Everyone wants a hairstyle that is flattering and fashionable, but styling products and techniques can really damage your hair. Finding the balance between keeping your hair in great condition and styling it nicely takes a lot of thought and skill. The following guide will help you achieve great looking hair and it will also give you guidelines on how to keep it like that.
Avoid using heavy conditioners if your hair is fine or thin. They’ll leave your hair weighed down, which will make it look even more thin and fine than before. 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.
Whenever possible, avoid using heated styling tools; this makes it easier to restore and fortify your hair. For example, those curling irons, rollers, and other appliances can really damage the hair more than strengthen it. Take breaks from the heat to allow your hair time to rejuvenate.
If you can possibly avoid it, don’t use a hair dryer when you are drying your hair. Styling your hair with heat can damage your hair. What you should do instead is keep your hair wrapped up in a towel for a little while. This will help your hair to naturally dry without creating unmanageable frizz.
There’s nothing like a little clarifying shampoo to revitalize dull hair. Hair that appears really dull can be caused by lots of different hair products that build up gradually. To prevent this, use a clarifying shampoo a couple times each week to remove any accumulated residue from dirt and hairdressing products.
Try to buy products with as many natural ingredients as possible. Use shampoos and conditioners made for your hair type. Never be afraid to try new products, as it is the best way to find what works for you.
Overuse of blow dryers, curling irons and straighteners can damage hair. Be certain to protect hair follicles by using a styling serum or cream before you use heating tools. These products help prevent your hair from getting damaged from the heat.
To properly brush your hair, start at your ends, and work towards your scalp. Take care to gently release knots so the hair is not damaged. As you work out knots, then you can stroke your hair completely from the top to bottom.
The abuse we inflict on our hair can keep us from having the gorgeous hair we desire. Over time, using styling products and heated implements can weigh down hair. With any luck, this article can help you balance control, condition and style simultaneously.