By Gurmeet Kaur
Whether it’s a sunny day or rainy, scorching summer or astounding autumn, there is no time of the year when any of us would feel fine about having a bad hair day. And why should we be okay with not-so-good-hair day when we have IMBB by our side to style us 24X7! Today, I bring you a quick and crucial list of 10 things that women with great hair do every day. After all, the best way to learn about anything is from those who have done and experienced it.
The clean queen
One habit that is universally common among all those with good hair is ‘utmost hygiene’. Irrespective to which country you belong – humid, arid, snowy, be it any weather – healthy hair demand hygiene. Keeping your scalp clean not only lets your hair grow, it also lets the pores of the scalp breathe. The unhygienic lifestyle has an extremely deteriorating effect on the health of hair and head, leading us into the misery of bad hair days.
While the cold weather can sometimes really tempt you for a hot shower, don’t fall prey to it. A temperature too high will harm your scalp as well as your hair. If the water is too hot, it takes away the volume of your mane with it. To save yourself from losing out on volume, it is preferable that you use lukewarm water in winters and splash a chilled shower in summers to keep your head cool and hair strong.
With our lifestyle getting fast paced we are careful about the exposure of skin to the sun, but sometimes forget that our hair needs equal attention. The UV rays are too harsh for hair and leave them in splits and extreme dryness. Whether it is for normal day-to-day chores or while having fun at the beach, pay attention to this beautiful gift of nature. A leave-in-conditioner can be of real help. In case you are out of all options, at least keep the head covered and protect it from dust and direct heat of sunlight.
How much is too much
While using hair care products keep a close check on quantity. Overusing chemicals on your hair leaves it weak, shine-less and dull. Whereas overuse of chemicals on your scalp affects the natural hair growth patterns. Keeping the scalp full of one product or the other fills up the pores and blocks the passage of air and nutrients. Also, applying any chemical based product right before oiling will keep pores from absorbing the oil.
Cheat the heat
If you are tempted to straighten or curl your hair too often, then beware of the harmful consequences. Using too much artificial heat on hair leaves the strands struggling with split ends. Use of too much heat treatments on hair is one of the major contributors in weakening of hair. If you are wondering how would you manage your hairstyling then here is the answer – look for alternatives. For instance, next time if you want to curl, prefer rollers instead of curling iron.
One thing at a time
Driven by attractive advertisements, we so often tend to change products frequently. This lets our hair growth patterns become vulnerable. Do a compatibility test with a section of hair and if it suits you, continue using it; if it does not suit, use an alternative. Do not make your beautiful hair a place of experimenting with products, because there are high chances of permanent damage.
Frizzy hair is no one’s favourite. Don’t compromise on the days of salon visits. Regular trims give your head the much-needed bounce and volume without any chemical. It the most popular way of making your hair appear thicker naturally. Once in every 4 weeks let your have its maintenance day and get rid of any strands that stands out as frizzy. Do not opt for unprofessional haircuts or inefficient salons to save your hair from adverse effects.
Your food plate is the direct remote control of the health of hair. If shinier, stronger, healthier hair is your target – eat right. A diet full of omega-3 fatty acids, minerals, zinc, iron, vital vitamins, necessary amino acids is a fail-proof way to keep your hair healthy. Fuller hair is a mirror of healthy eating habits. In fact, a healthy lifestyle as a whole is the sole way to achieve that dreamy mane. Strictly prohibit smoking or excessive alcohol consumption from your lifestyle.
Brushing and oiling habits
Brushing and oiling habits help a great deal in improving and maintaining the great quality of your hair. Both, oiling and brushing, induce a better blood flow to the scalp which results in the better growth of hair.
Benefiting brushing habits include:
• Avoid combing the wet hair
• Do not over brush as it breaks the hair strands
• Prefer a wide tooth comb first and then a fine comb
Benefiting oiling habits include:
• Massage hair oil on the roots of the hair and ends alike
• Use the tip of your fingers to increase the blood flow in the scalp
• Use a good quality hair oil and oil your hair at least twice a week.
Conditioner – hair’s best friend
A conditioner is not just an additional hair care product, it is also a complementary ingredient for a healthy hair growth. If you dream of smooth, flowing strands then keep your bond strong with conditioners. While most of us have the myth that conditioning is only needed in winters, it is not true. Hair needs conditioning and caring 24X7! A conditioner is a must to put after a blow-dry, you can use a spray conditioner for the same. For other days, you can use a leave-in conditioner and get yourself an undeniably good hair day!
So, go ladies! Flaunt that prettiness that nature has given to you!! 🙂
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