Brushing your hair allows you to spread the oils along the length of your hair. You should start at the top of your hair and brush it in long stroke that the oil are evenly spread out. Your hair will look healthier and shiny if you do this every day.
While you should wash your hair often, don’t overdo it. Washing your hair too often, strips it of its natural oils, which gives it shine and volume. For most people, washing their hair a few times a week is enough, unless their hair is especially oily. Washing too often will turn hair dry and brittle.
Brushing your hair too much should be avoided. While it might seem as if your hair will only get softer and more manageable, brushing excessively can cause problems for your hair. If you do have to brush more than normally, make sure that you’re brushing very gently.
Make sure you use a comb that has wide teeth or use a pick to comb tangles out of your hair. Do this when your hair is just damp, so it will more easily move through your hair. You can also use a leave-in conditioner that can make it easier to comb. You should make sure your diet includes protein if you want your hair to look its best. Like the rest of your body, your scalp and hair require proper nutrition to stay healthy. A balanced, well-rounded diet will improve the overall quality of your hair, and including plenty of protein will make it more lustrous. Try to avoid using hair products with alcohol as a main ingredient. The alcohol will dry out your hair. Also, do not put hair care products right on your scalp, this can irritate it and clog the pores on your scalp. These conditions can result in lackluster appearance of your hair.
Use blow-dryers with caution. Blow-drying can be harsh on your hair, so if you must use one, make sure you are using it correctly. Always aim the dryer so that the nozzle points down the shaft of your hair, away from your scalp. Use a round brush to isolate individual sections of your hair for drying, and use the cool setting to set your hair when you are done.
Check hair care products before you buy them as they may contain harmful ingredients and chemicals. Avoid alcohol in gels as it will dry your hair. Parabens, which are found in many products, have a possible link to cancer. Mineral oil may also be another carcinogen and glycerin may actually dry instead of moisturize.
When choosing your hair products, look for products with no alcohol. Applying alcohol on your hair will make it very dry and fragile. If you still want to use products containing alcohol, avoid using these products on a daily basis and wash your hair thoroughly afterward, so that the product is rinsed out.
Reduce the amount of heat you use on your hair. Hair dryers, curling irons, and flat irons can all do significant damage to your hair. Your hair and your skin aren’t that different, and a product that would damage your skin will probably also damage your hair. Use these products less often or on a lower setting when possible.
It is important that you never use hot water to wash your hair. The only thing this is going to do is dry your hair out and when using hot water frequently, it could even cause irreparable damage to it. It is recommended that you use lukewarm water when washing your hair.
Use a small amount of product in your hair to minimize any frizz you might have during the day. The product should have some moisturizer in it but not weigh it down. You will have shiner and less frizzy hair if you choose the right product to use on a daily basis.