It’s been said that a woman’s hair is her crowning glory, but for many women it is a source of endless frustration. We all want our hair to be silky and manageable, and the haircare industry is laden with products that promise these results, but often times the search for the â€œHoly Grailâ€ of hair is both expensive and futile. However, all is not lost, as just a few simple changes to your daily routine may be all you need to get the beautiful locks you’ve always dreamed about. No matter what the issue, these simple tricks can help you get your hair back in tiptop shape.
The quickest solution to your split ends is as simple as a pair of scissors. Having your hair trimmed every six weeks or so not only makes you look and feel great, but your hair will be healthier as a bonus.
Comb or Brush
It really does matter which of these you use, especially when your hair is wet. A wide-toothed comb is your best weapon to keep your hair from breaking off, and it’s the only way to go for hair that is thinner. For that matter, the best styling tools you can use are your own fingertips, and you can skip the comb or brush altogether. Giving yourself a scalp massage can also be a great way to stimulate your hair, and it feels really good, too.
The truth is, it’s not necessary to shampoo every day unless your hair is particularly oily. In fact, doing so can strip your hair of natural oils and cause your color to fade much faster. When you do wash it, shop for shampoos that are free of sulfates or sodium chloride as they can contribute to thinning and are generally too harsh for any hair type.
Try to find a conditioner that is free of paraban wax so your hair doesn’t become weighed down. Another culprit is applying conditioner from top to bottom. Instead, apply your conditioner to your ends first and work your way up to the top of your head. Finish with a cool rinse to close your hair’s cuticles and avoid frizziness. If your hair is particularly damaged, shop for products that will return essential oils to your hair and scalp such as Moroccan Argon Oil. This can be found in several products and is a lifesaver for dry and out of control hair.
Use a hair masque or deep conditioner once a week or more frequently for stressed hair. Slather your hair with product and then go outside and spend some time sitting in the sun to let it saturate your strands and repair the damage you have put it through over the rest of the week.
It’s always best to use a lower heat setting when drying your hair, even though it may take a little longer. It’s also important to point your blow dryer in the direction that your hair grows to smooth down the cuticle and achieve a softer style.
Taking Care of Yourself
There are lots of factors that can affect the current state of your hair including hormonal changes, the medications you take and the amount of stress you are under. Spending a little time taking care of yourself can not only benefit you, but the state of your hair as well. You can also speak to your doctor about available options to stop your hair from thinning. There are several products on the market designed for just this purpose, but it’s possible that a few simple lifestyle changes can get you back on the road to gorgeous locks.
Let’s face it, we are so busy as women that it’s hard to take the extra time to worry about our hair, but when things go wrong it becomes a very big deal. Hair is one of the first things people notice about you and, of course, everyone wants to make a good impression. The good news is that it may be as simple as making a few adjustments to your daily routine. Change can be good, and it can be even better if your hair looks great along the way.