Just as we thought we’re doing everything to gain healthy and beautiful hair, we learn that there are certain rules we must follow and some — never break. Here are five of the most crucial rules in hair and scalp care.
Love your hair
Taylor Swift and Solange Knowles may be different in a lot of ways but they do share one thing in common: their love for their natural kinks. And such an attitude makes them beautiful. Kinky or not, short or long, the first step to getting gorgeous hair is to love it. When you love it, everything good follows.
Find a good shampoo to keep your hair always clean
Shampoos are primarily designed to keep hair and scalp clean from pollutants, grime, build-up, and excess sebum. In finding a good shampoo, you need to know what your hair needs the most. Do you want to protect color-treated hair? Do you want a shampoo designed for oily hair or for dandruff? Or do you want a shampoo you can use on a regular basis? In essence, you must understand the current state of your hair to know the problem that needs to be addressed.
Tip: For a dry hair, use moisture-enhancing products. For an oily hair, use water-based products. For an everyday shampoo, use that which contains herbal ingredients that can keep your hair and scalp clean always.
Get regular trims
Visit your hairstylist once every 6-8 weeks and get a trim to lessen bad hair days. Even if you are looking to keep your hair long, trims are still necessary to keep your hair manageable, healthy-looking and free from split-ends.
Minimize heat styling
True. It’s uncomfortable to move around with a wet hair. A blow dryer is a necessity. However, it is also true that bad hair days are more uncomfortable and turning the heat on a regular basis can give you those. The truth is if you don’t turn down the heat to a safe degree, you can kiss gorgeous locks goodbye. If you really have to use the iron or blow dryer, on the other hand, make sure to invest in a good hair protectant to minimize the damage.
Never brush wet hair
Unless you want to get split-ends, suffer breakage and frizz, never ever brush your hair when wet. Hydrogen bonds in the hair are weak when the hair is wet. Brushing put too much friction against hair, causing it to fall or break.