A proper hair care regimen is crucial to the growth of your hair. Constant exposure to dirt and pollution is the biggest reason behind regular hair problems including dandruff, hair fall, split ends, and so on. The problems are many. It is easy to come across suggestions (regarding haircare) but equally difficult to actually get results. So, it is important to understand what really works for your hair and what does not.
It is important to educate yourself about hair care and not act on every suggestion that you come across- indiscriminately. Provided below are a few tips with the help of which you can expect to maintain long and strong hair.
Pining for a lustrous mane? Know how to get it
Your hair normally grows 15 cm per year. There is little or nothing you can do to speed up the process. So, the first thing that should know about your hair is that it takes time to grow. Patience is key – and, if anybody tells you otherwise then he or she is wrong. Here are further details.
You need not wash your hair every day if it’s not too oily
One of the major mistakes committed by us is that we think that we need to wash it every day. You aren’t helping your cause if you are washing your hair daily because your locks are weighed down by-products in that case. The time between those washes is the time for your hair to grow. Give it time to breathe. Those who already have long, thick, and processed hair can expect their hair to do quite well without frequent washes. Washing twice a week is adequate. If your hair is oily wash it daily with a lightweight shampoo.
Oil it regularly
What do most of us do for our hair to fight the effects of pollution? We end up shampooing it every day. Not to forget, we hardly apply oil. Some of us even have the record of going for months without applying hair oil.
Don’t undermine the power of Ayurvedic Jasmine oil or coconut oil when it comes to addressing serious hair problems. Jasmine, for instance, is an effective anti-septic. It can combat any kind of microbial infection in your hair including dandruff. Plus, its fragrance is known to soothe your nerves. Once your nerves are soothed you don’t have to worry about hair loss.
And, how will you benefit by picking up that Coconut Oil bottle for your hair? Coconut oil has strong anti-bacterial properties. Bacteria attacks can not only affect our scalp but hair growth as well. Apply Coconut Oil at least 3 or 4 times a week. You can do that before going to bed thereby allowing the oil to settle down on your scalp- let the root of your hair absorb the oil. Expect longer and healthier locks in the process.
Condition your hair properly
It is very important to use a good conditioner after shampoo. The conditioner moisturizes your hair thereby making it supple and more manageable. Leave-in conditioners are very effective for hair growth since they penetrate deep into your hair cuticles thereby healing them completely. You are supposed to apply conditioner only on the end and middle of your hair. Otherwise, your hair ends up looking greasy.
Use super-absorbent towels
They are not your regular towels. We are always toweled drying our hair after a wash – quite without realizing that our hair is super fragile when it is wet. The cuticle of your hair can be adversely affected if you are rubbing wet hair against the regular towels. This leads to frizziness. Instead of towel wrapping your hair to get rid of excess moisture- use the super-absorbent towels after washing.