As most people know, hair is said to be the ‘crowning glory’ of our physical appearance. We all strive to have a lustrous, healthy head of hair, but for some, it tends to just look dull and flat. The advice you have found here will help you to have the shiny hair you’ve always dreamed about.
If you color your hair at home, do not apply hair color to previously colored strands until the last 10 minutes. Apply the color to your roots first, and then comb through to freshen-up the color on the rest of your hair. This minimizes the damage that repeatedly soaking your hair in harsh chemicals can cause.
People with curly hair should absolutely avoid using smoothing brushes and other brushes that have dense, fine bristles. You should use a wide-tooth comb for any combing. However, you should take care to use a heavy detangler before attempting to comb out knots and other tangles, as curly hair is susceptible to breakage.
Try to dry your hair naturally, rather than using a hair dryer. Heat styling could damage your hair, making it look frizzy. You should wrap up the hair for the longest amount of time you can. This will make your hair dry naturally, leaving you with minimal frizz.
Make sure your hair is thoroughly wet before you apply shampoo and begin washing it. If you start to scrub your hair and scalp without getting it wet enough first, you are much more likely to have strands of your hair break off in your hands. When the hair is wet, it is more pliable and will resist breakage better.
Make sure that you do not use shampoo each and every day. This can lead to your hair becoming very fragile and also dandruff over time. Try to shampoo and wash your hair two or three times per week if you want to achieve the best possible look and feel.
Avoid using any hair care products that contain alcohol. Alcohol has a drying affect and can make hair brittle. Broken, dry hair looks unhealthy and messy. Sparingly use hair care products that are free from alcohol to style your hair. Using a lot of styling products can damage your hair.
When washing your hair, you should start by rinsing it with water to get most of the impurities out. Then, gently massage the shampoo into your scalp and in the hair. Take your time and make sure all your hair is covered with shampoo. Rinse until all the shampoo is gone.
Now you can see that having lovely hair is not impossible. By including these techniques, you will be well on your way to healthy hair. It just takes a bit of effort, and maybe a little patience, to achieve the beautiful hair you wish for.