Caring for your hair can be a tricky process, but it helps when you use products that match the type of hair that you have. Through the process of trial and error, along with knowing what are the best products to use, you can successfully manage to keep your hair healthy. The following article contains a number of great tips that will show you how to choose the best products for your hair.
If you have got really dried out and damaged hair, try olive oil! At a time when you won’t be going out, apply the oil in downward strokes to hair length and let it sit overnight. Olive oil will give your hair some much needed nutrients and restore some of that luster.
There is a healthy body underneath every head of healthy hair. Take good care of it by eating nutritious food accompanied by drinking lots of clean, fresh water. Eating a well-balanced diet with fruits, veggies, whole grains, healthy fats and adequate protein provides the nutrients that keep your hair healthy and strong.
When shampooing your hair, make sure that your hair is completely wet before applying a quarter-sized amount. This minimizes breakage due to tugging and tangling, and it helps the shampoo to effectively cleanse each strand. Do not lather for more than 30 seconds, and rinse with a blast of cool water to seal in moisture.
Do not style your hair with heated appliances every day. Overusing your curling iron, flat iron, blow dryer, curler or other products can cause fried, frizzy hair. Allow your hair to air-dry as often as possible, and give your hair a break from heated styling tools. If you must use these tools, apply a heat-protective spray or balm to your hair prior to use.
When you find yourself dealing with dry, brittle hair, use this home-conditioning trick. Wash your hair and wring out most of the water. Then apply conditioner liberally, put on a cap and let it sit for 10 minutes. This allows your hair to fully absorb the conditioner and lock in moisture.
Make sure to clean out your brushes and combs, and wash them periodically. A good rule of thumb is to clean them with soap and water around once a week. This will minimize the amount of build up that you will incur on your hair follicles and you will have healthier hair.
Nevermind the old wives’ tale about more frequent trims causing your hair to grow faster. Human hair grows about one half-inch per month, regardless of how often you cut it. You may see slightly faster growth in summer, or if you take biotin supplements, but it’s hormones that control growth, not your stylist’s scissors. Trims get rid of split ends and can make hair look better though.
As you can see from the article above, not everyone has the same hair type and will need to match their own hair, to products that work for them. If you apply the knowledge, you read here, soon you will be able to differentiate what works and what does not for the type of hair you have.