hair can save it from the damage that hot water can cause. It can make quite a bit of difference when it comes to dry hair and split ends.
Try not to use as much shampoo in your hair and dilute what you do use in half a cup of warm water. This will stop the shampoo from stripping your hair of the nutrients it needs.
Try and be gentle when you wash your hair, gently massaging will stop damage and too much tangling.
Using conditioner all over is unnecessary so try to just use it from the middle of your hair down to the ends.
Finally don’t feel you should wash your hair every day, there’s no need and it will strip the hair of its natural oils.
After washing your hair you will want to have a little look at some of these tips to dry it without causing long lasting damage.
To pre dry you hair avoid terrycloth towels and use a microfibre towel instead. This will avoid tangles and breakages.
Blow drying is great for if you are in a rush but the heat can cause some damage to your hair, try to plan washed for when you can leave your hair to dry naturally. If you do plan to blow dry waiting until you know your hair cuticles will have closed before starting will cut down on the damage it causes.
When brushing your hair use a boar bristle brush or wide toothed comb, they will help to detangle with minimal damage. Start nearer the ends brushing down and gradually moving towards the scalp to detangle, it’s a common mistake to start from the scalp.
These tips should help you to keep your hair in good shape and your hairdresser will love you for it.