Surround yourself with gorgeous hair, not negativity, they said! So yes, we are making this our beauty resolution for 2020.
If concerns such as dandruff, itchiness, dryness and split ends are bringing your hair health down drastically, then we’ve got you some saviour tips. By including a few essential hair care habits in your daily routine, you are sure to achieve the mane of your dreams.
Here’s everything you need to do if hair health is your top priority this year.
- #01: Limit the use of heat-styling tools
- #02: Go chop-chop
- #03: Pay attention to scalp health
- #04: Include deep conditioner in your hair care routine
- #05: Stop using hot water to wash your hair
#01: Limit the use of heat-styling tools
While ditching your heat-styling tools completely may not be possible, limiting the use of these tools and embracing your natural texture on most days can improve the health of your mane.
Exposing your hair to heat constantly can make it dry, limp and cause split ends. Therefore, save your straighteners and curlers for special occasions and whenever you use them, make sure to prep your hair with a heat-protectant spray first.
#02: Go chop-chop
If you’re struggling to grow your hair, then you may probably not want to jump onto this hair care habit. But, you’ll be surprised to know that going for regular trims can do wonders for the health of your hair.
When you don’t trim your hair once every six to eight weeks, the ends become dry and split. At times, the split ends lead to irreparable damage, leaving you with no better choice than to go for a rather big chop!
#03: Pay attention to scalp health
You may be shampooing, conditioning regularly and pampering your hair to natural treatments from time to time, but you are probably forgetting to care as much for your scalp.
Oiliness, dryness and itchiness are some of the concerns related to scalp health. If ignored, it could lead to dandruff, acne, lice and other infections, which in turn could bring your hair health down drastically.
Therefore, make sure you exfoliate your scalp regularly, massage to boost blood circulation, protect your scalp from the harsh sun rays and limit the use of chemical treatments as much as possible.
#04: Include deep conditioner in your hair care routine
Shampooing should always be followed up with conditioner. While shampoo cleanses your scalp, conditioner leaves your hair softer and nourished.
Apart from this, it’s also important to include a deep-conditioning treatment in your weekly hair care routine. Using a deep conditioner once a week takes your hair health a notch up. It not only imparts moisture to your locks, but also promotes elasticity and strengthens each and every strand.
#05: Stop using hot water to wash your hair
Taking cold water showers, especially in the winter months, can be challenging. But hot water is not your hair’s best friend. Washing your hair with hot water strips it of moisture, leaving it drier and frizzier than before.
Therefore, switch to lukewarm water and end your wash with a cold-water rinse. Coldwater will shrink the cuticles and pores on the scalp and add moisture and shine to your mane.
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