Dull, limp and lifeless hair is an all too common concern for a majority of us. If your hair looks super limp, refuses to hold any hairstyle no matter how hard you try, or simply looks like it desperately needs a new lease of life, then you are struggling with what is known as dull or stringy hair.
But fret not, because we’ve got your back. Ahead, 5 simple tips to prevent your hair from looking limp and dull.
- Look for the correct shampoo and conditioner
- Condition with care
- Switch to boar bristled brushes
- Flip your hair when blow-drying
- Sleep on a silk pillowcase
Look for the correct shampoo and conditioner
One of the most basic yet important things to get rid of limp hair is to use the right kind of hair wash products. Use a volumizing shampoo and conditioner, that’s specifically meant for thin or limp hair. Using the products that are meant to moisturise thick and coarse hair will be too much for thin hair to handle and will end up weighing them down.
Condition with care
Just finding the right conditioner is not enough, you also need to use it correctly for maximum effect. Always apply your conditioner from the mid-lengths to the tips. Since your scalp already produces enough oil that makes your hair look stringy, you don’t need your conditioner to add to that.
Switch to boar bristled brushes
Plastic combs and brushes are a major culprit behind stringy hair. Why? Because plastic is a bad conductor of heat, resulting in a lot of hair static. To combat this problem, use a wooden comb or a natural boar-bristled brush as they work really well in distributing the natural oils of your scalp throughout your hair, reducing stringiness.
Flip your hair when blow-drying
When blow-drying your hair, the technique that you use plays a really important role in giving your hair a new lease of life. Always flip your hair upside down and blow-dry at the roots to give them a natural lift. Next, instead of using a brush, use your fingers to give them a more voluminous and sexy appearance.
Sleep on a silk pillowcase
We know you’ve heard this a hundred times, but one more gentle reminder won’t hurt. Cotton pillowcases are thirsty – which means that they absorb all the natural oils that your scalp produces while you sleep. A satin pillowcase is a lot gentler on your tresses and prevents unnecessary knots and stringiness.