7 Best Tips for Great Hair
As a woman, hair is really an important part of the body and silky and healthy hair always makes me feel better about myself, I think other women, even men have the same feelings too. But sometimes people just have no idea how to take care of their hair, so keep reading! We share 7 tips that I always do at home that you also can do to keep your hair shiny.
How to take care of hair at home
Choose the right haircut
I know, you might think this tip is nothing helpful to hair care, but if your haircut doesn’t suit you, you can’t say you have beautiful hair or your hair makes you beautiful. A flattering haircut can always frame your face and have a great impact on your overall appearance. The best way to find your perfect haircut is going to the salon and consulting a professional hairstylist for some advice.
Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet
Hair is not only a reflection of your style and identity but a reflection of your overall health and what’s happening inside your body. Yes, serum and other hair products can make your hair shinier, but it can only last one or two days. If you really want healthy hair, you need to make sure your diet (protein, fruits, and vegetables, grains, etc.) is balanced and healthy. The essential elements of your enhanced diet can help in improving your hair quality and keeping hair healthy.
Use natural shampoos and conditioners
Natural and eco-friendly hair products become more popular today because the chemicals in regular shampoo can cause scalp irritation and do damage to your hair, making your hair dry, brittle and unhealthy. Just think about the stinging sensation on your eyes when shampoo touches them, it’s the same thing for your hair and scalp. Natural shampoo is usually made of natural herbs and plant extracts that provide many organic ingredients(natural oils, vitamins, and minerals) that can improve your hair quality.
Wash your hair the right way
First, try not to wash your hair every single day. “If you shampoo every day, it will strip your scalp of all its natural oils and can lead to dry, brittle hair,” says Julien Farel of the Julien Farel Restore Salon & Spa in NYC. I often wash my hair every 2 days before it gets oily.
When you wash your hair, try not to use hot water. Yes, hot water is better for cleansing hair, but just like wash your hair too often, very warm water can damage your hair, even cause your hair fall. So make sure to use only lukewarm water to wash your hair.
Massage your scalp
Some people massage their scalp to promote hair growth, I massage my scalp simply because it feels so good and I often do it during the shower and it really de-stresses me. Before you apply shampoo, you can massage the scalp using the flats of your fingers for about 2-3 minutes, and it’s easy and natural for you to do this when you are taking a shower and it’s good for your scalp. You also can use oil on the scalp and give your scalp massages on dry hair, once a week is enough and it’s much better if you have a friend to help you do it.
Let Your Hair Dry Naturally
A hair dryer makes your hair thin and it results in hair fall. So after you wash your hair, you need to gently remove moisture from your hair with a soft towel, and then let it dry naturally. If your hair is thick or you are in a hurry, you can use a hairdryer and turn on a lower setting to dry your hair.
Trim your hair regularly
We comb our hair every day, but what we know less about is that we also should trim it regularly. My hair is prone to split ends which are a sign of damaged, unhealthy hair, so I need to trim my hair every six months. If you don’t want to sacrifice your hair length too much, you can ask your stylist for a minimal trim.