Proper Hair Care
1. Limit the number of times you use heat to style your hair, and when you do need to use heat to style your hair, use a lower heat setting. Curling, blow-drying, and straightening locks very often will make them dry and brittle. Damage can also result from the use of extremely high temperatures when styling. So instead of using high heat when styling and styling very often, let locks dry naturally. If you really need to use heat to style locks, go for a lower temperature. Better yet, apply heat protection spray before styling.
– Consider the use of ionic hairdryers. These infuse locks with negatively-charged ions. These help in sealing moisture to hair.
– Use a low temperature or heat setting on the dryer, iron, or straightener. It might take longer to achieve the desired style this way, but at least your hair will not end up too damaged.
2. Use appropriate shampoo and conditioner. Avoid those containing sulphates and silicones. To make hair more moisturised and hydrated, find products which contain apricot kernel oil or aloe vera.
– Hot water strips hair of moisture and oils, leaving it dull and dry. So avoid washing hair with it.
– Silicones help to make locks smooth and shiny, but if not properly removed, they can build up, and this build-up of silicones cause hair to have a dull and limp appearance. So if you must use silicones, make sure to apply sulphates when it’s time to remove them. Be careful when using sulphates, though, since they can also leave your locks feeling dry and brittle.
3. Avoid washing hair each day. It might take some time to get used to, but your hair will thank you for it. Washing hair each day will cause it to become drier.
– If you really need to wash hair each day, consider using just conditioner on days when you cannot apply shampoo. Shampoo must only be applied up to three times each week.
– Shampoo application should focus on the scalp, and conditioning should focus on hair ends.
– Do you have coarse and thick hair? Consider the use of regular conditioner first. Then once you exit the shower, apply leave-in conditioner.
– For mature hair, apply deep conditioner overnight. When morning comes, wash hair with both shampoo and conditioner.
4. Limit the number of times you have special chemicals applied to your hair. Remember that these special chemicals cause hair to get brittle and dry as time passes.
5. Protect locks from elements like the sun and wind.
Using Treatments and Masks
1. Apply deep conditioner once each week, especially after washing hair. After having done this, cover hair with a shower cap. Wash deep conditioner out after half an hour has passed.
2. Create your own simple spray-on conditioner. Get a spray bottle and fill it with 2/3 water and 1/3 leave-in conditioner. Shake contents to mix. Spray mixture to hair until damp. Apply conditioning cream afterwards.
3. If you’re in a hurry, apply hot oil treatment to hair. Heat up to a couple tablespoons of oil. Comb the oil through hair. After doing this, cover hair with shower cap for up to thirty minutes. After that time passes, rinse oil out, then wash hair with both shampoo and conditioner.
4. Create a coconut oil and honey mask. On a microwave-safe dish, place a single tablespoon honey and a single tablespoon coconut oil. Heat until coconut oil melts, then stir to properly combine them. Comb mask through hair, then tuck under shower cap. After half an hour, rinse mask out with shampoo and warm water.
– Olive oil is a great substitute for coconut oil.
– Honey is great for hair since it can help to seal moisture in.
5. Create a mask composed of banana and honey. This mask helps to hydrate hair as well as prevent damage to it so that it can look no different from tape extensions you can buy from AU. Combine a single ripe banana, a single tablespoon honey, and a single tablespoon olive oil. Blend until the mixture becomes smooth and you find no banana clumps in it. Comb mixture through locks and massage into scalp. Cover locks with a shower cap for up to fifteen minutes. Wash out once fifteen minutes have passed.