Do's & Don't for Healthy Hair
You know that hair care is essential to your hair’s look and overall health. But are you caring for it correctly? Here are several do’s and don’t you need to know.
Nourish Your Scalp
The number one secret to getting gorgeous, healthy hair is to give your scalp the nutrients it needs. Avoid conditioners with petrochemicals like silicone. Silicone build up prevents your natural oils from being absorbed into your cuticle and scalp often leading to oily and dry scalp issues. Use amino acid and PH balanced shampoos and/or cleansing conditioners designed for your hair type. It also means eating foods rich in fatty acids and drinking plenty of water. For added moisture try shampooing less like once a week and on those other days use a cleansing conditioner like Lavender & Oak Condition to cleanse and condition the hair but not dry it out.
Cut More Often
A good haircut can do wonders for both the health and look of your hair. Namely, it stops split ends in their tracks, keeping your hair silky and strong. Do you suffer from frizz or feel like your hair never grows? These issue can be resolved simply by preventing breakage by getting a trim every 6-8 weeks. Hair grows 1/2" a month so if every two months you trim 1/4" your still gaining length but maintaining the health of the hair. Visiting an established hair salon like Bloom Beauty Lounge also gives you an opportunity to talk to a stylist about your unique hair concerns. These experts can recommend products, give personalized tips, and answer any questions.
Mistreat Wet Hair
Hair is particularly vulnerable to damage when it’s wet. So, after washing your hair, avoid using a brush to untangle your tresses. Instead, use a wide-toothed comb. This tool is much gentler on the wet strands, thus preventing breakage. Start at the ends and gentled work your way towards the roots. Don't pull through your knots. Instead try a leave-in conditioner and comb bellow the knot working your way up slowly till the knot frees itself.
To prevent breakage, try not to tie your hair back too tightly to often, especially when it’s wet. Doing so stretches the hair shaft, causing it to break and split.
Over-Style Your Hair
Heat styling makes your hair look gorgeous, sleek, and frizz-free. But over time, it can also damage it. Give your hair a break by limiting your heat tool usage to only a 1-3 times per week. When you do any heat styling always use a heat protectant spray or oil. Air dry your locks whenever possible and ask your stylist for tips and products to improve your air drying style.