We all want shiny healthy hair and have tried a lot of products in the past. Women believe having shiny hair will make others envious, and men believe it will reduce the likelihood of them going bald. The discussion on how certain products affect your hair has been up for debate for several years. For example, doing a quick search on Google for “effect of styling products on hair” will bring up a lot of information. I invite you to do your own research and come up with your own conclusion on how certain factors affect your hair.
Today, I’ll be going through some basic tips on how to keep your hair healthy. If you find your hair is dry and need some advice on what you can do, then follow these simple but effective tips. Let’s get started.
Washing Your Hair
When washing your hair, it’s important to only do it 2-3 times per week maximum. Your hair produces its own vital oils which protect it. Shampooing too many times will remove your hair’s natural oils drying it out. Not to mention, depending on the type of shampoo you’re using, washing with it too many times can have the opposite effect causing it to dry out the fallout.
“Your hair’s natural oils are designed to condition and protect your tresses, so when you shampoo daily, it strips these vital oils away,” explains New York-based hair stylist Dan Sharp.”
Invest in High-Quality Shampoo
There are hundreds of shampoos in the market, and if you don’t believe me, then head over to Amazon.com. Once there, type in “hair shampoo” and see how many results pop up.
I recommend investing in shampoo with proven results, and finding the right shampoo is not difficult. You can search online, or even ask someone working at a salon for tips before buying a quality shampoo. Recently, there has been a huge shift in shampoo product moving from unnatural ingredients to more organic. If I have a choice, I’ll always choose organic ingredients since they are natural, and haven’t been remanufactured.
Here’s a great website which compares organic and regular shampoos. You’ll learn about the pros and cons of both.
Natural Styling Products
Just like shampoo products which are unnatural, the same applies to styling products too. First, I recommend not using styling products in your hair, and if you need to then use natural products. If for any reason, you can’t afford natural styling products because they are expensive, then limit how often you put styling products in your hair.
I decided to do some research on organic styling products and found you can make natural hair gel at home. The fact here is that you have complete control when making it and this will ensure you add only the best ingredients. Making your own hair styling products does require experience, but for many this is the only route since purchasing them can be very pricey.
Don’t Blow Dry with Heat
It’s no secret that over heating your hair can damage the roots. Blow drying is known as “flash drying” because it’s artificial heat and this can remove the moisture from your from the surface of your scalp. I recommend not blow drying your hair, but if you need to then use the low heat option to minimize the damage to the root.
I don’t use blow dryers, but for those that do, it’s important you know how to use them correctly. For example, other than using low heat, it’s important to make sure your hair isn’t super wet. Dry it as much as you can using a towel, and use the right type of brush too.
I hope you enjoyed these quick tips on how to keep your hair healthy. If you’re used to doing things a certain way when shampooing and drying, then making these adjustments will take time. However, if you decide to make these changes, long-term you’ll see the positive results.
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