Healthy hair care tips and tricks
Your hair is your crown, so wear it with pride. No matter what style you have on, wear it with confidence and let it show your personality. But first, before you turn heads, learn how to take care of your hair.
General hair care tips
- Change your pillowcases often to stop bacteria going on your face and possibly causing pimples.
- If you take good care of your hair you’ll be surprised by just how much your hair can grow.
- When you tie your hair, don’t use elastic bands because they will only break it.
- When you wash your hair, don’t scratch your scalp, rubbing is good enough.
- Tie your hair with a silk or satin scarf or bonnet when you sleep. Don’t forget to treat your locks.
- Don’t leave any hairstyle on for too long. Your hair can break or tangle.
- Cut your hair to give it new life and help it grow. It will look better too.
- Buy products that talk to your hair concern.
- When you eat healthy, your hair eats healthy too.
What’s your hair concern?
Dry or dull hair
Wash your hair often and towel dry it whenever possible. Moisturise it on a regular basis, using products meant to enhance shine.
Don’t comb your hair excessively, and don’t be rough when you do comb. Use an anti-breakage moisturiser.
Dry, itchy scalp
The key word is condition. Wash your hair with warm water using an anti-dandruff shampoo too, but careful not to use too much of it. Take it easy with the curling, heat and blow drying and let your hair be.
What’s your hair style?
Natural or relaxed hair
- Wash hair at least once every two weeks and remember the conditioner.
- Treat your hair once a month.
- Relax every six to eight weeks, focusing only on new growth. Don’t leave the relaxer on for too long.
- Base your scalp with hair food and moisturise your ends – the driest part of your hair. Don’t use too much hair moisturiser.
- There’s nothing wrong with curling, but avoid hair heat when possible.
Braids and plaits
- Don’t get braids or plaits too tight, preserve your hairline.
- Spray hair often to keep it mositurised and shining, brush any loose hairs you may have in front.
- Make sure it’s not sewn on too tightly and remember not to leave it on for too long.
- If you love curly, bouncy hair, don’t use heat more than twice a week.
- Pony tails are cute, but don’t tie your hair too often or too tightly.
- Moisturise loosely – less is more, but cover your hair well.
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