Your hair is one of the easiest ways you can express yourself. From a perfect pixie to long waves, you’re sending a message with your hair. That’s why it’s so important to make sure your hair is healthy and beautiful. Here’s five ways you can better care for your hair.
Go easy on the heat styling.
While we’ve survived the flatiron craze of the early 2000s, most of us still do some heat-styling our hair regularly. Whether you’re blow-drying, curling, straightening, or following that Pinterest tutorial to get magical beachy waves with your straightener, that heat isn’t great for your hair. We won’t tell you that you can’t do any of those things, but maybe give your hair a day off every few days, and always use the lowest heat setting you can when you style.
Clean your brushes, combs, and other accessories.
When was the last time you washed your hair? Now, when was the last time you washed everything that you use on your hair? (maybe don’t answer that) Your brushes and hair ties will build up oil, flakes, and other things you don’t want – just like your hair itself. Give them a good scrub every once in a while so you can use them, fear-free.
Get regular haircuts.
Maybe you’re trying to grow out your hair, or maybe you’re just low-maintenance. Either way, don’t go too long without getting at least a trim. Going too long between cuts can lead to ends that are dry, brittle, and prone to splitting — the opposite of the beautiful hair you want. Aim to get your hair cut every 4-6 weeks for healthy hair.
Vary your hairstyles.
We know the daily ponytail is tempting — it’s fast, easy, and relatively versatile. But wearing the same hairstyle every day can put harsh strain on your hair and your scalp. Your hair elastics can damage your hair when they’re in the same spot day after day, and your scalp doesn’t love being pulled taut 24/7. So go ahead, explore Pinterest, and find different styles to change things up.
Use a shampoo and conditioner that support your needs.
Your shampoo and conditioner can do a lot to help your hair, but probably not if you’re just choosing based on what smells the best when you’re staring at an aisle-full of options. Think about your hair priorities, and then find a shampoo and conditioner made to help with them. Interested in color and hydration? Silour Shampoo and Conditioner is formulated just for that!