Hair is something almost everyone has, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to deal with. For some people, great-looking hair comes naturally, but for many others, it requires a lot of work. Whether your hair is thin or thick, flat or poofy, the advice in this article will help you.
It is crucial that you get a haircut every 5 to 6 weeks. This is because human hair grows about a quarter to a half an inch every month, and when hair grows, split ends tend to form. Getting a haircut this frequently will prevent split ends from occurring, while getting rid of any you may have.
Make sure to clean out your brushes and combs, and wash them periodically. A good rule of thumb is to clean them with soap and water around once a week. This will minimize the amount of build up that you will incur on your hair follicles and you will have healthier hair.
Learning how to help your hair retain moisture will protect it from dryness which can lead to brittleness and breakage. Take note of the water temperature when you are shampooing and conditioning your hair. When your shampoo session is finished, always rinse with cold water. This keeps the moisture intact in the shafts of your hair.
Avoid alcohol based styling products to avoid drying out your curly hair. The best method of applying your styling products is to separate the hair into multiple sections, and apply your styling creams or gels while the hair is still damp. A great way to keep the hair damp during application is to use a spray bottle filled with water.
Use a soft brush made out of animal hairs instead of plastic. Do not brush your hair when it is wet and always be gentle. You should start at the end of your hair and work your way up as you gently untangle all the knots. Make sure you take your time!
Many people believe that a new shampoo switch makes their hair look more healthy. Your hair doesn’t know the difference between any given product, nor does it build up a tolerance. If you have a shampoo that has worked for you over time, your hair does not build up a tolerance to it. If you use heavy waxes on your hair, a clarifying shampoo every few weeks can remove any built-up residue.
If you have oily hair, do not wash it everyday. Washing your hair two or three times a week is fine if it tends to get oily. Make sure you wash your hair thoroughly and rinse all the shampoo or conditioner out of your hair. If your hair stays oily, try different products.
If regular conditioners leave your hair feeling greasy or limp, consider switching to a lightweight leave-in conditioner. These formulas are available as both, light lotions and sprays, and they tend to be much lighter than the moisture-heavy versions you use in the shower. Look for a leave-in that matches your hair type, such as color-protection sprays or anti-frizz sprays.
If you’re swimming regularly, wetting your hair prior to swimming is recommended so it soaks up a little less chlorine. Also, if you choose not to wear a swim cap, shampoo and condition immediately following your swimming session to minimize any damage.
It’d be great if the only effort hair required was washing! Unfortunately, for many of us, it takes a lot more work. Now that you’ve read the suggestions in this article, you know what you need to do to get your hair looking beautiful. All you have to do is put in the effort.