Gorgeous tresses have always been worthy of envy, this is why people are constantly trying to improve or maintain the way their hair looks. Healthy strong hair is easier to maintain and style than dry, brittle and damaged hair.
The best way to promote great hair is by maintaining it as healthy as possible and avoid damaging hair treatments, treatments which subject the hair to a lot of stress. Heat styling, teasing hair, perms an other treatments can cause a lot of hair damage, damage which is most of the time difficult to repair.
How many times haven’t you stared at a persons gorgeous hair and wished yours could look as good as that? Well, I bet it happened to most women, so the first step towards gorgeous hair is proper hair care. Here are some tips to help you maintain or regain your gorgeous tresses:
wash your hair using the right products. There are several hair types and hair care products designed to deal with specific types of hair, this is why it is important to find out your hair type
be gentle on your hair when you are using styling utensils. Use heat protection serums on your hair what using heated appliances. Heat can cause hair damage so protection is a must
massage your scalp once in a while to promote blood circulation. By improving the blood circulation at scalp level the oxygen levels will increase thus benefiting the hair. The best time to give yourself a scalp massage is when you are washing your hair, because this way you will actually do two things at once, wash and massage at the same time
applying an SPF protection hair spray will ensure your hair is protected against the damaging effects of UV rays
brush your hair gently using a boar bristle brush to spread the sebum, which is the hairs natural barrier against damaging environmental factors, from roots to ends. The sebum will ensure your tresses are protected and don’t lose their moisture
do not use any alcohol based products on your hair because they will strip the hair from it’s natural oils, oils which actually benefit the hair. Over cleaning the hair will have the same effect so use a mild shampoo instead
the quality of the tresses is also reflected by the quality of the life. The hair needs nutrients in order to maintain healthy and the nutrients are received by our body from food. Natural organic food contains plenty of vitamins necessary for our existence so make sure you are eating healthy and diverse foods on a daily basis. Fast food contains empty calories so they don’t offer your hair any benefits
trim your hair regularly, about every 4-6 weeks to get rid of any split ends which can travel up the hairs shaft and contribute to the hairs damage
Take care of your hair if you want to look your best. Beautiful hair can help upgrade your look and help you stand out. Care for your hair and it will definitely show it’s appreciation through it’s shine and feel.
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