Almost everyone would take up an offer to have healthier hair. When your hair’s healthy, it’s strong, shiny, and easy to manage. When your hair’s unhealthy, it can break easily, look damaged, and be hard to work with. Luckily, there are a few simple things you can try today that will help you develop habits to have overall healthier hair that’s strong and won’t break or fall out so frequently. To show you how, here are three things you can do today for healthier hair.
Keep It Natural
While your hair can handle a fair amount of styling and all that entails, it’s a good idea to give your hair a break from all the tools and products every once in awhile. In fact, Samantha Zabell, a contributor to Real Simple, shares that you should try to allow your hair to be all natural at least once a week. This means that you let it air dry and don’t use any hot tool or products for styling. If you’re able to choose one day a week where you let your hair rest from all that you put it through during the rest of the week, you will find that it’s much healthier as a result of that break.
Finish Your Wash With Cold Water
Although you may have heard that it’s good to go a day or two between washes, depending on your particular hair and scalp, there are other things you can do while you’re washing your hair that can help it look and feel healthier. According to Jessica Cruel, a contributor to Self.com, instead of ending your shower with warm water on your hair, try to give one last blast of cold water. By doing this, you’ll help to close the cuticles of your hair and seal in moisture, both of which can make your hair look and feel smoother and less damaged.
Turn Down Your Hot Tools
While both men and women do a lot of damage to their hair on a regular basis, there’s little that can do more harm than using hot tools. The heat from tools like flat irons, curling irons and blow dryers can really damage your hair. But if you’re careful, you can help to minimize this damage. To do this, Regina Boyle Wheeler, a contributor to Everyday Health, recommends playing with the heat settings of your tools. Many people have the settings too high, which can really fry your hair. So rather than cranking it all the way up, try setting it at the lowest setting and slowly working your way up until you can get the style you’re looking for at the lowest setting that will work for your hair.
If your hair could use a little TLC, use the tips mentioned above to begin having healthier hair today.