There are many who find it hard to take good care of their hair. Ultimately, it is your responsibility to care for and manage your hair. Let this article help you find the right direction, and use this advice in caring for your hair so you can see the results you wish for.
Never brush your hair when it is wet as it can cause damage that is hard to repair. Hair is much more likely to break when it is wet than when it is dry. You can avoid damage by simply brushing your hair prior to a shower, or waiting until it has air dried afterward.
If you are trying to restore and strengthen your hair, avoid using heated styling appliances. For example, those curling irons, rollers, and other appliances can really damage the hair more than strengthen it. Every now and then, let your hair rest.
Your diet may be to blame if you find that your hair is lifeless or dull. In order to maintain optimal hair health, you need to eat foods rich in vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids, and iron. If you cannot consume enough of these nutrients in your diet, use a well-rounded multivitamin to make up the difference.
Try a deep conditioning treatment if your hair feels dry. After shampooing your hair as normal, wring out the excess water, apply the conditioner of your choice, and cover your hair with a shower cap until the conditioner has a chance to absorb – usually five to ten minutes. The heat will enable your conditioner to penetrate your hair.
Do not ever tug or rub your hair with the towel when you are drying it. This can make hair frizzy and stretch it out which makes the strands break. Instead, pat, blot or gently squeeze excess moisture from your hair, or wrap it loosely in a towel. In addition, you shouldn’t comb or brush your hair when wet unless you are using a wide-toothed comb.
To get great looking hair, eat a diet that is healthy. Just like your skin, your hair is living and needs the right nutrients to grow properly. Vitamin deficiencies are often the cause of split ends and breakage. You can even lose hair if you have a bad enough deficiency. Remember to eat the right foods in order to have healthy hair.
Avoid using a blow dryer. Let your hair dry on its own rather than damaging it with too much hot air. When you simply must use your blow dryer, try to use the coolest setting possible, and move the dryer around the head constantly. For even quicker drying, use a towel before you blow-dry.
People may give you a second look as they pass you now. You now have the information you need to make your hair look great. Enjoy the attention because when you have beautiful looking hair, people are going to want to admire it again and again.