Healthy hair is one of those aspects of beauty that most women want, but sometimes have trouble achieving. Thin, straight hair with little shine is often the goal for so many women, but keeping healthy hair can sometimes seem like a bigger feat than it is! How often to shampoo or not to shampoo? To wash every day or just a few times a week to keep from washing your hair out too much?
The best way to keep hair healthy is to avoid over-shampooing, especially if you have very fine or curly hair, or extremely oily skin, and to also moisturize your hair regularly with a good oil, such as coconut oil or fish oil. If you’re using a deep-bond conditioner frequently, such as during the summer months, you may notice your hair from becoming dry. Hair needs good moisture to keep strong, healthy strong strands from breaking off, so by drying your hair out, you’re not providing the environment needed for hair to grow properly. Also, if you suffer from split ends, don’t apply the conditioner as often. Split ends can weaken your hair and cause breakages, which in turn creates more split ends to start with.
For those who have naturally curly or wavy hair, there are a variety of different products available to help you achieve healthy hair, without going through the hassle of constantly applying a conditioner or getting it chemically straightened. For example, you can get a French manicure, which helps to create curls and waves, and is a great way to go if you’d like a more “normal” look. Likewise, if you have frizzy, curly hair, you can add some volume by brushing and combing with a wide-toothed comb. Stay away from all those products on the market, which claim to make your hair straight, smooth, shiny, or anything else that promises “miracle results.” Even if they do manage to give you the look that you want, it will only be temporary and your hair will most likely return to its normal condition after a short amount of time.
When it comes to keeping your hair moisturized and in great shape, nothing works quite so well as coconut oil. Coconut oil is a natural moisturizer, and works especially well when it is mixed with your regular shampoo. It adds luster and shine to your hair, and will leave your hair extremely soft and shiny. This is also a great alternative to regular shampoo, as it is much less harsh, so your hair can benefit from the benefits of both natural oils and gentle shampooing.
If your hair is extremely dry, then a good tool to use to make sure that your hair stays moist while you work can be quite useful. A diffuser is a simple gadget that consists of a small bowl and a wand that have a filter attached to it. The simple design of these items means that they can easily be kept on your desk or even in your bag at work. Simply place the diffuser over your hair and blow a hardy air blast through it, ensuring that your hair is thoroughly saturated with moisture. You can then simply wash and go; no need to towel dry your hair.
Last but certainly not least, another great product to keep your hair healthy and clean at the same time is heat protectant. Heat protectant sprays are designed specifically to coat your strands before they go into the dryer, preventing them from heating up and damaging the cuticle. Although some people try to avoid using heat protectant, it is a vital part of a healthy scalp and hair, especially during styling time. Heat protectant sprays can either be purchased from a beauty supply store or online, and are a great way to not only keep your strands protected but to reduce the damage that high heat can cause.