Is beautiful hair very costly to maintain? The straight dope, however, is that it doesn’t require much money or time. There are several ways to keep your hair looking great without breaking the bank. Read on, and you will learn more.
In order to maintain healthy hair and avoid damage, don’t brush your hair unless it is dry. Wet hair is fragile and prone to damage. To keep damage to a minimum, either run a brush through your hair before showering, or wait until afterwards when its had the time to properly dry.
If your hair looks like it’s pretty dry, you can use a homemade treatment on it. Wash your hair and wring out most of the water. Then apply conditioner liberally, put on a cap and let it sit for 10 minutes. The heat will enable your conditioner to penetrate your hair.
When drying hair, try to lessen the use of a blow-dryer. Styling with heat damages your hair’s structure, making it more frizzy and less manageable. Wrap your hair with a towel instead. This lets your hair dry naturally, and keeps the frizz at bay.
Every time you use heat on your hair you are damaging it, and this goes for 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. Use your fingers to work through knots, so you don’t damage hair by tugging and tearing it with a brush.
Ensuring that your hair is healthy and capable of locking in moisture makes it less prone to breakage. Water temperature greatly affects how much moisture can be retained in the hair. When conditioning your hair, always use cool water to rinse it out. The cool water will help seal the moisture into your hair shaft.
For soft and healthy curls, sleep on a satin pillowcase. Cotton pillowcases absorb the oil and moisture from your hair. When you sleep on a silk pillowcase, your curls will retain their shape overnight. You may also sleep in a satin scarf or bonnet.
Wait two days before shampooing newly-dyed hair. Your hair cuticles need a bit of time to seal fully so the color lasts as long as possible. Simply wetting your hair can open up your cuticles. This will reward you and your patience with hair that is shiny and healthy.
Now you see that there are options for you to have beautiful, healthy hair. Through making some small changing and implementing some new tricks, your hair could become the envy of others. Keep in mind your results will be directly proportionate to the effort you expend, but you don’t have to go into debt to have great hair.