Sometimes it can feel like hair care is a full-time job. If you’re not happy with your hair, it might feel like you spend a lot of time trying to manage your ‘do. Fortunately, with these simple tips, you can tame that wild mane and enjoy healthy, beautiful hair.
Blast Out Your Dry Shampoo
You have probably used dry shampoo before. All you have to do is spray it at the roots of your hair and it soaks up oil to make your hair look fresh and clean, right? In reality, you could be using your dry shampoo in a much more effective manner. The key is to apply it, then blast it with a hair dryer. This works to remove the product and the excess oil and dirt that goes with it. Otherwise, you have the used product in your hair all day.
Use Hair Masks Before Working Out
You might like to apply a hair mask after you workout, but there are actually benefits to prioritizing it beforehand. Sweat dries out the hair, but if you apply a mask before you hit the gym, it pushes the moisturizing ingredients into the strains and seals them before the salt can leave an impact. The heat from working up a sweat will allow the mask to penetrate deeper, then you can rinse it off when you’re showering after your workout!
Style Your Bangs Straight Out of the Shower
Bangs can be a super cute look, but they require special styling to keep them in check. After you get out of the shower, style them immediately to avoid any kinks or frizz. Lightly blow dry them with the nozzle pointed downward. Then pin them to one side with a clip and a tissue (this prevents creasing), and switch to the other side once dry.
Don’t Use Shampoo So Often
If you are a daily shampooer, it’s time to put down the bottle. Shampoo dries out your hair, which makes it difficult to rock the shiny, healthy-looking locks you’re looking for. Forgo shampoo during most of the week; try washing it only two or three times a week. If you’re feeling greasy, try a little dry shampoo and a low pony for the day.
Use Your Blow-Dryer to Blast Cold Air for Shine
There is a cold air setting on your blow dryer for a reason. While you don’t want to use it through the entire drying process because it will make your hair look greasy, you can add shine to your hair by finishing your styling process with a flew blasts of cold air. Once it is completely dry, use the cold setting for a few seconds to seal in your look.
Don’t Use Conditioner on Your Scalp
If your hair feels greasy after you wash your hair, it’s probably because you’re using conditioner on your scalp. Instead of applying the conditioner all over your hair, only apply it about four inches from the scalp. You don’t have to worry about your scalp drying out; the natural oils will hydrate those strains.
Use the Right Brushes
While it may be easier to keep one brush on hand, it’s best to keep several different kinds on hand. Different brushes have different functions. Boar-bristle brushes are designed to polish the cuticle layer of the hair, making it softer and smoother. Wet brushes, which feature soft, flexible bristles, make it easier to detangle your mane when your hair is wet. Paddle brushes are best for long hair detangling. Denman brushes reduce static and are best for styling. Finally, there are different sizes of round brushes used for a variety of functions, including adding body and volume, creating waves, and straightening the hair.
Scrunch Curly Hair for Extra Volume
Curly hair can feel like a lot of work, but it’s really as simple as combing your hair, using mousse, and scrunching your hair. All styling for curling hair should occur wet; otherwise, the hair becomes frizzy. Fine curls would benefit from lightweight mouse. Comb through damp hair to align the individual strands as much as you can. Then, flip your head over and scrunch and shake curls out.
Use Colored Shampoo
If you have blonde hair, you’re probably aware that it can get brassy. If you want glowing, golden curls again, you can achieve them easily with purple shampoo. Use a small amount of purple-hued shampoo with a moisturizing shampoo for a shiner, more vibrant appearance.
Detangle With Your Fingers
Instead of using a brush to detangle your wet hair, use your God-given combs: your fingers! With curly hair, this tip is important. You don’t have to use a comb to detangle your hair. In fact, using your fingers results in better curl definition. Gently separate your curls with your fingers.
Don’t Pull Your Hair Back Too Tightly
Pulling back your hair too tightly causes severe damage to your locks. Take it easy, as over time, you could cause balding or thinning. This occurs because the hair at the front of your hairline because weaker over time. Be gentle when tying your hair back.
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