Developing a few good habits can greatly improve the appearance of your hair and prevent a lot of damage. Here are a few good ones that will help you keep your hair healthy:
1. Protect your hair from the sun
The sun’s UV rays cause a lot of damage not just to our skin, but to our hair as well. It causes it to become dry, frizzy and brittle. And if you’ve dyed your hair, it’ll make the color fade faster too. And the worst part is that, once hair is damaged, there’s nothing you can do to repair it. So, it’s important to prevent damage from happening in the first place. How? By covering up your hair with a hat or a scarf whenever you go out in the sun. And don’t waste money on hair care products with SPF. Sadly, they just don’t work.
2. Minimize heat
Heat can seriously dry out your hair so try not to use styling tools too often and, when possible, avoid using a blowdryer but let your hair air dry naturally. If you really have to use a blowdryer, use the lowest setting and don’t keep it too close to your hair. In addition, make sure you apply a heat protective product on your locks before using any styling tools as this will help protect them from the heat.
3. Trim hair regularly
Even if you are growing out your hair, it is still important to get a trim at least every six to eight weeks to keep the split ends at bay.
4. Clean your combs and brushes
Combs and brushes get dirty too when used often and so they need a good cleaning every now and then. After all, you don’t wanna use a dirty comb on your just washed and clean hair, do you? Cleaning your tools is easy: you just need water and shampoo. You can also use an old toothbrush if they need a more throughout cleaning.
5. Eat healthily
There is only so much hair care products can do for you hair if you don’t eat healthily. A healthy and balanced diet rich in Vitamins such as Biotin and Vitamins A, B and C, Omega 3 fatty acids, calcium and protein will keep it healthy and improve its appearance.
What other habits good for hair do you have?