Healthy hair is important. First to maintain a good experience but more importantly, to prevent hair damage including losing strands of hair.
In this article, we cover using the right shampoos and hair conditioners. Read on to learn more.
The American Academy of Dermatology says that you should base the frequency with which you shampoo your hair on the amount of oil that your scalp produces. If you are suffering from hair damage from dryness, it is suggested that you reduce the frequency of your hair-washing sessions to one to two (1 – 2) times a week so the natural oils on your scalp can moisturize your hair naturally.
Deep Hair Conditioner
Apply a deep conditioning hair mask at least weekly, and apply deep conditioning as you shampoo your hair, paying special attention to your mid-shaft through your ends.
To keep your strands hydrated and sleek, use a moisturizing hair mask or deep conditioner at least weekly, more often if you regularly use hot tools, says Brooke. Some of the hair-care routines that will increase your hair’s strength and shine include: Shampooing twice or three times per week, using conditioner, massaging in oils, cutting the ends, avoiding over-styling products, gently combing, and cool-downs.
Know What’s In Your Shampoo and Conditioner
Chose the right shampoo. Using the wrong shampoos and styling agents can lead to serious hair damage. It is important to know about the ingredients and chemicals of the products that you are using on your hair, particularly when it comes to cleaning products such as shampoo. How often you shampoo your hair is completely up to you, depending on your routine (maybe you exercise every day), how much you use natural hair products, etc. The right shampoo will give you healthy hair.
How Often Should You Wash Your Hair?
While some say frequent shampooing is bad for your hair, it is essential if you live in a warm, humid country. If you are really struggling to refrain from frequent washing, then keep in mind that some styles perform best — and look best — on hair that has not been recently washed.
If you have dry hair, try to limit how often you wash it, using the look of your hair as your guide instead of having a fixed schedule for how often to wash it. If you want to promote healthy scalp health and avoid split ends or drying your hair, use heated tools sparingly. A good hairstylist can provide suggestions.
Protect Your Locks for Healthy Hair
Curling and straight irons can wreak havoc on your hair. If nothing else, apply heat-protective spray prior to applying heat to the hair to guard against any future damage. Too much heat, too often, will cause damage, and your hair may eventually fail to return to a healthy condition. Chose wisely to maintain healthy hair.
Maintain a good hygiene routine to get a nice, healthy head of hair. Skip the hot showers, as the warm water makes the hair dry and brittle, since it strips the protective oils out of the hair — says Dr. Suttar. You can use moisturizing hair products and oils, but drinking at least 3 liters of water daily will keep your hair in great shape.
For instance, if you are experiencing tangles (a common problem with dry hair), you might benefit from pre-shampoo oils that will hydrate your hair and protect against physical wear. If you color your hair regularly, then you are best off not washing it daily to prevent the color from bleeding through and the strands from turning scaly.
Healthy hair can make all the difference in the world. Invest in the right hair products and hairstylist. Take care of your beautiful strands!
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