It can be difficult to achieve a healthy and lush head of hair. Attaining perfect hair takes a combination of maintenance and knowledge. This article outlines a few of the easiest and most effective ways to nourish and protect your hair.
Try to avoid using blow dryers, curling irons and flat irons as much as possible. Items such as curling irons and blow dryers can really damage hair, making it harder to maintain. Periodically, don’t heat your hair and give it a rest!
You can damage hair by blow-drying it. If you must dry your hair with a blow dryer, do so on the coolest heat setting and avoid training the air on one area of your hair for longer than five seconds. Use your fingers to work through knots, so you don’t damage hair by tugging and tearing it with a brush.
Learning how to help your hair retain moisture will protect it from dryness which can lead to brittleness and breakage. Water temperature greatly affects how much moisture can be retained in the hair. When conditioning your hair, always use cool water to rinse it out. The cold water causes hair follicles and strands to contract and locks in the moisture from the shampoo.
Many styling products allow you to replicate the look of a day spent splashing in the ocean. Keep an eye out for bottles called “salt spray”, or something like that. You can create your own salt solution by mixing a cup of water with a spoonful of salt. Then, add about ten drops of lavender oil and now, you have the ocean in a bottle.
Avoid using a blow dryer. Blow dryers use heat that can be very damaging to your hair. Instead, let your hair air dry whenever possible. If you must blow dry it, use its cool setting and don’t have it hover over a single spot too long. Your hair will dry faster if you pat it down with a towel before using your blow dryer.
When you are conditioning your hair, make sure you spread it around sufficiently throughout your hair, do not use more on one part than another. Make sure that you don’t rinse out the conditioner before it has a chance to work; leave it in for several minutes at least.
Think about texture when considering a hairstyle. Properly-textured hair can be styled in less time than untextured hair. Styling, haircuts and even chemical treatments can give the appearance of texture. A good cut that includes texture can greatly increase the volume of your hair and open up new styling possibilities to you.
With any luck, this article will have given you some great tips to maintain and style your hair. A single, simple trick can have a big impact on the health and appearance of hair. Use this advice to have better hair, and results that will make your friends ask you for advice.