Everyone wants hair that is full, healthy and manageable. However, hair only grows between one quarter and one half-inch per month, so it can take some time before it has the appearance of fullness. Add to that the fact that we rarely ever treat our hair well, and it is easy to see how difficult it can be to have that full, healthy head of hair we want. These tips can help you avoid breakage, which may lead to frizziness and unmanageability, in order to keep your hair healthy.
The less you shampoo, the more hydrated your hair will be. When you do shampoo your hair, choose a shampoo that is sulfate-free in order to retain as much of your hair’s natural oils. When lathering your hair with shampoo, focus the lather at the roots and allow suds to slide down your hair to prevent damage. Between shampoos, us a dry texturizing spray to absorb oil and keep your hair looking clean.
Use Scalp Stimulating Products
Shampoos and other products that contain peppermint or eucalyptus oil give your scalp a tingling sensation that helps increase blood flow and circulation. This can improve hair growth as well. Before you wash your hair, massage your scalp for about 30 seconds to also increase circulation. This can help your hair grow as much as an additional inch in a year.
Condition Every Time
Too often, we skip conditioner, thinking it gives our hair a break from chemicals. When your hair is wet, always use a conditioner, even if you do not shampoo. Conditioners nourish your hair, keeping it hydrated and moisturized. J. Faith Hair Studio recommends that you deep-condition your hair once each week as an added method for keeping hair healthy.
Comb Rather Than Brush
When your hair is wet, use a wide-tooth plastic comb rather than pulling a brush through tangles. This can help you avoid split ends. When blow drying with a round brush, be careful not to pull your hair too hard as this can also lead to split ends. It is a myth that you should brush your hair 100 strokes each day, so avoid brushing whenever possible. Instead use a comb to tame hair throughout the day.
You should never apply hot tools directly to your hair. Instead, coat your hair with moisturizing styling products that protect the hair follicles from the heat of curling and flat irons. Choose tools like ionic dryers or ceramic irons with plates that heat uniformly. These keep you from having to go over the same section of hair several times. When possible, use hot rollers rather than curling irons as they are less damaging to hair.
These tips can help you keep your hair looking healthy and fuller. Our knowledgeable stylists can provide you with more tips and ideas that will promote the health of your hair. Contact us for a consultation today by booking online or by giving us a call.