Your hair is your crowning glory. You can style your strands any way you want – curled, sleek straight, brightly colored – and it will immediately transform how you look.However, your hair also needs some TLC. Find out how to get soft, lustrous, and healthy hair below:
Know More About Hair Oils
There are different types of oils that can help improve your hair’s health. Some of them can even address certain hair-related problems such as itchy scalp and dandruff.
A hair oil that has recently been experiencing a rise in popularity is derived from a plant called moringa. Moringa is a native of Africa, Central and South America, and Southeast Asia.It is also being touted as a superfood, but moringa oil for hair(in particular) provides many benefits. Aside from providing shine, it can strengthen your hair strands and condition your scalp. Therefore, it can prevent hair breakage and split ends as well as dandruff. This is because moringa oil is jam-packed with nutrients that also keeps your hair healthy like antioxidants and vitamin E.
Use only a few drops of moringa or anyother essential oiland do not apply on the roots to give your hair shine without making it too greasy. You can apply it to your scalp and the length of your hair as a moisturizing treatment for about 30 minutes (or more) before you shower.
Avoid Washing Your Hair Everyday
Washing your hair every day will lead to dryness and breakage. When a strand of hair makes contact with water, it swells from the inside and pushes the cuticle up. Over time, the repeated swelling and pushing leads to frizziness and breakage.Showering also strips your hair of natural oils. This will not only cause breakage, but it will force your scalp to overcompensate with the lost moisture and produce more oil, leaving your head greasy and dull.
That is why experts do not recommend washing your hair every day. Instead, wash your hair only when you need to. Make the most of dry shampoo that absorbs oil and odor to keep you looking fresh in between showers.
Read Your Shampoo Label
On days when you do wash your hair, make sure that you are using the right products. If you have damaged hair, naturally you would want to get shampoo and conditioner that has proteins that strengthen strands.
Girls with curly or wavy hair should avoid products that have silicone because they can weigh your hair down. However, everyone else can benefit from avoiding hair products that have this ingredient. Heavier silicone can accumulate along the hair cuticle over time and leave a film. You may need to use a clarifying shampoo to remove buildup.
Do not underestimate the importance of conditioners. They tame frizz and make your hair softer and shinier.Allow the conditioner to work its magic by leaving it on for at least five minutes. Rinse your hair with cool water.
Applying heat to style your hair will cause dryness and breakage. If you have to use a curling or flat iron, make sure to spray heat protectant.To use, grab small sections of the hair and mist each one. Comb your hair to better distribute the product. Make sure that the product is applied evenly all over to prevent damage.
All these reminders, however, should not stop you from experimenting. No matter what you do, you can cut your hair short or even shave it off, your strands will grow back anyway so have fun with it.