How many times have you crossed a mirror and NOT checked out how great your hair looks?
How many times have you actually considered bunking office because you are having a bad hair day?
How many times has a girl commented on your obsession with your hair?
If the answer to the above questions is a straight yes or even a slight nod, you know exactly what it means to have great hair and care for it! But what do you do if you are hardly in one place to take care of your great asset? Well, we are with you in this and have some basic but great tips for you to care for your most prized possession.
1. Fiddling with wet hair is a strict NO!
Pat drying wet hair with a towel may be faster and convenient but isn’t the smartest way. Breaking away from popular opinion, simply ‘let your hair be’ after a shower. Use your hands to untangle your hair, moving your fingers in the direction of the hair growth. Avoid blow dryers – but if you must, use a thermal styling spray. We know this is a painstaking process owing to the time it takes but after a few haircuts; you’ll thank us!
2. Perfect shampoo for the perfect hair:
Yes, it’s possible! You may have to shell a few extra bucks, may have to hear a few snide remarks but at the end – you’ll be the one with the widest smile. Choose the right shampoo for your hair lest you are left with brittle strands. You may have to try a few shampoos before you find the perfect one but it is worth the effort. Clarifying shampoos treat oily hair with degreasers, including tea tree oil, rosemary and chamomile. Brittle hair that frizzes and splits easily might benefit from proteins, such as collagen and keratin.
3. A healthy body makes way for healthy hair:
Eat right, drink right and sleep right. The changes in your hair will be for all to see. Food rich in proteins help in keeping hair healthy and silky and so does a good night’s sleep. If you are looking to grow your hair, it may be wise to follow a healthy routine with proper sleeping patterns and regular meals.
4. Chop, chop and chop:
Cut your hair as often as once a month. Split ends, rough hair and brittle ends need to be chopped off regularly for your hair to grow and breathe. If you are the experimental kinds and like playing with your looks, it would certainly do you a world of good to get regular haircuts. If you like getting your hair cut a specific way from a specific barber, it may just work in your favour since he knows your hair best. He also has your likes and dislikes memorised.
These tips may be basic, but they go a long way in keeping your hair just the way you like it.