December 3, 2022

Straightening and curling

It’s no secret: almost no one likes the type of hair they have. People who have got curly hair want straight, and straight haired people mostly want wavy curls. However, styling products used to change hair style are not good for healthy hair, so it’s best to avoid them. It’s best to try to achieve the desired effect by blow-drying instead. Ask your hairdresser for help, because whether you want a wavy or straight hairstyle, there is a drying method for everything.  

UV radiation

UV rays can not only damage your skin, but also your hair. In the heat of summer, use hair lotions and hats with UV protection designed for this purpose. This is especially important when on holiday at the seaside, where the salt water can damage the ends of your hair anyway.

Regular haircuts

It’s a good idea to get a haircut at least twice ( or even three times ) a year. Everybody regrets getting a haircut, but the truth is that the more often you go, the less of it you’ll need. 

Hair colouring isn’t too good

Hair colouring can have damaging effects on hair if not done with due care. Do not colour your hair unnecessarily, especially dark hair to light. If you do, leave it to a professional.

What are you putting into your body

Hair (like your eyelashes, by the way) is a reflection of your state of mind. If you’re not feeling well mentally, it can start to fall out. And if you smoke or eat too unhealthily, your hair can get greasy faster. That’s why it’s important to have a regular intake of vitamins, eat fruit and vegetables and drink enough water. To have healthy hair, you can’t do without a healthy lifestyle.

Combing

Combing your hair too often is not optimal for your hair. The friction from running a comb through your hair can cause damage to your strands over time. If you use a hairbrush incorrectly or buy a poor quality one, it can cause a lot of damage to the hair. 

When combing, use gentle strokes to gently untangle tangles and always start at the ends of the hair. 

Although it may seem easier to untangle stubborn little knots when wet, this is not actually true, as you will do much more damage to wet strands by combing. The strands are more fragile and more prone to breakage or break off completely.

Your hair’s worst enemy: towels 

You don’t want to rub your hair dry!  Think about the damage you’re doing to your hair with every move you make. After washing your hair, the water on your hair should only be soaked up. Gently wrap a turban around your hair, leave it for 3-5 minutes and then start drying. 

Do not mess up the blow drying process.

When you blow dry your hair halfway and leave the house it is one of the most dangerous! Scalp colds are a very serious thing, very difficult to heal. It can lead to dandruff and hair loss. It’s not worth it at the expense of your healthy hair. Only wash your hair if you have half an hour to dry it. The same goes for if you get really sweaty during cardio. Don’t run straight home from the gym, especially if it’s cold outside. Take the time to dry it properly, because my hair, for example, got cold that way and caused quite unpleasant symptoms for a long time.

Washing hair

How often should you wash your hair? This can vary from person to person, but experts say two to three times a week is ideal. Washing your hair in water that is too hot can damage hair follicles, hair roots and skin defences by removing the necessary amount of sebum, encouraging the scalp to produce more. A gentle hair wash, on the other hand, can be just as good as a mini-massage, stimulating the scalp, stimulating blood flow and hair growth. 

Ponytail

Too tight a plait or braid is not good for the hair, it will make the ends break more easily. If you tie it up all night, you won’t be able to ventilate your scalp for hours. If you want healthy hair, let your hair rest at least in the evenings.

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