When people think of healthy hair, they picture thick and strong hair with a lustrous shine. Whether it’s straight, curly, or wavy, healthy hair can make all the difference in your appearance. When your hair is healthy, it adds to your level of confidence. When it’s not, you may want to keep a hat on.
But if you’re tired of hiding your hair, you can do a few things to keep it in the kind of healthy condition that you’ll love to show off. Here’s what we recommend!
1. Don’t Skip Out on Trims
Even if your goal is to grow your hair out long, you should always have your hair trimmed. Shorter hair needs a trim every 1 to 2 months while longer hair is better off with a trim every 6 weeks to 3 months. A simple trim can even be done at home, though using proper professional hair scissors is recommended to prevent damaging the hair shaft and encouraging healthy hair growth.
2. Invest in Quality Hair Care
It doesn’t need to cost a fortune, but reading labels and knowing what to use on your hair makes a big difference in how it looks and feels. Avoid products that are full of nasty chemicals and go for the kind that your salon recommends.
3. Take Care of Your Internal Health
Hair, like skin, has a tendency to reveal a great deal about the state of our inner health. When you’re eating a nutritious and healthy diet every day and drinking plenty of water, your hair will thrive. It rewards you with shine, bounce, and softness when you take care of your overall health.
4. Be Gentle with Your Tresses
Even coarse hair is delicate. You have to have a gentle touch when brushing it and styling it. Use a wide-tooth comb on wet hair and go slowly as you move through the strands. When hair is wet, it is much weaker. Take it easy with your brushing too so you don’t overstretch the hair shaft. It is recommended to start at the bottom, then move up to the middle portion of your hair, and finally brush it out from the top.
5. Get a Proper Hair Treatment
Damage from coloring, mistreating, or even the environment can all impact the way your hair looks and feels. Sometimes, you just need a little expert help to get it back to good health. When your hair isn’t looking as healthy as you’d like, make an appointment with Oriental Hair Solutions. We have hair treatments to help restore growth, luster, and overall hair health that will leave you with hair you’re proud to show off!