Hair Care Tips: Healthy Hair
Healthy-looking hair is all about strength. Try these simple tips for durable locks—so your tresses are ready to take on all the styles you like.
- Don’t rough dry wet hair out of the shower with a towel as it will damage hair. Instead, blot hair to remove the moisture.
- Always condition your hair if it's prone to breakage. Conditioning is the best way to give your hair the nourishment it needs to stay strong.
- Use detangling spray and a wide-tooth comb on damp hair—wet hair is more delicate.
- If your hair is especially delicate, sleep on a satin pillowcase. Satin won't snag your hair or cause friction like cotton, which can rough up the cuticle of extremely fine hair.
- Don't use elastics that have metal clasps on them. Always tie up your hair with covered, snag-free elastics.
- Try not to sleep with your hair tied back. Leave your hair down as often as possible at night to prevent breakage.
- Getting the right brush is key for frizz-free hair. Invest in a boar-bristle brush with a rubber base to smooth and straighten hair.
- Hair is most fragile when it is wet, so after washing, dry hair gently with a towel to absorb excess water. Avoid brushing until most of the moisture has evaporated.
- If you have really fine hair and are afraid of conditioning, apply conditioner first in the shower and then shampoo your hair. That way, your hair gets the moisture it needs, and you'll get the clean, full-bodied feeling of a fresh shampoo.
- One way to get healthy-looking hair? Rinse, Rinse, Rinse! Any conditioner left on your hair will weigh it down and won't allow you to get the most optimal style.
- Never brush your hair with a metal or bristle brush when it's wet. Use a wide-tooth comb or a vent brush on damp hair to prevent breakage.
- When applying conditioner, focus on the mid-shaft to ends as that is where the most damage is; you don’t need to moisturize the roots.
- If your hair is brittle, don't be afraid to lightly rinse conditioner out of your hair — it may benefit from a little conditioner left on your ends.
- If your hair is fine, don't try to over-condition — this will only weigh it down. Pick the right conditioner for fine hair to add back moisture.
- For naturally stronger, healthier-looking hair, make sure you have a balanced diet. Your hair is a reflection of your inner health, so design your eating habits accordingly.
- Once a week, deep condition your hair to leave it ultra soft and super strong. Apply your usual conditioner all over damp hair and put hair in a shower cap or towel. Leave it on your hair for ten minutes and then rinse thoroughly.
- After shampooing and conditioning your hair, do a final rinse with cool water to seal the cuticle and leave hair looking extra shiny.
- Avoid using a brush to detangle hair when it’s wet or damp — use a wide-tooth comb. Hair is more delicate when it’s wet, and a comb is gentler on damp hair than a brush.