A lot of people aren’t sure what to do with their hair. The ball is in your court to know how to take care of the hair. At the very least, allow this article guide to point you in the proper direction; use the advice that follows, so you can care properly for the hair on your head,and determine what you like best.
A healthy body produces healthy hair. Eating foods with good nutritional value and getting all of the water that your body needs can dramatically improve the quality of your hair. Foods to include in your hair-healthy diet include fruits, vegetables, unsaturated fats, proteins and whole grains.
Try to avoid using blow dryers, curling irons and flat irons as much as possible. Blow dryers, flat irons and curling irons all do damage to your hair. Try giving your hair a little break from the heat here and there.
One easy do-it-yourself conditioning treatment that works well is deep conditioning. After shampooing your hair as normal, wring out the excess water, apply the conditioner of your choice, and cover your hair with a shower cap until the conditioner has a chance to absorb – usually five to ten minutes. The heat that this generates allows conditioner to deeply penetrate the follicles of the hair.
Keep the sun from damaging your hair by keeping an eye out for a sunscreen containing product. Too much sun can damage your hair and make it harder to care for. When you protect your hair, it will have longevity and will also be able to avoid lightening because of the sun.
Be sure to always be gentle with your hair when you use a towel to dry it. This causes your hair to frizz, and it stretches the strands of hair, causing them to potentially break. Rather, pat your hair dry, squeeze extra moisture with your hands, or sweep the hair up into a towel. Also try not to brush your hair if it is wet. This can damage the ends and cause breakage.
Continued use of heat stylers and blow dryers will lead to damage. To protect the follicles on your hair, use a serum or cream prior to using heated products. This will ensure your hair get the protection it needs.
Don’t stay out in cold weather for long periods of time. Cold weather dries hair and depletes it of essential oils and nutrients. When going out for extended periods, cover your hair for protection.
Start brushing and untangling your hair from the bottom up. Work out the knots as slowly as you can to keep breakage from happening. Once all tangles are removed, begin at the scalp and brush thoroughly.
People may give you a second look as they pass you now. Now, you are armed with the advice and information that will improve the look and feel of your locks. Take this knowledge, and use it wisely on your hair.