The way we treat our hair matters. Hair is one of the most prominent characteristics of our external appearance. We spend hours combing and washing it, applying hair masks and color, and creating elaborate hairstyles. The way our hair looks affects our mood and the way we feel – when our hair is at its best, we feel great, but we’re highly embarrassed when our hair doesn’t behave and we’re having a bad hair day because our hair looks flat and dull. That’s just one of the reasons we’re constantly looking for the best hair treatment to protect our hair and keep it looking at its best.
Our best intentions to keep our hair looking great is one of the main reasons we cause it so much damage on a daily basis. This happens as a result of washing it too frequently, heat styling it, using products that contain lots of chemicals, coloring it and more.
So, what are the best ways we can treat our hair and what is the best hair treatment to keep it healthy and beautiful.
Here are 10 tips to keep in mind:
1. Get your hair cut regularly
To avoid split ends and keep your hair healthy and beautiful, make sure to regularly cut your hair – about a half an inch every 6-8 weeks.
2. Avoid washing your hair every day
Washing your hair every day can damage your hair. Wash it every 2-3 days, instead.
3. Rinse your hair with cold water
Rinse your hair with cold water to protect your hair, maintain its health and increase shine.
4. Treat yourself to a scalp massage
Washing your hair is the perfect time to treat yourself to a vigorous scalp massage. It can help create more lather and increase circulation which helps promote healthier, more beautiful hair. Make sure to massage gently so as not to damage your hair.
5. Only comb and brush your hair when it’s dry
When hair is wet, it is weaker and more prone to breakage. Prefer to comb your hair before getting in to the shower. If you really need to comb it in the shower, wash it first with conditioner, gently comb it with a wide-tooth comb, then rinse.
6. Nourish your hair with a hair treatment
Don’t count just on shampoo to keep your hair soft, shiny and healthy looking. Provide your hair with the best hair treatment you can give it: a daily two-minute, fragrant, leave-in conditioner, and a weekly rich nourishing hair mask treatment. If your hair is dry and has split ends, use serum for your tips, as needed. Providing your hair with the proper hair treatment, will give it the energy boost it needs.
7. Choose and use products from just one brand
It’s best to use the same brand of shampoo and conditioner. For one, the products contain active ingredients designed to complement each other. For another, using different brands can cause active ingredients to counteract.
8. Choose products that match your hair type
Not every product will match your hair type. Different needs require different products. So, if you have dry and damaged hair, don’t use products for someone with oily hair. Identify your hair type and adjust your products to your needs.
9. Try to avoid harsh chemical treatments
Similar to all treatments that burn and dry out hair, harsh chemical straightening treatments and hot fusion hair extensions weigh down hair and increase hair loss. If you’ve decided to chemically straighten your hair anyway, choose a straightening treatment that uses high quality ingredients and is approved by the Ministry of Health. When it comes to hair extensions, make sure to choose the lightest extensions possible so that they don’t pull and weigh down your hair.
10. Maintain a balanced diet
Hair cells grow faster than any other cells in our body. But because they’re not essential for survival, they’re also the first to be affected by poor nutrition. That’s why, in order to main strong and healthy-looking hair, it’s important to eat foods rich in iron. These include: leafy greens, fish, seeds and whole grains, as well as proteins found in foods such as soy, lentils, dairy products, quinoa and more.