Hair Washing Blunders and Hair Care Secrets Revealed
Every girl wishes to have beautiful, long and enticing tresses. But keeping your hair shining and healthy has never been an easy task. You might be oiling your hair regularly and using various costly products, but still wonder why your dream to have enviable locks has not yet turned into a reality.
Well, if you have really put so much of efforts to maintain healthy hair and yet not getting the results, then it is time to find out where you are going wrong.
Your hair condition totally depends on your hair hygiene and ordinances. If you are thankful to your stars for bringing an end to all sun damage on your hair, then hit the brakes now! Summer trouble may have come to an end but, winter has come up with all set of new worries for sure.
Now that winter has finally arrived and the days are getting colder and colder, it is time to start protecting your hair from the damage that the elements of winter can cause. Knowing about what you should do and what to avoid if you are still in the dark can save you from most common hair care mistakes. If you just want to be sure that you are right with your own stylists, then keep reading!
Some Common Hair Washing Blunders
Taking hot showers: Do you often wash your hair with super hot water? Ouch! Hot water often dries up your scalp as well as your hair faster. If you don’t want to use cold water in the winters, then use lukewarm water for your hair wash.
This will help to open the hair’s cuticle and allow shampoo and conditioner to do their job. Cold water closes the cuticle and seals the moisture, making your hair look healthy and shiny. So, once you are done with the cleaning, wash your hair with some cold water always.
You don’t wet your hair before shampooing:
Do you know that it is very important to soak your hair properly before applying shampoo? Most of us never give our hair enough time to soak before lathering up. You should at least wet your hair for a minute or two. This will help the shampoo to do its job properly.
Overdoing it on shampoo: Many believe, a shampoo that does not produce much lather is not good for cleaning hair. But to your surprise, the truth is that too much foam can prevent the shampoo from doing its deep cleansing magic. So, for the first wash, use a coin size shampoo and for the second time use a lesser amount to clean your hair.
A quick wash: We often lather up and within 1 or 2 minutes wash our hair. By doing this we are surely doing injustice to our tresses. It is very important to take some time and massage the scalp with the finger tips in circular motions. This will increase the blood circulation and at the same time cleanse the hair roots. You should always start from the hair line and move towards the end of your hair. Do not rub vigorously as friction can also cause hair damage.
Skipping the conditioner: For shinier locks, you should use conditioner every time you wash your hair. This will cut down the friction and breakage when you brush your hair. Since hair ends often get drier, applying conditioner at the bottom of your hair can leave your hair healthy and without split ends.
Switching shampoos: Girls are often curious about the products recently launched in the market. And want to give it a try. But, doing this can only cause harm to your hair. Selecting the right product for your hair is a big thing if you want to make your hair look healthier. So, stop experimenting with your hair and select a product that is best for your hair texture and helps to manage the seasonal changes.
Washing every-day: Many hair experts have the opinion that hair looks best when natural oils of the scalp reach the end. They often recommend shampooing every alternate day or every third day. But this is not a rule. You can wash whenever your scalp turns greasy instead of following a strict rule.
Some More Winter Hair Care Tips
Go for a trim: During winters, you may have dry hair and you may also notice some split ends. To get rid, go for a trimming session as this will allow your hair to breathe in fresh air and make it appear healthy and glowing. Regular trims every six or eight weeks can also help to reduce the chances of having split ends.
Hot oil massage: Winters usually make the scalp become dry and itchy and this may lead to dandruff. So, apply warm oil with some lemon juice in it and massage your scalp. Alternatively, you can also apply lemon juice on your scalp and then go for a hot oil massage.
Use a humidifier: Another secret of keeping your hair healthy is to invest in a humidifier. During winters, we often use a room heater to keep ourselves warm, but this hot air in the room becomes very dry and makes your hair and skin also dry. This can be reduced by using a humidifier as it will maintain the humidity of the air inside the room.
Eat lots of fruits and green vegetables: Winter brings with it lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. This is the right time to ensure that your body and hair get all the desired nutrients and vitamins needed to keep them healthy. Eat lots of salads, green vegetables and fresh juice regularly and notice the difference.
So, by doing few specific things, especially in the winter, you can easily control the damage to your hair.