Hair care tips are always in demand. whether your hair is chemically treated or all natural, these tips will get you on the road to beautiful,strong, and healthy hair.
Know your Hair Type
One of the most important hair care tips is to know your hair type. How would you describe your hair? Is your hair fine? Is your hair normal? Is your hair dry and damaged? Is it color treated or permed?
Did you know that when you perm, color, or use hot styling tools you are probably changing your type to some extent?
That's why it's important to get your hair type right so you can put together the correct ingredients for your particular type of hair.
What type of shampoo to use
Use shampoo and conditioners with panthenol. So what's the big deal with this ingredient that you hear about in all the commercials? This B vitamin is a natural moisturizing ingredient found in eggs that thickens the cuticle.
It helps to repair split ends , fly - away hair and general weakening of the hair shaft.
You can also mix eight drops of liquid panthenol with one teaspoon of olive or jojoba oil and rub it into your scalp. Leave on for 30 mints and wash it out.
Be gentle when shampooing
You should always be gentle when shampooing your hair. Treat it like a fine cashmere garment, not like your favorite cut off jeans you wear to wash the car in. Try to take care to wash and dry your hair to prevent tangles and damage.
If you shampoo or dry your hair too vigorously you could end up damaging your hair before you even to the styling part. This one of my favorite hair care tips (and my customers too) for shampooing. I've always used this technique thought my career.
How To Shampoo
Each time you shampoo your hair gently massage your scalp with the tips of your fingers in a circular motion. Why? Because this will increase blood flow to the follicles, encourage a healthy scalp, increase shine and condition as well as encourage growth.
Don't scrub (like most people love to do). To dry your hair pat and squeeze with a towel.
What kind of brushes to use
Make sure you are using the right kind of brushes for your hair type and your hair length. Use brushes with rounded ends to prevent damage. Brush your hair gently and only when necessary.
When to trim
You should always maintain your hair with pride and consistency. Depending on the length and style. Have it trimmed regularly. If you wear your hair short, have the style refreshed every 3 to 4 weeks. If you are growing your hair longer, have it trimmed every 6 to 8 weeks to remove split ends.
Natural ingredients to look for in your products
Ingredients to look for on product labels include herbs especially peppermint, eucalyptus, thyme and rosemary and plant or seaweed based products.
These will increase circulation, which lead to better distribution of oil all over the scalp and prevent your hair follicles from clogging up from by dead cells and oil.
Use Hot Oil Treatments
Use a hot oil treatment once or twice a week. Deep conditioning can help keep hair manageable. Quick hair care tips for hot oil treatment:
Warm a tablespoon of jojoba oil, avocado, or olive oil in the palm of your hand, massage into hair, place a plastic shower cap over your head for 30 to 60 minutes, rinse out with a gentle shampoo.
Use Food For Natural Hair Products
Many fruits and vegetables can be used as natural hair products. Mashed avocado and mayonnaise are great moisturizers for dry hair. Whipped eggs and yogurt (one egg to three teaspoons of yogurt) give hair a great luster.
Just massage them into the hair, place a shower cap over your hair for 20 to 30 minutes and rinse off with a gentle shampoo.
Use Mayonnaise For Conditioner
To condition your hair , shampoo hair with homemade shampoo or shampoo from Darron's Beauty Shop. Rinse and towel dry . Apply real mayonnaise to the hair. Massage. Let sit for 10 to 15 minutes shampoo again lightly and rinse with and apple cider vinegar and water solution.
What to eat
Make sure you eat enough protein. Since the hair shaft is made of the protein keratin, a diet low in protein will cause you to have brittle hair. You need at least two to three daily servings of protein in the form of tofu, soy milk, beans and peas, nuts and nut butters to get hair that's manageable and healthy.
Protect your Hair
Always wear a hat in the sun it minimizes sun damage and prevents hair from drying out. The summer's ultraviolet rays can be drying and damaging to all types of hair. Wear hats, carves, and bathing caps for protection fro the sun, chlorine and salt.
The last of my hair care tips to
Choose healthy habits for your hair because any bad habit that can do damage to your body can also do damage to your hair.
Exercise, eat well and avoid smoking and alcohol, or at least cut back. Your hair is just one part of the whole you.
You might also like....