Healthy hair is a reflection of your habits at home. Just like your skin, it’s important to take the extra steps to protect and treat your hair. We’ve compiled simple ways you can achieve beautiful, healthy hair that you can add to your daily routine.
1. Get regular haircuts
Most people have heard the universal rule that you should get regular haircuts, but the frequency really depends on the health of your hair. The time can range from 4-8 weeks depending on how often you color your hair or use hot tools. Getting a regular trim and cutting off the split ends will allow the hair to continue to grow.
2. Sleep with a silk pillowcase
Tossing and turning throughout the night can cause your hair to tangle. A silk pillowcase will prevent the hair from matting as well as protect your hair from frizz. Not only is a silk pillowcase beneficial for your hair, it is also better for your skin and preventing wrinkles.
3. Deep condition once a week
With the use of hot tools and frequent coloring, your hair is consistently stripped of moisture. Deep conditioning once a week will rehydrate the hair as well as protect from breakage.
4. Skip hot tools
If you find yourself blow drying your hair and reaching for the curling or flat iron on a daily basis, then I’m talking to you. If at all possible, try and skip the hot tools at least once a week to give your hair a break. Plan for enough time to air dry your hair rather than blow dry, and you will slowly see improvement in the health of your hair.
5. Use a hair oil
Hair oil has become a phenomenon in the hair care industry over the past few years. The reasons you should add hair oil to your routine, include they strengthen the hair, prevent damage, and increase shine.
6. Brush hair properly
Brushing your hair properly, especially if you have hair extensions is extremely crucial. You should always brush up from the ends upwards, to avoid pulling on the hair and causing damage or split ends.
7. Use a leave-in conditioner
If you’re looking to add even more moisture to your hair, apply a leave-in conditioner after you wash your hair. Add in a hair oil into the mix to create a “cocktail” of hair products that will leave your hair with incredible shine.
8. Skip shampoo
Washing your hair every day will leave your hair damaged and brittle. Depending on the texture of your hair, you can get away with washing your hair every other day or even every second day. That doesn’t mean you need to skip your daily showers all together. You can always wet your hair and massage the scalp as normal, just without the shampoo!
9. Splurge on quality hair products
When it comes to our skin care, we seem to shell out any amount of money to achieve glowing, acne-free skin. However, this may be the reason we become frugal when it comes to hair care products. You don’t need to purchase all high-end products but just pay attention to the ingredients and purchase products that are beneficial for your hair type.