Get The Right Shampoo
For having clean, shiny hair you have to shampoo your hair properly, but you also need a good shampoo. Picking a shampoo is one of the hardest thing ever, so the best thing would be to stick with one kind that suits you. Avoid shampoos that are moisturizing, hydrating, smoothing etc. Yes, they do moisturize your hair, but they have tons of chemicals and can end up ruining your hair. I suggest herbal shampoos, they usually have the least poisons and chemicals inside. Just because some shampoos are more expensive – that doesn’t mean they’re better. Paying more than 10$ for a shampoo is like throwing your money away.
Wash Your Hair Properly
Washing your hair properly is extremely important for your hair health. By washing your hair, you clean your scalp out of dirt and your natural oils. Before you get in the shower, brush your hair really well because brushing your hair while its wet can cause a lot of damage, so this way you won’t have to brush it so much later and you’ll cause less damage. Wet your hair thoroughly and apply shampoo to your hair. Don’t put too much or too little – I suggest a quarter-sized amount. Massage your scalp with your fingertips – not nails! Also don’t forget to put some shampoo on the ends of your hair, every part is equally important here. When you’re done, rinse your hair with lukewarm water. And for the end – apply conditioner. Put about half the amount you put for shampoo, and then apply it through the mid lengths to the ends. You can skip your scalp, it’ll get its natural oils. Rinse with cool water, it will seal the cuticles.
To Use Or Not To Use Heat
Heat can be very destructive to your hair. If you can, let your hair air-dry whenever you wash it, or blow-dry it on the minimum heat level. If you must straighten/curl your hair with heat, use heat protection spray and do it only once a week. There are many other ways to style your hair that won’t damage it as much. Don’t forget to set the heat level to minimum! Instead of holding it for 8 seconds like it’s written in instructions, hold it for 3-4, maximum 5 seconds. Overall, heat won’t do as much damage if you don’t use it often, though it will get you split ends. Use it as less as possible if you want your hair to look healthy!
I personally suggest you doing this once a week if you want your hair to grow faster, longer and healthier. You can use olive oil, almond oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil or almost any other. Mixing the oils will also give great results. Apply oil (or a mixture of oils) throughout your hair, using a brush will make it a ton easier. Once you’re done, make a bun or a braid and put a shower cap on. Letting this stay overnight would be the best, but 2-5 hours is also good. In the morning, rinse your hair with shampoo and conditioner. Use a shampoo that smells good because, from personal experience, your hair might smell after those oils so you probably want to rinse those oils out until it doesn’t smell or feel anymore.
Trimming Your Hair
You’ve probably heard someone telling you that trimming hair will make it grow faster, but you weren’t really convinced. I mean how would cutting your hair make it grow faster? By trimming your hair, you’re getting rid of all the damaged hair. Damaged hair, sadly, can’t be repaired so you might wanna be careful with it. As you get rid of the split ends and damaged, broken hair, the undamaged hair is free to grow and it grows quicker. Pretty cool, isn’t it? Trim your hair every 6-8 weeks to gt rid of split ends, but you can also trim it sooner if you notice you have split ends. In that case, your hair isn’t really healthy as it has split ends so soon. You can also use the spray for split ends but from my own experience, it doesn’t work well. It only makes your hair absorb chemicals and eventually fall out, much sooner than it was supposed to. Whatever you do with your hair – if you care for it, it’ll only show you good results.