Everybody wants to wear a hair crown that is thick, shiny and lustrous. But it is not that easy to maintain a healthy hair profile as you think. There is a long list of Do’s and Don’ts of healthy hair that you need to follow to keep your hairs looking at their best every day. Here is a simple guide that will help you keep your tresses healthy and gorgeous. Make these Do’s and Don’ts part of your daily hair care regimen and keep your locks in tip-top shape without spending a single penny on the expensive hair care treatments.
DO’S FOR HEALTHY HAIR:
- Invest in a good hair cut: Every girl wishes to wear Rapunzel like hair with never ending length, but that is not possible. We all have a hair length beyond which the start becoming dry, damaged and lifeless. Find out your hair’s maximum length and try to wear a length at least a couple of inches less than that. Invest in a good hair cut, that suits your personality as well as face cut and features.
- Wash your hair with correct products: Selecting the right hair care products is essential for maintaining a healthy head of hair. If you have thin, dry hair, better go for moisturizing products. And those with oily scalp should opt for hair care products with an effective oil-regulating formula. Some people believe excessive shampooing can also do the trick, but that is not true.
- Use a clarifying shampoo occasionally: Clarifying shampoos should not be used regularly. Use them occasionally, like once in a month or in six weeks to eliminate build up of products and chemicals. If you dye your hair regularly, it is recommended to wash your scalp thoroughly with a clarifying shampoo a few days before undergoing the color treatment.
- Brush your hair twice a day: Brushing your hair properly helps enhance blood circulation in the scalp and evenly distributes sebum along the hair strands. Besides that, it also helps remove any dirt, dust and dead skin cells. Brushing your hair in the morning is a must, but for better results it is recommended to brush your hair twice a day – once in the morning and then at night before going to bed.
DON’TS FOR HEALTHY HAIR:
- Don’t shampoo too often: There is a common misconception that shampooing daily helps keep hair clean and oil free. While it does keep hair clean and oil free, that cleanliness and dryness does not do any good to your scalp, hair follicles and shafts. Excessive shampooing deprives your scalp of its healthy oils, necessary for keeping your shafts in their best form. Consequently, your hairs become dry and brittle over the time, prone to breakage. Shampoo twice a week or at most thrice a week but not more than that.
- Don’t brush wet hair: Wet hairs are highly fragile, so they need your special care and attention. Brushing wet hairs can increase their breakage rate and may also weaken your hair follicles. Let your hair air dry properly before you brush them. And even after that, use a wide toothed brush and start detangling from the tips and move your way up to the roots.
- Don’t blow dry: Heat from blow dryer and other hair styling tools like flat irons and curling rods are damaging for not only your shafts but the hair follicles as well. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to avoid these tools as much as possible. Let your hair air dry. But if necessary, use blow dryer set on its lowest speed.
- Don’t expose your hair to sunlight: The ultraviolet rays of sun can damage your hair. Excessive sun exposure makes hair dull and dry. When going out in sun, cover your head with a hat or bandana. When going to beach or pool, generously apply a stay-in conditioner to your hair.
- Don’t tie your hair too tightly: Tight hair styles are damaging for your hair shafts as well as the hair follicles. Tying up your hair in styles that require tight pulling of hair, such as tight braids and corn rows, can cause the hair shafts to break and split. Such hair styles can also trigger traction alopecia.
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