There’s nothing better than glossy, shiny hair. When your hair is great, your life feels great – you keep catching yourself in the mirror and feel so much better about yourself. There are lots of things you can do help keep your hair healthy, like knowing how often to wash hair according to your hair type, plus other basic hair care tips. Here are our top tips to make sure your locks are always looking the best they can.
1. Condition, condition, condition
There are lots of good hair care tips out there, but one of the most important is adequate conditioning. We can’t stress this enough. Proper conditioning is the absolute key to having a great ‘do. If your hair is prone to dryness get yourself a thick, deep conditioning mask appropriate for your hair type. Apply at least once a week or more if required. Read the instructions carefully and be sure follow their advice; usually however deep conditioning masks are applied to wet hair after shampooing and left on for at least three minutes.
2. Regular hair styling
Another important way to keep your hair looking healthy all year round is to have regular cuts. Hair that hasn’t been styled for a while is likely to have split ends and breakages in the strands. The recommended regularity of getting your hair cut is every six to eight weeks. This often depends on the length of your hair, but it is worth trying to stick to it if you can. Book your next appointment at your last one to make things easier.
3. Use good quality tools
The saying goes: a work (wo)man is only as good as their tools, and this is absolutely true when it comes to hair. You can’t get a good style, a proper blow dry or adequate straightening without high quality implements. Ask around for recommendations before you buy. If unsure, check which models your regular stylists go for. They are likely to use good quality tools and may be able to recommend some brands.
4. Pick products appropriate for your hair type
Likewise, when it comes to products – shampoos, conditioners, shaping waxes, dyes – be sure to only use good quality stuff that is suitable for your hair. Knowing your hair type well is a great start – it’s essential in order to know how often to wash hair, how to moisturize it, style it and so on. This can sometimes involve a bit of trial and error, though. Get samples whenever you can (many are available free on product websites) and see which products work best for your particular type of hair.
Those are our top hair care tips for making sure your ‘do always looks its best. Remember to condition sufficiently, style regularly and use tools and products that are going to really aid your look. When it comes to hair care, a little bit of effort goes a long way.