Caring for your hair is very essential and helps in hair growth. In this article, we are going to learn how to keep our hair looking all dashing and shining.
Let’s Get Started!
How to Clean Your Hair
These are a few tips I want to share about applying shampoo.
- The water should be at a comfortable temperature but a little on the hot side, this will open up the inner cuticles making it easier to get all the dirt and any product residue from it.
- Squeeze out a quarter-sized amount of shampoo onto your palms and rub them together.
- Don’t use more shampoo than you need and focus on shampooing the scalp, especially at your nape. This is because the hair near your scalp is the youngest and oiliest while the ends are the coldest, driest and weakest.
- Be gentle with your hair while lathering it. In the worst scenario fiction can cause too much damage to the cuticles, resulting in frizz and breakage.
- Start by lathering the roots at the top of your head and moving down towards your nape. This regulates the blood flow to your scalp and stimulates hair growth. Don’t use circular motions because this can tangle your hair instead use vertical strokes almost like you’re scratching your head but don’t press too hard. Move to the ends of the hair. Don’t scrub your ends instead use downward stroking movements.
- After lathering it properly, rinse it and squeeze as much water as you can out of it and apply the conditioner.
- Now you can tie your hair up and continue with your shower. Remember that the longer you have the conditioner on your hair, the better it is absorbed. Avoid putting conditioner on your roots because there is enough natural oil from your scalp there now.
- Wash the shampoo and conditioner out of your hair. You can do this in 5 minutes because any leftover shampoo would have dried up and led to dull-looking hair and even dandruff.
Planning out your hairstyles for the week
Another quick and easy trick for healthier hair is for you to plan out your hairstyles.
You could plan it this way:
- Wear your hair down on Monday
- Hold it into a ponytail on Tuesday
- Braid it on Wednesday
This will let you wash your hair less often while still looking amazing every day.
Rinse Your Hair with Sage Herb Extract
Sage herb is a natural astringent. It is great for fighting greasy hair. Sage controls the sebaceous glands, and oil production soothes the skin and treats inflammation. Let’s look at how to apply the sage extract to your hair.
- For each cup of water, use one spoonful of dried sage leaves
- Brew it just like you would do to ordinary tea.
- When your sage tea cools, rinse your clean hair with it.
- After using the sage in your hair, you will soon notice that your hair is looking shinier and all your dandruff problems are now solved.
Sage is even used as a treatment for hair loss. This plant contains a specific compound that is effective in treating male pattern baldness.
For hair loss or baldness, you can combine:
- Four drops of sage essential oil
- Add equal amounts of rosemary and peppermint oils
- A tablespoon of olive oil
- Massage this mixture into your scalp twice a day and say bye to baldness.
Reduce The Frequency of Washing your Hair
This sounds a bit weird. You may be asking what is wrong with washing my hair every day? Well, let’s learn something here. Washing your hair every single day can harm your hair by drying out your scalp oops this sounds terrifying. Washing your hair every day will produce more oil. If you are into washing your hair every day then you need to stop this habit. Cut down washing your hair slowly and you will get used to it with time. With less washing, your sebaceous glands won’t need to produce as much oil to repair the dry damaged scalp that shampooing causes.
Use Dry Shampoo Before a Workout
It is kind of useless to apply dry shampoo after exercising. Your hair gets greasy after working out and with that, and you can’t do anything about it. You should always dry shampoo before working out so that it can absorb all the sweat during your training.
Sleep on Clean Pillowcases
When you sleep on clean sheets and pillowcases, you have a refreshed feeling. Your hair likes that feel too. Pillowcases get covered with dead skin cells, and sweat and your body’s natural oils create a breeding ground for bacteria. You should replace your pillowcase at least once a week to maintain your skin and hair healthy. If you have oily skin and greasy hair, you should change your pillowcase twice a week. You need to check the material of your pillowcase too. Some pillowcases can suck up your hair’s natural oils making your hair dry and frizzy. Avoid the satin or silk pillowcases. Don’t go to bed with wet hair.
Make a lemonade for your hair, hold it in a ponytail or a high bun when you are home and lastly take good care of your scalp.