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Hair care routine

Hair care can time and again be challenging,especially if you are time bound, but healthy and attractive hair adds to your personality and boost up your confidence. Devising a hair care routine is simple and effortless. It comprises of preserving the health of your hair and applying beneficial products to your hair. Fortunately, your hair doesn’t require attention every day and many things in a hair care routine can be done only once or twice a week.

1) Your hair can be

Every person has different hair, and it often needs to be treated and taken care of in a particular way. Know what type of hair you have so that they can be cared for in the best way possible. Your hair can be:

  • Oily
  • Dry
  • Normal
  • Wavy
  • Straight
  • Curly
  • Thick
  • Fine

Every person has different hair, and it often needs to be treated and taken care of in a
Once you know your hair type, treat your hair accordingly.

2) Wash Your Hair Only When Necessary

Many people believe that they need to wash their hair daily, however, the truth is that your hair needs washing every other day or a few times a week. It is better to wash your hair when it’s dirty, not just out of habit.
Washing it too much drain out its natural oil which can damage your hair.

3) Avoid washing hair with hot water

Washing your hair with hot water will actually strip your hair of protective oils that act as a natural conditioner. However, washing hair with lukewarm water will not just prevent losing any natural shine from your hair but will also avoid dull hair.

4) Use a comb when hair is wet

Use a wide-tooth comb is to remove any knots post showering. A brush often drags and pulls your hair thus, causing it to break and become damaged, so better to use a comb and start at the bottom of your hair, working your way up.

5) Let your hair air dry

No doubt that blow dryers dry your hair very fast, but the heat from the dryer can damage your hair follicles, leading to dry, damaged hair. It is thus advisable to air dry your hair when possible, and even if you need to use a blow dryer opt for the one that allows for a cooler setting.

6) Trim your hair regularly

Try to give your hair a trim every three months or so, as hair are prone to split ends and if unattended, look really bad and unhealthy. It’s easiest to trim your hair when it is wet or straight so that you can get even ends.

7) Avoid using dyes

Hair dye has numerous chemicals that can damage your hair, and if done too often it’s almost impossible to repair that damage. It is best, stick to your natural hair color, but if you must dye, do not do it on a regular basis and stick within three shades of your natural color.

8) Protect your hair from the sun

Too much sun can dry out your hair, specially if your hair is color treated, so it is really necessary to cover your hair with a hat or use a hairspray with SPF protection whenever you are outside for long periods of time.

9) Avoid tightly wound hair

Pulling back your hair too tight in a ponytail or braid can cause damage and breakage. It’s okay to do these styles with your hair, but you should always let your hair free at night and try to avoid doing them every day.

10) Apply natural remedies to your hair

Although there are numerous hair products you can buy to improve the quality of your hair, but it is best to stick with something natural.

Olive oil: warm olive oil will help moisturize dry hair. Apply to your hair and let sit for 45 minutes, then shampoo and rinse.

Tea: unsweetened, brewed tea can bring shine to your hair as well as enhance your natural color. Rinse hair with a tea and after rinsing out shampoo in a shower.

Coconut oil: this serves as a natural conditioner. Take warm coconut oil and apply to hair, let it sit for thirty minutes. Then rinse with shampoo.

11) Take care of the rest of your body

In order to have healthy hair, you need to have a healthy body, which means eating right and taking the right amount of nutrients that accelerates hair growth. Some nutrients to improve your hair are:

Essential fatty acids: flaxseed oil, salmon, tuna, walnuts and almonds

Vitamin B6: bananas, potatoes, and spinach

Protein: fish, chicken, eggs, and soy products

Folic acid: fresh fruits and vegetables, especially citrus fruits and tomatoes, as well as whole grains, beans, and lentils Stress and smoking can also cause damage to your hair by making it dull and prone to breakage, so avoid these things if possible.