1.Use Chemical Free Shampoos And Condition Correctly
You really can’t control all the environmental factors that damage your hair, but what you can control is the kind of shampoos you use. Lesser the number of chemicals in your shampoo, healthier your hair. Go for gentle shampoos that suit your hair type.
Sulfates and parabens in shampoos are used for lathering and preserving respectively, but they can cause skin irritation over time and increase the risk of hormonal disruptions
Your conditioner contains ingredients that make the hair fall straight and manageable. It protects your hair from environmental aggressors and heat styling. However, it should be applied only on the tips of the hair and not on your scalp. Also, make sure to rinse it off thoroughly post application.
2. Wash Your Hair Regularly, Space Out The Wash Days
If you over-washing your hair, it can cause damage to your scalp and hair follicles. So washing your hair regularly ensures that your scalp and hair are free of dirt and excess oil. The right frequency depends on your hair type and personal preferences. If you have extremely dry hair, limit your washing to twice a week. If you have an oily scalp, washing your hair on alternate days can help.
3. Treat Your Hair With Hair Oil And Dry Your Hair Naturally
a. Before you wash your own hair, please do that. Pre-shampoo treatments like oiling and massaging improve blood circulation on the scalp, relax your muscles, boost shine and nourish the hair. They’re nourishing, great for a self-care sesh, and will leave you feeling amazing. It also restores moisture content, enables hair growth and repairs split ends. You can choose from coconut oil, almond oil, olive oil, castor oil, and the likes. Avoid using mineral oil on your hair.
b. After you wash your own hair, please follow this step. If we blow-drying with a hair dryer will makes your hair as beautiful as that of your on-screen idol. But excessive heat styling can damage your hair scalp. So air drying or towel drying after the shampoo is the best way to go. Never sleep in wet hair or comb wet hair. Harsh rubbing with a towel can damage the cuticle of your hair. Be gentle to treat your hair. It will become soft, natural, and shiny.
4. Use A Wide-toothed Comb And Tirm Your Hair Regularly
Plastic combs can often lead to static, which we’re willing to bet isn’t your desired result. Instead, wet hair is fragile and prone to breakage. So use a rubber comb on wet hair and a wooden comb on dry hair. It’s also better to use a wide-toothed comb, as this will gently pull apart knots and tangles. This kind of comb prevents damage to your hair. A fine-toothed comb can get snagged on knots and lead to accidental breakage.
It's better to trim your hair every 6-8 weeks to get rid of split ends. Split ends form when the hair is damaged due to heat styling, pollution, smoking, stress, and so on. Hair growth happens at the scalp level, trimming does not magically make the hair grow faster, but trimming ensures healthy hair.
5. Eat Healthy And Drink More Water
Your hair is made of proteins and amino acids. It needs the right nutrition to grow well and maintain itself. Eggs, berries, nuts, fish, green leafy vegetables, sweet potatoes are some of the many great foods for healthy hair.
Internal hydration coupled with external hydration is the key to well-balanced and healthy hair. You may be using hydrating hair care products and oils, but drinking at least 3 liters of water every day ensures good hair health.