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Best Kept Hair Secrets

July 12, 2016

Use Lukewarm Water to Protect Shine

Hot water removes the protective oil which is a natural conditioner for your hair. This leads to disappearance of shine. It is advisable to use lukewarm water to wash your hair and giving massage to scalp while you shampoo.

Skip High-Powered Blow Dryers

In general, one should allow the hair to dry naturally instead of using the blow dryer. But if one has to use a blow dryer then avoid the high powered ones. In a recent research it is found that all blow dryers take same time to dry our hair; some are nosier and others are not. So expecting a high powered blow dryer will dry your hair faster is useless.

Brush Less to Limit Hair Loss

Do not blindly believe in the myth about 100 brush strokes a day. Excessive brushing can lead to hair loss because of pulling. Loosing 50 to 100 hair/day is considered within normal limits. These hair are lost because they have stopped growing and have reached a resting stage. To keep from losing any more hair than normal, use a brush with ball-tipped bristles. And never brush wet hair, use a comb instead.

To Give Volume To Your Hair

The full potential of your hair depends on your hair genes and your styling technique. It is good that you can adjust the volume to some extent. Use a leave-in conditioner or mousse and dry the root area first. Flip your hair upside down as you dry, for an extra volume boost. If your hair is very fine, use low heat with any hot tool.

Take Care With Tightly-Wound Hair

Pulling hair too tight for a hairstyle can break off hair and damage the roots a tightly pulled hair style can lead you to hair loss. Set your hair free every night! For braided styles meant to last months, leave hair a little loose at the scalp. If you wear heavy extensions, give your hair a break after every three months.

Treat Frizzy Hair

Humidity causes frizzy hair days. But there’s more static electricity when the air is dry. Use conditioner to stop static electricity. To calm the frizz for hair that’s colored or relaxed with chemicals, shampoos that are pH-balanced can be helpful.

Use Gentle Color to Cover Gray hairs

Hair color can make the hair weaker and grow more slowly, avoid using strong chemical as it can lead to hair fall treatment. Using gentle color to cover grays can be less harmful.

Avoid Extreme Color Changes

Those who keep on changing hair color and uses different dark shades every time, beware!! You are risking your hair with more extreme color changes. Dermatologists advice sticking to changes only within three shades of your natural color.

Keep Brushes Away From Your Curls

Curly hairs are generally more dry and brittle than straight hair. Use of conditioner which contains polymers can smoothen the curly hair and make it more manageable. Go for polyvinylpyrrolidone on the label. Avoid use of flat-irons and relaxers, which can damage hair.

Protect Your Hair From the Sun
Hair is vulnerable to heat and even the sun exposure is not favorable to your hair. Sun exposure can dry out hair, especially if it’s color-treated. Use a light hair spray with SPF protection or wear a hat or scarf when the sun is strongest. Trimming your hair frequently can keep your hair tips looking healthy.

Shower Before You Swim

Have a shower before you go for a swim this can avoid chlorine damage. Showering before swimming will make your hair saturated with water. This will prevent the pool water from entering your weight hair. It is also better to wear a swim cap while you swim. Use a pH-balancing hair product to further protect your hair.

Repair Split Ends With Protein

If you regularly style your hair and use color or bleach, you might end up damaging outer protective layer of your hair, resulting in spilt ends. Though there are products available in the market to help repairing damage, conditioners which contain protein can be helpful as protein sink into the hair shaft and repair spilt ends to some extent.

Never Treat Dandruff With Oils

Dandruff is a minor skin disorder of the scalp. It has nothing to do with dry skin at all. Rubbing oil into the scalp can make it even worse; use shampoo with medicine from a drugstore as prescribed by dermatologist. It is advisable to leave this medicated shampoo for 5 minutes to soak into scalp and rinse with water.

Take a Time Out From Styling

If you want your hair to be healthy the best thing to do is do nothing. Combing, drying, brushing and chemically treating your hair can damage the shafts. Take a break from styling and use cotton cloth to dry you hair. Even towel can damage your hair while drying if used vigorously.

Fish and Nuts for Healthy Hair

Nutritious foods which are good for our heath also promotes healthier hair. Foods like salmon and nuts are rich in protein and omega -3 fats which helps in creating a healthier scalp. Leafy vegetables, beans, and carrots are also good for your locks. Diets for quick weight loss can starve you body to important nutrition leading brittle hair and hair loss.

Be Aware of Changes in Your Hair

Like our skin, hair also indicates our health, and Medicine can also be the reason of your hair loss treatment. Notice sudden change in hair and you might come know the reason of hair loss.

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