Invest in your hair, it’s a crown you never take off.
Hair plays a very crucial role in our appearance. Thus, the need of caring for it. You can’t just lather your hair with shampoo and conditioner and call it a day. Well, shampoo and conditioner certainly contribute significantly to hair care but it’s not the only step. A good hair care routine consists of several different products with different functions, all to protect and nourish your hair.
Feeling a little intimidated? Not to worry! Hair care regimens are pretty simple. You can count on me to walk you through the steps you need to follow to properly take care of your hair.
Have you heard of an oil mask? An oil mask helps to deeply nourish your hair from within. Apply hair oil generously from roots to tips and leave it on before you shower. The longer you can leave it on, the better. I recommend putting it on the night before you wash your hair and sleep with the oil mask. Oil masks are great for those with extremely dry and damaged hair.
Now comes the cleansing part. Choose a shampoo based on your personal hair concern. There are a plethora of solutions on the market for treating everything from dry to colored hair. Sulfates should be avoided at all costs; instead, search for nourishing ingredients.
Tip: Since you’ve used an oil mask prior to shampooing your hair, it is recommended that you shampoo your hair twice to get all the oil out. You don’t want to step out with greasy-looking hair.
‘Oh I don’t use conditioner and my hair is just fine’.
This is a big mistake. Conditioner is a MUST for all hair types. It controls frizz and flyaway strands by sealing in moisture in your hair. However, be careful not to overdo it. You just need a small amount to cover the strands from the middle to the tips. Allow the conditioner to sit for a few minutes before washing completely.
Tip: Use intense hair masks on a weekly basis. They're packed with nutrients and proteins that give you hair that looks just as it did when you left the salon. It gives your hair a very healthy-looking sheen and bounce.
Find deep-conditioning hair treatments that are specially made for your hair type so that it will receive the nutrition it requires.
Ladies, if you’re new to the hair care game, my advice to you is to invest in a good microfibre towel. Using a microfibre towel reduces the friction when you dry your hair thus leading to less frizz.
Tip: Instead of vigorously rubbing your hair dry, use scrunching movements.
Leave In Conditioner
After towel drying your hair, apply a leave-in conditioner. This product will not only nourish your hair but also give it a shiny, healthier appearance.
The ideal time to use a leave-in conditioner is on damp hair, right before using heat styling products (hair dryer). Avoid getting the product on your roots. To maintain a clean, oil-free scalp, simply apply it to the hair itself.
Moisture is essential for all hair types. Avoid practices that cause your scalp to become dry and include ultra-hydrating hair products in your everyday hair care regimen to keep your locks healthy.
Keeping your hair protected from heat damage is crucial since the reality is that heat style may be harsh on your hair. Luckily, this kind of damage can be easily avoided. Use a heat protectant on your hair strands before using your hot styling tools in order to protect your hair.
Styling can be blow drying or straightening or even curling. Use an ionic hair dryer to minimize the heat on your hair. As for heat styling tools, I recommend researching and investing in good products because you will be using them for your hair. Your hair won't suffer damage from straightening or curling as long as you utilize a high-quality tool and a decent heat protectant.
Tip: Visit a saloon and get a trim every 6 months to avoid split ends.
That’s all! Be prepared to flaunt your glorious new shiny hair with all these tips. I know I do!
You must be meticulous with your hair care routine, just as you are with your skincare routine. Healthy habits, including getting adequate sleep and eating a balanced diet, should be added to your hair care routine to make it more effective. This aids in nourishing your hair from the inside out, resulting in optimal shine and moisture.