Your hair type and the rate at which it grows is so personal and different for everyone. However, everyone's hair health could benefit from the right hair care routine! Here are 10 tips that may help boost the health of your hair and help it grow:
1. Rinse your Hair With Cool Water at the End of Every Shower
The outermost layer of your hair is made of cuticles that help strengthen and protect the hair shaft. Hot water opens theses cuticles and allows moisture to exit your strands as they dry. Rinsing your hair with cold water at the end of your shower will help seal your hair and keep moisture in.
2. Trim your Hair Regularly
Split ends will keep your hair breaking and allow damage to more up your hair shaft. This can be stopped by getting regular trims!
3. Maintain A Balanced Diet
Getting your adequate daily dose of healthy fats, proteins and nutrients can make a big difference in the health of your hair and the rate at which it grows. You could be using the best deep conditioners and masks, but your hair may still be dry and brittle due to your nutritional food intake. Be sure to take care of your hair from the inside out by maintaining a balanced diet and keeping yourself hydrated!
4. Invest in a Silkyy Heatless Hair Curler and Stop Using Hot Styling Tools
Heat styling your hair regularly can cause irreversible damage and prevent it from growing healthy and strong. Investing in a Silkyy Heatless Hair Curler can revolutionize the way you style your hair, prevent your hair from breaking, and help it grow! Reap the benefits of this heatless hair tool without having to sacrifice style. It’s a win-win!
5. Become Familiar with Oil Massage
Weekly oil scalp massages help relieve tension and promote blood circulation to your scalp while simultaneously nourishing your hair follicles and inducing hair growth.
6. Invest In A Wide-Tooth Wooden Comb
Be gentle when detangling your hair to avoid unnecessary breakage! One of the best ways to do this is by investing in a wide tooth comb. A wide tooth comb will reduce hair breakage - we especially like wooden combs because they help reduce static! Remember to avoid brushing your hair while it’s wet as this is when it's most fragile and prone to breakage.
7. Pay Attention to Ingredients
So many popular conditioners claim to add shine and help smooth your hair, while actually containing heavy silicones that add buildup and weigh your hair down. These silicones are then washed away by shampoos that contain harsh chemicals like sulfates and SLS which strip your hair of all of its natural oils, leaving it dry and brittle. This is again masked by the silicones in the conditioner and the cycle continues. Break the cycle by using natural or herbal shampoos and conditioners that don’t contain harsh chemicals and silicones. This makes such a difference in the health and volume of your hair over time. Most cheap, drugstore shampoos can sometimes appear to work "better", but that is only because it's a temporary and fake fix. A good and natural shampoo doesn't mean it has to be pricey! Do your research and find one within your budget.
8. Let Your Hair Air-Dry
Blow drying can be a godsend when in a hurry, but making a habit of air-drying your hair on a regular basis instead of blow drying it can make a great difference over time. Opt for gently squeezing the water out of your hair with a microfiber towel rather than rubbing it vigorously and then leave it in the towel to dry or simply leave it be! Switching to this drying method may take a little longer but your hair will thank you.
9. Use Silk Scrunchies and Clips
Hair ties pull and tug on your hair and may cause unnecessary breakage if used often. Using a clip can reduce the tension on your roots by securing your hair up in a more gentle way. Opting for scrunchies made of silk (like the ones that are included with the Silkyy Heatless Hair Curler) is also a great choice as silk is gentle and won't tug on your hair as much.
10. Do Not Over-Wash Your Hair
We have a whole blog post about this! Washing your hair too much can quickly take the life out of it. Stick to washing your hair 2-3 times a week and apply shampoo only to your roots to avoid stripping your strands and to keep them nourished.
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