Some hairstyles may come and go but sleek, sexy hair will always be in style. Aside from the obvious appeal of glossy hair, it can also be a strong indicator of overall health. Women who are in good health tend to have shiny, healthy gorgeous hair while those who are seriously ill may suffer from dull, dry hair. In addition to illnesses, your daily hair routine can have a major impact on the condition of your hair. Things like bleaching or regular blowouts can leave your hair in a dull fragile state. To help you get celebrity quality hair on a tight budget, here are 7 fresh and simple rules for gorgeous hair:
Get Your Shine On
For super shiny hair, try mixing a quarter-size amount of glossing serum into a deep conditioner. Apply the mixture to wet hair and leave on for about 20 minutes before rinsing. The result will be celebrity-worthy silky, shiny strands.
Hold the Heat
As tempting as it may be to perm, blow dry or straighten your hair, take some time to weigh the consequences of doing so. The more you manipulate the texture, color or look of your hair, the more damage you risk doing to it. When you must use any of these methods try to do so sparingly. Rather than straightening your hair daily, try doing it every other day. Instead of color-treating your locks every three months, try stretching it out an extra month. Not only will your hair thank you, but you will have less split ends to deal with too.
Trim Those Ends
As painful as it may be, trimming your hair every six to eight weeks is essential to the overall health of your hair. Keep in mind that the trim does not have to be drastic, it just needs to remove dead ends to prevent them from causing further damage. When left unattended, the ends of your hair can become split and cause further splitting up the shaft. This can lead to dull, dry, weak hair. Giving your ends a trim every other month can help you avoid this problem.
Always Wash With Cool Water
You wouldn’t shower in scalding hot water and neither should your hair. Hot water saps skin and hair of its moisturizing agents, leaving dry, brittle hair behind. Not only that but washing your hair with hot water can remove the natural oils from your scalp. These oils play a key role in maintaining the overall health of your hair. With this in mind, try washing your hair with slightly warm or room temperature water whenever possible. Using cool water to rinse out conditioner will help retain the hydrating benefits of the product.
Protect Your Ends
No matter how you plan to style your hair, using a leave-in conditioner is a great way to protect your strands. Before pulling your hair into a tight bun or ponytail, spray it with a liberal amount of heat-protectant or leave-in conditioner. In addition to enjoying the added shine, you can also enjoy peace of mind knowing that the spray has created a protective barrier between your hair and the bun clips.
Give Your Hair a Break
For many women, elastic hairbands are a staple of their hair toolkit. These small bands can be great for keeping hair in place and out of the way. Unfortunately, these same bands can be harmful to your strands. Elastic bands can cause unnecessary breakage to your locks. Instead of hairbands, try using headbands, bobby pins or even scrunchies. These hair accessories can still keep hair away from your face without causing any lasting damage.
Remember to Moisturize
Keeping your hair and scalp hydrated is the key to having happy, healthy hair. For your everyday moisturizing needs, try using olive oil. Olive oil isn’t just for cooking anymore. It is affordable, nongreasy and can give your hair a glossy finish. If you struggle with dandruff or frequently have a dry scalp, try coconut or tea-tree oils. Both of these oils can soothe an itchy scalp and are great for thirsty locks. If you are worried about your hair getting greasy, try applying the oil at night and then rinsing it in the morning. For added moisture, use a quick conditioner after rinsing out the oil.
Everyone wants beautiful, shiny locks. Whether your hair is long or short, straight or curly, these 7 beauty secrets can help you get gorgeous, shiny hair every time. Lastly, we do haircuts, hair coloring, keratin treatments, and Dominican blowouts.