How to Care for Your Hair the Right Way
There is a right way and a wrong way to take care of your hair. Even though your hair is technically dead, the root of your hair follicles under the skin is alive and requires nutrients and blood flow so that the part of your hair that extends beyond the scalp (the dead part) looks radiant and healthy. Here are some tips to take care of your hair the right way.
- Wash oily hair more frequently.
How often you wash your hair depends on your type of hair and how much oil your scalp produces. Straight hair tends to get oily more quickly, so you may want to wash it at least once per day. Curly or frizzy hair does not get oily as fast, so it can stand to be washed less often.
- Use Spadané Conditioning Shampoo
Not all shampoos are created equal. Some use harsh chemicals that strip away too much and leave your hair and scalp malnourished. Spadané Conditioning Shampoo is formulated to gently cleanse your hair and scalp without stripping away the natural oils. This leaves your hair soft, vibrant and ready to style.
- Use a small amount of shampoo.
Obviously, you don’t want to use too little shampoo or it won’t effectively clean your hair or scalp. But using too much shampoo can remove the natural oils from your scalp that your hair needs to be healthy. Instead, for most hair, squirt out about the size of a quarter. This will allow the shampoo to effectively clean your hair and build up a good lather.
- Focus the shampoo on your scalp.
Gently massage the shampoo into your scalp. Remember, the part of your hair that is alive is under the skin of your scalp, so knead it gently and work the shampoo into the roots of your hair. Don’t scrub too hard or you could end up damaging your hair at the base.
- Use conditioner primarily on the ends of your hair.
Conditioner can make fine hair look thin and not as full. So, focus the conditioner on the ends of your hair and not so much on the scalp or length of hair.
- Rinse well.
You may have heard that it’s good to leave a little conditioner in your hair. While it is true that some conditioners are meant to be left in after washing your hair, they are designed for that purpose as they contain humectants which help keep your hair moisturized. However, unless specified, conditioners are meant to be rinsed out. The ingredients they contain may result in an itchy scalp or contribute to build up on your hair over time. So, rinse your hair and scalp thoroughly until no more suds are evident.
- Gently towel-dry your hair.
While drying your hair, be careful not to be too rough with it. Wet hair can break just like dry hair can if enough force is exerted. Gently towel-dry your hair to remove any excess moisture before brushing. Hair dryers may be used, but limit the heat and duration so as not to dry out your hair or scalp. Excessive use of the hair dryer can cause breakage by drying out your hair.
- Brush carefully.
Using a wide-tooth brush or comb, carefully brush your hair. Avoid yanking or tugging on tangles or knots and try to work through them gently. A wide-tooth comb is especially helpful if you have curly hair. Since you’ve made all the effort to clean and moisturize your hair, it would be a shame to yank it out while brushing.
Taking care of your hair is important. By using the right shampoo and taking the time to wash and rinse effectively, you can enjoy hair that is healthy, beautiful, and easy to style. Your hair will thank you for it!