Taking care of your hair is a daily task that must be done in order for your hair to remain healthy and attractive. However, the amount of time, effort and money you are willing to spend to achieve this depends on you and your personal hair demands and desires.
Do you want a simple style that is easy to manage and maintain? Do you want spend 2 hours each day styling your hair so, that you just look like you have stepped out of a salon? Do you want a completely new look or do you just simply want to add a bit of shine to your hair?
The following offer tips and secrets about how you can give your hair extra shine, how you can control frizzy hair and little tricks you can use to make your hair do what you want it to do.
How to get shiny hair
When you have shiny hair it means that you have healthy hair. If your hair is not looking as shiny as you would like it to, there are some tricks you apply to assist you in getting the shine you would like. For example, there are spray-on shine products available in beauty salons that can add an effective, temporary shine to your hair.
Regularly rinsing your hair in cold water at the end of your bath or shower helps create a long lasting shine.
Deep conditioning your hair can help keep it shiny and healthy. Olive oil is a great product for deep conditioning your hair. To do so warm up some olive oil in the microwave for a few seconds and apply it to dry hair, paying special attention to split ends. Leave it on for roughly 20 minutes and then wash it out. You can also dab a little on the ends of your hair as a leave in conditioner.
Here is an easy and cheap honey recipe that produces shiny hair:
Mix 1 teaspoon of honey with 4 cups of warm water (blonde haired people may wish to add a squeeze of lemon juice). After shampooing, pour the mixture through hair. Do not rinse. Dry as normal.
How to control frizzy hair
There are various products available in your local supermarkets and hair salons that can help tame and calm frizzy hair. The following are some little tips and tricks you can use to manage your hair and allow it to look its best.
•Before styling your hair apply a no-frizz product.
•When you blow dry your hair, direct the heat downwards so it smoothes the hair shaft.
•Make sure you get your hair trimmed regularly i.e. every 6-8 weeks this will help prevent and manage split ends. Split ends causes hair to frizz.
•Let your hair dry naturally whenever possible and avoid running your fingers through your hair until it is dried all the way.
•Try not to wash your hair everyday. Washing your hair everyday removes your hair’s natural oils.
•Use a hydrating shampoo and cream conditioner every other day.
•Deep condition your hair once a week with a deep hair conditioning mask.
•Keep a frizz control serum handy like in your hand bag or work desk and rub a few drops over your hair for a middle of the day shine.
How often do you need a haircut
No matter what type of hair you have you should get you hair cut or trimmed at least several times per year. However, how often depends on the style of your hair and the amount of money you can spend on hair cuts. Short hair will stay in its style for about 4 weeks. If you have medium length hair you should visit your hair dresser every 5 weeks and if you have long hair or are trying to grow it out you should get your hair trimmed or cut about every 6 weeks. Getting your hair trimmed will get rid of, or help avoid split ends.
Other than managing split ends’ getting a haircut does not have much to do with your hair’s health. Your hair’s health is based on your hair care routine and diet. Nevertheless, getting your hair cut from time to time is good for you, if not only for your hair. A new haircut or even a trim can make you and your head feel a lot better!
Brushing your hair
You may have heard the old saying “brush your hair with 100 strokes before bed for healthy hair”. In our present day and age the opposite is actually true. In fact, the less you brush your hair the better. People followed this beauty advice years and years ago when woman only washed their hair with soap once a month. If they did not brush their hair daily their hair would accumulate dead skin and oils, making their hair dirty and unattractive.
Now days when bathing and shampooing hair is a regular and daily routine, we do not need to spend so much time brushing our hair. Too much brushing can wear down the cuticle (the outer layer of the hair, causing damage). People with shoulder length or long hair should use a brush only when it is necessary. Instead of using a brush everyday, a wide tooth pick or comb helps gently break through tangles and helps prevent split ends.
Brushing your hair is important in terms of stimulating circulation on your scalp, which encourages healthy blood flow and hair growth. However, there is an alternative to stimulating your scalp in this way. A more effective option is a scalp massage. If done correctly, it does not affect the hair shaft, which is the downside of brushing. While massaging your scalp use essential oils such as thyme, rosemary or lavender.
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