Finding the proper hair care routine can be a bit daunting, especially with so much information online, and a flood of new hair care products being launched every day, getting a hair care routine is just like looking for the right skincare routine. Once you find one that works for you, be sure to stick with it.
That’s why we’ll help you with some simple steps that will give you a healthier look for your hair!
Set goals for your healthy hair care routine in addition to the hair problems that you want to address through your daily hair care routine, it is also smart to set some goals related to hair, such as increasing its length or shine. This will help you define your routine and choose the right products to achieve your desired results.
Some hair care goals you may set for yourself:
Softness and luster
Length, texture, and volume
Strength, repair, and hydration
Get healthy curls
Overall healthy looking hair
Every hair care routine contains a few important steps like cleansing, conditioning, detangling, styling, and treating.
The frequency of these steps depends on your hair type, lifestyle, and preferences.
But here are some tips.
- Choose a sulfate-free, gentle moisturizing shampoo, which is better for the long-term health of your hair and scalp.
- Use your fingertips on your scalp to wash your hair, instead of using your nails.
- Do not wash your hair too often, as this can strip the hair of its natural oils and disturb the scalp. It is recommended to wash your hair every 3 to 4 days with a moisturizing shampoo.
- Wash and rinse your hair with warm or cold water, as hot water can damage your hair.
- Apply conditioner to wet hair. Squeeze out the excess water and apply it to the strands of your hair, not to the scalp. Leave it on for 1-2 minutes before rinsing it out with cold water.
- Use a wide-toothed comb to gently comb your hair after applying conditioner to distribute the product evenly.
- Choose a mild, silicone-free conditioner, such as honey conditioner.
- Detangling begins in the shower after applying the conditioner. Gently comb through your locks with your fingertips to get rid of any big knots.
- Always start brushing or combing the bottom of your hair until you reach the roots.
Protection and styling tips:
– Never use heat such as curling irons or hair straighteners on wet or damp hair. After applying a heat protectant, allow your hair to air dry for a few minutes before applying heat.
– When using a heat protectant primer, apply a pea-sized amount – a little goes!
– If you want to improve the texture of your hair after styling, consider using a conditioning spray as the last step in your styling routine.
Protection and styling tips:
- Never use heat such as curling irons or hair straighteners on wet or damp hair. After applying a heat protectant, allow your hair to air dry for a few minutes before applying heat.
- When using a heat protectant primer, apply a pea-sized amount – a little goes!
- If you want to improve the texture of your hair after styling, consider using a conditioning spray or leave in cream as the last step in your styling routine.
Besides your basic routine, here are some additional tips on things you can do to improve the health of your hair:
- Pay attention to the water temperature: Wash and rinse your hair with warm or cold water. Washing your hair with hot water can dry out your scalp and strip your hair of its natural oils, which can lead to dryness and brittleness.
- Get a regular trim: Cut your hair every 6 to 8 weeks to reduce breakage and split ends.
- Take care of your diet: You can also improve your hair from the inside out by eating healthy foods. A diet rich in essential nutrients, such as protein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin A, B12, C, and E, vitamin D, and zinc, will support the health and growth of your scalp and hair.
- Massage your scalp: Massage your scalp regularly to promote blood circulation and rejuvenate the roots. You can apply scalp oils or treatments during the massage to give your scalp a nourishing boost. This will be especially helpful if you suffer from a dry scalp.