Every woman dreams of having happy and healthy hair. The mere thought of having a good hair day everyday is almost too good to be true. It seems that bad hair days are more common and you are not alone in this thinking. Dry and brittle hair, hair fall and hair loss are just some of the hair problems commonly encountered.
Shampoos and creams may actually do wonders for your hair but nothing beats good hair care practices in bringing out your hair’s best. Here are some of the dos and don’ts of hair care.
The Dos and Don’ts of Hair Care
Don’t scratch. Hair breakage and eventual hair loss can result from too much scratching. Scratching is usually caused by dry skin and dandruff thus it is important to prevent your hair and scalp from becoming excessively dry.
Do treat dandruff and dry scalp. Use an anti-dandruff shampoo to control and eliminate dandruff to prevent scratching. You can try Argan oil, a natural oil from Morocco, to relieve itchiness and soothe your scalp. Argan oil is rich in essential fatty acids that help nourish and moisturize your hair and scalp.
Do not use hair styling products excessively. Excessive use of coloring and bleaching can cause lasting damage to your hair shaft, weaken the roots and cause hair breakage. Some hair care products contain harmful chemicals that can cause hair to become dry and brittle.
Do use natural alternatives to commercial hair care products.
Give your hair a rest from the potentially harmful chemicals found in most hair care products. Use natural alternatives and treatments such as natural oils like avocado, almond, olive and argan oil. These oils help nourish hair. These natural oils provide a wide range of nutrients, antioxidants and vitamins that promote health and strength to your hair and scalp.
Don’t wash your hair too often. Washing your hair too often can strip away the natural oil that coats the hair shaft. Washing with hot water can also cause your hair to become dry. Dry hair requires less frequent washing so as not to wash away sebum.
Do keep hair clean. Wash and condition your hair regularly to keep it clean. Oily hair should be washed daily to remove excess oils and dirt that can make hair appear limp and dull. Use a mild shampoo and a good conditioner to keep hair smooth and silky.
Don’t pull or yank on your hair. Pulling on your hair can put stress on your roots and weaken the hair shaft. Avoid pulling your hair into tight ponytails or using rubber and Velcro to style your hair. These practices can dry out your hair.
Do be gentle. Use a wide-toothed comb to untangle knot from your hair. Gently comb wet hair. Hair is vulnerable when wet and more prone to breakage.
Healthy and happy hair means good hair days. Follow these basic hair care tips and say goodbye to bad hair days.