Your hair is your crowning glory. Neglect might cause it to rebel and believe me, you wouldn’t want that. Our hair deserves attention because it also needs proper nutrition and care. An unhealthy hair could result to hair fall, alopecia (every person’s nightmare), hair breakage, split ends, tangling, dryness, dullness and the list could go on and on.
Well, here’s some good news! You don’t need to spend hours and hundreds of dollars in beauty salons just to achieve the hair you deserve. Maintaining gorgeous locks should not feel like a tedious job either. Sometimes, the remedy you’re looking for is just sitting right under your nose! Here are some easy tips on how to chase the bad hair days away!
- Proper Hair Washing
Experts say it is best to shampoo the hair every other day. Too much washing or shampooing could result to dry & damaged hair due to leaching of the hair’s natural oils that makes the hair healthy and bouncy. Not washing your hair could also result to dirt pile-up which is also unhealthy.
- Choose your shampoo & conditioner wisely
Depending on your hair condition (too oily? Too dry?), choose a brand that matches your hair. If you have a sensitive scalp & hair, go for Dove which is known to be very gentle and restores & repairs the hair. You may also use specially formulated ones that treat different hair issues like hair fall, dryness, oiliness, damage repair, anti-frizz, colored or permed hair etc.
- Deep Condition at least once a week
Seek out for the best deep conditioning product and do this in the comfort of your own home! You could even create your own based on DIY tutorials on the internet. This leaves the hair fully moisturized, soft & healthy.
- Gently hair drying
When drying your hair, do not rub! Most of us are guilty of carelessly towel drying our hair by rubbing especially when we are on a hurry. The best way to dry your hair is to pat or blot softly. Rubbing could cause friction that could result to more tangles, more frizz and hair damage. Drying your hair using a soft, cotton shirt instead of a towel will make the hair stronger & healthier.
- Proper brushing especially when wet
The hair is at its weakest when wet. Wet or dry, it is advisable to use a high-quality brush that not only straightens or detangles the hair, but also promotes hair growth! We highly recommend the Bella Eleganze hair detangler brush, The Brush. It is uniquely designed with multi-height bristles and alternating rows for effortless detangling of your unwanted knots. It is specially designed to prevent hair loss and unnecessary pain and is perfect for your kids or women who have different types of hair! The bristles massage the scalp, which stimulates the capillaries, increasing blood circulation, oxygen and nutrients to the hair follicle resulting to hair growth.
- Rinse your hair with vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is known to provide amazing hair & skin results when used properly. Rinse your hair with one cup of vinegar in 3 parts warm water before shampooing and discover amazing results! It makes the hair shinier, cleaner & also treats dandruff. Time to stock up on this kitchen staple!
- Style your hair naturally, avoid hair styling tools
These culprits are known to cause extensive hair damage especially when used daily. Excessive heat from these tools makes the dry & hair brittle which results to hair breakage. One could use heat sprays to counter the effect but even those couldn’t fully protect your hair.
- Avoid tying your hair up tightly or braiding
Avoid tying your hair tightly because it stresses your hair, damaging the roots & follicles. Do not use rubber bands because it tangles the hair and results to hair breakage or hair pulling. It is best to just keep your hair down or if you’ve grown accustomed to ponytails, tie it gently and use loose scrunchies or soft hair products.
- Avoid dyeing your hair or getting a perm
Chemicals from these treatments seriously put a strain on your hair & causes damage. If you already dyed your hair, make sure to give it a break. Think of it as you at work. You need a vacation once in a while to recharge and reboot. It’s the same as your hair. Make it breathe once in a while for it to recover and regain its natural strength.
- Avoid stress & be healthy!
Poor health & stress could be the number one factor why you have an unhealthy hair. Your body needs proper nutrition to maintain your hair’s health & sustain hair growth. Lack of certain vitamins & minerals could result to dryness & hair loss. Vitamin C & iron is known to strengthen the hair, so make sure you get loads of it! They say you are what you eat, so get in the right diet to not only achieve the hair you want but also for a sound mind & body.
That’s it! Have a great hair day!