You want perfect hair? Well, that requires some TLC on your behalf. Whether you have long, short, thick, or thin hair knowing how to take care of it is the first step to getting a set of luscious locks. Look below for some helpful tips and tricks that will speed up your hair recovery process.
Don't be afraid of scissors.
A trim every 6-8 weeks will reduce split ends and keep your hair from losing its shape. Despite what many may think, frequent trims will promote hair growth and be a lot easier to style.
Manage your stress.
Stop stressing yourself out because it can cause an increase in hair loss and damage.
Get enough sleep.
Preferably 8-9 hours.
Maintaining a healthy diet will provide the nutrients that are necessary for shiny, healthy hair.
Water is crucial in keeping your hair, skin and overall body healthy. Aim for 8 cups a day.
Don’t shampoo too often.
Washing every day can strip your hair from the natural oils and thus drying out hair and making it brittle.
Get a head massage.
This will encourage blood flow and the spread of nutrients throughout the hair follicles.
Daily exercise will improve circulation, which results in faster hair growth and healthier locks.
Use the right products.
Choose cleaning, styling and beauty products that cater to your hair type. Make sure to limit exposure to chlorine in pools, alcohol based products, or hair relaxers.
Tips & Tricks:
If you have frizzy hair:
Dryer sheets or hand cream will remove static.
Seal cuticles after conditioning by rinsing with cold water.
Style hair when it's still wet.
Use a deep conditioner or hair mask to prevent breakage.
If you have limp hair:
Only condition your ends.
Use a fine tooth comb to gently tease the roots of dry hair.
Never over brush.
Massage mousse into the roots when your hair is damp and then blow dry.
Flip your hair upside down to dry your roots and add volume while blow drying.
Velcro rollers will add lift to your hairstyle.
If you have dry or damaged hair:
Use a leave-in conditioner daily.
Buy shampoo or hair treatments with extra protein to help repair and promote hair growth.
Use a heat activated conditioner once a week.
Avoid hair dryers and other hot styling tools.
Get frequent trims to reduce split or brittle ends.
If you have curly hair:
Find a stylist who knows how to work with your particular hair type.
Never run your hands through your hair because that will loosen curls and cause frizz.
Use a soft cotton t-shirt to dry hair instead of squeezing out excess water with a towel.
Shampoo your hair once or twice a week, but use conditioner daily.
Avoid washing your hair with extremely hot water.
Perform weekly cool water rinses to seal hair cuticles.