Although many people want perfect hair, not many know how to make it happen. The piece that follows contains terrific ideas for improving the look and health of your hair now and in the future. There is nobody who deliberately seeks to have flat or dull hair, so read on for details of what you need to do to avoid this problem.
To keep your hair undamaged and healthy, you shouldn’t brush it when it’s wet. Wet hair can be damaged more than hair that is dry because it’s more fragile. To keep damage low, brush the hair before washing or wait until it dries a bit.
If you feel your hair is looking a bit dry, there are many in-home conditioning treatments you can use. Wash your hair and gently blot out any excess moisture, then apply a conditioner and put a plastic shower cap on for several minutes. The conditioner will penetrate the hair shaft as the heat from your scalp builds up under the shower cap.
Don’t believe the myth that says trimming your hair makes it grow faster. Human hair tends to grow about a half-inch monthly, no matter how regularly it’s cut. 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. Occasional trims can remove split ends, however, leaving your hair looking much healthier.
Avoid overuse of your blow dryer. The intense heat from an electric dryer can and will cause damage to the hair, both the strands and the roots. If you use a blow dryer, keep it on the cool setting, and don’t hold it over the same spot of hair for very long. In order to dry hair faster, use a towel to dry it before you use a blow dryer.
If you have dull hair, you should try a clarifying shampoo. Hair that is dull can be caused by hairdressing product build up. The best way to remove excess buildup is by using a shampoo that is specifically made to remove this residue without causing harm to your hair.
Always leave 48 hours before your first shampoo after a color treatment on your hair. This will help your color last longer. It doesn’t take much to re-open the cuticle. Exposure to water can be enough to do this. By waiting a mere 48 hours you will have beautiful healthy hair.
Try to avoid sticking to just one brand of conditioner or shampoo. Occasionally changing the brands and types of shampoo and conditioner that are used can give encouraging results. Your new brand might remove buildup from the last one and keep your scalp clean and healthy.
Get your hair wet before you go swimming in a swimming pool. If you do not wear a swim cap, wash and condition hair immediately to help minimize damage.
Most people don’t know what to do to get the gorgeous hair they long for so much. With any luck, you are now one step closer to getting a head of incredible, healthy hair that is worthy of your favorite star! You can start using these tips immediately for amazing results that will impress your friends.