Top Five Hair Tips And Tricks
1. Don’t wash your hair every day. To an American, this tip often sounds gross; however, to women around the world, it’s simply common sense. Unless you’re working in a smoke filled bar, engaging in hours of intense, physical, sweaty activity every day, or have had some unpleasant liquids dumped on your head, your day-to-day life typically does not warrant washing your hair every day. Even the oiliest hair can go a day between washing, while others can go upwards of four days between sudsing up. For those thinking that their hair is oily the day after they wash, this is because of over washing. Spend a week or two training your hair to go between washes: it will be softer, shinier, easier to manage, and it will not appear (or smell) dirty.
2. Brush well before applying product. After you’ve dried and styled your hair, it can be tempting to reach for a shine serum to smooth out the ends. One of the best hair tips, however, is to simply massage your scalp and then brush your hair thoroughly from the roots to the ends. The natural oils at your scalp are what shine-enhancing products are manufactured to recreate. By distributing them evenly throughout your hair, you can limit the use of product, all while getting better results.
3. Let your hair air dry. Yes, this is easier said than done. However, even waiting twenty minutes while you drink a cup of coffee before getting your hair dryer out can drastically reduce the amount of heat your hair is exposed to, thus limiting damage. If possible, skip the blow dryer all together if you plan to use a curling iron or flat iron. These hot tools tend to be more damaging, and skipping the blow dry can be helpful.
4. Match your cut to your face and hair texture. Of course, your hair should flatter your facial features. However, it should also work with the natural texture of your hair. Unless you love spending a good hour or two on your locks every day, a flattering cut that takes your natural hair texture into account will make every day styling and more elaborate hairdos easier.
5. Be picky with your stylist. Unless you’ve hit the jackpot and found a stylist who is a wonder with color, your specific hair texture and any cut, from short bobs to long layers, it pays to be picky. While your regular stylist may rock with the scissors, you may need to find someone else for color. In the same vein, if you plan to make a major change to your style, you may need to look elsewhere as well; while you might love your current stylist, he or she may not be able to help you achieve the look you want. When looking for a stylist in the first place, always seek out someone who has experience in your specific hair texture: this is especially important when it comes to curly locks and coarser ethnic hair, as they require expert cutting to achieve certain styles.
No matter how well you take care of your hair or how experienced you are in styling it, there are going to be days where all you want to do is throw it in a bun or put on a hat.
However, these solutions, from taming frizz to reducing thinning, can limit the amount of those types of days that you have. While there’s certainly more to life than worrying about your hair, how your locks look does play a role in your daily life. We hope this makes things a little bit easier for you. Good luck!