Put those heat tools down!
BY Hidayet Kadiroğlu
Dear ladies constantly we are in a mood of searching the best and the most awesome tips and products that will make our hair perfect. We all want to see our hair neat always we all want to spent little time on our daily hairstyle preparation but to be true this is really a hard goal to be achieved if you do not know the right hacks and tips. And instead, pick up some daily habits that will actually make a difference. We asked top stylists to spill their secrets on things women with fantastic hair do daily, and here’s their list — all of which you can do from the comfort of your own home.
She doesn’t use heated tools everyday
Try and limited your use of heated tools if you want great hair like your friend! The most heat from straighteners and hair dryers that you use everyday will simply age your hair and leave it frazzled. Try and have one or two days off a week and if you do need something use rollers to get volume rather than a hot tong. Michael Dueñas, celebrity hairstylist and founder of Hair Room Service, recommends steam rollers, which are gentle on the hair and do not get overly warm, as they’re heated solely by steam passing through the foam on the roller. But if you absolutely have to use hot tools (blow dryers, curling irons, wands, flat irons, hot rollers) to style your hair, always use a spray-in heat protectant, says Eve Galminche, Arrojo top colorist.
- She always sleeps on silk.
Silk’s smooth texture won’t rough up your hair cuticle when you sleep the way cotton does, leaving you with smoother hair in return, explains Suave Professionals celebrity stylist Marcus Francis. Fewer frizzy strands in the morning? Now that’s the dream (no pun intended).
- She keeps her hair clean.
Washing your hair every other day is about right when it comes to healthy, thick hair.
As long as you use the right products for your hair you will fine that washing it more regularly will keep it looking shiny and glossy. Experts say to try and stick to the following:
- Wash you hair daily if you live in a city with pollution or humidity, or you work out daily/go to the gym.
- Wash your hair every few days if you live in a rural environment away from pollutants, or an especially dry climate.
- Wash your hair every other day if its combination hair – so dry ends and oily roots.
- She doesn’t skimp on moisturizer.
The skin that makes up your scalp needs moisture just like the skin on your face does, especially if it’s going to provide a healthy foundation for hair to grow, explains Riawna Capri of CLEAR Scalp & Hair. She adds: “A general rule of thumb is to condition every time you shampoo.” So make sure you use a good conditioner and one that is suited to your hair type. Keeping hair glossy isn’t just down to your conditioner, make sure you also use a conditioning spray before you blow-dry to keep ends nourished.
But the moisturizing doesn’t end once you leave the shower. Even if you’re not heat-styling your hair, you should comb through a protective product, says Oribe Hair Care stylist Adam Livermore. It can reduce frizz, dryness, and split ends, and even protect your color!
- She stays loyal.
It’s a common misconception that switching up your hair care brands keeps your hair healthier because it never gets time to adapt, but experts disagree. Instead, they suggest finding what works for you and sticking with it. Remember: Your hair doesn’t know the difference. And while it’s perfectly fine to change things up when searching for that perfect combination that leaves you with killer strands — once you find it, don’t let it go.
She eats the right foods
There are certain minerals and vitamins which are good for your hair such as iron, zinc and omega 3 fatty acids. So try eating lots of lean meat and oily fish for a few weeks and you will see a difference!
- She takes her vitamins.
Even if your diet is impeccable, it’s possible you’re missing out on some crucial hair-boosting vitamins. Believe it or not ladies with great hair often take a daily supplement to give their hair all the minerals and vitamins it needs to grow healthy and thick. Denise McAdams, hairdresser to the royal family, swears by Imedeen’s Health Hair & Viviscal which is fab for thinning hair. But she also says, ‘The most important thing you can do is massage your head and neck to get the blood circulation going to help fine hair Once you start taking the right combo of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and herbs, you can get fuller, shinier, and stronger hair in just a few months. Bonus: Your nails and skin will also benefit.
- She limits her time in the sun.
The sun can damage your hair as much as your skin if it’s not protected so make sure you try and avoid direct sunlight. Not only will it dry hair our and age your look but it can also damage your sensitive scalp too. Always wear a hat or use a hair SPF spray when in the sun.
- She steers clear of snarls.
Before you go ripping a comb through your strands, think about what you’re doing — and be gentle. Use a wide-toothed comb for particularly tangled locks, and always brush your hair from bottom to top to avoid creating more knots and snarls.
- She gets regular trims — even when growing out her hair.
Hair is always going to look great after a cut – always. It will naturally appear thicker and more voluminous and split ends will be replaced with a lovely finish that will give hair bounce. Plus split ends can travel up your hair shaft leaving hair looking totally frizzy and wild quickly. Trims every 6-8 weeks will prevent this.You might be tempted to skip seasonal trims when growing out your hair, but to add healthy length, you actually need to do just the opposite. When the split goes up the hair shaft, it becomes so thin that it breaks — that’s when people get breakage. And once your hair splits, there’s no way to repair it, so keep it trimmed to prevent harmful breakage before it starts.
- She keeps it cool in the shower.
Washing your hair every other day is about right when it comes to healthy, thick hair. As long as you use the right products for your hair you will fine that washing it more regularly will keep it looking shiny and glossy. Excess heat can blast the volume out of your hair, leaving you with limp locks. Instead, opt for warm water — this temperature allows you to work up a nice lather while still staying hot enough to rinse suds clean. And when it comes to the final post-conditioner rinse, the colder the better. Chilly water locks in those coveted nutrients into each strand, adding a beautiful, healthy luster.
- She knows the right amount of product to use — and where to use it.
Your shampoo and conditioner will both keep doing exactly the same job each time you use them, so if you come across a favourite, feel free to stick to it! Hair does change though, whether it’s through colouring, age, or a different cut, so you may need to swap to meet its different needs at times.If you cover your entire head when you shampoo or conditioner, you’re doing it wrong! Concentrate the shampoo on the first few inches of hair at the scalp, where you get the most oil and product buildup — your ends don’t need cleansing as much. As for conditioner, work it in from the mid-shaft to the ends where the hair is driest and prone to split ends.