How to Maintain A Healthy Hair
Most of us experience difficulties when it comes to maintaining natural and healthy hair. Sometimes you even get disappointed with the results of your hair even after using several good products.
Every person’s goal is to maintain their hair to look attractive and more appealing. At times, you might feel that you are doing the most on your hair but you fail to see the results eventually. Other times, the results might take a while before showing.
One of the greatest things that excite me is having natural, healthy, and strong hair. This makes you able to wear the different hairstyles that you admire.
There are several things that you need to practice so as to have healthy and strong hair. Here are some tips to help you have strong and healthy hair.
- Always oil your hair frequently
One of the best ways to maintain natural, healthy, and strong hair is to avoid leaving it dry. Hair is a part of the body and to maintain it, you need to ‘feed’ it well. This means that you should oil your hair more frequently to prevent it from breaking.
Hair oil. PHOTO FILE
Oiling your hair also makes it look shiny and glow. It also helps to prevent your scalp from drying and having dandruff.
One thing to consider when purchasing the type of oil to use on your hair is always to ensure that you use light oils that can easily melt. This is healthy as helps the scalp absorb the oil into the roots of the hair.
- Avoid going for a full blowdry
When visiting a saloon, always avoid having a full blow dry. This is one of the methods that weakens your hair and makes it appear weak.
Having a full blowdry sometimes also causes discomfort to the scalp as the heat might burn part of your scalp or the hair especially when your hairdresser uses a lot of heat on your hair.
In most cases, it is recommended to straighten your hair or even avoid heating it. This helps your hair to grow stronger and also you will notice an increase in volume.
- Avoid wearing one hairstyle
This is also one of the tips to use when maintaining healthy hair. Plaiting one type of hairstyle sometimes weakens the hair so it is recommended to wear different types of hairstyles to help your hair grow and be strong.
Different hairstyles. PHOTO FILE
Also, you should at least wear a hairstyle of your choice more frequently to help your hair grow and look healthy.
- Avoid using bar soap when washing your hair
When washing your hair, you should avoid using bar soap. Bar soaps have very serious effects on your hair.
Using soap can also cause serious damage to your hair, leaving it dry, coarse, and brittle. This is due to soap scum, a lack of conditioning agents, and the presence of silicones.
To avoid this side effect, apply a good conditioner after every wash. This will aid in detangling and keeping your hair soft and healthy.
Avoid rubbing the soap bar too vigorously, particularly at the ends of your hair. If you have long hair, rubbing soap on it can cause knotting.
- Avoid using a towel to dry your hair
This is something that the majority of us have done after washing our hair. If you want to keep your hair looking good and natural, never rinse it with a towel.
Avoid using a towel to dry your hair. PHOTO FILE
This is due to the fact that the towel is coarser and drier than your hair. This can cause the cuticle to raise, increasing the likelihood of damage, or cause frayed or snapped strands. Consider switching to a different material, such as bamboo or microfiber, or a different weave, such as a gentler jersey, for your hair towel.
- Eating healthy
Hair gets its nutrients from the food we eat. Always ensure that you eat healthy so as to maintain good health and to also maintain healthy hair.
Eating healthy also involves eating a well-balanced diet to make your hair look healthy and natural. Protein intake is also highly recommended so as to have healthy hair.
Having natural hair is one of the simplest things to achieve, but it can also be difficult to maintain. Always follow the above guidelines to keep your hair healthy. You should also be patient with your hair because everyone's hair responds differently to a particular routine. All you have to do is take good care of your hair.