I’ve got a simple but very effective hair care routine. There’s nothing new about it but we tend to forget little things which can lead to big problems.
Oiling is a must because it nourishes your roots and also prevents dryness. Note that you should always oil your scalp as well with your hair. I oil my hair twice a week with mostly mustard oil. I’ve been using it since childhood and it suits my hair. However, you can use any oil that suits you. Some other oils that I’d recommend are almond and egg oils. They are a bit expensive though but really great for hair and they also prevent hair-fall.
I’m currently using Pantene Pro-v along with it’s conditioner and before this I was using dove hair-fall rescue. Both these shampoos have always suited me and they make my hair more manageable. Though, my mum still makes me use baby shampoos often and I’m actually grateful to her for that because mild shampoos are the best for daily wash as they are not loaded with chemicals and they treat your tresses gently without damaging them. I keep on changing my shampoos rather than sticking to just one and that works for me.
3. Avoid over wash:
Do not shampoo your hair everyday or else it’ll strip all the moisture off your scalp because your hair needs its natural oils as well, to grow. I wash my hair after every 2-3 days depending on how hot the weather here is.
4. Hair Mask:
Once a month, I use a home-made hair mask. It’s very simple to make and it just adds extra luster to my mane. All I do is beat one egg, add a spoonful of honey and olive oil and 3 spoons of yogurt . Then I mix them all well and put it in my hair for 30 minutes. You can make your own mask with the ingredients which are easily available in your kitchen and the ones you feel your hair needs.
Even if your trying to get long hair, trimming is a must each month as it helps in keeping your hair free from split-ends. The ends of your hair strands get weak as your natural oils do not reach them and therefore they split. Otherwise, the split might just go farther up and eventually you’ll have to chop off more hair.
Lastly, brush your hair often with a brush which has widely spaced bristles. Brush before going to bed as well because it enhances blood circulation in your scalp which is healthy for hair growth and secondly it gives you tangle free hair which is much much more easier to handle at all times. But do not brush your hair when wet because hair is more fragile at time and it easily breaks.
P.S: I do not use styling products on my hair often so I do not need a clarifying shampoo but if you do, you should use one at least once in 15 days to wash away the residues of all those products. This would clean your scalp and allow it to breathe. Also, remember to use a heat-protectant whenever you use hot tools on your hair. And always detangle your hair before washing!
Please follow and comment for your feedback.