When selecting a brush, you should choose one that is made from natural animal hairs, as opposed to one made from synthetic materials. The bristles on the natural brushes will be more soft and flexible, so it will be less likely to cause any damage to your hair, if you use it regularly. When washing your hair, you should start by rinsing it with water to get most of the impurities out. Then, gently massage the shampoo into your scalp and in the hair. Take your time and make sure all your hair is covered with shampoo. Rinse until all the shampoo is gone.
If you happen to suffer from a flaky scalp, try using this treatment bi-weekly: Start sectioning your hair and do a gentle rubbing on your scalp using a rubbing alcohol-saturated cotton pad. Once the alcohol dries, start brushing your hair. Finish with a thorough rinse using warm water, and be sure not to shampoo.
Hair products that you use to make your hair look nice can be doing more damage than you think. As you choose your products, avoid the ones that contain any alcohol. The alcohol will dry your hair out quickly. These products could also dry out your scalp, so avoid any contact with the scalp.
Let your hair relax at night. Just like the rest of your body, your hair needs rest. Avoid heading to bed with your hair restrained in tight barrettes or bands. The constant pressure can weaken the roots of your hair or even, pull them out. When it’s time for bed, leave your hair down or tie it back into a low, loose ponytail.
If you use a flatiron on your hair, try a silicone flatiron instead of one made with metal or ceramic. Silicone flatirons are relatively new to the market, and they have the benefit of straightening hair with just one pass through. These flatirons can cut the time you take in half!
If you have curly hair, you must be careful about how often you wash it. Restrict the number of times you shampoo your hair to no more than two times a week. This will allow your natural oils to build-up and help to control frizz. If you have extra oily hair, shampoo three times weekly. Anyone with thin or fine hair should steer clear of thick conditioning products. They’ll leave your hair weighed down, which will make it look even more thin and fine than before. Instead, opt for light conditioners to add volume without the ill effects of heavy conditioners. For the best hair possible, add massaging your scalp into your weekly routine. Massaging your scalp can loosen up and clear out dandruff and increase circulation to your head for optimum hair growth! This does not need to be done daily to be effective, once a week is enough to see great results.