10 Tips To Improved Hair Care
Hair care is a fundamental part of looking great & feeling great. There are a limitless variety of hair care products on the market that make big promises to tone up, curl, align, moisturize and even rejuvenate… but what exactly is the best way to sustain healthy and balanced hair? Here are 10 ideas to help you get started on your journey to healthier hair.
ONE – If you notice split ends in your hair, you’ll need to have them trimmed. This will create more healthy hair and a much better overall appearance. A trim is relatively low-cost and should only take a matter of minutes at most hair salons.
TWO – Use a lower heat setting on your hair dryer. Severe heat can dry out the hair as well as give you a bad case of “the frizzies”! And nobody wants that.
THREE – Avoid long term direct exposure to the sun. Not only is it bad for your skin, it can dry out your hair as well.
FOUR – Lots of people suffer from dandruff. If that’s something you struggle with too, avoid scraping or scrubbing your head as this will only make matters worse. What you’ll want to do is use a shampoo and conditioner (not an all-in-one) specifically designed to handle dandruff. There are several good products on the market, but your hairdresser will be able to guide you towards the best option for your hair type.
FIVE – If you have thin hair, add a volumizing hair shampoo for added body. If you have thick hair, washing your hair with a high quality shampoo is crucial.
SIX – Steer clear of extreme hair care items, which can dry or damage the hair. There have been many articles in the media over recent years of people who have suffered hair loss as a result of using cheap DIY kits. If you wish to have this kind of treatment done, have it done at the beauty parlor to avoid the risks.
SEVEN – When selecting a hair salon, make sure that you opt for one that has been around for some time, has a solid reputation, and presents a clean working environment.
EIGHT – Ask close friends (in person and on Facebook!) for referrals & recommendations. If they have made use of a particular hair care product you’re interested in, ask about their personal experience. The very same is true with salons, which can be very hard to judge before you try them out.
NINE – When brushing your hair, use soft careful strokes. No good comes from brushing your hair quickly! Part of high quality hair care involves making the time to do it right.
TEN – When making use of styling products, check to make sure they don’t get too hot before you apply them hair. Extreme heat can quickly ruin your hair, and possibly even leave you with a nasty burn.
Now… to be clear. You already know this list is not exhaustive 🙂 But it should at least prompt you to rethink your hair care routine! And please, if you experience any skin or hair issues as a result of using any particular product or service, do consult a skin specialist to get the right medical advice you need.