How To Get Healthy Hair – 5 Steps

September 5, 2012

 

Your hair is the cornerstone to your entire look, and one of your greatest assets. It’s important that you take good care of your tresses to ensure you look your best everyday. Hair care doesn’t have to be a pain, nor need it cost the world. Just follow these easy steps and you’ll be well on your way to having great healthy hair 365 days a year.

 

Choose the Right Hair Shampoo

Using the wrong shampoo can strip your hair of its natural oils, making it appear dull and lifeless. Likewise, not shampooing enough will cause dirt to build-up and make you look unkempt. Head to one of our barber shops to pick up a high-quality shampoo designed for your hair type and texture. Some may need to shampoo their hair everyday to maintain a clean appearance, while others should wash every few days for shiny, health-looking locks – it’s all down to your hair’s individual needs. Ask your barber for more details.

 

Get a Trim Every Few Weeks

This is a must for everyone, but especially applies to people with long, colour-treated, thin, or frequently styled hair. Spit ends are a leading cause of bad hair days: they weight your entire ‘do down and make it nearly impossible to get the style you want. Heading to the hairdresser on a regular basis is the best way to ensure your hair never looks dried out, tired, or scraggly. Frequent trims are also the key to looking younger, as they keep long tresses fresh and polished looking.

 

Choose High Quality Styling Tools

Let’s face it: we expect a lot of mileage out of our brushes, hairdryers, straighteners, and curling tongs. Don’t skimp on quality, as it can make a huge difference to the longevity of the tool as well as the condition of your hair. Brushes should be made of materials that won’t electrify your mane with static electricity, and should be easy to clean with a gentle cleanser to prevent build-up. For heat-styling products, choose items with ceramic, titanium or tourmaline plates for great results every time.

 

Use Hair Treatments at Home

You may opt for a commercially available product or a homemade remedy to give your hair that extra 100mph it needs. A bi-weekly session with oils, conditioners, and treatments can correct a myriad of hair issues, as well as increase shine and volume.

 

Lead a Healthy Lifestyle

It’s cliché but true – if you want to be beautiful on the outside, you need to take care of your insides. Smoking, poor diet, and a hard-partying lifestyle will all take a toll on your hair’s condition. Take supplements and vitamins to give your hair a boost if you don’t always get your five a day.

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