Well-groomed and healthy hair is not just about good genes, but also about everyday care. Even if you won’t see results the day after you start your treatments, chances are good that you’ll see a difference after several months of active hair care. However, hair care must be done with care and there are certain things you must adhere to. We decided to find out what tips and tricks can help you keep your hair looking beautiful even after a long beach holiday!
It may sound like a magic formula, but even the best hair oils are all about the right application. Don’t apply it directly to the roots, as it will make your hair heavier – just apply it to the ends. One way to use the oil is to apply it to your hair before washing, tie your hair back and don’t wet it for a while – the hot steam will work with the oil to make your hair healthier and softer.
Many people apply a hair conditioner all over their hair, rubbing it thoroughly into the scalp. This is also a mistake. Like oil, this is not for the scalp, but for the ends of the hair. It is best to apply it to the ends of the hair. It’s important to wash your hair thoroughly afterwards to make sure it’s really clean.
Choosing the right headband is also important, especially if you have long hair, as you will need to use it every day. It is better to choose fabric options instead of plastic ones. Silk accessories are particularly good. They are more expensive, but worth it because silk elastics are extremely gentle on the hair, prevent tangles and minimise the knots that always occur when you remove the elastics after a day of wearing them.
Don’t forget to wear a swimming cap when you visit a swimming pool or water park (even if it doesn’t add to the aesthetics of your look). Highly chlorinated water can irritate your hair. Moreover, when swimming, hair develops additional resistance to the water. Make sure the cap fits your head well and doesn’t cause too much pressure.
It’s also worth adding extra hydration to your hair care routine during the summer months (for example, using a leave-in conditioner at night). Also, look out for hair care products that contain an SPF ingredient – this will help to keep your hair protected from the sun’s rays. However, if you’re in a place where there’s no shade, it’s better to wear a hat.
Use a wide-tooth comb
Brush wet hair with a wide-tooth comb. Immediately after washing, hair is more prone to damage than usual, so it’s important to take care of it at this point. The wide-tooth comb gently untangles wet hair and evenly distributes any product.
Another important trick to caring for wet hair is using the right towel. Get yourself a microfiber towel. An ordinary towel made of coarse material can really tangle your hair, especially if it’s long. Make sure to dry your hair gently with the towel – don’t rub it, but towel dry from roots to ends.
When using a hairdryer, one of the most important rules is to air (and towel) dry your hair naturally first. The drier your hair is before use, the better. This prevents the ends from drying out. Also, don’t neglect the nozzles of your blow dryer, especially the ones with flat edges – using them will make the whole process less ‘traumatic’ for your hair.
This is another part of hair care that many people skip, thinking it’s not important. If you use heat-protecting sprays while blow-drying and styling, you can prevent drying and split ends, as well as protect shiny and brittle hair. The key is to choose the right product. If you’re going to heat your hair straightener to 480°F, the product you use should be made to withstand that heat and still protect the hair.
The easiest way to comb your hair is to start at the ends, rather than the roots, and gradually work your way up. If your hair is thick or your curls tangle often, don’t neglect to use the recommended hairspray for combing – it can help untangle tangles. When untangling hair, try to avoid pulling on the roots. And of course, keep your comb as clean as possible.