Is the old “bad hair day” adage becoming a daily mantra? Have you tried just about everything you can think of to have manageable hair? There is no need to stress over your tresses! For practical guidelines that make hairdressing a breeze, read on!
Healthy hair results from having a healthy body. Your hair will respond to the healthy food you eat and the water you drink to nourish it from the inside. Eating a healthy diet that has a lot of fresh veggies and fruits and whole grains, lean proteins and good fats is also good for hair.
In order to maintain healthy hair and avoid damage, don’t brush your hair unless it is dry. Wet hair tends to be fragile, a lot more so than dry hair, which will make it break much easier. To prevent damage, you can brush your hair prior to showering, or let it dry for a little while and then comb it.
Refrain from using too many appliances on your hair to keep it strong and healthy. Some appliances, especially curling irons and blow dryers, can do a number on your hair, which makes controlling frizz and repairing damage a real pain. Periodically, don’t heat your hair and give it a rest!
Think about improving your diet if you notice your hair looking dull. Your hair needs iron, vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids, and other important vitamins and nutrients in order to keep it as healthy as possible. If you are having difficulty adding these things to your diet, consider taking a multivitamin.
If you feel as if your hair is dry, here is something that you can try. Once you are finished washing your hair and have gotten out a bit of the wetness, use a conditioner then a shower cap. When you generate heat the conditioner will soak into your hair follicles.
Although blowouts make your hair look voluminous and full, they may actually be damaging your hair. The best way to do it is to use the cold air setting and keep the blow dryer moving, so it does not stay on one spot for more than a few seconds. Untangle knots with your fingers while drying your hair to avoid damaging your hair when you brush it afterward.
When you are towel drying your hair, don’t tug on it or rub it vigorously. This can make hair frizzy and stretch it out which makes the strands break. You should just gently squeeze, pat, or blot extra moisture, or you can wrap it in a towel with some air to circulate. Also, be careful brushing your hair while wet, as this can also cause damage. Instead use a wide-tooth comb.
For healthy, shiny hair, start with a healthy and nutritious diet. Your hair is a living thing and it must receive the right foods in order to flourish and grow. Vitamin deficiencies are often the cause of split ends and breakage. Significant nutritional deficiencies could also cause hair loss. For healthy, beautiful hair, eat a balanced diet.
With any luck, you won’t have any more bad hair days. As has been indicated, great looking hair is not impossible to achieve. You should find yourself satisfied with the condition of your hair after implementing any, or all, of the above tips.