No Matter what your hair type is, your locks can look healthy & lustrous in any situation. Knowing your hair type and how to care for it is the key to healthy and beautiful hair. I know in today’s stressful and hectic lifestyle you tend to overlook taking care of your skin and hair. But you really need to make some time for yourself, as looking and feeling good, boosts your confidence and represent a brand new you!⠀
But for this to make happen, having a consistent hair care routine is very essential. There are hair care tips which you need to follow daily and weekly to get strong and luscious hair. These tips are for everyone, no matter what your hair texture, colour or style is. Follow all the steps below or choose those that apply to you to have great hair everyday!
Try not to wash your hair everyday
Does your hair look lacklustre and dry? Noticing dandruff and uncontrollable frizz? Do your roots get greasy at the end of the day? You may be shampooing your hair & scalp too often! Over-washing your hair with shampoo can leave it weak and brittle because you are stripping your hair of its natural oils. This leads to your scalp going into oil production overload trying to replenish the oil that was stripped away thanks to sulfates in shampoo. The good news is you can actually train your hair to be less greasy. As you extend the time between washes, your hair will gradually produce less and less oil as you are no longer stripping your strands of the natural and essential oils your scalp produces. TIP: If you washed your hair this morning, spray your roots with the JOICO Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo or a water-free dry shampoo NAK HAIR Dry Clean Shampoo so you are able to skip tomorrow morning’s wash.
Massage your scalp with Shampoo, & not Conditioner
If you’ve ever had a professional shampoo at a salon, you know how much time they spend on your scalp. Scalp scrub is a key step in an effective shampoo. Most people rush through it, though. You’re supposed to scrub for 3 minutes. That’s the magic number: 3 minutes. No matter your hair length or hair type, the amount of time that you should be scrubbing your scalp with the pads of your fingers—not your nails—is 3 minutes. Three minutes seems like a really long time, so for those of you who can’t make it too the three-minute mark, just do your best. Focusing your initial shampooing efforts on the scalp helps remove dirt, sebum and build-up that collects there. Spending 30 seconds to a minute on your scalp scrub is like quickly running a mop over a dirty floor rather than scrubbing the surface of its grime.
Try rinsing your hair with cool temperature water for the final rinse
If you think that water temperature isn’t important, think again because it actually is. If you learn how to use water of different temperatures to your favour, then it may really benefit your hair. Hot water can make your hair easy to break and weaken the hair roots.
- COLD WATER final rinse + It makes your hair shinier and saves you from frizz. Rinsing your hair with cold water helps with closing your cuticle after your hair is washed. Open cuticle is good while shampooing or conditioning your hair but after you’re done, you want to seal the cuticle, so that your hair doesn’t get damaged too easily. If you use cold water for your final rinse then there’s a much better chance that your hair will stay shiny, healthy and frizz-free for a longer period of time.
- COLD WATER final rinse + It makes your scalp cleaner. Just like with closing the hair cuticle, cold water also shuts your pores. Both things are really similar actually – you want open pores when washing hair but closed pores after you’ve finished. It’s because closed pores are much less vulnerable than open ones. What it means is that by rinsing your hair with cold water you protect the scalp pores from things like dirt, grease and oil. If your pores are sealed then you are also much less likely to be suffering from hair shedding.
- COLD WATER final rinse + It improves the blood circulation to your scalp. When you’re cold your blood moves faster and your capillaries widen to warm you up. That way your scalp and hair roots get all the valuable nutrients they need to stay healthy. Another thing to mention here is that poor blood circulation can contribute to causing hair loss. You don’t want that, do you?
When you blow dry your hair, put it on the cool setting & hold distance it away to protect hair
Most people dry hair as fast as possible, but there’s one tiny step you might be forgetting (that could change your hair dramatically). And that’s the cold-shot button. Here’s how you use it and why it’s so important to spend the extra 30 seconds. That mysterious COOL Shot Button helps seal the hair cuticle, setting the final look for long-lasting hold and adds shine. When your hair is about 80 percent dry, switch over to the cool shot. Cool shot is also great to lock in curls and to get more volume at the crown. Hot air expedites the drying process and actually forms whatever style you’re going for–whether it’s sleek and straight or bouncy and curly. Cold air, however, seals the cuticles of your hair, which sets your style in place and adds shine.
Use heat protection spray when you blow dry your hair or when using flat iron or curling iron
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Avoid brushing your hair, while it’s wet
When your hair is soaking wet, it is weaker, fragile and more susceptible to breakage. Try not to rough-dry hair with a towel, and instead gently press the water out. Also, do not brush your hair while it is wet. Use a wide-tooth comb, working from the ends of your hair on up, then finish with your hairdryer to style – not forgetting a good heat protection spray to further protect your mane.
Give your hair some special treatment from time to time
Hair treatments are kind of like facials for your hair. Sure, our regular hair care products are helping to keep our hair cleansed, protected and in good health just like our skincare products, but both hair and skin can do with a replenishing boost at regular intervals. Aside from what we do to our hair in terms of chemical processing and heated styling, other factors such as environmental conditions, diet, health, stress and hydration all take a toll on the health of our hair. When you decide it is time to indulge your hair in a luxurious treatment, you will find many beautiful treatment products available at LF Hair & Beauty to give your hair the pampering it needs and deserves!