Not all 5 fingers are the same—This rule applies to an array of things in my life. One of which is not being blessed with naturally thick and shiny hair. Instead, I have curly, frizzy hair that I usually disguise by ironing or by using a heating appliance. The use of heating tools not only has an adverse effect on your hair’s texture, but it can also lead to hair loss. And the more and more I read, the more I realised that there were many factors that lead to this problem. So, here’s a list of the things you need to do to ensure long and silky hair.
1. Use soft hair elastics
Tying a high ponytail may look super cute. But it comes at a cost. Every time you take down your pony down you end up pulling it. This causes damage. Instead use silk or softer hair elastics that you won’t cause any tension on your scalp.
2. Sleep with a silk pillow
If you’ve ever woken up with knots or rough hair, it’s probably due to your pillowcase. Silk pillowcases can decrease the friction. Also, it’s recommended to loosely tie your hair into a braid or low ponytail while sleeping.
3. Get regular trims
There’s a reason why people go back to their stylist every 3-4 months—Getting seasonal trims is necessary to maintain and keep the shape of your hair.
4. Know your labels
One of the worst things you can do to your hair is to simply add on products just because the label says so. Ingredients with ‘protein’ or ‘kertain’ can have an adverse effect on your hair causing build-up which clogs your pores.
5. Find the right stylist
This is probably one of the most important rules of all. Find yourself a stylist who understands the right needs of your hair. From the cut to the colour and the overall health—a good stylist can be a life-changer.
6. Avoid too much H20
This is especially important to remember during the monsoon. Rain water contains certain elements that can irritate one’s scalp. So, always use an umbrella or keep your hair covered. Another thing to remember—Use a leave-in conditioner before entering the pool as the chlorine from the water can dry out your hair.
Conditioning your hair post shampoo is a given. But sometimes it’s good to swap it out for a hair mask or treatment mask. They’re packed with nutrients and are a great way to give your hair the needed boost of hydration.
P.S: Make sure you read about the benefits that certain foods have on your hair.
Do you follow any of these? Let us know below!
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