What do we really need to do to keep our hair healthy and looking its best? Check this out…
Daily Hair Care
You may not spend much time thinking about it, but your daily hair care routine can make a real impact on your appearance. Washing your hair too often or not often enough, using the wrong hair products, even how you brush your hair can either enhance its luster or cause dryness and damage. Daily hair care also includes caring for your scalp because that’s where hair develops. The hair below the surface of your skin is the part that’s alive; you need to nourish the roots in order for the hair to appear healthy and glossy. Choosing moisturizing hair care products and minimizing blow drying and chemical treatments to your hair keeps your scalp and hair looking its best.
Why Wash your Hair?
Washing your hair is the most critical element of daily hair care. Throughout the day, hair collects dirt and filth from everything you’re exposed to (pollution, cigarette smoke, dust, etc). Even if you stayed inside all day, you would still have buildup of dead skin cells from your scalp which can cause infection if not washed away on a regular basis. Regular shampooing is essential for removing this buildup from your hair and scalp and keeping it clean. In addition to buildup of dirt, many women also complain about buildup of natural oils.
How Often Should I Shampoo?
Washing hair with shampoo helps remove excess oil along with other dirt particles, leaving hair feeling fresh and clean again. Although daily hair care implies daily shampooing, women who are lucky enough to have normal hair (that is, not too dry or too oily) achieve the best results when they wash their hair only every other day. Washing hair too often can overdry the hair from the astringents in most shampoos; it can also cause an overproduction of sebum, which makes hair extra oily. However, if your hair tends to be oily, you probably need to shampoo every day. On the other side of the spectrum, dry hair is often most manageable and soft when you wait at least two or three days between shampoos.
Do I Need Conditioner?
Yes, conditioner is a key hair product necessary for moisturizing and maintaining soft, healthy hair. Women with oily hair may find thick, creamy conditioners to be too heavy for their hair; a light, clear conditioner is better for their daily hair care. Those with dry hair should opt for the creamy conditioners, leaving them on the scalp for several minutes each time to ensure the moisturizing ingredients penetrate the hair. In addition, women with dry hair should apply a deep conditioning hair product to their hair once a week to promote both softness and shine.
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