How To Keep Your Hair Healthy

Lush, thick hair is almost every girl’s dream. But pollution and the
constant use of styling tools and colorants damage the hair and make it
weak, thin, and dry (1).
This can also cause the hair to break. Going for a hair spa treatment
might seem like the only way to rejuvenate your hair, but there are some
simple tips that can help you maintain your hair on the regular. Here’s
how you can make your hair thick and healthy.

 
10 Effective Tips For Healthy Hair

Tip 1: Protect Your Hair

Always
protect your hair from the sun, wind, and rain. Exposure to excessive
sun, heat, dirt, and pollution adds to our already existent hair woes.
These can lead to dirt build-up, drying out of hair and scalp, and
increased susceptibility to infections on the scalp. Cover your hair
with an umbrella or a hat.

Tip 2: Deal Carefully With Wet Hair

Wet
hair is very fragile and breaks easily. When wet, the shaft and roots
of your hair are more prone to sustaining damage. Don’t be too harsh
when shampooing as it may lead to breakage. Also, avoid brushing
immediately after a shower. If you have to, use a shower cap instead.
 
Tip 3: Regular Conditioning

Use a moisturizing conditioner after every wash. Missing this step could be the reason your hair is frizzy.

Tip 4: Condition The Right Way

Conditioners
are formulated to seal in the moisture content in the hair shaft. They
are not meant for the scalp. Start conditioning about 2 inches away from
your scalp. Too much conditioner on the scalp will only make it
excessively oily.

Tip 5: Use Shampoo And ConditionerFrom The Same Line

Choose
a shampoo and conditioner from the same line as they have a similar
formulation. These are made for a specific hair type and a specific
purpose. It shows better results when you use a single line instead of
two individual products.

Tip 6: Don’t Over Apply Heat On Hair

Avoid using heat on your hair. Heat strips the moisture content from your hair, making it dry and frizzy (2).
When overused, it can also burn your hair. Use iron/curl, straighteners
only if necessary, and remember to use a hair protectant (3).
 
Tip 7: Avoid Tight Hair Ties

Avoid
using super tight hair ties. Instead, opt for scrunchies with cloth
around them. Tight hair ties tend to pull your hair back real tight,
which increases friction and can cause breakage.
 
Tip 8: Don’t Braid Tightly During Bedtime

When
you go to bed at night, braid your hair loosely to avoid a frizzy mess.
Leaving your hair open tends to create knots, which means you need to
subject it to pulling and brushing in the morning. Over brushing can
lead to frizziness.
 
Tip 9: Choose Satin Pillow Covers

Sleeping
on satin pillow covers is known to reduce hair breakage due to
friction. Cotton and other materials are quite rough in texture due to
which they also cause more friction against your hair.
 
Tip 10: Dry Hair Cautiously

Pat
your hair dry. Do not rub vigorously with a towel. You might dry your
hair faster, but the amount of hair that breaks and falls away also
doubles up.

 

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