- Use cooler water to wash and rinse your hair the last time. The first mistake a lot of people make is rinsing your hair with hot or warm water. Hot showers are fabulous, but not for your hair.
- The next time you shower, wear a shower cap or pull your hair up into a ponytail where the water can’t reach it until it’s time to wash your hair. Then, let down your hair and use cold water when washing and rinsing your hair. It closes up the hair cuticles if you rinse with cold water, locking in moisture.
- If you notice your hair is becoming dry wash it less frequently, so the natural oil balance can be restored. Instructions on shampoo bottles are designed to make you use it up and buy more– adjust the amount you use according to you hair care regime.
- You can usually tell when it’s time to wash your hair because it will start getting oily at the roots. If you wash it too often, it causes frizz. If you don’t wash it often enough, that causes dandruff.
- Know your shampoo ingredients. Does it have a harsh lathering agent like ammonium lauryl sulphate or a gentle one like sodium Laureth sulphate? If so, change your shampoo to a gentler one.
- Use shampoo and conditioner the way they are meant to be used. Pour the shampoo or conditioner into your hands first and then rub them around and warm them. Then massage onto the roots of your hair, then the crown of your head. After you’ve lathered and/or conditioned those areas, do the rest of your hair, leaving ends until last.
- When you dry your hair, don’t rub it with the towel. Wet/damp hair is the weakest state. So, if you rub/dry it with a towel, there are major chances some will fall out. You can blot it. You could also dry it with a blow-dryer, but not too often, or it will get extremely dry. Never leave hair wet/damp when you go to bed since your hair can fall out at that time too.
- Also, do not brush your hair while it is wet- instead use a wide-toothed comb. Take your brush and brush a small chunk of the front of you.
- It is best to let your hair dry naturally; but if necessary use a heat protection spray which you spray on the hair while it is still wet and then blow dry, this will also protect hair from curlers/straighteners etc.
- Organic shampoos are good to use- they are usually gentler and healthier for your hair.
- The best shampoos are ones you have tried and make your hair look good. Buy shampoo designed for your hair type and needs. If you are willing to spend extra money, go to a salon, talk to a hairdresser about recommended shampoos and conditioners, and purchase one.
“Good hair is the gateway to good fashion.”
Follow these tips and you will see the difference. Also, I’m just not saying it. I had bad hair before, I use to flat iron my hair, blow dry it. Used lot of chemicals on my hair but two and a half years ago I stopped everything and I followed these steps and my hair is just amazing now. It’s really soft and manageable. I’m Happy Now!! Do let me know if you also see the changes like I did. Would love to hear from you guys! If you like this post do share it with your friends & family.