We continue our line of simple tips for how to achieve healthy, natural, strong and good looking hair. Now, last week we covered how you can take best care of your hair through your diet. In this post, we have gathered some simple and basic routine tips for you on how to take best care of your hair.
Healthy Hair Wash
‘Don’t wash your hair too often!’
is the message traveling among us women these days, thus it is probably not the first time that you hear this. But what is really the deal with this hair wash tip?
Washing your hair too often may leave your hair dried out and leached out of natural oils – consequences that will eventually lead to unhealthy and damaged hair. So our advice is that you only wash your hair every other day, or maybe even only two times a week. And in fact, after a while of doing this, you will discover that it takes longer before your hair gets that greasy look. But when it does appear, instead of washing your hair in the shower, try using a dry shampoo to freshen up the hair.
‘Wash your hair with the right product’
is another important message if you want healthier hair. But what is the right shampoo? The hair care market offers countless different products, thus choosing the right one for you can be quite a challenge. But a good place to start for all of you who seek a healthier solution is to choose a shampoo without sulfates and parabens, which are both chemicals that are unnecessarily added to many hair products, but which have an unhealthy impact on you and your hair.
Another simple, yet helpful, tip is to go for a shampoo that fits and works for your hair type. Some of the typical things to base your choice on are whether you have curly or straight hair, coarse or oily hair, coloured hair or dry hair and then try to find a shampoo that works best for your hair type.
If you like using conditioner, the same advice goes here: find a conditioner that suits your hair type and length and the level of ‘damage’ that needs to be repaired. Another tip when choosing your conditioner is to find one that doesn’t contain too much protein. Proteins are the building blocks of our hair so you should aim for a conditioner with a balanced mix of ingredients.
Healthy Hair Cuts
‘How to avoid split ends?’
is one question that probably all of us would like answered no matter the length and colour of our hair. Once the hairs start splitting, the only right solution is to cut them. You cannot really do anything to repair split ends, so you should always plan routine trips to the hairdresser every six to eight weeks to get rid of any damaged and split ends.
However, there are things that you can do to prevent split ends or at least minimise them as much as possible. We have put together a short list of hair care tips that can also minimise split ends in your hair:
- Keep your hair nourished and moisturised all the time.
- Always use heat protector when applying hot styling tools.
- Use natural and organic hair products.
- Be gentle when towel drying, brushing and de-tangling your hair.
- Get trims regularly to get rid of split ends that appear even though you use these tips.
Healthy Hair Oils
If you want to do something extra for your hair, a simple tip is to use a hair oil twice a week. When your hair is dry and needs some extra care to get its spark back, hair oil is your best friend! Hair oils keep your hair healthy and gather your ends, and you can use them either a few hours before showering as a kind of treatment or when styling your hair. Various types of oils exist and the most desirable solution would be to mix almond, castor, olive, coconut and lavender oils in equal proportions. Otherwise, try to test different types to find the product you like the best.