Has your hair looked bad recently? Would you describe it as unruly, dry and shine-deprived? Before you run to a hairdresser to have it cut, learn five pieces of advice that can help you prevent hair damage. Find out how to take good care of the strands and what hair maintenance procedures to implement to achieve two goals: replenish the hair with nutrients and keep it in good condition.
Fabulous Hair Guide: 5 pieces of advice for you
1. LEARN YOUR HAIR BETTER
Surprisingly, spending money on some new, costly and super effective hair care products that your friend or neighbor recommended to you isn’t the key to the successful hair conditioning. Instead, you should pay attention to your stands and learn how it behaves in various weather conditions, so that you will be able to select the most suitable products to gift the strands with what they need most. Before buying a hair care product, check its constituents. Make sure that it isn’t formulated with parabens, synthetic substances, dehydrating alcohols and SLS-s. Don’t let others convince you that some miraculous cosmetic is able to fix your split ends. If your hair ends split, just get rid of them at a hairdresser’s. Only then can you start using hair care products that protect the hair ends from splitting.
2. DEFINE YOUR HAIR POROSITY
What is hair porosity? Why should you even bother about something that sounds so strange like “hair porosity”? It appears that this is the quality of hair that has a dramatic influence on the way we should treat it on a daily basis. In plain English, hair porosity indicates how widely the hair cuticles are open. In other words, it indicates how big gaps are created on the hair’s surface – how vulnerable the hair is to damage. High porosity hair is frizzled and dehydrated. Low porosity hair is heavy, thick and sleek, yet it’s really hard to replenish it with nutrients. Medium porosity hair is categorized as “normal” but often it’s fine, prone to frizz and has the tendency to lose gloss and split ends. Knowing the hair porosity type helps you select the right hair care products, including natural oils.
3. DEFINE YOUR HAIR TYPE
Type of hair has similar importance as the porosity type. If you want to have fabulous tresses, you need to know if your hair is only dry or dry and damaged. Indeed, this matters. Another issue worth taking into consideration is the thickness. To clarify, in the case of fine hair, there are some products that you should steer clear of. There are also some cosmetics that affect thick hair in a bad way leaving it weighed down and flat. Keep matching the hair care products minding its type. Be skeptical about using the conditioner that defined the curls of your friend when your strands are straight by nature.
4. CHECK YOUR SCALP
Scalp is the place where the beauty and health of your hair come from. This part of dermis produces the follicles that later create hair bulbs growing the hair. If the scalp is oily, dry or if it’s affected by dandruff, your hair will suffer too. Therefore, it’s very important to combat scalp ailments and fight back everything that makes it weak.
5. DON’T MAKE THE SAME MISTAKES
… just stop causing damage to your hair. Can you even imagine how many hair care mistakes we make every day? Two most common ones are sleeping with wet hair and drying the hair using a hot air stream. Other mistakes include using a rough towel to remove the excess water, which we do pretty forcefully. Such rubbing leads you to cause micro-damage to the hair which later results in serious hair problems.