People spend a lot of money on various hair care products and tools as they realize that beautiful and healthy hair is not only important but it is also part of the first impression one makes when meeting other people. They are concerned with achieving good looks and stylish hair so they can always look at their best, no matter the situation.
One issue that many people don’t think of, or overlook, is the fact that no commercial product can help if the hair is not healthy to begin with. One should first make sure that proper hair care is just as important as applying quality creams, gels and serums to their hair. So here are a couple of tips that should ensure that the basics of proper hair care are met before spending all that money on expensive – albeit good – products available on the market to enhance your good looks.
Make sure that your hair gets trimmed every 2 months on average. 6-8 weeks is a good time to pass before the next trim. This is when it starts to grow again and the ends become split and brittle.
Do not wash your hair every day. While it is not generally a bad thing to do, you don’t really need it. If you wash it every second or third day, that is more than enough. However if you do prefer shampooing it every day, make sure that you use a shampoo type that is specifically created for daily use. Shampoos with too many chemicals in them might actually damage your hair instead of treating it.
If you like spending time outside in the sun, use various products that have sunscreen in them. Also use hats when the sun is strongest in the day.
Try to avoid too much coloring or using perm on a regular basis. These contain various chemicals that usually burn the hair follicles quite bad. However if you do have to use them, stick with one brand instead of changing it all the time. Also go for quality products and not the cheapest around. They might be higher in price, however they will have various mechanisms in place to protect your scalp from the strongest of chemicals available in these compounds.
Use a wide toothed comb instead of a brush for your hair every day. Brushes have the tendency to create split ends and breakages. Also forget about the myth of brushing you hair 100 times before going to bed. This is a myth that has nothing to do with reality and in fact you might damage your locks quite bad in the long run if you keep at it for a while.