Protect Your Hair
Always protect your hair from the sun, wind, and rain. Exposure to excessive sun, heat, dirt, and pollution adds to our already existent hair woes. These can lead to dirt build-up, drying out of hair and scalp, and increased susceptibility to infections on the scalp. Cover your hair with an umbrella or a hat.
Deal Carefully With Wet Hair
Wet hair is very fragile and breaks easily. When wet, the shaft and roots of your hair are more prone to sustaining damage. Don’t be too harsh when shampooing as it may lead to breakage. Also, avoid brushing immediately after a shower. If you have to, use a shower cap instead.
Condition The Right Way
Conditioners are formulated to seal in the moisture content in the hair shaft. They are not meant for the scalp. Start conditioning about 2 inches away from your scalp. Too much conditioner on the scalp will only make it excessively oily.
Use Shampoo And ConditionerFrom The Same Line
Choose a shampoo and conditioner from the same line as they have a similar formulation. These are made for a specific hair type and a specific purpose. It shows better results when you use a single line instead of two individual products.
Don’t Over Apply Heat On Hair
Avoid using heat on your hair. Heat strips the moisture content from your hair, making it dry and frizzy. When overused, it can also burn your hair. Use iron/curl, straighteners only if necessary, and remember to use a hair protectant
Avoid Tight Hair Ties
Avoid using super tight hair ties. Instead, opt for scrunchies with cloth around them. Tight hair ties tend to pull your hair back real tight, which increases friction and can cause breakage.
Oil The Scalp Frequently
Oil massage is the oldest remedy for extra shiny and soft tresses. This is also the best home remedy for healthy hair. You can use olive oil, coconut oil, or almond oil. Oiling the scalp is good for your hair. But do not overdo it as you will end up using more shampoo, which strips more of the scalp’s natural oils, no matter how mild it is.
Cold Water Is Good For Hair
When washing your hair, prefer warm or cold water over hot water. Hot and warm water opens up the hair cuticles and the pores on the epidermis. If the water is too hot, it can damage your hair. Use warm water for shampooing. After you have conditioned your hair, rinse it off with cold water.