Frequent washing, drying, styling, waving, and dyeing deprive your hair of life. There are small daily hair care tricks that will help you maintain healthy hair without giving up flat or curling irons.
Wash your hair less often
Washing with shampoo is a rather aggressive hair procedure. Every time you deprive your hair of protective fats, it causes the cuticle scales to rise and remain elevated, which means your hair will become dull and brittle.
If you can wash your hair every other day, you will already do a big favor to your hair. How do you solve the problem with dirty hair? Try dry shampoo. Blondes can rinse their hair with lemon juice after washing.
This product acts as a sealant, smoothing the hair scales and protecting them from water during washing. Pre-shampoo also saves your hair from mechanical damage due to rubbing against each other.
This method is good for all types of hair, except normal.
Any hair cosmetics have harmful ingredients. Cleansing hair conditioners are less damaging. You can alternate it with regular shampoo since conditioner won’t clean your hair completely.
If you can’t replace shampoo with anything else, at least make sure it has revitalizing qualities. Almost every manufacturer offers hair cosmetics with ceramides, keratin, silicone, and other elements to “repair” the structure of your hair.
Use hair conditioner before heat styling
It is well known that conditioner smooths hair after using shampoo, providing easier combing. It also can be used as hair protection when styling. It can work even better than a heat-protective spray, effectively enveloping your hair.
So don’t forget that you can use hair conditioner every time before styling. Keep it on your hair for at least five minutes, and then rinse with cool water, being careful to not remove the protection completely.
Thermal protection is necessary
Use twice as much heat-resistant spray before heat styling. It’s important to do it the right way. Treat each strand of wet hair separately by spraying it up and down along the entire length. Then carefully comb your hair with a skeletal comb or your fingers so that the protection is spread evenly over all the hair. By the way, it is better to choose a spray that works at temperatures up to 450 degrees.
Anything that reduces hair drying time is right. Using the dryer less is better. Plus you will be able to spend more time enjoying your special occasion than getting ready for it.
After washing your hair, wipe it gently with a towel, then sop up the rest of the water with paper towels, instead of rubbing it vigorously. You can remove much more water without using the dryer. Special sprays for quick drying also help to protect hair before styling.
Dry hair with old cotton shirts
It’s not a joke. Your favorite old cotton shirt is less traumatizing for hair than a towel. This is a secret of professional hair stylists.
Cool down your hair after styling
If you have already turned off the flat iron or hair dryer, but your hair is still hot – it means you are damaging your locks. Switch the hair dryer into cool air mode and give your hair a cooling relief.
Deep cleansing procedures for your scalp are an important preventive measure for the future health of your hair. It helps with clogged pores, inflammations, and dandruff – all the conditions that worsen the hair life cycle and growth.
Sprays and serums for shiny hair don’t look natural. It is more efficient to use dry oil with silicone, which will smooth the hair scales and bring out your hair’s natural shine.
As you can see, you can protect your hair even without giving up efficient but destructive hot styling.