Wouldn’t it be amazing if every day could be a good hair day? Not even a good hair day, but a great hair day? Having beautiful and healthy hair is a lot easier than you would think. All it takes to sport nourished, flowing locks is some simple maintenance care combined with hair products tailored to your hair type.
Determine your general hair type. Hair type is based on many factors including curl pattern, hair porosity, hair density, hair width, and hair length. These factors all create your unique hair type and dictate what products and hair care procedures would work best for you.
- If you know your hair type (straight, curly, dry, thin, color treated, etc.), finding specific hair products at the store should be easy. Use the products that correlate with the type of hair you have. Nearly every hair care brand has multiple versions of their product to fit customers’ different hair needs. It is best to determine your hair type when your hair is in it’s most natural state.
- If you don’t know your hair type, or your hair spans over a few different types, you can always ask your hairdresser for some advice the next time you get your hair cut or treated.
- If you have dyed hair, look for products specifically made for color treated hair. These specialized products usually have moisturizing benefits since hair dyes contain harsh chemicals that dry out hair. These products will also help maintain color and luster of treated hair.
Shampoo your hair sparingly. Many people shampoo their hair every day when they shower, but in reality, shampooing hair every day can cause more harm than good. Your hair creates natural oils to keep the your hair naturally hydrated. Daily shampooing can strip your hair of these natural oils, causing your scalp to over produce oil to compensate for the oil being washed away. A good rule of thumb is to try and shampoo hair between 2-4 times a week.
- In place of washing your hair with shampoo, you can try simply rinsing your hair with water to freshen up your look, or use a dry shampoo between shampoo uses to lessen the look of greasy hair.