You are not alone
Everyone faces problems with their hair. (Yes even models, movie stars and athletes). Have you ever felt frustrated after trying different hair care products just to have minimum results?
Don’t worry! Here are some DIY hair tips that you can try right now to help your hair feel healthy and awesome again.
1. Don’t shampoo your hair too often
Shampooing three times a week is sufficient for most people. Daily washing of your hair may result in a dry scalp. If your scalp “thinks” your hair is too dry, it will produce more oil to protect it, which will make your hair and scalp oilier. A good way to control oily scalp and hair is by washing less. Don’t apply shampoo twice to “clean” your hair. This will strip too much oil from the scalp and may even damage the scalp.
2. Give shampoo some time
Shampoo is more than just cleansing. Shampoo usually contains nutrients for your scalp and hair. Anti-dandruff shampoo also has antibacterial components. So, give shampoo some time to do the work. Don’t rinse it off immediately.
3. Massage gently
Don’t use nails to harshly wash your hair. It’s not as dirty as you might think. Gently massaging with fingers will be sufficient. Move your fingers in linear motion instead of making circles which tangle your hair.
4. Apply conditioner from mid-length
Apply the conditioner only from mid-length to the tip of the hair. Do not condition the scalp as it may clog up the follicle.
Leave the conditioner on the hair for some time instead of rinsing the hair immediately. This will allow the nutrients to penetrate into the hair. Don’t scrub conditioner off the hair. Just rinse with water after conditioning.
5. Warm water helps
Use warm water to wet the hair before applying shampoo. It can open up the cuticle and allows shampoo to penetrate deeper into the hair.
6. Using cold water at the end
Using cold or lukewarm water to rinse the hair at the final stage if possible. This will help to close the hair cuticle and make the hair smooth.
7. Don’t rub
Don’t rub your hair with a towel. Pat to dry your hair instead. When hair is wet, the friction between hair fibers is significantly higher than usual. Rubbing wet hair will result in a high pulling force on the hair and therefore break the hair.
8. Hair combing
Don’t comb when the hair is soaked with water. The best time to comb your hair is after you spray only small amount of water onto the dry hair.
9. Supercharge your shampoo
Shampoos are generally gentle in order to protect your hair. However, there are cases that stuff like hair spray can get onto your hair. You may need a more powerful cleansing agent.
Simply mix 1 portion baking soda with 2 portions of your shampoo. Stir vigorously and apply onto your hair. Scrub for some time and allow baking soda to clean your hair. Rinse off everything with water.
10. Hair fall
Hair fall is related to unhealthy scalp, clogged hair follicles as well as various factors such as stress, dietary habit. It is usually caused by abnormal micro circulation of blood on the scalp. Apart from providing more nutrients to the scalp using a nourishing shampoo, massaging the scalp will also help. And most importantly, eat healthy and rest well.
Conclusion: The small things matter but what is the most important factor for your hair?
Only healthy hair can be beautiful. Understand your hair’s need, treat it well and gently, use the right shampoo and conditioner, and you’ll be rewarded with soft, smooth and shiny hair.