Hair, being the most delicate parts of the human body, requires proper care and attention to maintain them strong, healthy and smooth. Hair problems do not require purchasing expensive, branded products which tend to hair fall and nourishment. Simple traditional home remedies can do the needful. You can protect your hair by wearing a scarf/shawl when you are left under the sun. Shawls also protect hair from external dirt and dust. It is advisable to avoid going out, when your hair is wet or oily. The following are some of the hair care tips you should consider to maintain healthy hair.
- How to wash your hair- It is advisable to apply oil before you wash your hair. You can use coconut oil, olive oil and almond oil to massage your hair for an hour or less before you take a shower. Washing your hair with hot water will cause damage which equals the damage caused by unhealthy hair styling products. It will remove the moisture content in your hair causing split ends. Thus make sure you wash your hair with moderately warm water or cold water to avoid damage. People nowadays, generally use large quantities of shampoo to wash their hair. But the fact is that the plain shampoos tend to cause more damage while direct application in the scalp. Thus it is advisable to dilute the shampoo with water before you take a shower. Avoid rough hands while washing your hair. Gently massage your hair during the wash. Try massaging your hair in circular random motions to avoid tangling and breakage of hair. People tend to apply conditioner all over the head including the scalp as well, but application of conditioner should be done only at the ends of the hair. Once when you are done you can wash it after 2 minutes. It is not really necessary to wash your hair daily. It will highly reduce the quality of the hair. Washing your hair everyday will even cause hair fall and breakage of hair. Also rinse your hair properly after every application of shampoo and make sure the shampoo applied is completely cleared off your hair.
- How to brush your hair- Brush your hair with wide toothed brush/comb after applying the conditioner. This will make your hair soft which in turn helps to detangle your hair later. It is advisable to avoid using metal brushes to comb your hair. These brushes are only used when you wish to blow dry your hair. Always use a wide toothed comb to detangle your hair.
- Usage of hair styling products-Avoid using numerous hair styling products to tend to your hair. People today, use hair styling products so often that they have greatly become addicted to these products. Try limiting the usage of these products to once or twice in a week. Use these products if you really need them. Applying high temperature heat to your hair frequently will cause more breakage and spilt ends. It is always advisable to apply heat protecting agents when you use hair styling products which produces heat. This will limit the damage that will be caused.
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