None of us are instinctively born knowing the best way to care for our hair. Even hair stylists have to study intensively and constantly get updated on the latest trends in fashion to be called hair care experts. Luckily, you don’t need any advanced training in order to start a healthy hair routine at home.
Here are five haircare basics you need to know about managing your mane:
Get regular haircuts.
Split ends can appear in as little as four weeks after a haircut; left unchecked, they can damage your hair right up to the follicle. One indicator that you may have split ends is by the increased amount of tangles you notice as you comb through your hair. There are more variations of split ends than many people think. So, be sure to get a haircut at least every six to eight weeks so you don’t find yourself in a tousled predicament.
Use the Right Products for Your Hair Type.
Your hair isn’t like your mom’s, your best friend’s or Jennifer Aniston’s, therefore their favorite hair care products may not work for you. Dry and curly hair is best served by a whole different set of products than naturally oily and straight hair. For example, when choosing a conditioner for limp and fine hair, you should select a volumizing conditioner. If your hair is dry and frizzy, then a moisturizing conditioner is your best choice. Ask your stylist about products that benefit your particular locks.
Use an at-home conditioning treatment.
Salons love to be your one-stop shop to style, but if your stylist could tell you to do one thing at home, it would be to use a conditioning treatment. This is especially true if your hair feels dry — a common occurrence in the upcoming winter months. Kerastase Nutritive Masquintense is a treatment that delivers complete nutrition to the hair by penetrating the hair fiber while delivering long lasting defense against dryness.
Don’t forget the heat protectant.
Begin by towel-drying your hair until the maximum amount of moisture is removed. When heat is applied directly to your hair, either with a blow dryer or a styling iron, precious moisture is removed causing your strands to become more susceptible to damage. A heat protectant provides a barrier of protection that can prevent breakage, smooth out split ends and keep your hair smooth and shiny.
Maintain a balanced diet.
Have you ever noticed how unhealthy eating habits can affect you both mentally and physically? Have you ever considered the cause-and-effect relationship between your diet and your hair? Eating a balanced diet, with varied protein-rich foods is not only recommend by your expert physician but is encouraged by your expert stylist also. After all, our hair needs the same good nutrition as the rest of our body.
Following these five tips will have your hair looking healthy, shiny and vibrant. Before you know it, they’ll be a part of your usual routine and have you headed in the right direction.