How you care for your hair has a tremendous amount to do with how it looks. Keeping the texture, thickness and length of your hair in mind can dictate the type of routine you need. For tips and ideas to nourish and protect your hair, keep reading!
Never use a brush on wet hair. Brushing pulls the hair shaft causing it to break. Always use a wide-toothed comb on freshly washed hair to avoid breakage and stress to your hair. Combining the use of a wide-toothed comb with a leave-in conditioner will keep hair healthy and give it an enviable sheen.
If your conditioner doesn’t keep your hair as soft as it should, consider using a leave-in conditioner as well. A good leave-in conditioner can be applied right out of the shower, and will give your hair the moisture it craves. You may also want to try a deep conditioning treatment.
Begin by combing out any tangles with a wide tooth comb starting at the ends before you use a brush on it. This will minimize any damage you do to your hair by brushing the tangles out instead of combing them. Remember to start at the ends and work your way up.
You should avoid using styling products with alcohol, as it will dry out your hair and contribute to breakage. You can try natural styling products to achieve the style you desire. Otherwise, synthetic products without alcohol will do the trick without the fuss or the damage. Check the ingredients list on your next shopping trip!
If you use a blow dryer to style your hair, move the blow dryer around continuously so that no one part of your head is exposed to the heat for too long. That way, serious damage resulting from heat can be prevented.
If you enjoy swimming in pools during the spring and summer, take time to protect your hair before hitting the water. Either soak your hair in regular water to discourage the absorption of chlorinated water, or wear a bathing cap to avoid drying out your delicate tresses. Your hair will thank you for it.
Wearing a swim cap when swimming may make you feel silly, but it is going to play a big role in how healthy your hair is. If you swim on a regular basis, you must be sure to wear the swim cap. The chlorine will damage your hair more than you could think.
Never brush or comb your hair while it is still wet. Only use brushes that have softer, more flexible bristles and combs that feature wide teeth. To remove tangles, begin at the bottom and work your way up to the scalp.
No matter if you have lots of time or virtually no time to work on your hairstyle, there is surely a cut to suit your needs. It may seem confusing to choose the best style, but learning more about different types of cuts and styling techniques can show you great options to consider. The above advice can improve the look and feel of a wide variety of hair textures and styles.