Hair care can often be challenging, especially if you are limited on time, but keeping your hair healthy and stylish can help you feel more confident and attractive.
Creating a hair care routine is easy and involves maintaining the health of your hair and applying beneficial products to your hair.
Luckily your hair doesn't always need attention every day and many things in a hair care routine can be done only once or twice a week.
Know your hair type
Every person has different hair, and it often needs to be treated and taken care of in different ways. Learn what type of hair you have in order to take care of it in the best way possible. Go a few days with natural hair, not using any products, and observe what your hair tendencies are. You may discover that your hair is:
Once you have figured out your hair type, always treat your hair in accordance with that. Your hair will likely react differently than a friend's hair to certain products and care.
Wash your hair when it is necessary
Many people believe that they need to wash their hair daily, but in truth most hair types only need to wash their hair every other day or a few times a week. Depending on your hair type, wash your hair when it's dirty, not just out of habit.
Avoid washing hair with hot water
Hot water can actually strip your hair of protective oils that serve as a natural conditioner. By washing hair with lukewarm water you will prevent losing any natural shine from you hair and will avoid dull hair.
Use a comb when hair is wet
After you get out of the shower it can be tempting to run a brush through your hair, because it's a fast way to get rid of tangles. However, a wide-tooth comb is the best way to remove any knots post showering. A brush often snags and pulls your hair, causing it to break and become damaged, so use a comb and start at the bottom of your hair, working your way up.
Let your hair air dry
Blow dryers are a fast way to dry your hair, but the heat from the dryer can damage your hair follicles, leading to dry, damaged hair. Allow your hair to air dry when possible, but if you need to use a blow dryer stick to one that allows for a cooler setting.
Trim your hair regularly
Hair is prone to split ends and if you go long periods of time without cutting your hair, it can look damaged and unhealthy. Try to give your hair a trim every three months or so, and if you are really prone to split ends, trim your hair every six weeks.
Avoid messing with your hair constantly
Because your hair already has natural oils, and so do your hands, constantly touching your hair or moving it out of your face can increase those oils in your hair, making it look greasy. To avoid this, the best option is to get a hair cut that is manageable and won't bother you throughout the day.