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Hair Care Tips And Ultimate Routine For You

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You may or may not be blessed with voluminous hair, but you can always restore the voluptuous looking hair by giving them proper attention. Your hair is the most featured accessory of your whole look. So you need to particularly give it extra attention to maintain the health and growth of your hair. And trust me, paying heed to your daily hair care routine is going to make a hell of the difference. So show love to your hair and pamper them every chance you get. Today, I am going to share with you the secrets of healthy, thick hair that anyone can get by following a proper routine. But before we get started about that, you need to know your hair type. It is crucial because your hair care routine will revolve around it. You need to include hair care products that suit the type of your hair.

Determining Your Hair Type?

Determining Your Hair Type

Without realizing your hair type, you can’t in any way, shape up a viable hair care routine. Knowing about the texture of your hair, the amount of oils in it, and its thickness can assist you in choosing the specific hair care and styling items for your locks. There are a few basic techniques for determining your hair type and hair thickness. 

Determining Hair Texture

Take a lock of your hair and examine it closely. If your hair is silky and shiny, then you have a smooth texture. But if they appear dull or fragile, then you have dry hair. Also, check for the split ends. Split ends show how damaged your hair is. Also check if your hair is wavy, straight, or curly as for each type there are different hair care products available in the market.

Determining Amount Of Oil In Hair

Wash your hair as you normally do with any regular shampoo and conditioner. Do not take any other hair treatment at the time of testing. After washing your hair, do not engage yourself in any activity that may make your head (scalp) sweat excessively. Also, let your hair air-dry naturally. After about 8 to 10 hours of washing your hair, pat a tissue on your scalp and hair. If it is blotched with a lot of oil then you have oily hair obviously. And if the tissue is dry when you press it gently on your head, then you have dry hair. But if in some parts the tissue remains dry while in others it gets blotched, then you have a combination hair type. 

Determining Hair Thickness

Part your hair in the middle. Look at the scalp showing where you have parted your hair. If you can see only a thin line of bare scalp, then you have thick hair. If you can see the scalp clearly, you have medium thickness. And,  if the scalp line is notably thick, then you have thin hair. Now the hair care products that you use should be in accordance with this thickness. With thin hair, there is a lot of hair fall issue, so you need to stay clear of the hair care products counting a lot of sulfates. 

Before planning your everyday hair care routine, always test your hair, and determine which products will suit them. A lot of people complain that what worked best for others did not work for them. The obvious reason is the difference in hair type. Only those hair care products will work for you that suit your hair. And only you can determine that with a little bit of experimenting. Anyways, before selecting the right products you need to plan your hair care routine. Here are some key steps that you can add to your daily hair regimen. 

Comb Your Hair Properly

Comb Your Hair

Combing through your hair properly is an essential part of any hair care routine. Not combing your hair or combing through them in a wrong way can cause a lot of hair damage. The way of combing your hair and the type of comb or brush that you use is crucial in preventing hair damage. We will talk about three things while combing the hair, that is, when should you comb your hair, how you should do it and which comb/ brush is suitable.

When To Brush Your Hair?

It is important that you brush your hair daily. Ideally, you should brush your hair twice a day if you want them to look healthy. Always comb through your hair before going to bed. Entangled locks produce a lot of friction while you toss in your bed at night. This can lead to breakage. So you should make it part of your hair care routine to go to bed with properly brushed hair. Also, brushing your hair at night means you will wake up to smoother hair. So when you comb them in the morning, it will be easier and there won’t be any breakage. Next, you need to ensure that you always comb your hair before oiling, treating, or washing them. Never try brushing them right after the wash as wet here are susceptible to breaking easily. Also, this can lead to split ends. So take care of these little details while planning your hair care routine.

How You Should Brush Your Hair

Brushing your hair gently is pivotal for healthy hair. You can’t go rough with them or you will end up damaging them. Your hair is fragile and you need to pamper it if you want profuse hair on your head. Brushing your hair the right way is something you need to consider while planning your hair care routine. I have seen a lot of people literally pulling their entangled hair and combing through them roughly. This is a huge no-no! Start by sectioning your hair with your hands. Always start at the bottom and work your way up. Once you are sure that one section is detangled, brush it from the top to bottom to smooth it. Then move to the next section. If your locks are knotted, do not exert force to detangle them. Stay calm and patiently detangle them to prevent any hair damage. 

Choosing The Right Hair Brush/ Comb

Did you know that brushing your hair with a regular brush or comb can charge them? This and the friction can make your hair fragile. Therefore, you should always use wooden brushes or combs as part of a hair care routine. In combs, you should use wide-toothed wooden combs. For brushes, the best are the ones made up of hornbeam wooden bristles. These wooden combs and brushes prevent the hair from breaking due to excessive friction or getting charged. 

Hair Treatments Are A Must In Hair Care Routines

Getting hair treatments from time to time is a mandatory part of any good hair care routine. You cannot just go on washing and conditioning your hair without taking any other hair treatments. Here are some of the hair treatments that should be part of your hair care routine:

Oil Your Hair Before Washing

It doesn’t matter if you have oily or dry hair. Oiling them before washing is crucial. Use combinations of oils before washing your hair. Massage them in your scalp and leave from 30 minutes to overnight (depending on how much time you have). If you do not oil your hair, they are going to get split ends. Also, they will get dull and fragile. Thus, protect them from all that damage while you can. The best hair serum for oiling that I can recommend to you is Organic Amalaki Scalp Oil Serum by Blur Beautifly. It is the ultimate hair care product for oiling. It has so many nourishing oils and herbal extracts in it. Trust me, it is the best hair serum so far that I have discovered in the past three years. It comes with a dropper. Apply it directly to your scalp and massage it in. Massaging helps increase blood circulation which is nourishing for the hair. Take any other regular oil to apply it to the tips of your hair (you didn’t think we were going to ignore them, right).

Get Protein Treatment For Hair

It is essential to get a protein treatment for hair every once in a fortnight at least. You can do this by applying protein hair masks. There are a lot of artificial hair care protein masks available in the market but if you are looking for natural hair care, then applying the raw egg mask is the best option for you. For better results apply raw egg mixed in with oil to your scalp and hair once in a week. The raw egg is rich in proteins that are directly absorbed by the hair in this treatment.

Alternatively, you can also go for the keratin treatment for hair. This, however, is not done so often. You should get a keratin hair treatment every six to eight months as part of your hair care routine. The results are going to blow your mind. You will notice a visible change in the texture of your hair after getting the keratin hair treatment. 

Shampooing And Conditioning

shampoo and conditioner

Hair washing is something that not many people talk about. Most people are like, ‘hey, we know how to wash the hair. We have been doing this from our childhood’. Honey, if you are one of those people, let me inform you that not everyone washes their hair properly. And that is why there are so many people who claim to have dead or damaged hair. There is a lot to consider when it comes to washing your hair rather than stepping into the shower, using some random hair care products and that’s it. When it comes to washing the hair, you need to ponder over a few things like which is the right product for your hair? How many times should you wash your hair? In what manner should you wash your hair? Getting confused? Don’t worry, I got you for I have brought for you the hair washing 101. 

Choose The Right Hair Care Products

When it comes to buying shampoos and conditioners, you need to take into account your hair type. Remember the test I told you about earlier? Yeah, try that before heading out to get shampoo or conditioner. Use milder products (having low to zero sulfates in them) for dry or damaged hair. People who have oily hair can use sulfate shampoos but if you wash your hair daily, then you may wanna shift to the sulfate-free shampoos in your hair care routine. Now let’s get into how to wash the hair properly.

How To Shampoo The Hair?

Shampooing your hair properly is critical in a hair care routine. Many people just pour some shampoo in their hands, rub it to make lather, and start massaging it into their hair. Well, that is something that is causing excessive hair breakage. The proper way is to wet your hair, take two dime-size shampoo, and massage it in your head in two sections. First, focus on the upper part of your head and then on the back of your head. Massage the shampoo gently only on the scalp in to and fro motion to regulate blood circulation and get rid of dead skin cells. Please stop rubbing shampoo on the tips. That way you only break the collagen in your strands. The shampoo is meant only for the scalp. You need not go in circular motions wrapping all your hair around your head. Then wash off with lukewarm water only. It is a myth guys that cold water makes your hair shiny. It doesn’t, rather it breaks the hair collagen and makes your hair fragile. 

Conditioner Or Masks?

Conditioners or masks are used after the shampoo. They both are necessary to get smooth and silky-soft hair. But which of the two are better and should be included in the hair care routine? Well, I say both! Many people like to use conditioners only after the shampoo and they do work great. But in my opinion, you should include a post-wash hair mask too in your regime. The hair masks penetrate deeper into the hair while conditioners can penetrate only one layer. Thus, hair masks are more nourishing. I would suggest that you use a hair mask at least twice a week for better results.

Drying And Styling 

Drying And Styling

It is important to let your hair air-dry. The more you will make use of electrical products, the more your hair will be destroyed. But say you wash your hair in the morning and are in a hurry, you can use a hairdryer. But to prevent any damage here, use the heat protectant for hair. The heat resistant serums don’t let the heat damage your hair. Then style them however you want!

As we are talking about the best hair care routine, it is important to discuss hairstyling before going to bed. There are two things that you need to take care of: do not sleep with wet hair and always tie your hair before going to bed. Wet hair is fragile and can break off easily. Therefore, it is advised to let your hair dry completely before you lie to sleep. Also, when you sleep with your hair down, they break a lot during the night due to friction produced when they rub against your pillow. There are two ways of dealing with this. One, use silk pillow covers to let the hair glide on it. Second, tie your hair into a braid or an updo to control breakage through the night. Braiding your long hair comes with an extra benefit of giving you light wavy hair in the morning. They are also not tangled or matted, which means you will have an easy time combing them. 

Additional Hair Care Tips For  Voluptuous Hair

If you are looking for voluminous, shiny, and smooth hair, here are some tips for you. Include these things in your hair care routine and you will be good to go. Without further ado let’s get into these tips:

  • I know a lot of people prefer washing hair twice a week only. But it is healthier to wash them daily or on alternate days. 
  • Use hair masks every now and then. Both natural and artificial hair care products work fine as hair masks. The hair mask penetrated deep into the hair to make them grow healthy and look super lustrous.
  • If you want to use the curling or straightening irons, use the one that works fast and has oil-infused rods/ plates. Remington hair appliances are the best. They do not lead to excessive hair damage. 
  • Use filtered water to wash your hair. The normal tap water has a lot of minerals and products that take its toll on your hair. 
  • When washing your head under the shower, keep it low because the pressure with which water falls on your head can cause severe damage to your hair. 

Follow these tips while planning your hair care routine and trust me you are good to go. These hair care tips are a total game-changer. But above all, you need to see what works best for you and devise your own regime.

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