There are ads everywhere around that tell you what you should be doing with your hair and what products to use. However, they are just trying to sell you a product. By taking the time to read the following article, you will find some simple things that will really truly work at keeping your hair looking great.
Go ahead and forget the old adage about brushing your hair 100 strokes a day. Over brushing can actually lead to hair loss, breakage of strands and increased oil production. Normal brushing of your hair once or twice daily is sufficient to keep it healthy and free of tangles and build-up.
When you are towel drying your hair, don’t tug on it or rub it vigorously. Rubbing and tugging causes your hair to split and become frizzy. The best ways to dry your hair using a towel are to gently pat or press out the excess moisture, or simply wrap it in a loose fitting towel. You should also avoid brushing or combing it while it’s wet, unless you use a wide-toothed comb.
Be sure to wash your brushes and combs frequently. Any oils, grime, or other substances in your hair are passed to the comb and will be passed back to your hair, when you use them again. Take the time to soak them in warm soapy water and lay them out to dry on a towel.
You should avoid using styling products with alcohol, as it will dry out your hair and contribute to breakage. You can try natural styling products to achieve the style you desire. Otherwise, synthetic products without alcohol will do the trick without the fuss or the damage. Check the ingredients list on your next shopping trip!
Dried out hair can be treated with deep conditioning treatment and it’s not that expensive. Get your hair wet and put a large amount of regular conditioner on it. Then, use a towel, plastic wrap, or anything else that will keep the heat from escaping. Leave this treatment in your hair for roughly 60 minutes, after which you will wash the treatment out of your hair with a natural shampoo.
To get the best looking hair possible, consider using a leave-in conditioner. These conditioners give you the amazing effects that you typically associate with normal conditioner, but the effects last all day long! You’ll find leave-in conditioners at your local drug store or salon, in either, lotion or spray-on form.
If you have colored your hair, then be sure to wait 48 hours before you shampoo. Your hair cuticles need a bit of time to seal fully so the color lasts as long as possible. You should also remember wetting your hair within the first 48 hours re-opens the cuticle; therefore, it is important that your hair remain completely dry for at least two days. Healthy, shiny hair will be the reward for your patience.
As mentioned earlier, you do not have to be pulled into using a ton of different products to help your hair look great. Instead, take the time to follow the advice that was presented to you in this article. Before you know it, your hair will look better then you have ever seen it look.