We all have at least one friend who seems to have the perfect hair every day. It can be really irritating when you feel like you’re stuck having a bad hair day for life. Don’t fret. With a few simple beauty tips, you can turn yourself into that person who’s known for having beautiful, healthy hair all the time.
Start off by caring about what you’re putting into your body. A balanced diet can enhance the health of your hair more than you realize. Eating plenty of protein, fruits, and vegetables is a key component in keeping your hair healthy and young looking.
You may think that clean hair means washing it every day, but in actuality you only need to wash your hair two or three times a week to keep it clean. Washing it more frequently can lead to stripping your scalp of natural oils.
The more important thing is to wash properly. Shampoo should be used mainly around the roots. Make sure you massage the shampoo into the scalp, which stimulates circulation and promotes healthy hair. Also, be sure to thoroughly rinse all of the shampoo out of your hair. When using conditioner, instead of concentrating on the roots, focus on the ends of the hair.
Washing hair properly is helpful, but the temperature of the water is important too. It’s better to stick with cool or warm water, as hotter water can dry out your hair and even lead to your hair breaking more easily. This is also true for the use of styling products. When using a hairdryer, use a cool setting and try to hold the dryer further away from your head instead of right on top of it. You may want to use a flat iron to reduce frizz or a curling iron to add body to your locks, but try not to overdo it, and when possible, use lower heat settings with those as well.
Be willing to invest in quality products. Finding the right shampoo, conditioner, and hair care products can give your hair the extra oomph you are searching for. Also, there are chemicals that can be found in these products that can be harmful to the health of your hair. In the post 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Shampoo by Amanda Greene, she talks about some of these ingredients stating, “‘Many shampoos contain foaming agents like ammonium lauryl sulfate, ammonium laureth sulfate or sodium lauryl sulfate, which are harsh and drying to the scalp,’ Maggiore says. ‘So you should stay away from those shampoos.’ Instead, sodium laureth sulfate is a gentler agent, as well as TEA lauryl or laureth sulfates, which are also good picks.”
Start implementing some of these tips into your hair care health regimen, and before you know it, people will be envious of the shiny, healthy hair you have.