In a world of a thousand and one options, it might be difficult to identify the products or tips you should be following on a daily basis, especially when it concerns your health.
Today, we'll be discussing good hair care and give you some precious tips to keep your hair looking and feeling healthy. Since you have a thousand and one options out there, we thought we would go back to the basics today. If something has worked for a long time, why change it, right?
Does your hair need some golden tips right about now? Continue reading below
You know washing your hair is a step no one misses, however, my question for you is how many times a week are you washing it? One of the first steps to get your healthy hair back is to wash it less regularly than you think.
We're not saying you should wash it once a month, but limiting it to 2 times a week is the most reasonable thing to do. When washing (especially with harsh shampoos), you're stripping the natural oils from your hair, which produce sebum, and by doing it often, sebum will be more and more common and reappearing faster – that equals oily hair.
It depends on your hair type, however, using a chemical-free shampoo is a must. Why damage your hair with chemicals that call for a constant wash? By changing your shampoo, you'll notice how much easier it'll be to keep to the "less washing equals better hair" rule that we just discussed.
Finding a good shampoo might be challenging nowadays as there are so many options out there that it can be hard to find what you're looking for.
Our suggestion is to stick to the shampoos that are appropriate for your hair type, and from there narrow it down to those that have a clean ingredient list. Do a bit of research to find out what active ingredients best suit your hair type – for example, if you have oily hair, we recommend a shampoo containing a combination of lavender and tea tree essential oils.
Massage it as if you're in a Spa
To condition or not-to condition?
Using a conditioner is important, but you have to be careful with which one you choose. Moreover, only add it to your ends and never to your roots as that will most likely make your hair greasy.
Coconut oil is an ingredient that has been popularized in recent years and for a good reason. It is a great product that has many uses and you can use it in your hair to hydrate and moisturize it. Besides, it helps with growth and hair thickness. Mainly, if you have curly hair, this could be a lifesaver in taming your frizzy curls. Coconut oil incidentally is great in a skin care routine!
It is important to be mindful of how much coconut oil you are using. You only need a very small amount and if you think you're not using enough, we'd say use even less. By applying too much coconut oil to your hair you can block your follicles and even end up drying your hair.
If you're looking for a lighter oil to use, we recommend trying argan, jojoba, or rosemary oil.
The latter is a great oil to use, especially if you have dry hair, it'll help with hair breakage and regenerates your scalp. We recommend using it at least once a week for fuller, healthier hair.
Ditch the heat!
It might be easier said than done, but we promise, it doesn't have to be. Air-drying your hair is one of the best solutions for shinier, healthier hair in just no time. If you blow-dry it often, try reducing to half of the time.
Plus, if you follow the tips above, you'll only be washing your hair a couple of times a week, which will also help with using heat less regularly. Try to embrace the natural look, it's more beautiful than you might think!
It's all about returning to the staples. Less is more, a true 21st-century quote that we should adopt more often in all spheres of our lives. When it comes to hair, we all crave the easy, shiny, woke-up-like-this look. If you slowly change your habits and pay more attention to what you're using on your hair, we promise, soon you'll also be waking up with lush, thick, shiny hair. It will be amazing and you'll feel that it was all worth it.
I'm Rebecca, a translator and avid traveler, a book worm and horror flick enthusiast. My job has given me the amazing opportunity to travel to dozens of countries around the world, and writing on Rough Draft gives me a chance to try to showcase some of them.