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10 Tips for Keeping & Maintaining Healthy Hair.
1).Don’t wash it everyday.
Many women would love to have long, beautiful & healthy looking hair all the time. The thing is, it doesn’t come naturally and takes maintenance and proper care. Here are ten ways to ensure your hair stays silky smooth and feeling soft on a daily basis.
Washing your hair everyday can actually cause it to dry out and become brittle. The reason being, is the water strips away all of your hairs natural oils. This also causes your oil glands to produce more oil which can lead to oil & greasy looking hair.
A couple things you can do:
Wash your hair only a few times a week, giving a break period in between days.
Use cold water when washing your hair. Hot water can cause split ends and lead to frizz.
2). Be Gentle With Your Hair
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Your hair is most fragile when it is wet, so be careful with how you treat it. Too much rubbing and pulling can cause damage & destroy the fibers.
What you can do:
Pat dry your hair, instead of rubbing it. Allow the towel to soak up the fiber without straining the the follicles by pulling or rubbing too hard.
Try using a comb instead of a brush. Your hair can get tangled in the bristles of the brush which can lead to further damage. Using a comb you can gently work your way through the tangles and avoiding causing damage.
3). Avoid Excessive Heat
We suggest air drying your hair. Sure, this may take a little longer, but your hair will thank you. Excessive heat can cause damage and lead to frizz & split ends. If you must use a blow dryer, make sure to use it on the cool setting.
You’ll want to avoid using store bought and commercial brand hair products. These can easily cause your hair to become dry and looking dull. When purchasing shampoos & conditioners, look for ones that contain ingredients such as coconut oil, Shea butter, aloe & other natural items to keep your locks healthy & looking beautiful.
6). Avoid Permanent Hair Dyes
Bleach and other chemicals commonly found in hair dyes can really take a drastic toll on your hair. Not only can they cause dryness, but also can damage the roots causing your hair to turn gray, and in some extreme cases can lead to hair loss.
7). Do An Oil Massage
Massaging your hair a few times a month with natural oils is great to keep your hair looking shiny and feeling soft & smooth. When your hair is dry, massage an oil such as almond or coconut oil and cover your hair for about 20 minutes. Making sure to focus on the scalp and ends of your hair the most. Rinse with cool water, then use a light shampoo & conditioner to clean off any excess.
8). Change Your Eating Habits
The foods you eat play a big part in how your hair will look. Be sure to consume foods that are rich in vitamins and nutrients. Vitamin B, iron, zinc & omega-3 fatty acids are all very important for the health of your hair.
Common foods that contain these nutrients are:
Chicken, salmon, walnuts, almonds, avocados, leafy greens such as spinach and kale.
9). Protect Your Hair From the Sun & Weather
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Avoiding excessive exposure from the sun is good to prevent your hair from becoming dry and brittle. On those sunny days, wear a hat. Avoid going outside during those cold winter months while your hair is still wet. Keep your head covered and protected to avoid rain and humidity, and if you’re a swimmer, wear a cap. Chlorine can really be damaging causing your hair to dry out and become brittle.
10). Trim Your Hair Often
Getting your hair trimmed often is also a great way for keeping healthy & beautiful looking locks. We suggest going to the salon to have your hair trimmed at least once every 3 months. Cutting off & removing the dead, split ends can be quite beneficial as your hair will be less likely to break and split.