Healthy hair is everyone's wish. To be healthy our hair requires good care. Many women have a problem with their hair losing volume quickly and becoming dirty. But there are some things that you should never do if you want to have beautiful and voluminous hair.
Here are some tips about how to take care of your hair in the right way so it can be clean and voluminous longer.
1 – Apply Shampoo Like a Professional
When washing your hair the water should be at a pleasant temperature but a bit on the warm side. That way it will open up the inward cuticles, making it easier to wash off all the dirt and any product leftover which are found in your hair.
Just simply squeeze out a quarter-size amount of the shampoo (double in case you have a really long or thick hair) onto your palms and rub them together. Your main focus should be on shampooing the scalp, mostly at your nape because the hair near your scalp is the youngest and oiliest while the ends are oldest, driest, and fragile.
You should wash your hair very gently. If you rub it too much it can damage the cuticles and it as well does permanent damage causing hair breaking and frizz.
Always start with washing roots at the top of your head and then slowly move down towards your nape. This will increase the blood flow to your scalp and stimulates the growth of your hair. When you move to the ends of your hair don't scrub them, but use downward stroking movements.
After your hair is properly lathered, rinse it away, wring out as much water as you can out of it, and after that, apply conditioner. The longer conditioner stays on your hair the better it is absorbed. Just try to avoid putting conditioner on your roots because your hair already has enough natural oil therefrom your scalp.
When it comes to rinsing conditioner and shampoo from your hair, you should spend the most time doing it. Hairstylist recommends 5 minutes as best time because if a bit of shampoo stays in your hair it will dry it up and lead to dull looking hair and even dandruff.
2 – Reduce the Number of Washings
Washing hair every day is not good at all and nobody should do it. By washing your hair too often your scalp will become dried and this will damage your hair. By drying out, your scalp will produce more oil. With less washing, your sebaceous glands won't need that much oil to repair dry scalp that is caused by shampooing.
So if you wash your hair every single day you should break this bad habit and reduce the number of washings.
3 – Sleep on Clean Pillowcases
Just like you like clean pillowcases, your hair likes it too. With time, the pillowcase gets covered with dead skin cells, sweat, and natural oils of your body. All of this will create a rising environment for bacteria.
If you want to keep your skin and hair healthy you should start to change your pillowcase at least once a week, but if you have oily skin and greasy hair, it is needed to do it two or three times a week.
Also, it is very important from what material is your pillowcase. It can suck up your hair's natural oils and that way make your hair dry and ringlet. It is best to use satin or silk pillowcases because they create less friction against the hair and these materials absorb less oil from your hair.
4 – Rinse Your Hair with Sage Herb Extract
Sage herb is a natural astringent which is very good for fighting greasy hair. Sage controls the oil production of sebaceous glands, smooth and calm the skin, and reduces inflammation.
By using sage herb your hair will become shinier and it will help you get rid of dandruff.
Sage is also utilized for hair loss problems because it contains a specific compound that’s effective in treating male-pattern baldness.
5 – Take Good Care of Your Scalp
Most heavy hair products like masks, balms, conditioners are made to be used on the ends of the hair. But in case you didn't know, there are some products for your scalp too like masks and exfoliators. Exfoliators remove away the dead skin that is accumulated near the follicles. Scalp masks moisturize the skin on your head and as you may already know, hydrated skin doesn’t produce surplus oil.