Ask a girl what beauty blessings she would want in her life right now and she would be quick to reply that it is healthy, long and voluminous hair.
In order to maintain a hair routine, it is important to keep a few things in mind as these little things will go a long way in delivering you with the hair of your dreams. Even though we want our hair to grow 10 inches a day, all of us know that it is an impossible thing to ask for. But with constant care and protection, achieving healthy hair is really not that difficult. Therefore, below is a list of some really simple yet effective healthy hair tips so you can flaunt those gorgeous locks ASAP.
If one of the questions that constantly plagues you is how to make your hair appear longer, stronger and thicker, then don't worry as we are here to help. Follow along below for all our go-to healthy hair tips to unlock the hair of your dreams…
- 1. Massage your scalp
- 2. Avoid brushing very often
- 3. Visit your stylist regularly
- 4. Don’t wash your hair too often
- 5. Always condition your strands
- 6. Avoid colouring your hair
- 7. Drink enough water
- 8. Invest a silk pillow cover
- 9. Avoid heat as far as possible
- 10. Use a cotton t-shirt to dry your hair
1. Massage your scalp
Regularly massaging your hair is an amazing healthy hair tip we swear by. Apart from improving blood circulation in the area and helping you relax, regular massaging your scalp is a sure-shot way to make the roots strong and keep your strands hydrated. We recommend that you Massage your scalp with coconut oil once or twice a week to see visible improvement in your hair growth cycle and make your hair appear longer, stronger and healthier. Since hair oils act as natural conditioners, they help show results pretty quickly and also make your hair appear more shiny and manageable.
2. Avoid brushing very often
If you still believe that you need to brush your hair with the age old 100 strokes a day to achieve shiny and healthy hair, then you couldn't be more wrong. If truth be told, then you are doing nothing but causing a lot more damage to your strands, hampering their growth, making them extremely brittle and prone to split-ends. We suggest you stop believing these myths and avoid brushing your hair so often to have gorgeous and long hair.
3. Visit your stylist regularly
One of the best healthy hair tips we have ever received is to cut our hair every six to eight weeks to ensure that they grow longer and healthier. This is also a great way to make sure that your hair looks healthy and you can get rid of the dry, damaged areas and split ends before they end up causing more damage. Additionally, this technique also reduces breakage. If you’re someone who is very skeptical about getting a haircut, then ask your stylist to just trim about half an inch from the end to keep them healthy and fresh.
4. Don’t wash your hair too often
When you are choosing a shampoo for your hair, we highly recommend that you study the ingredients and your hair type because choosing one as this healthy hair tip proves to be really helpful in the long run. Always pick a shampoo that’s extremely gentle and does not contain sulphates or parabens.
Additionally, it is also recommended that you avoid washing your strands every day as this can lead to some major damage and dry out your scalp. With time, if you continue washing your hair almost every day, it will start to become dry and lose their shine and lustre. And this is one of the leading causes of hair loss.
5. Always condition your strands
Hair conditioning is a very important tip for healthy hair. You should condition your hair without fail each time you wash your hair. Remember that just like you pick a mild shampoo, pick a mild yet effective conditoner. Using conditioner on your strands will definitely make it look more shiny and smooth. Additionally, you will also not spend hours after your hair is dry trying to get rid of those annoying knots preventing hair breakage. A conditioner also helps manage frizzy hair while adding shine and volume to it.
6. Avoid colouring your hair
This especially true if you use an ammonia-based hair colour, as it is a bleaching agent and will definitely cause a lot of scalp and cause hair damage. Hair colours will take away the moisture of your hair leaving them dry. Instead of chemical-based hair colours, try natural ones that are not harsh on your hair and scalp.
7. Drink enough water
One of the best healthy hair tips we have ever received is to drink enough water no matter what. While drinking enough water is vital to maintain overall health, it is also related to your skin and hair. Drinking water provides the manure for your strands making them grow healthy and fast. Water makes up almost 25% of the weight of a single strand of hair, so it’s recommended to drink eight glasses a day to keep the hair strong, healthy, and hydrated.
8. Invest a silk pillow cover
Here’s a healthy hair tip you should take seriously and switch to a silk pillowcase ASAP. Cotton pillowcases are really rough on your hair, causing a lot of friction and breakage. The silky smooth texture of a silk pillow case will not tug and pull at your strands ensuring that there is a lot less frizz and tangles the next day.
9. Avoid heat as far as possible
This is probably one of the most common yet surprisingly effective healthy hair tips. Intense heat styling is one of the number one causes of damaged, dry hair. Try to minimize the amount of heat you use in your hair routine to keep your hair looking and feeling it best.
10. Use a cotton t-shirt to dry your hair
Another amazingly useful healthy hair tip is to not vigourously rub your hair with a towel to dry them, instead wrap your hair in an old t-shirt. The rough texture of the towel can irriate the scalp and cause a lot of frizziness. A cotton T-shirt is much gentler and is proven to allow the hair to dry more tame and smooth.
Indulge in a hair mask
In order to keep your hair healthy, strong and gorgeous, ensure that you indulge in a weekly hair nourishing treatments and DIY hair masks. These hair pampering sessions are going to change the look and feel your mane. Hair masks bring deep hydration to your hair, which helps to keep dryness and brittle ends at bay and bring a radiance factor back into your hair.
Written by Urvi Dalal on Dec 02, 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!