If there’s one thing everyone wants, it’s healthy hair. Dullness, dryness, and breakage are some of the common issues we deal with. That’s especially true for those of us who color their hair. Every time you put a chemical on your hair, whether it be color or bleach, it damages the hair.
Dullness, dryness, and breakage doesn’t just affect those that color their hair either. The sun and using the wrong products for you hair type can also cause those common issues. Even though the beauty industry mainly markets to women, men also want their hair to look and feel healthy. The Sardar Co makes great products and tools for men. It’s all about doing your research so you know you are using the best products and tools for your specific hair type and needs.
If you want to ensure you always have healthy hair, here are some things you can do so your hair is shiny and silky 24/7:
Always Comb Your Hair Before You Shower
Your hair is at its most fragile when wet. To prevent breakage, be sure to comb your hair using a detangling brush before you get into the shower. While you will most likely still have some knots after you wash and towel dry your locks, the knots will be less dramatic if your brush your hair prior to getting in. Which, in turn, prevents breakage.
Always Condition Your Hair
Applying conditioner to your hair is an extremely important step if you want healthy hair. Yes, even if your hair is fine. When we shampoo, we’re stripping away all the oils in the hair; some of which your hair needs.
Shampoo cleanses your scalp and hair, and conditioner softens your hair, helps prevent dryness and dullness, and assists in detangling. Essentially putting back the moisture your hair needs that the shampoo just removed. Remember, shampoo is for your scalp, conditioner is for your actual strands.
To prevent your hair from getting weighed down, don’t put the conditioner on your scalp. If you have hair that tends to fall flat, consider conditioning your hair before you shampoo. That trick is best for those with very fine hair.
If you have very dry or damaged hair, you should leave the conditioner in your hair for 5+ minutes to ensure it deeply penetrates.
Hair Masks Are a Perfect Way to Go
Doing an occasional hair mask is just as important as using shampoo and conditioner. This is especially true for those who process their hair with color and bleach on a regular basis. Do your research and find a mask that is best suited for your hair’s current situation.
If you are a double-process blonde, you may even want to do a monthly protein hair mask. Just make sure you only use a protein mask once or twice a month. While protein helps prevent breakage, over doing it with protein can cause even more breakage. Balance is key when using protein to revive your damaged hair.
Ingredients Are Important
When shopping for hair products, always check the label.It’s no secret that sulfates, parabens, phthalates, and silicons aren’t good for your hair. Since it’s now widely known to not use products with those ingredients, most brands promote that their formula doesn’t contain them right under their logo.
When using oil for hair growth, ensure the ingredients are all-natural. Natural ingredients will help your hair grow out nicely. If you use the chemicals for too long, some hair might start falling out, or your hair color may start to fade earlier than your next appointment. Plus, natural ingredients are absorbed and tolerated perfectly without compromising the physiology of the hair.
Also be sure to read the reviews of the product before you buy—they can be very insightful.
If you want healthy hair, make sure you brush it before getting into the shower, condition your hair regularly, and make sure you use products that have formulas made without harmful ingredients.
Eating right and drinking enough water are also crucial for your hair’s health. If you consistently don’t drink enough water, it can give you a dry scalp over time.