Just like skin care, you also need the right hair care routine. It may seem taxing when you think about it at first but when you’ve found a routine that works for you, you’ll never have to change it again.
Now just to warn you ahead of time, the process can be a bit daunting. After all, there are countless options available.
So to make things a bit easier, take a look at this breakdown of things you ought to know to help you find a ritual that will suit you.
First of all, you need to know your hair type or texture.
Hair can either be thick, fine or coarse. It can also be wavy, kinky, curly or straight.
Each hair type and texture has its advantages and disadvantages. Curly hair can get messy if you don’t take really good care of it while straight hair can feel greasy easily.
Another consideration is if your hair has been chemically processed, dyed or bleached. If so, your hair will require additional care.
Dyed hair should not be washed daily as this can lead to fast fading of the hair color. Plus, it can also be drying to the hair.
If you have bleached your hair, you’ll need to apply some extra conditioner or more preferably hair mask.
If you’re fond of using heat tools (which can be very damaging to your hair, by the way), you’ll need to take this into consideration as well. So if you have straight hair and you tend to create waves using a hair iron, or if you have curly/wavy hair and you always straighten it before heading to the office, you’ll need to make sure you apply some hair protectant and extra nourishment for your hair regularly.
Moreover, if there’s one thing that is problematic about your hair such as a flaky scalp, dry strands or frizz, it’s crucial to find a solution to it in order to keep your mane healthy.
Now once you’ve narrowed all these things down, it’s time to look into the key components of hair care.
First of all, you need to cleanse your hair. Doing this removes things like dead skin and sebum buildup so as to prevent them from stripping your hair of its natural oils. You also need to cleanse your hair properly to remove chemicals like chlorine from your hair. This is especially true if you’re a swimmer.
After cleansing, you need to condition your hair in order to keep it shiny, moisturized and smooth.
After moisturizing, you can consider moisturizing and sealing the hair using a hydrating product so as to prevent dryness. Using a hair oil can enhance your hair’s natural oils thereby strengthening the strands and locking in moisture.
As mentioned previously, if you tend to use heated hair tools regularly, you should use a heat protectant product to reduce the chance of damaging your hair. You can try a hair lotion as well as this helps protect the hair from dryness and breakage.