With the way styles and fashions are handled today, it’s important to know styles that are current. Maintaining fashionable hair shows the world that you care about the way that you look. Show that you care about the look of your hair by taking advantage of the tips below. Do not style your hair with heated appliances every day. Overusing your curling iron, flat iron, blow dryer, curler or other products can cause fried, frizzy hair.
Allow your hair to air-dry as often as possible, and give your hair a break from heated styling tools. If you must use these tools, apply a heat-protective spray or balm to your hair prior to use. If you are finding yourself dealing with frizz and uncontrollable curly hair, consider trying the no-poo or lo-poo method. This hair care method involves using only conditioner to wash your hair on a regular basis. Curly hair needs oils to maintain its shape and style, so shampoos which strip the oil away can cause every day to be a bad hair day. Switch to using conditioner on a regular basis and shampooing only once a week. People with curly hair should absolutely avoid using smoothing brushes and other brushes that have dense, fine bristles. You should use a wide-tooth comb for any combing. However, you should take care to use a heavy detangler before attempting to comb out knots and other tangles, as curly hair is susceptible to breakage. A soft, smooth pillowcase can help you keep your hairstyle, as well as, your hair. Sleeping on a pillow covered in a textured fabric or low-thread count cotton pillowcase can actually pull your hair and cause it to fall out. Use a smooth pillow-covering, wherever you lay your head and help keep your hair where it belongs. Drink more water! Your hair needs water to thrive especially during the winter months. Increasing your water intake will help no matter what your hair type is.
Start carrying a bottle with you and make sure that you are going through at least a few bottles every day. Your hair will thank you. Ignore the myth about trimming make hair grow quicker. Human hair tends to grow about a half-inch monthly, no matter how regularly it’s cut. You may see more growth in the summer or if you are taking biotin. That’s because of hormones though, not scissors. Frequent trims, however, can be advisable if you have a problem with split ends. Avoid using plastic combs and brushes that cause extra static electricity in your hair that can cause your hair to look dull and lifeless, as well as, having fly-aways. There are brushes that you can buy that are made of other materials, such as, animal fibers that will give you less static electricity. While it is practical to use a blow dryer, you should limit the amount of time that you exposure your hair to the heat that is generated from them. Always towel dry your hair as much as possible so that you will spend less time exposing it to so much heat. Don’t stay out in cold weather for long periods of time. During cooler weather, the humidity in the air normally drops, which can dry out your hair.
Therefore, you should always cover your hair if you intend to spend time outdoors for prolonged periods. You should get a small collection of different hair care products, including, shampoos and conditioners. Do not use the same product every time you wash your hair. Each product will affect your hair in a different way and a diverse collection of products means that your hair will never lack any vitamins.
Use two conditioners when you wash your hair. Use one in the shower after rinsing the shampoo out of your hair. The other conditioner is a leave-in conditioner. It should be applied after you are out of the shower and you towel dry your hair. The combination of conditioners will reduce the static in your hair, as well as, leaving it healthy, soft and manageable. If you swim regularly, be certain to get your hair wet before going in the pool; that will mean that your hair absorbs less of the chlorinated water. If you don’t use a swim cap, wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner right after getting out of the water. This will limit the amount of damage the chlorine does to your hair. Many people believe that trimming your hair on a regular basis will cause the hair to grow faster, but that is not necessarily true. The main reason that you should keep your hair trimmed is to prevent yourself from developing split ends, which look very unsightly and can cause further hair damage. Use water to perk up your curls. If your curls tend to fall between shampoos, mist your hair lightly with water.
Once your hair is slightly damp, curl your hair with your fingers. This will help add some pep to your curls until the next time you shampoo your hair. Try using gel for controlling hair when you desire that “wet” effect. Apply a little gel to your hair after it’s styled. When braiding, use it on all of the hair prior to braiding, or when you need your hair off your face. You may even use it on the perimeter of your hairline, where the hair is shorter. Your hair is an important part of who you are. Properly groomed hair sends out a strong statement about oneself. If you use the tips you’ve learned in this article, you can show that world that you care about how you look, and by extension, that you care about yourself as a whole.