It’s that time of the year again, when all of us are gearing up to be the best versions of ourselves. The New Year has already begun and we are sure, your list of new year resolutions has already been created. Well, while you are at it, we have also created a list of hair care tips that you must include in your list of resolutions to ensure that your hair looks gorgeous and healthy all-year long.
Most of us dream of colouring, hair rebonding or perming our hair on a regular basis. But if you have unhealthy hair, this maybe a distant dream to achieve. But worry not, achieving healthy hair is not such a major task. Read on to find out the simple yet effective ways to get hair that is ready for your style whims and fancies!
- Combing wet hair – a big NO!
- Chop ‘em off regularly
- Cold water rinse
- Oil your hair regularly
- Hair masking for healthy hair
- Stay away from heat
Combing wet hair – a big NO!
Wet hair is extremely weak, fragile, prone to breakage and especially susceptible to damage. Water tends to weaken the bond within strands of your hair and reduces the usual hair strength by 1/3. The simple act of brushing can lead to dire consequences in this weakened state. Hence, we strongly recommend for you to stop brushing your hair right after you have washed it, but if you absolutely must, you can use a wide toothed comb as this tugs lesser at the hair and minimises damage.
Chop ‘em off regularly
Your stylist has been pushing you to do this for as long as you have been visiting the salon. We know it breaks your heart each time you have to cut the length of your crowning glory, but trimming your hair every 6 to 8 weeks is the only way to get rid of those dead and split ends. Cut about 1/4th an inch of your hair to help them grow healthier and stronger.
Cold water rinse
Do you love the thought of hot water running down your head while you wash your hair? Unfortunately, it does not go down too well with your hair. Hot water tends to strip your scalp of its natural oils and this leads to hair looking dull, dry and frizzy. To add some life to limp hair, here is a quick hack for those of you who hate the thought of a cold water shower - after you have used hair conditioner, rinse it off with cold water as it is good for both strength and shine.
Oil your hair regularly
You have probably been turning a deaf ear each time your mother offers this blanket solution to all hair problems. But it’s time you reach for that bottle of oil on your shelf and indulge your hair in a good oil massage regularly. This simple addition to your routine nourishes your scalp and easily helps in cleaning the scalp of dirt and grime. We suggest you go for an Ayurvedic oil like the Indulekha Bringha Hair Oil which helps moisturise your scalp and also promotes hair growth with regular application.
Hair masking for healthy hair
Conditioning and oiling your hair are not enough after a point as your hair gets immune to this process and stops reacting to it. While you need to continue doing these to maintain the hair health, you also need to treat your tresses to regular hair masking. Regular use of a hair mask that is enriched with a host of natural oils or other hair-loving ingredients is an excellent way to moisturise the scalp and prevent dryness and dandruff.
Stay away from heat
Can you not imagine going a day without straightening or blow drying your hair? Using heat on your hair on a regular basis, makes it very dry and prone to damage. Ditching the heat makes your ends look healthier and softer, shed less and makes the colour last longer.
Written by Urvi Dalal on Jan 03, 2019
Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!