If you want your hair to always look its best, and who doesn't, there are things you will need to do. Read on to find out how to get your hair soft, clean and silky looking everytime.
If you want to grow healthy and beautiful hair, there are a few tips that you can take onboard. Naturally, your hair type will often be determined by your family genes i.e. if great hair naturally runs in your family, the chances are that you will have healthy and beautiful hair too – but if that’s not the case, there are still some brilliant hair care tips that you can use to help you achieve healthy and beautiful hair, as long as you are willing to commit a little time and effort to improve your current hair routine.
The first important tip for achieving beautiful hair is to gently brush or comb your hair and your scalp every morning and night. Use a comb that suits your hair type and do not overdo combing or brushing – if you continually brush your hair throughout the day you could actually cause split ends and damage it even further. Regular gentle combing or brushing helps to break up sebum - the hardened oils that can clog your hair follicles.
When you are seeking beautiful hair it is essential to avoid using heat appliances such as hair straighteners, curlers or other hot appliances – all of these can dry out and damage your hair significantly. If you have to use a hairdryer, keep a distance from the dryer's heat and if possible avoid using hairdryers altogether. If you really have to use heat appliances on your hair, always use a protective serum or spray before you apply any heat to your hair. Although protective conditioners will not entirely prevent damage or breakage, they can provide a barrier to help limit the damage caused by excessive heat.
Using the right hair care products is essential for achieving beautiful hair, but avoid getting hair care products such as creams, lotions, gels and sprays directly onto your scalp as they can clog your hair follicles and impede the natural growth of beautiful hair. If you can, stick to a light hold spray when you are styling your hair. Always use a conditioner after you shampoo your hair and avoid shampoo that has any harsh chemicals in it – natural formulas are always the best. One shampoo and rinse should be sufficient for most hair types, avoid shampooing your hair repeatedly as this can also dry out your hair.
Avoid any scenarios that may damage your hair, for example; if you have been swimming in a pool, you should shampoo your hair as soon as possible when you get out. It is very important to remove any chlorine from your hair as it can cause significant damage to your hair and scalp. Ideally, if you do swim on a regular basis, it can be a good idea to get a swimming hat to cover and protect your hair. Also limit over-exposing your hair and scalp to other harsh elements such as the wind and sun, both can dry out your hair so use a leave-in conditioner if you are likely to be exposed to the sun or wind for long periods of time (i.e. if you are away on holiday and you plan to go to the beach).
It is also important to remember that vitamin and minerals are essential for the growth of beautiful hair – avoid crash diets and try to maintain a healthy diet at all times. If necessary, take vitamin and mineral supplements to help improve your hair and skin. Stress can also affect your hair, so learn to take time out and make sure that you get lots of sleep – sleep is vital for the health of your hair as well as for the rest of your body!