Fad treatments come and go but to have a great hair day every day? You need to take care of your hair regularly. These daily hair care tips can go a long way in ensuring you have healthy, happy, luscious locks, and you need to employ them in your day-to-day, especially if you want picture-perfect hair every single time.
Ready to step up your hair game? Ahead, we're spilling all the deets about building an everyday hair care routine at home to make sure you have a good hair day every day.
01. Deep condition
We're just going to say it — nothing works for your hair quite as deep conditioning does. A process that truly allows a conditioner to work its benefits on your locks, deep conditioning once every week can make a huge difference. Opt for the Dove Intense Repair Conditioner for some serious deep conditioning action since it's created with keratin actives that will nourish your dry hair, take care of the frizz, and revive hair damage. Once you're done shampooing and towel drying your hair, take the conditioner and apply it to your roots. Then, using a wide-toothed comb, run it through your hair and spread it evenly. Leave it on for anywhere between 20 minutes to 1 hour, and you're sure to get beautiful, silky-smooth hair.
02. Sleep on silk
Consider this your friendly reminder to switch up your pillowcase. Silk has a smooth texture that won't mess with your hair cuticles while you sleep, leaving you with smoother, frizz-free hair in the morning. Plus, unlike cotton pillowcases, silk cases won’t absorb all the moisture from your tresses too. Now that's what we call a dream.
03. Regular oiling
You might've found regular champis annoying as a kid, but trust us, your mom was right — they work! Oils provide your hair with minerals, vitamins and fatty acids that boost overall hair health. You've got a bunch of options to choose from, ranging from coconut oil to avocado oil. Oil your hair a few times a week for naturally beautiful, healthy and nourished strands.
04. Switch up your products
And no, we don't mean a change your products every two months kind of way. While the whole 'your hair gets used to products, and then they stop working' thing is a myth, most hair products contain baddies that aren't doing your locks any favours. The biggest culprit? Silicones, of course. Silicones weigh your hair down and make them look dry and dull. If you're looking for a silicone-free shampoo that nourishes and hydrates your hair, while undoing all the damage that silicone-heavy shampoos caused, the Love Beauty & Planet Tea Tree Oil & Vetiver Clarifying Shampoo is the one for the job. Infused with Australian tea tree oil, organic coconut oil and ethically sourced vetiver, it will revive your dull hair and make your mane shine, all the while having a gorgeous earthy scent that'll make you feel refreshed.
05. Regular trims
Okay, this is not an everyday tip,and you've probably heard this a million times, but just in case it's been a while — go for regular trims! To ensure hair health, you should ideally go for trims every 6-8 weeks. Not only will this help you keep up with all the hair trends around and make sure your hair is picture perfect at all times, but it will also remove dreaded split ends and make your hair look healthy.
Written by Nishtha Bhalla on Sep 12, 2021
Nishtha is a freelance writer who loves all things beauty, fashion, culture, and lifestyle. With content covering a variety of topics, she brings a holistic, nuanced perspective to her writing. In her free time, she can be found watching reruns of The Office, reading anything she can get her hands on, and experimenting with astrology.