Gorgeous hair makes you feel happy and breezy, and achieving the hair of your dreams is no mean feat, but maintaining it in all its glory is an even bigger challenge. In today’s post, I am compiling 20 hair tips every girl should know. These hair hacks will ensure you ace your hair game every single time.
Best Hair Tips For Girls
1. Use sulphate-free shampoos:
Going easy on detergent-laden shampoos makes your hair healthier in the long run. Choose shampoos that are SLS free and gently clean your hair without the extra burden of toxic chemicals. Top picks include The Body Shop Rainforest Moisture Shampoo and shampoos from Organix/OGX.
2. Ditch the towel:
If you love wrapping your hair in a big fuzzy towel, it’s time to ditch your regular towel. The average bath towel is course and the texture is not suitable to gently absorb water from delicate wet hair. Instead opt for an old T-shirt or micro-fiber towel that can absorb excess water without hair breakage plus these eliminate friction and prevent roughness.
3. Avoid brushing wet hair:
If you didn’t know it already, hair is at its weakest when it is wet. To prevent hair breakage, make sure not to brush wet hair. Wait till your hair is at least 70 per cent dry before you comb your strands.
4. Use a wide-toothed comb:
A wide-toothed comb is a must have for everyone. It helps to detangle your hair without causing hair fall and gently gets rid of all the knots in your hair. It’s best to use a wide-toothed comb before using any hairstyling comb or brush to make sure the hair is detangled.
5. Regular trimming:
A hair trim is a must, even when you are trying to increase your length. Frequent trims (we recommend once in every eight to twelve weeks) helps to get rid of split ends. This will keep your hair ends neat and free from split ends, and also reduce hair breakage.
6. Air dry your hair:
Instead of blasting the hair dryer the moment you step out of shower, let your hair dry naturally. Unless you are rushing for work, go easy on the blow dryer. Wait till your hair is 80 per cent dry before you use the dryer and use a brush to set your hair.
7. Invest in styling tools:
Your styling tools will be your long time companions. Plus they will be responsible for taking care of your hair in the long term. So don’t be hesitant to splurge on the gadgets from brands like Corioliss, BabyLiss and Remington. Also, check for trusted reviews on IMBB before going ahead with your purchase.
8. Protein mask for hair:
Your hair deserves the best of nutrition. To feed loads of protein to your hair, whip up a mask with a whole egg, half cup yoghurt and two tablespoons of coconut oil. Apply evenly and wash off after 45 minutes. Use a mild shampoo and see how soft your hair feels.
9. Avoid hot water:
Hot water spells doom for your pretty hair. It causes hair breakage, makes it dull and lifeless. Shorten your hot showers and resort to normal-cool water as much as possible. It will prevent your hair from becoming rough and frizzy.
10. Oil massage:
Once a week, go for a hot oil massage to treat your tresses. It will nourish your hair from the roots and make them stronger and silkier. A super effective oil combination is coconut oil and avocado oil- perfect for moisturizing your hair and making it lustrous.
11. Take supplements:
Our hectic lifestyle often makes us neglect balanced diet. As a result we miss out on essential nutrients, which prove to be detrimental for our hair health. To make sure your hair gets the optimum vitamins and mineral, you can take supplements as prescribed by your doctor. A good vitamin supplement to incorporate in your daily diet is biotin which promotes hair growth.
12. Protect your hair from sun:
While we take care to apply sunscreen, we forget to show the same attention to our precious hair. Prolonged sun exposure makes hair dry and brittle and also fades hair color. To protect your hair from the sun, apply a sun protectant hair serum and cover your hair as much as possible. Try to use a hat or scarf to prevent direct sun exposure.
13. Greasy hair gone:
Spray some baby powder or dry shampoo on your hair roots if your hair looks too greasy. Comb thoroughly and run the blow dryer for a few seconds to get fresh bouncy hair minus the shampooing effort.
14. Easy waves:
To get quick and easy waves, you can just flat iron your braids. Make braids from different sections of your hair. The wavier you want, the more number of braids you make. Run the straightener over the braids. Open the braids and run your fingers to get the most amazing waves.
15. Tame flyaways with toothbrush:
You can tame the unruly flyaways by putting some hairspray on an old toothbrush and combing them. The bristles make sure that each strand is coated with the spray and set in place.
16. Use a silk pillowcase:
A silk pillowcase is the perfect solution to curb the hair damage caused during your slumber. The friction caused by normal pillowcases tend to cause hair breakage and lead to flyaways and frizz. Sleeping on silk pillowcase makes your hair smoother and silkier, without any frizz.
17. Lemon juice for dandruff:
Lemon juice is one of the most effective dandruff-fighting ingredients. Squeeze out the juice from a fresh lemon and apply on your scalp. Leave it on for 15 minutes and wash off. In just 2-3 uses your dandruff will be gone for good.
18. ACV hair rinse:
Use organic, raw, unfiltered brand of ACV to make the best hair rinse. Mix it with 3 parts of water. Spray it onto shampooed hair and wash off in 5 minutes. Your hair will become shiny and will be easy to detangle.
19. Onion juice for hair growth:
Onion is rich in sulphur. Also, it has strong anti-bacterial properties. Applying onion juice can aid in hair regrowth and giving stronger hair. It also keeps your hair healthy and free from infections.
20. Eat healthy, stay hydrated:
I can’t stress enough on this point. What you eat reflects on your skin and hair. Drink loads of water and have a balanced meal with enough protein and healthy fats. This will give you hair that looks bouncy and voluminous and is super soft to touch.