Women have never ending issues with beauty and styling. If you ask me, I think that between skincare and hair care, women who weren’t born with the genes to have gorgeous and voluminous hair are more challenged with the latter. Though the scalp is an extension of the skin, it can be so much harder to predict how your tresses will behave under different conditions.
Beyond getting your hair styled at your favorite salon, there are 7 helpful ways on how to get perfect hair and finally say goodbye to bad hair days:
1. Stop Getting Hair Treatments
Easy, semi-permanent hair care fixes such as Brazilian hair straightening or keratin treatments may bemaking your hair appear straight and unwrinkled for a few months, six months at most. What you don’t immediately realize is that the damage is lurking underneath and time will come when uncontrollable hair loss or prematurely greying hair will suddenly catch you by surprise. You’ll wish you’ve never paid for the service ever.
2. Pull The Breaks On Heat Styling
Styling your hair everyday by blowdrying is the most damaging daily haircare you can give to your hair. If you haven’t already learned, you must already know by now that heat styling from both straightening irons and blowdryers alike are bound to dry up your scalp and damage the protective covering of your hair strands.
The aftermath is inescapable and you can bet that soon enough, you’ll begin to notice split ends, dry hair and discolorations. If you don’t already see nor feel the damage being done, know that these are only on standby for the perfect time to manifest themselves. There are situations when heat styling cannot be avoided still. In which cases, use a heat protectant to shield your hair and scalp from the damaging heat.
3. Refrain From Washing Your Hair Everyday
Daily washing strips off your scalp’s natural oils… In fact, the more you wash, the more your scalp will try to compensate for lost oils. In the process, however, dandruff is likely to build up which will further damage your hair follicles and strands.
Whenever you can, alternate wash and no wash days, and keep hair washing to the most possible bare minimum according to your lifestyle. However, make sure to wash your hair when you know you’ve been exposed to pollution, or have sweated profusely, such as after an intense workout.
4. Moisturize In The Shower
Shampooing is designed to clean your strands and scalp from impurities. Unfortunately, these are not formulated to skip the good oils oozing from your scalp. It strips off both, leaving your hair limp and lacking nourishment and moisture. Make sure to use a quality conditioner to help bring back and lock in moisture
5. Keep Moisturizing After Bathing Hair
moisturizing must not end in the shower. Ideally, you should continue spraying, applying and rubbing in hair moisturizing products long after your hair dries down from its state of dripping wet.
Keep in mind that your scalp is just like skin. There is no amount of moisture that will ever be too much to keep it healthy, treated and reinvigorated. Use leave on conditioners and mist sprays to keep your scalp and locks well hydrated.
6. Free Your Scalp And Locks From Hair Products Made With Harsh Ingredients
Some of the ingredients to look out for are phthalates, phenoxyethanol, formaldehyde, sulfates and ethanolamines. Read the labels. When you see these ingredients from any of your hair products, don’t hesitate to throw them out.
7. Lead An Impeccably Healthy Lifestyle
The best advice on how to get perfect hair does not involve buying any particular product or service. Rather, what you need is a daily ritual, one that involves upping your health and living a healthier lifestyle.
Getting on a diet high in essential vitamins and minerals, including iron, Omega-3 fatty acids and protein, will help promote healthier hair and scalp. The improved blood and oxygen circulation that may be derived from exercise also enhances nourishment of your hair follicles. In addition, getting much needed rest and sleep will also help you keep your hair and your natural hair color intact.
Award-winning singer, Dolly Parton, seems to totally get what hair needs to be beautiful and stay that way when she said, “People always ask me how long it takes to do my hair. I don’t know, I’m never there.” Nourishing your hair never ends in the shower. It takes round-the-clock care to fight the dullness, dryness and split ends.