Amber has written about fashion and design, beauty, and skin care for several years.
When it comes to having healthy hair, you need a healthy hair routine. What works for a person with curly hair isn’t going to work for you if you’re concerned about dry, straight hair. However, there are a few tips that you can implement into any hair care routine to make it a healthy hair routine.
Address Your Personal Needs
Do you have dry hair? Curly hair that needs to be tamed? Split ends? Breakage? Whatever the case may be, it’s important to address your individual needs. Consider what needs to be corrected, and then implement that into your routine to keep your hair healthy.
Use Hair Oil in Your Healthy Hair Routine
There are quite a few tips that can be used regardless of your hair type, and this is one of them. Hair is great for your hair. Not only does it give you a vital boost of important nutrients, but you can also enjoy the additional moisture it gives your hair.
I use Brazilian hair oil for my hair. I received some in my Ipsy bag years ago, and I have to admit that my hair is stronger and healthier when I use it.
Don’t Use Hot Water
There is nothing more relaxing than a scalding hot shower at the end of the day. However, that doesn’t mean that they are good for you. Hot water can strip the natural oils from your hair more than washing your hair does. It can also leave your hair dehydrated and frizzy. Instead, use cool or lukewarm water.
Avoid Heat When You Can
Certain products, like bleach, can instantly create heat. In fact, they create so much heat that you’ll be able to feel it coming off of your scalp. The more heat a product or styling tool produces, the more it damages your hair. It can lead to dry, damaged, and dead hair over time. Instead, choose products that do not produce a lot of heat when you can. Use a heart protectant spray when you use styling tools like curling irons.
Detangle Your Hair Every Day
On those busy mornings, it can be tempting to rock a messy bun all day. While that’s more convenient, it’s horrible for your hair. You need to detangle your hair every day to encourage healthy hair growth and prevent breakage.
Which tool you use to detangle your hair is also important. If you have a lot of tangles, using a brush can pull out your hair. If you use a comb it can make the detangling process time consuming. Instead, opt for a wide toothed comb to prevent breakage and remove the tangles.
Wear a Hat
When we talk about protecting your hair from heat damage, we think of styling tools. Those aren’t the only things causing heat damage, though. The heat from the sun can hurt your hair. Provide plenty of protection by wearing a hat outside, especially on sunny days. You should also wear a hat during winter. Even though it is cold outside, the sun is still shining brightly.
Know How Often To Wash Hair
There is no die hard answer to the question how often should I wash my hair? That’s because the answer is different for everyone. You should wash your hair once it feels oily or looks greasy. For some people, this might be every other day. For others, it could be once a week.
Don’t Forget Your Scalp
An unhealthy scalp means that you will have unhealthy hair. For example, if your scalp is dry, it is only a matter of time before your hair is dry too. Make sure that you treat problems with your scalp to encourage healthy hair. Your scalp should always be a part of your healthy hair routine.
Consider a Hair Mask
When you’re developing a healthy hair routine, you want to include treatments in your routine as well. Doing a hair mask or conditioning treatment weekly can work wonders for your hair. Most hair masks provide nourishing vitamins to your hair while helping lock in moisture that your hair needs to stay healthy.
Let Your Hair Down
When you pull your back in a ponytail, vitamins and nutrients have a harder time going from your scalp to the end of your hair. You’ll have healthier hair towards the top of your head and dead ends if you put your hair up every day.
Get a Trim
Trimming the dead ends off the bottom of your hair is wonderful for your hair. Not only does it look better, but trimming your hair also helps prevent breakage. Because of this, it encourages hair growth.
Developing a healthy hair routine means that you need to consider your personal hair care needs. Spot treat areas of concern, including your scalp. Last, you need to protect your hair from damage in any way that you can to minimize breakage and other problems.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2021 Amber Lynn
Liza from USA on September 06, 2021:
Thank you for these amazing tips on how to create healthy hair. I was having some issues with my hair after moved to a new country. I think the weather is the main issue for me. I discovered a few methods to help and restore my hair. However, your tips are works for me, I assume. Thanks for sharing!