The Perfect Hair Care Routine
For Every Hair Type
Whether your hair is straight, wavy, curly or oily, your hair care routine should be anything but...routine. That is, how you care for your hair depends on what type of hair you have. There is no one-size-fits-all for hair care. So read on for your one-size-fits-you hair care, starting with the differences in hair types, and tips to care for each one.
Brush Your Hair In The Morning:
The obvious reason for brushing your hair is keeping it tangle-free. What many of you may not know is that brushing also helps to distribute natural oils evenly throughout your hair. This gives your hair a healthy shine. Use a soft-bristled brush to gently brush your hair. If you don’t have time, brush your hair while watching TV, but do it gently.
This is a quandary for many. How often you need to wash your hair depends primarily on the type of hair you have. Typically dry and coarse hair requires washing every second or third day; fine and oily hair needs to be washed every day; and normal hair should be washed every other day.
Use small circular motions to massage scalp and stimulate blood flow. If your hair is dry, use a hydrating shampoo. Fine and oily hair requires clear shampoos, while normal hair can adapt to just about any kind of shampoo. Also use a hydrating conditioner and apply it from the roots to the tips to ensure hair looks soft and glossy after washing.
Hair Styling Products:
Use of hair styling products depends on your hairstyle. Try to limit the usage of these products to avoid hair damage. If you intend to blow dry your hair to style, be sure to use a heat protectant. Try to avoid using hair styling products at least once a week to give your hair the chance to recover from the stress of being subjected to all these harsh products! Less is more when it comes to hair styling products.
Styling Your Hair:
Whether you prefer an elaborate hairdo or something simple, you need to style your hair every day. Try to be gentle while handling your hair and do not pull or tug unnecessarily. Use your brush to carefully style your hair and make it presentable.
Daily Night Hair Care Routine:
Before you retire to bed, spend a few minutes in front of your mirror and brush your hair gently. This will get rid of the knots and tangles that have accumulated during the day. After brushing, tie your hair into a loose ponytail to prevent tangles while you sleep. If you have short hair, you have no cause for worry.