When it comes to our hair, having smooth and silky strands is the goal, as it’s a sure sign of health and beauty. After all, your hair is your crowning glory! However, this picture of hair perfection might have some of us think it’s unattainable, and reserved just for celebrities or commercial models. Thankfully, with the right hair care knowledge, you can achieve the dream of keeping your hair always soft. With that said, here how’s you can have luscious locks all year-round.
Use Natural and Organic Hair Products
With the plethora of hair products available, all promising the best care for your hair, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and confused about which one to purchase. Unfortunately, this unlimited range of choices causes many consumers to buy products that are filled with chemicals, which can severely harm both your hair and health. The Independent reports that the four biggest culprits of hair damage are parabens, formaldehyde, sulphates, and toxic fragrances.
Thankfully, you don’t need to put yourself through the trouble of reading every ingredient list, as our writer Chloe Watling has previously shared the top chemical-free hair products you can trust. For example, Bumble And Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Heat Primer is packed with natural oils like coconut, argan, macadamia, and sweet almond that all deeply condition the hair and protect it from dangerous UV rays. Plus, it’s free from parabens. When it comes to selecting shampoos or conditioners, it’s important to stick to products that keep things natural.
Sleep on a Silk Pillowcase
After a long and hectic day, there’s nothing like taking a shower to help refresh yourself. However, we have to be careful with our nighttime self-care activities, as beauty writer Sheena Dizon points out that washing your hair daily can remove the natural oils in your roots. However, it’s important to protect your hair from getting greasy, since an oily scalp can cause breakouts around the hairline.
To keep your hair clean and healthy at the same time, you should sleep on a silk pillowcase. This is because the common cotton ones can strip away the necessary moisture from your hair. A silk pillowcase can do a world of good for your hair, as it keeps your moisturised all night long. What’s more, its soft material will surely help you have the beauty sleep you deserve.
Stay Away from Heat
On that note, it’s also imperative to know the temperature of water you’re showering in. Hot water is harmful to your hair. When your hair gets in contact with heat, its cuticles open up, which can then cause your hair’s moisture to disappear. Plus, the heat can stimulate your scalp to produce more oil. For smooth and silky strands, it’s best to rinse your hair with cold water. It helps your hair cuticles stay closed.
Be Mindful of What You Eat
Did you know that your diet also plays a huge role in your hair’s texture? Bustle reveals that consuming certain types of food, such as those that are high in mercury, starch, and sugar can lead to dull and thin locks. For enduringly soft hair, it’s time to say goodbye to sushi, cakes, and candy. Fortunately, there are loads of options that will satisfy both your hair care and appetite. Nutritionist Jo Lewin recommends welcoming delicious food like chicken, salmon, blueberries, and strawberries into your diet.
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