Many people consider their hair to be their crown and glory. That is, only if their hair is healthy and beautiful. Achieving that beautiful head of hair is really not that difficult. All it takes is the right knowledge and good hair care routines. Here are some tips that will keep your hair looking healthy and beautiful, for both men and women.
A big mistake that many people make is that they are too harsh on their hair. Harsh shampoos that are full of chemicals, color treatments, and hot styling tools can rob hair of its natural body and moisture. When you wash your hair, choose a shampoo that is formulated for your hair type. Work up a gentle lather, then rinse thoroughly with warm water. Water that is too hot will dry out your hair.
After shampooing, towel dry your hair gently. Avoid blow drying your hair because the hot air can overdry your hair. If you do need to blow dry in order to style it, use your hair dryer on a cool and gentle setting.
Some people like to dry their hair by squeezing it between paper towels. This is an effective way to draw out the excess water and to keep hair from becoming too frizzy when dried.
You really do not need to wash your hair every day. In fact, over washing can strip you hair of its natural oils. Wash your hair every other day, unless your hair tends to get exceptionally oily.
For hair that is brittle and dry, it may need a deep conditioning. A natural deep conditioner is a mixture of a half cup of plain yogurt, a half cup of mayonnaise, and the egg white from one egg. Blend, then work into your hair. Wrap your head in a towel and wait for 30 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water, or shampoo. People who have tried this deep conditioning method say that they were left with hair that was soft and smooth.
Do not forget that your hair is alive. That means it needs to be nourished from within. What you eat can affect the quality of your hair. Hair is protein, so having a diet rich in high quality protein will support healthy hair growth. Eating a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids, like fish and avocados, will also help your hair get that healthy glow.
When you go out, you might already be applying a sunscreen on your face. However, your hair is also subject to the harsh UV rays from the sun. if you plan to be under the sun for most of the day, wear a hat to protect your tresses. You will save your hair from getting scorched.
Keep your hair neatly trimmed of split ends. This is particularly important for long hair. Split ends can damage your hair shaft and make your hair brittle.
These are just a few tips on how you can keep your hair looking healthy and beautiful. You do not have to spend a large amount of money on fancy hair care products. You just have to keep a healthy lifestyle and treat your hair with gentleness. There are different African American hairstyles that you can try that may suit you best.