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Top 3 Secrets To Stronger And Healthier Hair

Keeping your hair’s optimum health.

POSTEDBYANNA GRAHAM

Hair is said to be the crowning glory for many Australians. It’s one of the best natural accessories you could have, so it’s essential to care for it to maintain its health.

Unfortunately, there are all kinds of factors and situations that could damage your hair. Heat, coloring, products, pollution, and even what you eat could affect your hair. Your actions could help either improve your hair’s health or cause more damage.

There are some little-known secrets that you might not have heard of yet in keeping your hair’s optimum health such as the following:

1. Getting A Proper Haircut Or Trim

No matter how thorough your hair care routine is, you might still need regular trips to your trusted hairdresser. Wherever you live, there’s bound to be a skilled professional hairstylist or salon that you could go to.

If you’re somewhere in Queensland, you could take a trip to a Brisbane hairdresser from time to time just to make sure your hair is getting the best care and services available. A proper haircut or regular trim is crucial if you want to keep your mane healthy and beautiful. By cutting the ends, you could get rid of dryness and split ends.

However, there’s a misconception about how regular trims can help your hair grow. While this might be a dream come true, it doesn’t precisely help how fast your hair grows. Instead, by getting a trim, you could avoid split ends extending through the length of your hair. This means you could save more inches in comparison to when you don’t get it trimmed.

The ends are usually the least healthy parts of your hair for several reasons. For one, they’re furthest from your scalp which makes it hard for natural oils to reach them. Another reason why these parts are probably damaged is that they’re also the oldest parts of your hair. They’ve been exposed to pollution, heat, and other damaging factors for the longest time which render them weak.

Moreover, if you have thinning hair, an excellent haircut could make it look bouncier and more volumized. So, it’s not just for health; it also makes you look more put together and presentable.

2. Understand How Much Moisture You Need

Slapping on as many moisturizing products as you can may be helpful for textured, dry, or damaged hair. But it isn’t applicable for everyone because a proper hair care routine varies depending on an individual’s hair type and condition.

If you have straight hair, you might want to skip extremely moisturizing hair products like serums, oils, and hair butters because you’ll probably end up with a greasy mess.

For wavy types, you could get an oily scalp, but the rest of your hair might feel dry. Moisturizing the length of your hair using gels would be helpful. Creams are too heavy, and they could make your scalp oily, so try your best to stay away from them.

Next up is curly hair, which is on the dryer side, so you’ll need heavy-duty products like aloe vera and shea butter treatments. Top it off with some leave-in conditioner so that it can retain moisture even after rinsing it in the shower. Remember to stay away from products with silicones and sulfates because these can actually strip off the natural moisture your hair and scalp need.

Hair with coils needs a lot of care and attention because of how delicate its strands are. A combination of moisturizing products from oils, gels, creams, hair butters, deep conditioners, and leave-in conditioners will help nourish your hair.

3. Your Hair Needs Protection From The Sun Too

Nowadays, more people are said to use sunscreen to protect their skin from UV (ultraviolet) rays, which might cause skin cancer. While you don’t have to worry about developing serious illnesses from hair damage, it’s still helpful to protect your tresses from direct sunlight if you can help it by testing out and picking the right products for you.

The most obvious thing you could do is wear a hat to avoid sun damage on your scalp and your hair. On days that you can’t fashion a headpiece, using hair sunscreen is also helpful. Make sure to apply it on your scalp and your entire head of hair. If you could avoid the sun altogether, try not to risk it, especially if it’s extremely scorching hot outside.

Conclusion

There’s a long list of things that you could avoid such as avoiding heat, dyes, bleach, pollution, and sun exposure when it comes to hair care. But there’s only so much you could do to protect every strand of hair in maintaining a glorious mane. Out of everything you could do, the most important thing you could try out is to keep a steady routine that works for you to ensure that your hair won’t be neglected to the care it deserves.

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