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Want Lustrous and Healthy Hair? Here’s How!

Having healthy, beautiful hair is something many people dream of. As conditions change from season to season, people often struggle with hair care as the weather can significantly impact their hairstyle. (Image Credits: StockSnap/Pixabay)

However, it is not only environmental changes that affect one’s hair. Other factors, like the type of hair products used as well as the person’s wellbeing, will affect how healthy the follicles are and how lush they look. To have beautiful shiny hair all year round, here are some tips to help you care for your scalp and to have strong, healthy, and shiny locks.

Comb Gently

Many people make a common mistake that leaves their hair frizzy and brittle because they comb it too harshly and too often. Your strands are very thin and never need to be roughly combed every couple of hours. Instead, all you need to do is comb gently from your scalp down while you are in the shower or straight after. Make sure you use a wide-toothed comb so that you do not end up pulling the follicles from the scalp too hard and hurting your head. You can even use the comb while conditioning to ensure the product reaches every inch of your scalp effectively. If your hair is not tangled, you can run your fingers through it rather than use a comb. This way, you won’t cause your follicles any damage. Moreover, you ensure your strands stay smooth.

Moisturize Regularly

Many people often struggle with fly-away hair that is too dry or too frizzy. This is usually due to a lack of moisture in the strands. This guide from Instraight.com explains that regularly moisturizing with natural conditioners is the best option to achieve silky smooth hair. You can also try using hair masks now and then to ensure your hair is soft and moisturized thoroughly. This is especially useful if you tend to use dry shampoos a lot. These products can make your scalp quite dry.

Take Supplements

Sometimes, the reason your hair is looking dull and tired is not environmental factors but, rather, your well-being. To combat that issue and get your healthy-looking strands and locks back, you take more supplements that are made specifically to lengthen your hair and restore its shine and smoothness. Also, plan a balanced diet full of all the necessary nutrients that your body needs to grow healthy hair. The nutrients found in healthy food options are the same as those you would get in supplement tablets, so you might as well consume healthier food.

Avoid Heat

Heat is the number one cause of damaged hair.  In fact, it causes damage starting from the follicle all the way down to the tip. This damage is usually not visible to the human eye. Yet under a microscope, you can see that the strand has been split into several pieces. Ultimately, this leads to frizz and excessive damage. Unfortunately, split ends are quite difficult to reverse.

Instead of having to cut your hair every month to rid split ends, avoid the heat altogether or do not overuse styling tools. Before you use heat, understand your hair. This is essential as some people have finer strands than others, regardless of whether you have a lot of hair or not. For instance, some people have a lot of hair strands, so it seems as though their hair is thick, but in reality, the strand itself is thin and can be damaged easily by the heat.

Sleep on Silk

People do not always realize how sleeping can impact the way their hair looks every day. Rough sleepers that twist and turn a lot might end up damaging their hair in the process. However, if you invest in silk pillowcases, you can sleep however you like. No worries about frizzy hair in the morning! Silk pillowcases are soft on your head and will not cause your strands any damage while you sleep.

The way your hair looks can have a huge impact on how you feel about yourself. If you take good care of your hair by moisturizing it regularly and consuming healthy nutrients, every day will be a good hair day. Make sure to read reviews on any product you consider purchasing for your scalp before making an investment so that you can be sure you are getting a quality product. You might also want to do a strand test with any new treatment and to experiment with different products to see whether your hair reacts better to moisture or protein.

Amani Mutuma

Amani Mutuma

Amani Mutuma is a professional content writer who helps small businesses & bloggers make a positive impact in the world. He’s passionate about personal development and aspires to help people grow through his writing. Connect with him on Instagram or Twitter.

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