Girls with fine hair texture and oily scalp woes will know the struggle of stringy hair all too well! So, what exactly is stringy hair, you ask? When your hair strands clump together and look like a string, it makes for a bad case of stringy hair.
Imagine waking up to locks that are limp, stringy and straggly… Yikes! If you’re looking for ways to get rid of stringy hair and flaunt gorgeous tresses, then here are 5 ways you can prevent this condition.
- #01: Avoid washing hair at night
- #02: Blow-dry, but avoid the brush
- #03: Pamper your tresses with the goodness of argan oil
- #04: Keep a safe distance from heat
- #05: Invest in a silk pillowcase
#01: Avoid washing hair at night
First things first. Small tweaks in your hair care routine can have long-lasting results. If you’re someone who prefers washing their hair in the night, right before hitting the sheets, then we suggest you switch your hair-wash routine from night to mornings.
Sleeping on soaking wet follicles is bad news for your thin, fine hair. To avoid waking up to stringy, unmanageable AF hair, a morning shower is your rescue agent.
#02: Blow-dry, but avoid the brush
Swap brush with your fingers. If you are dealing with stringy hair problems, then it’s best to use a smart technique while blow-drying your hair. Avoid the regular method and instead, flip your head upside down and try the rough-drying method. Using your fingers to blow-dry will actually lift the roots and add volume to your fine tresses.
Once your hair is dry completely, you can use a brush to tame your mane. However, make sure you are gentle while combing your hair.
#03: Pamper your tresses with the goodness of argan oil
Packed with antioxidants and vitamins, argan oil can be stringy hair’s best friend. Argan oil not only helps nourish your hair follicles and plump up your mane, but also restores moisture and increases your hair’s elasticity.
This natural remedy for stringy hair can transform your locks, making it healthy and luscious. It’s best to oil your hair before every wash. Oiling regularly will make the follicles stronger and your strands less prone to breakage.
#04: Keep a safe distance from heat
Whether it is hair styling tools or hot water, if you want to bid goodbye to dry, stringy hair forever, then allow your hair to keep a safe distance from the heat. While hot water, on one hand, strips your scalp of natural oils making it drier, heat-styling tools such as curling irons and straighteners, on the other, make your tresses dry and brittle.
Therefore, it’s best to wash your hair with lukewarm water. Finish off with a cold water rinse so as to lock in moisture. And, let your hair air-dry.
#05: Invest in a silk pillowcase
Trust us, it’s going to be worth the investment. Cotton pillowcases tend to soak up all the oils produced by your scalp overnight, leaving your hair parched and lifeless in the mornings. Whereas, sleeping on a silk pillowcase can actually improve the texture of your locks.
Silk allows your hair to move freely and prevents tangles while you toss and turn in the night. And, we all know that tangles, in turn, result in stringy hair. No tangles equal no stringy hair!
Written by Fatema Habib on Feb 12, 2020