Sometimes it’s easy to think that healthy hair either means spending a lot of money or devoting a lot of time to your hair care routine. It’s easy to ask which of these two things will really get you the look you’re going for. Honestly, neither money or time are necessary for beautiful, healthy hair. There are several ways to keep your hair looking great without breaking the bank. Read on, and you will learn more.
Don’t use heavy conditioners if you have thin or fine hair. This will make your hair look finer and thinner and weigh it down. Conditioners that are similar to mousse or light spray-able, leave-in conditioners are great for adding volume without making your hair look greasy or heavy.
Try a deep conditioning treatment if your hair feels dry. After you wash your hair and get rid of a bit of its wetness, use your conditioner and put a shower cap on for a couple of minutes. The heat that generates under the shower cap will help the conditioner penetrate the follicles of your hair.
If you value your hair, don’t use a blow dryer. Heat styling can be damaging to your hair, and often leaves it looking frizzy. You should wrap up the hair for the longest amount of time you can. This will allow your hair to dry naturally, and will leave you with a minimal amount of frizz.
Nevermind the old wives’ tale about more frequent trims causing your hair to grow faster. Human hair can grow only about half an inch every month no matter how regularly you cut it. It may grow a bit faster during the summer, but in the end, your hormones dictate how quickly it grows, rather than how frequently you visit your stylist. Frequent trims, however, can be advisable if you have a problem with split ends.
Keep the sun from damaging your hair by keeping an eye out for a sunscreen containing product. The sun can damage your hair and may take away the benefits of your every day hair care routine. Protecting your hair gives it long lasting health and color.
Damaging your hair can actually be caused by blow drying it. What works best when using a blow dryer is to keep it on a cold air setting with constant movement of the dryer. This way, it moves around and not on one spot for too long. Work out any knots using your fingers. This will keep you from causing damage to your locks when you brush them out after your hair is dry.
Well, there you have it. By trying a few tricks of the trade and reworking your hairdressing routine, you can have locks that everyone will envy. Like anything else, what you get out of hairdressing depends on what you put in. That said, however, you don’t need to “put in” a ton of money to get the results you want.