The beauty industry has taught us that having a bad hair day is always disappointing. But they are not a laughing matter: Seventy-four percent of women who responded to a research conducted by Redbook said that having a terrible hair day made them feel less secure. Therefore, if your hair is in good condition, it will unquestionably appear better, and the likelihood of that happening will be far lower, or at the very least, less frequently. Keeping your hair healthy, especially as we enter Summer, is so important.

The problem is that your strands are always at risk of experiencing several types of hair damage, including dullness, thinning, dryness, breakage, and frizz, amongst others. It should come as no surprise that in order to have healthy hair and keep it looking rich, work is required because there are so many possible strand pressures. Even if there is no one-of-a-kind trick to achieving healthier hair, it is well worth the effort to maintain the strength of individual strands. Making a few simple adjustments to your regimen may make having healthy, beautiful hair a breeze to maintain.

Fear not, as we are here to help you build good habits in your hair care regimen so that you may look forward to having beautiful hair days in the future.

1. Comb your hair before getting in the shower.

The strength of your strands may be maintained regardless of the texture of your hair by detangling them once every week for one minute. Because your hair is more prone to breaking when it is wet, you should never brush knots out of your hair until after it has dried completely. The natural oils from your scalp are distributed all the way down to the ends of your hair when you brush your hair when it is dry, which is an additional advantage. Another advantage is that when you wash, your hair is already silky and ready to style. 

2. Condition with care

One drop of conditioner the size of a nickel is sufficient for most hair types and lengths provided that your hair is not Rapunzel-length. Work your way up to the scalp with your conditioner, starting at the ends of your hair and working your way toward the middle of your head. It is essential to ensure that your scalp receives adequate water. Hold it for the entire minute before removing it and washing it out. It is especially vital to do this if you are addicted to using dry shampoo (we will not condemn you!). This will help avoid a dry scalp.

3. Take time for hair masks.

Use a moisturizing hair mask or deep conditioner at least once a week and more frequently if you use hot tools to keep your hair feeling smooth and hydrated. 

4. Take note of the main ingredients.

Looking down the aisle of hair care products may be really intimidating; there are so many alternatives available; how do you select the right one? Look for goods that have reinforcing components since they will provide your strands with the nourishment they need while you shop. This will help you limit your choices. We recommend that you include spirulina, aloe vera, coconut oil, and Argan oil as part of your routine.

5. Ensure that your diet is balanced

You are probably well aware that what you consume directly affects your body. Your hair is mostly made up of protein, so eating a balanced diet of protein rich food is important.  Include the following goods on your shopping list:

  • Meat
  • Fish
  • Beans
  • Eggs

Other foods that are high in vitamins C and E, such as avocados, berries, and spinach, are also excellent sources of nutrition for the hair. These vitamins help to stimulate the formation of collagen, which in turn results in stronger strands.

6. Take a few long, slow breaths.

You should remind yourself to breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth.  It is the simple things that make the biggest difference. Your hair is an outgrowth of your body; if you are stressed, your skin will be stressed, including your scalp. 

7. Lower the temperature of the water in the shower.

Taking a super hot shower on a daily basis can irritate your scalp and possibly weaken your hair as it grows out.  A steamy shower may seem pleasant, but it can actually be damaging to your hair. Maintain a temperature that is on the warmer side, and then finish your shower with a brief rinsing in cold water. This will help close the cuticles, improving shine and keeping your hair healthy.

8. Protect the strands from direct sunlight.

It is not just your skin that gets damaged when you are exposed to UV radiation; the same goes for pollutants. When you style your hair, you should apply a leave-in styler to protect the strands of your hair, especially those baby hair edge styles.

10. Sleep on silk.

Alternately, if you want to get the most out of your beauty rest, try switching from a cotton pillowcase to one made of silk. It does this by lowering the amount of friction that occurs between your hair and the cloth, which in turn preserves the cuticle of your hair.

Another well-kept secret for alleviating the strain on strands is as follows: If you want to have more control over your strands while you sleep, try sleeping with your hair in a low loose braid if you have thick or textured hair, or sleeping with your hair in a loose topknot that is secured with a silk scrunchie.

11. Style smarter.

Invest in professional hot tools that have ionic technology.  These will infuse moisture into your hair as you style, thereby minimizing the damage that can be caused by heat styling.  In addition, select a ceramic curling iron or straightener that is made entirely of ceramic, rather than one that merely has a ceramic coating. This will distribute heat onto your hair evenly, locking in your style quickly so that you do not need to re-apply the iron continuously to get your desired look, 

Check out my other lifestyle posts for more useful tips and reviews. What tips do you have? I would love to hear about them in the comments section.

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