Tips for Maintaining Healthy Hair
By Sara Corbo Halilovic
May, 24th 2021
Those who have watched Tangled know that hair can change your life. Funny things aside, hair can really be the difference between a good day and a bad day. But, the main question that arises is how we can grow thick, voluminous and shiny hair?
How often you wash your hair and products you use really play a very important role when it comes to healthy hair. Whether you are looking to get shiny, thick or just healthy hair, there are few steps developed by dermatologists which can help you maintain healthy hair. Those are as follows:
Washing Your Hair Depends on Your Hair Type
Many people argue about how often they should wash their hair. On the one hand, some wash their hair every day. On the other hand, some say that we should not wash hair more than once a week. But, according to dermatologists, it depends on your hair type. For example, if you have oily hair, you need to wash it more frequently. However, if you have dry or dyed hair, you need to wash it less frequently. If you wash your hair every day, try to use some moisturizing shampoo. Here are some ideas:
Never Forget a Conditioner
On the one hand, shampoo is designed to wash and clean your hair and scalp. On the other hand, the main aim of the conditioner is to make hair softer and easier to comb and style. Some conditioners also protect hair from more damage. Furthermore, when using a conditioner, make sure you use it only on the tips of the hair. Last but not least, use a conditioner specified for your hair type. For example, if you have dyed hair, use shampoo and conditioner for dyed hair. When using a conditioner, your damaged, dyed or dry hair can look shiny and hydrated. Here are some advice:
Protect Your Hair
Many people do not use any heat protectants at all. When it comes to hair care routine, after proper shampoo and conditioner, it is very important to use heat protectants. Why? Because the main aim of hair protection is to stop hair damage from happening. A lot of people avoid using hair protection even though they regularly use heat tools such as flat iron, dryer, and curling iron. It is crucial to know that not using heat protectants can damage your hair a lot. Best hair protectants are:
Cut Your Hair Regularly
When it comes to healthy hair, it is important to put your focus on consistency and volume, rather than length. Lengthy hair with split ends does not look healthy nor beautiful. There is one essential tip when it comes to cutting your hair: If your hair is chemically treated or you style your hair a lot, then you should cut your hair every two months.
Minimize Heat Styling
When it comes to styling your hair, try to leave it to special occasions only. Using styling tools such as curling iron and flat iron can really damage your hair and make it dried and dull. According to some specialists, if you can, you need to air dry your hair. If you have thicker hair, you can use a hair dryer but you should not wash your hair for another week. Furthermore, washing your hair with colder water makes it more silky and healthy than washing with very warm water. To sum up, keep using heat tools to a minimum to protect your hair from more damage.
Pay Attention on Your Diet
According to some specialists, diet can have a very great impact on your hair. If you consume too much sugar, it can lead to hair loss since the body produces higher levels of DHT. If you want healthier hair, decreasing your sugar intake is the answer. However, you should eat food rich in protein, Vitamin C, omega 3, Iron, Vitamin B12, biotin, zinc, and some probiotics.