The Do’s and Don’ts of Healthy Hair

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Healthy Hair

Long, thick and healthy hair is something that most women work hard to achieve. But you already know that the missteps of routine hair care leave your hair dry and rough.

Some bad habits can also lead to hair damage, such as breaking, drying or even hair loss. No matter what your hair type, follow the following easy to do and not to do steps for healthier, happier and more manageable hair.

DO:

Take care of your general health. Hair is a tissue that is equally affected by our physical well-being and dietary habits…

 

…Diet rich in dietary fibers, protein, and iron is vital for opti
mal growth and regeneration. Stress, lack of exercise, hormonal imbalance, poor diet and hygiene and a medical condition like a thyroid problem can also cause hair problems.

DO:

Shun the sun. And you thought that the ultraviolet radiations are bad for your skin only?

These damaging rays are just as harmful to the hair as skin, however they won’t turn your hair red or begin to peel.

Repeated sun exposure will not only fade your dye but also leave your hair dry and damaged.

While planning for the outdoor:

Always try to cover your hair with a wide-brimmed hat or a scarf.

Choose shampoos and conditioners along with SPF hairspray to moisturize, protect against both types of ultraviolet rays that can cause severe sunburn…

…At the end of the summer, intensive conditioning treatment at the salon could help rejuvenate your hair with an entirely new look.

DO:

Ingredients are the key. Always keep an eye on shampoo and conditioner labels before going to purchase a product.

DO NOT choose a product that contains more than two detergents such as sodium lauryl sulfate, lauryl ether sulfate or ammonium lauryl sulfate.

Jamaal Hammed, a celebrity hair stylist, recommends organic products that are composed of natural plant ingredients instead of harsh chemical agents. 

DO NOT OVERWASH:

1). Unless your hairs are extra oily, dabbing them with shampoo or a conditioner every other day will cause damage.

2). Washing too often also causes dryness. Just like over washing clothes fades their natural color, if you constantly wash your hair, it will become too clean.

3). Avoid washing your hair with cold water.

DO NOT SLEEP WITH WET HAIR:

Sleeping with wet hair is a big no-no. The way we care for our hair at night is essential because we have little control over our sleeping habits and cannot know for sure how we move at night.

Always brush your hair before bedtime to eliminate any buildup or tangles from the day. A braid style is an excellent way to keep hair out of the way, and it is also very easy to deconstruct it in the morning.

DO NOT SWIM UNPROTECTED:

The good news is that swimming does not damage your hair badly, but it is important to recondition your hair extensions from too many hours of remaining wet.

1). To prevent your hair from salt or chlorine damage, it is advisable to have swimming of no more than 2 hours.

2). Before entering the treated water of chlorine or salted beach water, it is important to wash the hair with a shampoo and UV protective conditioner of your choice.

3). You can also apply SPF containing leave on product and a moisturizing cream for better hair protection.

4). If you decide diving or swimming in the sea, a bathing cap is a good idea that will keep your hair protected from intense heat of the sun and sandy water.