Basic Hair Care Tips

By on August 11, 2011

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The following are some basic hair care tips that you can use to improve the health and look of your hair.

General
dot3 Basic Hair Care TipsA healthy lifestyle will mean healthier hair for you. Excessive stress, smoking, not exercising and not eating nutritiously are not healthy for your hair.

dot3 Basic Hair Care TipsGet enough sleep.

Hair Products (Gel, mouse, hair spary…)
dot3 Basic Hair Care TipsAvoid using hair styling products with alcohol which dries out hair.

dot3 Basic Hair Care TipsAvoid puting hair styling products directly on your scalp, if you put it on your scalp you’ll clog the pores on your head.

Swimming
dot3 Basic Hair Care TipsBefore entering a pool, wet your hair so your hair will soak up the initial water instead of the chlorinated water.

dot3 Basic Hair Care TipsWhen swimming where a cap to protect your hair from chlorinated water, if you choose not to wear a cap make sure you shampoo and condition your hair right after you are done swimming.

Drying
dot3 Basic Hair Care TipsHot air can be damaging to your hair so when using a hair dryer use the cool setting.

dot3 Basic Hair Care TipsDon’t leave the blowdryer in one spot for more than a few seconds, keep it moving and at a good distance away from your hair.

dot3 Basic Hair Care TipsTo speed up the drying process, pat your hair dry with a towell and let the remaining moisture in your hair dry naturally.

dot3 Basic Hair Care TipsGently use your fingers or a pick to untangle any knots while your hair is drying.

Combing/Brushing
dot3 Basic Hair Care TipsUse a brush whose bristles are made from natural animal hairs, it is softer and more flexible which means less damage will be done to your hair.

dot3 Basic Hair Care TipsHair is most fragile when it is wet so avoid brushing or combing when it’s wet, or else it will cause breakage, wait until your hair is almost completely dry before brushing it.

dot3 Basic Hair Care TipsUse brushes/combs with widely spaced bristles/teeth and smooth tips. Sharp tooth combs can damage your hair, cause split ends, and scratch your scalp.

dot3 Basic Hair Care TipsTo keep your brushes and combs clean, wash them weekly using soap or shampoo.

dot3 Basic Hair Care TipsComb your hair to remove any tangles before brushing it.

dot3 Basic Hair Care TipsBegin by combing your hair gently at the ends to get any tangles out and work your way up to the base of your hair.

dot3 Basic Hair Care TipsAlways brush/comb with a downwards stroke.

dot3 Basic Hair Care TipsAvoid using plastic brushes/combs which create static electricity

Shampooing and Conditioning
dot3 Basic Hair Care TipsBuy shampoos & conditioners that match your hair type, trial and error is the best way to find out what specific hair product is best for your hair.

dot3 Basic Hair Care TipsShower with warm water, hot water can dry and/or irritate the scalp.

dot3 Basic Hair Care Tips It is important to wash your hair, shampooing removes dirt, dead skin cells, hair oils, any hair products you may put into your hair.

dot3 Basic Hair Care TipsWhen shampooing, rinse your hair out before applying any shampoo to remove any dust, dirt, and any other foreign items, then apply the shampoo onto your scalp and massage it gently with your finger tips and work your way outwards. After you are done make sure that you thouroughly rinse out your hair to remove any shampoo residue that may be left. Shampoo residue may dry your scalp/hair and or attract dirt. It is recommended that you only lather once to avoid drying your hair out, if you have oily hair, lathering again may stimulate your oil glands to create even more oil than normal.

dot3 Basic Hair Care TipsYou should wash your hair as often as you feel necessary to keep it clean, but a general rule is for oily hair you should wash it every day or every other day and for dry hair only wash it 2-3 times a week.

dot3 Basic Hair Care TipsTry rotating the shampoo and conditioner periodically, your hair responds differently to different products.

dot3 Basic Hair Care TipsUse a conditioner after shampooing, it’ll moisturize your hair, give it extra protection, add shine, reduce static, and makes it easier to untangle.

dot3 Basic Hair Care TipsUse a leave in conditioner, it’ll hydrate and protect your hair. A leave in conditioner on your hair is the equivalent of moisturizer on your face.

dot3 Basic Hair Care TipsWhen conditioning your hair, try to spread conditioner evenly through out your hair and leave it in for a couple of minutes before rinsing out your hair.

dot3 Basic Hair Care TipsPut the conditioner in at about an inch away from the scalp, the roots of your hair contain the most oils and usually don’t need the extra conditioning.

dot3 Basic Hair Care TipsBe gentle when shampooing and conditioning, don’t use excessive force rubbing your hair, remember hair is most vunerable when wet.