One of the most noticeable physical features, our hair can be at times our best quality. Whether it’s thick and glossy or thin and silky, well kept and good looking hair is the crowning glory for many people. Nonetheless, hair needs to be looked after and maintained in order to keep that glossy, lustrous look.
While you may often choose to go the salon to take care of your hair, if you don’t know how to take care of your hair on a daily basis at home then you’ll soon find yourself with lack luster hair and not much in the pocket. With the help of the following hair care tips, you’ll be able to save yourself some money and look good while doing it:
Cleaning Your Hair with Shampoo
One of the basic and most debatable points when it comes to discussing how to take care of your hair, you’ll find that shampooing is a delicate procedure in many ways. Choose your shampoo wisely and according to your hair type, otherwise you might end up with something that is damaging. For example: if you have dry hair you won’t need a shampoo for oily hair. This will just lower the sebum level more in your hair and if you’ve already got dry hair, it’ll be damaging for them. Similarly try not to shampoo too much. Shampooing your hair once or twice a week with the correct shampoo should be enough to keep your hair clean.
Rinse off Conditioners
Pairing your shampooing session with a rinse-off conditioner which compliments your shampoo is a great way to look after your hair. A conditioner helps to give the hair an extra boost in case shampooing has caused it to be stripped off its natural oils. Based on whether you have thick hair or thin, you can work out the amount of conditioner to apply. However, be careful about using conditioners with too much protein since overdosing your hair with protein can cause it to become dry and brittle as well. Refer to this article from “Woman’s day” to find out 8 Homemade Hair Treatments.
Deep Conditioning till the Roots
Deep conditioning is another way to take care of your hair and give it some much needed TLC. However, it is much different from a rinse off conditioner and you should only use them once a week. You can use store bought products or make your own deep conditioner depending on how inventive you’re feeling. Just make sure to mask your hair till the roots in the deep conditioner, put on a shower cap or a warm towel and keep it on for at least an hour before you rinse it off.
Going to the Salon
When you’re brushing your hair, you might notice they’re a little rough around the edges. How do you take care of your hair when that happens? Go to the salon and get a trim or if you’re good with hair clippers, trim your hair every 6- 8 weeks. Furthermore, if you have colored or treated hair or style your hair extensively, get a protein treatment done as well. A protein treatment will help your recover from the heavy duty damage that such procedures subject them to. At the end of the day, you’ll definitely be sporting a lustrous mane that will make heads turn.
Mark is a hair treatment advisor currently working at HDC Hair Transplant Clinic. His responsibility is to provide assistance and medical advice to people with hair loss problem