If your hair is dull or damaged due to the excess use of dyes or chemicals, you can start improving its condition immediately. You can make your hair look healthy faster than you think.
Method 1: Good habits in washing and styling
– Change your washing routine. Do you wash your hair every day? This is not a good practice because it eliminates oils produced by your scalp that keep your hair healthy and shiny. Daily washing can also make hair oily, since removing the oil stimulates the sebaceous glands to produce more of it. Instead, try this routine:
- Wash your hair only 3 or 4 times a week. Give your hair one day break between each wash to restore the balance. It may look a little greasy the first week, but soon your hair will start looking healthier and shiny.
- Wash your hair with cold water. Washing with warm water mistreats your hair and causes split ends. Washing it with cold water helps keep the hair shaft sealed and as a result, it has really shiny look.
– Treat your hair gently. Think of it as a silk dress. Your hair is similarly fragile and needs to be treated with care to keep it healthy. After washing your hair, dry it by placing it in a towel and gently pressing the towel instead of squeezing it. Let your hair air dry. Use a comb instead of a brush. Brushing tangled hair can cause cracks. So use a wide tooth comb to detangle.
– Use heat styling tools (hair dryer, straightening iron, curling iron or hot rollers) in moderation. Applying too much heat can damage your hair. When using the hair dryer, set it in cool mode. When using heat styling tools, make sure you put in your hair protective serum first.
Method 2: Using healthy products and avoiding harmful treatments
– Use natural products only. Commercial hair products promise great results, but often contain chemicals that can dry your hair and leave it with a dull and flat appearance. You will immediately notice the difference when you change to products made with herbs and oils.
– Most shampoos are made with strong cleansers called sulfates that strip your hair of natural oils. Instead of these products, choose a shampoo that contains natural herbs and oils.
– Use conditioners with aloe, coconut oil or shea butter to add moisture to your hair and give you a healthy and fresh look.
– Avoid using hair care products that contain chemicals whose names you can barely pronounce. You can make your own natural gel and hairspray instead of buying them in the store.
– Avoid permanent colors and treatments. The chemicals in the dyes, bleach, and those used to straighten or curl can cause a lot of damage if used too often.
– Give your hair regular oil treatments. To recover the softness and shine of your hair, apply oil at the roots, body and especially the tips, several times a week. You can use the oil instead of the conditioner, or once your hair is dry. Once or twice a month, use this deep conditioner treatment:
- Apply olive or almond oil and massage well.
- Cover your hair with a shower cap or with a plastic cover.
- Leave it in your hair for 2 hours or overnight.
- Rinse with cold water. Apply shampoo and conditioner as usual.
Method 3: Making healthy changes in your life
– Eat foods that nourish your hair. A well-balanced diet is crucial for your hair to stay healthy.
– Vitamin B maintains the thick and strong hair.
– Eat foods reach in iron and protein, such as beef, chicken, pork, fish and vegetables such as cabbage and spinach.
– Omega 3 fatty acids help your hair remain shiny and healthy. Eat salmon, walnuts and avocado.
– You can supplement your diet with special vitamins to make your hair strong.
– Protect your hair from the environment. In the same way that you protect your skin from the sun, wind and low temperatures, you need to protect your hair. If you do not, it will eventually dry out and become brittle.
– When the sun is very intense, wear a hat or scarf over your hair to protect it from overheating.
– You should also protect your hair from chemicals. Do not expose your hair to chlorine frequently. When you go swimming in a pool, wear a cap.
– Cut your hair frequently. As soon as the tips begin to split, go to the salon.