No one has perfectly healthy hair. Unfortunately, such things as stress, chemicals and heat are part of our daily life. Some of us are forced to curl, straighten and blow dry our hair on daily basis. Even if your lifestyle requires you to constantly mess with your hair, there is a way of keeping it healthy and protected.
1. Try washing it as little as possible. I know, sound a little bit grouse, but there is nothing better than natural oils. By shampooing it you remove all the oils from your scalp, which leaves your hair vulnerable. If you have long hair, try to washing it 1-2 times a week, and if you happen to have a free weekend where you do not have to go anywhere or see anyone, try to skip washing it. There is nothing better for your hair than the oils it produces.
2. Never brush your hair right after the shower. When your hair is wet, it is extremely breakable by brushing it you're ripping your hair making it weak and frizzy.
3. Brush your dump hair with comb not a brush. Brush stretches the hair until it breaks. Comb your hair starting from te ends working your way up. Never go right from the roots to your ends in one motion.
4. If you decide to go extra healthy try sulphate-free shampoo. Sulphate is used in most soaps, body washes and shampoos and could cause skin irritations. The only reason why companies are using sulphate in their product is because it's cheap.
5. For damaged hair try to substitute your conditioner with hair mask. if you're not a very big fan of hair masks, try leaving your conditioner for longer. Wrap your hair in a towel and leave it for 5-15 min. That way conditioner penetrates the root and moisturizes them, leaving your hair silky and shiny.
6. Choose silk pillowcase. I was told my so many stylists that silk pillowcase doesn't rip your hair while you're sleeping and prevent it from being frizzy in the morning.
7. Always use heat protecting spray before you use any heating appliances. Straightening and curling irons really burns your hair, which causes split and dry ends, increase oil production of your scalp and dandruff.
Last but not least, get your sleep, eat healthy and try to find to 10-20 minutes throughout a day to rest. Have beautiful and healthy hair doesn’t mean to take care only of hair, it means taking care of your health in general.