Hair involves a lot of things that range from washing, cutting, braiding, and so on. There are many factors that determine how you handle your hair, the main being the type. Due to the availability of so many hair products in the market, each claiming to be the best, it is hard to know what you are supposed to do and what you should not do to your hair. The following is a quick look at some of the Dos and Don’ts of hair care.
The following are some hair care tips that come highly recommended.
Wash Your Hair
Unlike the other parts of the body, hair does not require too much washing but that does not exempt it from getting cleaned completely. You should wash your hair at least two times a week. For regular hair, you can use dry shampoo then rinse it with lukewarm or cold water. For oily hair, you may be required to do cleaning more regularly in a week since oil accumulation is very fast. The general rule however is to never overdo it.
Brush Along, not Against
When combing and brushing your hair, always brush it towards the direction it is flowing. Hair does not grow randomly on the head, there is a particular partner that it follows and it varies from one section of the head to another. Brushing or combing against the flow will lead to hair loss since you may dislike and weaken hair roots. To make quick work of it all, divide your hair into sections then deal with each one by one.
Cover When in Bed
Never sleep with your hair uncovered, unless you are bald. Sleeping involves a lot of turns in the bed and this will ruffle and tangle up your hair, giving you extra work when you wake up. Silk and satin are highly recommended as hair covers as they are too smooth and slippery for hair to tangle up no matter what. Covering your hair when sleeping also prevents dirt from latching on, this could be blanket hairs and wool which may be hard to brush off in the morning.
Your hair roots are alive and like any other organ in your body, they need nutrients to be healthy. A common mistake many people make when it comes to hair care is that they focus so much on what they can put onto their hair and they forget the other part of the equation, a balanced diet. There are certain kinds of foods that make the hair stronger, healthier, and shinier; they include spinach, avocados, sweet potatoes, eggs, berries, nuts, and seeds, among many others.
The following are some of the things you should stop doing in regards to hair care.
Styling When Wet
There are so many things that can go wrong when dealing with wet hair. For starters, it is more likely to tangler up, so when you try to comb wet hair you are likely to encounter knots that will force you to use force and this may yank the hair off your head. Wet hair stretches too much and breaks easily, therefore, always makes sure that the hair is dry before trying anything.
Applying To Much Heat
The allure of using thermal tools on your hair is understandable since they are fast and get the results you wish for instantly, however, heat is not good for your hair, especially when it is applied on it regularly. Cut down on the use of tools like flat irons, rather, style your hair naturally and let it rest. If you have to resort to thermal tools then limit their use to a maximum of once in a month.
Don’t Just Use Any Product
The journey to discover your hair is long and tortuous. By the time you reach the finish line and get the right product, you would have gone through horrible trials and errors. Before buying any hair product, you need to first understand your hair, know your type. Once you have cleared that, start researching products that are compatible. Products like shampoos can wreak havoc on your hair if you use the wrong ones, consult your stylist so that they can direct you to the right private label shampoo manufacturer.
Hair extensions may have saved a lot of women with receding hairlines a lot of problems but they come with a price. When it comes to replacing your hair extensions, ensure you get it done by a professional. Doing it on your open carries the risk of your natural hair getting damaged even further due to the strong adhesives that are used to hold the extensions in place.
It is okay to be stylish and changing your hairdo every month is perfectly okay and within your rights, but be wary of setting your hair too tight. One major drawback of having very tight hairdos is that they will damage your hair roots with time and you will gradually start noticing your hairline receding in a condition called traction alopecia.
The global hair care industry is currently in the region of about $100b, with the figure expected to go up in the next 5 years. This explains the obsession with hair care around the world. Most times, however, you will find that caring for your hair by doing things the right way works much better than drawing your hair in hundreds of hair products.