No matter how long, thick or curly hair is, you always need to keep it strong and healthy to help it look its best. Follow these suggestions for lush, shiny beautiful locks that are easy to style and manage.
Drink Lots of Water
Water makes up a quarter of weight of a strand of hair. By drinking enough water, it will help keep your hair silky and shiny. Aim to drink eight to ten glasses of water daily.
A Healthy Diet
Hair is a good representation of your body’s health. Good nutrition and a diet rich in protein will not only make your body healthier but also makes your hair stronger and more beautiful.
Vitamins & Minerals
It is important to take supplements such as Zinc, Iron and vitamins A, B, C and E as it can benefit the overall health of the scalp. A healthy scalp means healthy-looking hair.
Be Careful When Styling
Make sure you keep the blow-dryer’s heat a good distance from your scalp and hair to avoid scorching and burning. Extend the time between styling and try to limit blow-drying or flat ironing to twice a week. Hair will be healthier if it is allowed to retain more of its natural oils, which can be worn-out by heat styling.
Keep Drying to a Minimal
Hair is more vulnerable to damage when wet. When drying, press hair with an absorbent towel, make sure you don’t rub or twist it. Minimize hair exposure to heat styling by waiting until it’s nearly dry before using a blow-dryer.
If hair is seriously damaged, get a fresh start with a haircut and trim off as much of the damage as possible. A trim every six to eight weeks will get rid of split ends and keep your hair looking healthy.
Be delicate with your hair. Choose hair fasteners and accessories that won’t snag or pull on your hair.
When brushing wet hair, use a wide-tooth comb. Wet hair is more fragile and prone to breakage. Using a detangling product can also help protect hair.
Protect When Needed
When swimming in a pool with chlorine, wet hair first to keep it from absorbing the chemicals and shampoo ASAP.
Use Special Treatments
The right products can instantly improve the look of hair. Add shine by nourishing dry ends with a deep conditioner.