In the age of creative and unique hair treatments like extensions, rebonding, perms, highlights, and blowouts, more and more people find themselves dealing with rough, damaged, dull, and dead-looking hair.
After all, the effects of these effective treatments do wear off after a certain period of time, and once they do, you have to bear with serious consequences.
However, that doesn’t mean you’ll have to spend all your life with dead hair and cover it or wear it up at all times. You can surely have happy and healthy-looking hair so that you can flaunt it with confidence, but to be able to do that, there are certain rules you must follow and bear in mind.
Here are some golden rules of hair care that will help you achieve soft, fresh, lively, and healthy hair, exactly the way you would like your hair to be.
Do NOT Over-Wash
One of the most common mistakes made by a majority of the people is that they end up over-washing their hair, which only damages the hair if anything at all.
It is natural to think that the more products you feed to your hair, the longer it will grow or the thicker and softer it would be. In actuality, washing and shampooing too much greatly strip the hair off if its natural oils and proteins, making it exposed to the chemicals of your shampoo or conditioner.
The ultimate here to follow is to wash your hair maximum three days a week and no more than that!
Make Smart Product Choices
When walking along the aisle of hair products at your favorite beauty store, many of us tend to pick different products without thinking, only to realize later that they were absolutely useless and a pure waste of money.
It is also quite natural to pick a certain product when it’s literally screaming at us things like “perfect damage control!” “beautiful hair in no time” or “dandruff-free within seconds,” for instance.
However, those are just marketing gimmicks, and you need not give in to those aimlessly.
The rule here is to make smart product choices, take your time to buy hair care products, do thorough research, or even consult a dermatologist or a beautician if you have to. Always learn a little about the ingredients of a particular hair product and then buy it.
Brush the Right Way
In today’s fast-paced world, most of us barely get the time to brush our hair properly and give it the time that it needs during the brushing or combing process.
However, mindlessly tearing through your locks will eventually damage it and leave you with unsightly split ends.
You need to brush your hair the right way if you really wish for it to remain healthy and beautiful.
The golden rule is to start brushing from the bottom of your hair and then work your up. This is especially true for those people with really long hair. Brushing straight from the roots can lead to seriously damaged hair where the damage can be irreversible.
While there’s no magic solution for having beautiful, healthy hair, the above tips will help you salvage most part of your already damaged hair and lead to bouncy, thick and strong hair.
For more information on how Missouri College of Cosmetology can help you keep your hair happy and healthy, visit our salon services.