- Stop combing wet hair: Do not comb your wet hair because they’re fragile and prone to breakage. Instead, take a broad toothed wooden comb and run it from the roots to the ends of your hair as gently as possible after it is 70-80% dry.
- Stop washing your hair: Do not wash your hair every day and every time you do, apply some conditioner on the ends.
- Use cold water: Rinse the conditioner off with cold water as it is good for both strength and shine.
- Read the label: Start a habit of reading the labels on the back of the shampoos and conditioners. There has been a lot of focus on sulfate in shampoos in the last few years, so what are sulfates? They’re the reason your shampoo lathers. They clean your scalp and hair, departing the dirt from it, but also strips your hair of natural oils and are harmful in the long run. They’re also why your eye stings when the shampoo runs down the side of your face. Hence, try and buy a shampoo that’s sulfate-free.
- Use lukewarm or cool water: Hot water can damage your hair follicles in the same way that the heat from heat styling tools does – by dehydrating your hair and causing split ends. So, always rinse your hair with either lukewarm or cool water to close the hair cuticles and retain the moisture in it.
- Always dilute the shampoo: We’re all prone to using 2-3 pumps of shampoo when washing our hair. But the harsh truth is that shampoo strips off your hair of its natural oils, leaving it dry if applied directly. To prevent that, dilute 1-2 pumps of shampoo in half a mug of water and then use that to wash your hair.
- Use a microfiber towel: Dab your hair with a microfiber towel/ cotton towel once you step out of the shower. Avoid using a terrycloth towel as it can tangle your hair too much, increase the frizz, and cause it to break.
- Avoid blow-drying: The heat from blow dryers damage your hair just as much as the heat from styling tools do. So, it’s best to air-dry.
- Avoid heat styling: While it is the best idea to avoid heat completely, it is impossible for a lot of you out there. So, a good way is to limit your heat styling and use hair protectants. Applying heat to your hair too often may cause split ends and severe damage to your hair.
- Wear a hat/scarf: Always cover your hair when you step outdoors, especially during summers. A hat or a scarf is a good option in protecting your hair from intense sun damage.
- Don’t step out with oily/wet hair: Do not step out right after you’ve oiled or washed your hair as it can attract dust and dirt to stick to it.
- Tie up your hair: Leaving your hair open and loose when outdoors is harmful as it can make it more prone to dryness and damage. So, tying up your hair when heading out into the world is the best option.
- Deep condition: Deep condition your hair at least once a week to cleanse your scalp completely and restore moisture back into your dull, dry hair.
- Use soft hair elastics: Only use soft hair elastics that are meant for hair when tying up your hair. Avoid using rubber bands and the hair elastics that have a metal clasp in the middle as they can tug on your hair and cause serious breakage.
- Don’t tie your hair up tightly: Don’t tie your hair up in very tight braids, buns, or ponytails especially while sleeping as it can damage your hair and its follicles and cause hair fall. Besides this, they can give you a severe headache.
- Use a silk pillowcase: Sleep on a silk/satin pillowcase. Cotton pillowcases tend to be more abrasive to your hair and hence cause frizz and breakage.
Few tips of hair care
November 18, 2019 •BY BHT • comments
November 18, 2019 • BHT • comments