15.4.20

9 Ways To Look After Your Hair

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If you’re looking for ways to look after your hair but you’re unsure where to begin then don’t worry, you have definitely come to the right place. Whether you’re thinking of starting a new hair care routine or you have noticed your hair is becoming more and more damaged, it’s important you’re doing all that you can to keep your hair looking strong and healthy. Whilst it may be overwhelming at first, there are lots of tips and tricks you can pick up to ensure you’re doing exactly that. From minimising the amount of heat you’re using to ditching the parabens, the more you’re doing to look after your hair the better. With that in mind, here are 9 ways to look after your hair:

Wash It Once or Twice A Week
Although you may feel as though washing your hair as often as you can is the best way to look after it, you should be trying to wash it as little as you possibly can. Ideally, you should be aiming for just once or twice a week. 

If you’re used to washing your hair every day, the best thing to do is to start cutting it down one by one. To start, you can try washing every other day and then go from there. For more information when it comes to washing your hair as little as possible, you can visit this site here. 

Use Shampoo And Conditioner With No Sulphates Or Parabens
Another great way to look after your hair is to use shampoo and conditioner that doesn’t contain sulphates or parabens. Although this means it is likely to be more expensive, using products that contain nasty additives is going to damage your hair each and every time. 

If you’re unsure, you will find that most shampoos and conditioners will say whether they’re paraben-free. Whilst some products may require a little bit of searching through the ingredient list, it’s usually quite simple to check. 

Find The Right Brush For Your Hair Type
Although you may not realise it, often the type of brush you’re using for your hair is causing you more damage than it is good. If you’re worried you’re using the wrong type of brush for your hair, it’s definitely worth doing as much research as you can into your hair type. Whether it’s naturally curly or prone to frizz, there are different brushes that will help look after each and every hair type. For guidance when it comes to choosing the right brush for your hair, you can visit this site here. 

Don’t Be Tempted To Towel Dry
If you’re worried about frizz or your hair is becoming damaged at the ends, towel drying your hair is a really bad idea. Whilst it may be tempting to quickly dry it with a towel after you have washed it, you’re causing a lot of damage in doing so. 

If your routine doesn’t allow you the time to let your hair dry naturally, you may want to consider a silk towel or t-shirt to help speed up the process. 

Minimise The Amount Of Heat You’re Using 
Another important thing to bear in mind when it comes to looking after your hair is how much hear you’re using. Whether you’re using curlers or straighteners, constant heat can cause a lot of damage. If you can, try to reduce the amount of time you’re using it and consider finding ways to style your natural hair. 

When it comes to using your hairdryer, you should use it on the lowest possible setting. 

Use A Little Product As You Can 
Although you may need to use products to help style your hair, it’s important you’re using as little as you possibly can in order to let your hair breathe. Too much product can be damaging and if you’re using it every single day, it will start to build up. 

If you do need to use products, make sure they’re sulphate free or that they’re designed to help repair your hair. Alternatively, you can make your own natural products at home. 

Take Supplements Designed To Help
If you are really struggling with the damage you have caused to your hair, there are lots of different supplements you can take to help repair it. Whether you’re taking something to help strengthen your roots or you’re using Propecia tablets to help with hair loss, you should be able to find a supplement which can help. 

Consider What Hairbands You Should Be Using
Another important thing to bear in mind when it comes to looking after your hair is the hairbands that you’re using. Although you may not realise it, using a hairband every single day is likely to cause a lot of unnecessary damage and knotting. If you can, consider buying bands that are designed to cause no damage at all. Usually, these are silk bands or scrunchies. 

Go To The Hairdressers Every Six Weeks
Finally, you need to be sure you’re going to the hairdressers every six weeks. Although you won’t need to have a lot cut off each time you visit, you will be able to maintain the style you have now much easier if you go for regular appointments. 

If your hair is dyed, you’ll also be able to top up without using a home kit. Although not all home kits are damaging, you can be sure it’s safe to redye your hair if a professional is advising it. If it’s not safe, you hairdresser will be able to advise you of the best route to take when it comes to repairing the damage you have caused. 

With lots of simple ways to help look after your hair, you can be sure you’re doing all that you can to keep it looking healthy. Which will you be trying? Did we miss anything off the list? How do you ensure you’re looking after your hair at all times? Let me know your thoughts and ideas in the comments section below.

4 comments:

  1. My hair is is desperate need of a cut and colour!

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  2. Great tips! I abused mine terribly as a teen/young adult.

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  3. Brilliant advice!

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  4. My wife washes hers every other day, and tries to let it dry naturally. She's really missing her hairdresser at the moment though!

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