WHAT IS THE RIGHT HAIR CARE ROUTINE?
How do you create the right hair care routine?
If you thought that hair care is just shampoos and conditioners, then think again. The list of hair problems is long. And no one understands this better than us. At Head & Shoulders, we not only protect you from dandruff but also provide you with all-round hair care solutions .
That’s why we’ve created a list of the hair care routine steps that you should take. The only way to ensure that those hair problems stay away, is to create a hair routine that works for you. Explore the following tips:
Identify your hair type-Is your hair wavy, curly, straight, frizzy, or thin? If you’re creating a hair care routine, you need to first understand what your hair needs. Curly hair tends to be on the dryer side, while thin hair tends to become dull faster. So the requirements will always be different.
Shampoo or Cleanse-It’s vital that you use hair cleansers as a part of your hair care routine. Shampoos can get rid of germs, dirt and even oil build-up, allowing your hair to return to their normal state. Adjust the frequency based on your hair type, but the average shampoo use is 2-3 times a week.
Conditioners-These can close the cuticle layer of your hair strand and lock in the moisture. You should regularly include conditioners in your routine or do a deep conditioning treatment once in a while. You might want to try products like the Head and Shoulders 2 in 1 Smooth and Silky , which combines a shampoo and conditioner in one. This deep cleanses pores and provides scalp hygiene, all while conditioning any damaged hair strands.
Cover your head-When you’re out and about, it’s good to cover your hair and scalp. Protect it from direct sunlight, germs, pollution and dust. These can cause various problems for your scalp and hair.
Oils-If you don’t want to use conditioners , you can always find ingredients for natural hair care. Coconut, jojoba, almond, or argan, all of these oils can be used to hydrate your hair and return its shine. Don’t use it too often or it can possibly lead to a build-up.
Identify any issues-Creating a healthy hair routine also includes identifying and solving any underlying problems, like dandruff, dry scalp, eczema, etc. If you’re suffering from dandruff, you can use products like the Head and Shoulders Neem which can protect from dandruff, germs and bacteria.
Heat styling-Don’t overuse heat-based styling equipment as this can damage your hair strands and lead to breakage. Use the colder air settings on a blower, rather than extremely hot.
Tying your hair-If you constantly tie your hair in a tight hairstyle, it can pull and cause a strain on your hair roots. This can cause hair loss and breakage, especially if you’re working out.
Understand your lifestyle-One size does not fit all, and you must tailor your hair routine according to your lifestyle. If you have long hair and workout daily, you can’t use a shampoo everyday but you also can’t leave the sweat in. Dry shampoos could be the solution.
Hot and cold water-If you jump into a shower with extremely hot or cold water, this can lead to a sudden fluctuation on your scalp and hair temperature. This can cause instant damage and lead to more problems later. Use lukewarm or cool water.
Wet hair-Never leave your house with wet hair. These can lower the strength of your hair strands and lead to breakage. Dry it slightly with a towel, and maybe use cool air from a blow dryer to finish the job.
Clarifying shampoo-If you have a tendency for oily scalp and oily hair, you might want to use a clarifying shampoo once in a while. These are strong surfactants that can lift excess oil and grime from your head.
Combing-Use a wide-tooth comb to open any knots and tangles. Ignoring this can leave you with dreadlocks that you never wanted. Avoid small-tooth combs as they can pull on your hair strands.
Regular trims-It’s important to trim your hair occasionally. This can get rid of any split ends and possible knots. An afternoon at the salon might not be the worst idea.
Careful of products-Be aware of the products that you’re using on your head. These might cause reactions that you’re not aware of, something that happens when different products mix together. Always conduct a patch-test.
Diet and stress-Ensure that you have a healthy diet that gives you all the vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and nutrients you need. This directly corresponds to hair and scalp health. In addition, lower your stress levels so that your hormones are regulated and don’t play havoc with your hair.
Creating the perfect hair care routine isn’t a simple process, but through trial and error you can find one that works just for you.
Check out some of our other articles and take small steps to strengthen the bond you share with your hair. Happy exploring!