We all want flowing tresses that makes everyone’s head turn. It is easily attainable with these seven simple hair care tips that will help stimulate your hair growth quickly.
Taking care of our hair is one hard challenge given our schedules, diet, pollution and so on. We often use many tips to keep our hair healthy, but don’t get the desired result.
The hair cells are one of the fastest growing cells in the human body. Incidentally, it is also is the most sensitive one. Lack of care can lead to a rapid hair fall. Maintaining perfect healthy hair might seem to be a daunting task. But, with a proper regimen, it will an effortless process to keep those beautiful curls.
Hair care tips:
1. Protect your hair
Always remember to protect your hair from extreme sun, wind, and rain. Exposing your hair directly to harsher conditions will lead to dirt buildup, hair and scalp dryness, dandruff and other problems. Never step out with oily or dry hair as it will cause dust and dirt to stick. Best cover your head with a scarf or your dupatta when you step out of your home.
2. Regulate your diet
A well-balanced diet of iron, calcium, and protein is good for healthy hair. Proteins like fish, eggs, spinach, and nuts are needed for more robust hair growth. Taking of handful of curry leaves as part of your daily diet will strengthen hair roots and stimulate growth. Omega-3 foods such as Almonds, Walnuts and flax seeds will nourish and thicken your hair. In case, you are experiencing severe hair loss, visit a doctor to find out the cause and rectify it immediately. Follow the diet prescribed by your dermatologist to nourish your hair back to health.
3. Washing your hair
Oiling your hair with coconut, olive or almond oil one hour before your bath is the best way to take care of your hair. Massaging your scalp and hair before showering will aid in pre-conditioning. Never use hot water for washing your hair as it causes split ends and dehydration. It is best to use cold or lukewarm water, to retain moisture in the roots. Excessive use of shampoo can also damage the hair. Just dilute 2-3 lumps of shampoo in a half mug of water and gently rub your scalp in a circular motion to avoid tangling and breakage. Apply conditioner 2 inches below your scalp to prevent scalp dryness.
4. Drying your hair
Try to air-dry your hair as much as possible. Avoid using blow-dryers as its heat will damage your hair and its roots. It makes your hair look rough and lifeless because it dries the moisture present at the root. Use a leave-in conditioner over your damp hair and air-dry. In case, you have to use a blow-dryer, then use it when your hair is at least 70% dry because by that time your hair cuticle will close up.
5. Brushing your hair
This is one of the most important hair care tips. Correctly brushing your hair is vital to avoid breakage and tangling. It is best to detangle in the shower after you have conditioned your hair as it will be pliable. Don’t sift a comb through wet hair as it causes more damage. Damp hair is highly susceptible to breakage. If you want to detangle, use your fingers gently to remove the knots. Use a boar-bristle brush or wide-toothed comb to remove the knots and the tangles.
6. Trimming and styling
Snipping your hair in regular intervals promotes faster hair growth. Regular trimming (approximately every two months) will get rid of split ends and damaged cuticles. It also aids in growing out layers or bangs and reshape your hair. When tying up, it is best to use cloth hairbands instead of rubber bands and elastic bands. They tend to cause knots that tug your hair and will be extremely painful to remove. To avoid damage to hair follicles, tie your hair loose instead of tight braids, buns or ponytails.
7. Night care
Taking care of your hair at night is equally important. We often ignore this step and jump straight to bed. Tie your hair loosely with a soft cloth elastic band or a bandana before hitting the covers. But, avoid tight ponytails or buns as they will break and damage your hair. In case, you like sleeping with your hair open, wear a silk scarf to prevent the rustling. Use a satin pillow cover to reduce the abrasion of the cotton pillow cover that causes frizz and hair rupture. Rub a few drops of your hair oil (preferably almond or olive oil)at your hair ends before going to bed for that extra moisture.
Follow these quick and simple hair care tips to avoid hair damage and to get beautiful and stunning tresses. If you have some more hair care tips, do share them in the comments below!