Do you know that keeping your hair color deep and the strands healthy doesn’t have to be hard? Find out what can be done to get strong, healthy and lustrous hair. We gathered the most precious pieces of advice given by some word-famous hairstylists to present them in one list. After all, who else knows better than the professionals, right? Go on reading to learn what they revealed.
1. Get the hair trimmed regularly
Hair ends are the parts of the shaft that lose water the fastest and are awfully damage-prone. Not only are they the oldest parts of the hair but also they keep brushing against the clothes, a pillow and skin. Therefore, remember to get them trimmed once every 2-3 months. It’s also important to secure the fragile hair ends with a natural oil or a special serum designed to maintain the hair ends sealed.
2. Use only a wooden comb
A wooden comb is eco-friendly – yep, it is – but this quality shouldn’t be perceived its saving grace. The material a wooden comb is made of grants static-resistant hair, which is one of the reasons why hairdressers keep recommending such combs. Furthermore, wooden combs have widely arranged teeth, and therefore such accessories are perfect for spreading a hair mask on damp hair evenly. Also, they detangle wet strands without breaking the hair.
3. Beware high temperatures
You probably already know that a flat iron is – let’s be honest about it – the hair murderer. But do you know that hot air generated by a blow dryer has a negative impact on the strands as well? If you don’t want to destroy the hair, better don’t use an airstream hotter than 40 degrees Celsius. Don’t you ever dry the hair using the hottest airstream that your device can generate. Instead, set the medium heat or simply use the cool stream.
4. Don’t cut down on using a hair mask
Many women are convinced that since they secure their hair ends with special serums and treat the strands with a conditioner at every shampooing, then this is the optimal care they can expose the hair to. Sadly, it doesn’t work this way because a hair conditioner doesn’t sit on the hair long enough so it’s hardly possible for it to nourish and moisturize the strands fully. What it does is condition only the most superficial layer of the hair shaft – it smooths it out. Only a hair mask used on a weekly basis is the hair care ritual that actually improves its state. Choose rich masks that are formulated with hair-loving substances such as argan oil, keratin and silk. Steer clear of parabens and silicones.
5. Dress your pillow with silk or satin case
Silk and satin pillowcases aren’t some luxurious whims but one of the best hair protection you can imagine – at least this is what hairstylists say. The regular pillowcase is rough (you may not feel this, but your hair does) and it causes micro-damage to the hair. Satin or silk pillowcases, on the other hand, are far safer for the strands. Therefore, follow the advice of experts and invest your money in a high quality silk pillowcase. You won’t believe how grateful your hair will be!
6. Apply oils to the hair
Hair oil treatment almost indistinguishably resembles application of a hair mask. You have to spread the oil along the entire hair length, yet with just one difference – you don’t apply a hair mask to the scalp. You do this with oils. Every highly qualified hairdresser will confirm that there is no better scalp conditioner than a natural oil. Not only does it remove cosmetic and toxin buildup but also it takes care of the follicles and stimulates microcirculation in the scalp. As a result, the hair stops falling out. It grows faster too.
7. Mind the scalp
While talking about the scalp, it should be realized that many hair products overload the scalp and cause scalp irritations. There are also cosmetics that are comedogenic and disturb the skin of the head. This is why taking good care of the scalp is an essential element of a hair ritual. Try to get a micellar shampoo and scalp scrub. Don’t forget to use natural oils regularly.