Beautiful hair is highly coveted, but can be difficult to achieve. The piece that follows contains terrific ideas for improving the look and health of your hair now and in the future. Nobody wants hair that is dull and lifeless, so here are a few changes you can make to get the hair you desire.
Avoid blow-drying your hair. Styling with heat damages your hair’s structure, making it more frizzy and less manageable. Instead, leave your hair wrapped in a towel to dry it. This will help your hair to naturally dry without creating unmanageable frizz.
Rather than using conditioner and rinsing it out quickly, take some time to use it in a way that conditions your hair even further. Just wet the hair and put on a lot of your normal conditioner. Take a warm, moist towel and wrap your hair securely to retain the heat and help the conditioner penetrate into the hair strands. 30 to 60 minutes later, you can shampoo out the conditioner and rinse.
Do not go out in cold weather for long during the cold months of the year. Cold weather is detrimental to hair since it strips the hair’s natural oils, causing it to dry out. If you need to stay outdoors for a long time, make sure to wear a hat.
To help protect your curls while you sleep, use a satin pillowcase. Cotton pillowcases can dry out the hair by absorbing oils and moisture. Satin pillowcases protect the hair allowing you to wake up with the same curls you went to sleep with. Another option is to use a satin scarf or bonnet when you sleep.
If you swim regularly, wet your hair prior to getting in the pool so that it can’t absorb a ton of chlorine. Also, if you don’t use a swim cap, try to wash your hair (and condition it) right after you leave the pool so you can avoid damage.
Many people dream of awesome hair, but don’t know what they need to do to make that dream a reality. Hopefully you have found a few things you can do to get yourself the hair you were after! Incorporate these ideas today, and you will start to notice a difference soon.