Most women are looking for ways to make their hair look soft, voluminous, shiny and healthy!
Pretty hair is a sign of health, vibrancy and femininity, and whether your a long hair or pixie bob kinda gal, there’s no doubt that most women want to improve the health of their hair in some way.
There are hundreds upon THOUSANDS of products on the market which promise to repair split ends, add moisture, tame frizz and add volume. The truth is, whilst some products can improve the appearance of our hair, most of it is down to diet, routine and how you care for your hair in terms of heat, brushing and so on.
So, if you’re fed up with dead ends, brittleness and tangled tresses, then I have put together my top hair hacks for maintaining long healthy hair, no matter what genetics you were or were not blessed with!
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8 Hair Care Tips You Have To Know!
DON’T WASH YOUR HAIR EVERY DAY
Daily washing can strip your hair of the essential oils that keep your scalp healthy and the hair shaft nourished. Additionally, the more you wash your hair, the more oil your scalp will produce, creating a vicious cycle of washing your hair everyday. Try to limit washes to every three days and you will soon notice that your hair feels much softer, shinier and flaking and dandruff issues are also likely to be solved.
SLEEP WITH YOUR HAIR IN A BRAID
Reduce the need to brush your so frequently by sleeping with your hair in a loose braid. Wearing your hair down will cause tangling in your hair, and similarly, sleeping with your hair in a bun or ponytail will cause kinks and tangles in your hair and will also pull on your scalp, leading to thinning and hair loss over time.
DON’T USE HEAT TOO OFTEN
I am sure you know by now that heat styling is one of the fastest ways to cause breakage, splitting and dryness. Curling, straightening and blow-drying should be reserved for special occasions if you want to grow out your hair.
Find heatless hairstyles that you can rock day to day such as braids, ponytails, space buns, top knots etc!
A BALANCED DIET
Nourish your hair from the inside by feeding your body a well balanced, vitamin and mineral rich diet. Plenty of fruits and vegetables will detoxify your body and promote nutritional absorption.
High protein, particularly salmon and other fish will help repair tissue and promote new cell growth. Drinking lots of water will help keep you hydrated and cleanse the body of toxins, directly leading to improved hair growth.
Don’t be afraid to use supplements to boost your vitamin intake for promoting healthy hair. My personal favourites for hair health are evening primrose oil and cod liver oil, both of which make my hair grow like wildfire! Alternatively, any multivitamin is sure to give you a boost!
USE A TREATMENT ONCE A WEEK
Hair treatments are no myth when it comes to having shiny, soft and luscious hair! I like to use Olaplex a couple of times a month (I really should use it weekly but I sometimes forget) and every time I do my hair feels like spun silk afterwards and I always get complimented.
Find a hair mask that suits your personal needs and your hair goals: there are masks available for dry, damaged, broken, dull, coloured and frizzy hair, as well as more specialized masks for more unique goals.
For hair treatments and beauty products to help maintain your natural beauty, check out The 9 Essential Beauty Products I Can’t Live Without.
MASSAGE YOUR SCALP
If you are trying to grow out your hair long, then massaging your scalp gently in the shower will encourage hair growth. Lightly massaging the hair reduces itching, flakiness, and enhances blood circulation to that part of the body. It also strengthens and nourishes the roots and shaft of your hair, conditioning your existing hair and making new hair grow faster and stronger.
We have all been told that cutting your hair regularly makes it grow faster, right? Actually this isn’t exactly true – cutting off split ends from your hair, prevents it from breaking off at a faster rate than its able to grow. So if you have very damaged hair, then having a trim can make it seem like it’s making your hair grow longer, however it’s just that your hair is now not breaking as fast and that’s why you notice it getting longer. So only seek a trim if your hair is actually damaged and never cut any more than you need to!
To Finish Off…
I hope you enjoyed this post and you will implement some of these tips into your own hair care routine! If you have any other top tips for keeping your mane looking gorgeous then let me know in the comments down below!
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