Believe me, when you care for your hair well, you will have Healthy Hair for Life.
Do not Shampoo Daily (Or Even on Alternate Days).
Most people today shampoo their hair excessively. Three times a week is already adequate for most hair types. The more you shampoo, the more your scalp excretes oil. The ideal approach is to decrease your hair shampoo activity.
Avoid Hot Water. Use Luke Warm Water!
Most of us love Hot Showers, even me. Remember, Never shampoo your hair using hot water as it will leave them looking dry and lifeless. It also causes hair colors to fade faster too.
Warm water will open your hair cuticles; hence, after you have shampooed and conditioned your hair, run cold water on your hair before stepping out of the shower. This will help seal the hair cuticles and lock the moisture in.
Use Gentle Pressure to Massage the Scalp & Hair Roots
Your hair is not as dirty as you think. If your hair is oily, use a little shampoo to remove the build-up (you will not notice much lather here) rinse than shampoo.
Never use fingernails on your scalp for whatever reason. Constantly using your fingernails on your scalp to shampoo your hair can weaken your hair root cuticles, causing hair fall. Your scalp can get inflamed, and you won’t notice it because it is covered by hair. When you apply hair colors or treatments, it will sting.
Always use your finger pads and massage gently. Spend a minute or two. It would be best if you enjoyed your hair wash. As you gently massage and relax, it will increase blood flow to your scalp, stimulating hair growth.
Pick a Shampoo that Suits Your Hair Type
If you have oily hair, then steer clear away from moisturizing shampoos. Choose Voluminising, Strengthening, Balancing, or Purifying. Consider double-cleansing.
Suppose your hair is coarse or dry, then stay clear away from Volumizing Shampoos. Select moisturizing or hydrating-based shampoos. If you have fine hair, you use gentle shampoos as you do not want your hair weighed down.
Never Apply Conditioner on Your Scalp
Never apply conditioners to your scalp. Always apply conditioner a few inches away from your scalp towards the ends. Patience is a virtue. Leave the conditioner on for a few minutes, at least 5 – 10 minutes before you rinse it off.
If your hair is dry, wrap it with a cling film after you have applied the conditioner. The trick here is to nail the time as each hair is different. Once you start, you will figure out the length of time which suits your hair.
Towel Dry Your Hair
Towel dry your hair and let it catch the rays of sunlight, and naturally dry for a few minutes. It will also help build vitamin D, which increases hair strength and stimulates hair growth. You can choose to let your hair dry naturally or blow-dry.
Never use a straightening iron on damp hair. Always dry it first. Am sure you knew that, right?