10 Rules That Will Make Your Hair Look More Gorgeous Than a Day at the Salon
Well-groomed and healthy hair is not just about good genes but also about everyday care. Even if you won’t see the result the very next day after starting the procedures, there’s still a good chance that after several months of active hair care procedures you’ll see the difference. However, caring about hair should be done wisely and there are certain rules you need to follow.
We at Bright Side decided to figure out which nuances can help hair look gorgeous even after a long rest by the sea on a sandy beach.
It might sound like something that will surely make your mane look royal but even the best hair oil should be applied correctly. Don’t apply it directly to your roots because it will make the hair heavier — just apply it to the tips. One of the ways to use oil is to apply it to the hair before washing, tie the hair back, and don’t wet it for a while — hot steam together with oil will make your hair healthier and softer.
Many of us apply hair conditioner to all of our hair, thoroughly rubbing it into the scalp. This is also a mistake. Just like oil, it is not meant for the scalp but for hair tips. It’s best to apply it to the very end of the hair. It’s important to wash your hair properly afterward to be sure that the hair is really clean and didn’t retain any residual soapiness.
Choosing the correct hairband is a good investment, especially if your hair is long because this is something you’ll have to use every day. It’s better to choose fabric options instead of plastic ones. Silk accessories are especially good. They are more expensive but it’s worth it because silk elastic bands are extremely gentle on the hair, preventing kinks and minimizing those kinks that always happen when we remove the elastic band after a day of wear.
Don’t forget to wear a swimming cap when visiting a swimming pool or an aqua park (even if this doesn’t add to the aesthetic of your look). Highly chlorinated water can irritate the hair. In addition, while swimming, the hair will create additional resistance to the water. Make sure that the cap fits snugly around the head and doesn’t create much pressure.
It’s worth including additional moisturizing in your hair care routine during the summer months (for example, applying a leave-in conditioner overnight). Also, pay attention to hair products that have an SPF component in their composition — it will help your hair stay protected from the sun’s rays. But if you are going to be in a place where there is no shade it’s better that you wear a hat.
Use a wide-tooth comb
Brush damp hair with a wide-tooth comb. Immediately after washing, hair is more prone to damage than usual, so it is important to take care of it at that moment. The wide-tooth comb gently detangles wet hair and evenly distributes any leave-in product.
Another important nuance in taking care of wet hair is using the right towel. Get yourself a microfiber towel. An ordinary towel made from rough fabric can tangle your hair a lot, especially if it’s long. Make sure to dry your hair gently with a towel — don’t rub but blot from roots to tips, having preliminarily removed the excess water with your hands. You can blot your hair once or twice.
One of the most important rules when using a blow-dryer is to first air (and towel) dry your hair naturally. The drier your hair is before use, the better. This will keep your hair ends from getting dry. Also, don’t neglect the nozzles for the blow-dryer, especially the one with a flat edge — using it will make the whole process less traumatic for the hair.
This is another nuance of taking care of hair that many people miss, thinking it’s not important. Using sprays with thermal protection while drying your hair and styling it can prevent over-drying and split ends, as well as protect you from lackluster and brittle hair. The main thing to remember is to choose the best product. If you are going to heat your hair straightener to 480°F, the product you use should be made to withstand this kind of heat and still protect the hair.
The easiest way to comb hair is to start from the tips, not from the roots, and gradually move up. If you have thick hair or curls that get tangled frequently, don’t neglect to use a hair spray for combing — it can help untangle the knots. When untangling hair try to not pull the hair roots. And of course, the comb should be as clean as possible.
Do you have any hair care recommendations? We’d love to see them in the comments.