Keeping your hair healthy is pretty simple, but you need to know how to care for it. Hair is made up of proteins, so it is extremely important for your hair to eat right and wash your hair in time. If you want to improve the condition of your hair, learn how to properly wash and use conditioner. Then learn to dry and style your hair without harm to their health. In addition, you will need to make some changes in your lifestyle that will strengthen the hair.
How to wash hair
Wash your head less often and use a quality shampoo. If you wash your hair too often, they become dry and lose their natural lubricant (sebum), which is harmful to their condition. Try to wash your hair no more than every other day, or only twice a week.
Use shampoos without sulfates and parabens. Sulfates are chemicals that create foam. Parabens are preservatives that can cause irritation and eye problems with prolonged use. Both types of substances are harmful to hair and the environment, so try using more natural products.
Choose a shampoo according to the type of hair. Do not buy the first available shampoo. Choose a product that will fit your hair type. There are several types of hair, including the following:
Curly or afro. This hair is suitable moisturizing shampoo against bulging. These shampoos contain natural oils and have a creamy texture.
Straight or fat. This hair shampoo suitable for daily use.
Painted or chemically treated. This hair requires shampoo, which consists of extracts and amino acids, because the chemical treatment of hair significantly weakens the hair.
Dry Dry hair needs shampoo with glycerin and collagen, which will restore moisture.
Use products with high protein content with caution. Excess protein can make hair very dry and brittle. Although protein is necessary for healthy hair, it is better not to use conditioners with a high concentration of proteins.
Rinse hair with cider vinegar once a month. This will make the hair more shiny and clean. In addition, vinegar can get rid of dandruff. Dissolve 1 part apple cider vinegar in 3 parts warm water, wash the hair with this solution, and then wash your hair as usual.
Vinegar has a strong smell, but it will pass when you wash your hair with shampoo
How to use air conditioning
Use conditioner appropriate for your hair type, hair length and condition. It is recommended to use the conditioner with every hair wash, although the hair after chemical treatment and colored hair requires more attention.
Use deep moisturizing once a week. If you have African-type hair, use an air conditioner to deeply moisturize with every wash. You can buy a ready-made tool or make it yourself. Deep moisturizing is good for hair. It allows you to make your hair healthy, soft and saturates them with moisture. Keep the product on the hair for 15-30 minutes.
Moisturize hair according to hair type:
If you have thin, thin hair, try applying a herbal oil on them before washing your hair. You can use lavender oil or tea tree. Rub the oil into the roots before washing the head. Wash your hair with shampoo and apply conditioner from the middle of the length to the tips. Leave it for a minute and rinse.
Use conditioner with natural moisturizers. Air conditioning should not be too tight. Apply a small amount to the whole head and leave for 2–3 minutes. If you have African-type hair, hold the conditioner for 10–15 minutes or do not wash it off at all.
Use five oils: almond, castor, olive, coconut and lavender. Mix five oils in equal parts. Egg oil can be used instead. Apply the product to your hair and leave for 4 hours, and then wash your hair as usual. Repeat the procedure twice a week.
How to dry hair
Separate tangles of hair with a comb with wide teeth before drying. Wet hair is vulnerable and can break, so you should not comb your hair wet. Apply indelible conditioner to hair and separate tangles with a comb. This will get rid of the nodules without damaging the hair.
You can also split the hair with your fingers.
Separate hair from tip to root. Do not try to comb from the roots to the ends if the hair is tangled at the ends.
If you have African-type hair, before unraveling the tangled areas, apply a sufficient amount of conditioner to your hair. Separate your hair in small sections. Dry your hair with a microfiber towel or T-shirt instead of a regular towel. Coming out of the shower, wrap the hair with a cotton T-shirt. Towels are made from coarse fabric, which can injure hair, cause bulging and lead to the formation of broken ends. If you prefer to wrap your hair in a towel, use a microfiber towel - it is not so tough.
You can even buy a special microfiber shawl. It can be used as a towel and as a shawl, which will not allow hair to fall on your eyes while your hair is drying. Try to dry your hair as often as possible in a natural way. This is the most useful way to dry hair. It may take longer to dry, but it will be better for overall hair health.
Do not use a hairdryer if it is not needed for styling. Hot air can injure hair.
If you wash your hair at night, collect your hair in a bun before bed and do not blow dry. By morning, the hair will be dry. This method will not suit you if you have very thick or long hair.
Use warm air mode if you need to quickly dry your hair. Perhaps you can not give up the hair dryer, because you need it for styling or quick hair drying. In this case, use the warm mode, not hot air. Hair will dry longer, but the harm to hair will be less.
Always apply heat protection to hair before drying it with a hair dryer. This will protect the hair from damage.