How To Do Hair Care at Home & Hair Care Dos and Don'ts

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During the Covid-19 pandemic it has sure taught us that we can learn many things that we wouldn’t necessarily consider. Taking care of your hair at home is one and with adequate research you will learn the dos and don’ts of taking care of your hair right from the comfort of your home.

If you have been considering learning about personal hair care from home you have stopped by the right article as we will discuss true hair care from home and techniques that will cause you hair to flourish and glow just as if you went to the salon. Let’s get right to it by starting with the hair care dos at home.

Hair Care Do’s 

  1. Shampoo Hair Regularly: Beyond popular belief by many, dirt doesn’t help hair to grow faster. A clean scalp is the best environment to encourage hair growth. Washing hair at least once a week is key to maintaining healthy hair and scalp.

There is no need for an abrasive shampoo that is filled with sulphate. Sulphate is known to strip the hair of its essential oil that allows it to thrive naturally.

The better option is to select a sulphate free moisturizing shampoo to cleanse your hair on a weekly basis. There is no need to be concerned if hair will be properly cleansed from dirt and bacteria. The absence of sulphate doesn’t render your shampoo inadequate because the necessary ingredients to remove impurities and buildup while protecting the moisture of your hair strands are perfectly present.

Note: If it is that you have an oily scalp, washing your hair at least twice a week will prove more beneficial to your hair and scalp health.

  1. Condition: Sometimes we disregard the importance of conditioning hair each time we wash. However, this should not be a habit that is praised or practiced. Applying a natural hair conditioner/deep conditioner/hair mask is also a critical part of your at home hair care routine.

Conditioner helps to replenish the hair with moisture making it manageable and less prone to damage caused by dryness or breakage when hair is being detangled with a wide-tooth comb.

Leave-in treatment conditioners also give hair an added boost in strength that helps it to withstand the varying styling methods applied to your hair throughout the week.

  1. Air Dry: After applying leave-in treatment to your hair and an oil to seal your hair cuticles allow hair to simply air dry without the help of a blow dryer. Air drying is healthy for your hair.

When a blow dryer is used on wet hair it leaves hair exposed to heat damage and split ends.

  1. Oil Scalp: Taking care of your scalp is also a critical aspect of hair care. Oiling your scalp with natural oils (growth oil blends, coconut oil, castor oil, jojoba oil) and massaging it boosts blood circulation thus encouraging hair growth and moisture retention. Oiling your scalp also helps to prevent and even treat split ends.
  2. Trim your Hair: Hair growth starts with healthy hair. Trimming your hair ends every 6-8 weeks are the best way to get rid of split ends that can impact length retention when it leads to breakage. Trimming your hair helps to keep hair healthy. Be sure to use a hair scissor and only use it for your hair.

 

  1. Healthy Diet: Eating healthy is a great way to nourish hair and boost hair growth. Having a diet rich in vitamins and minerals retrieved from both vegetables and fruits is key. Drinking water is also another critical area that helps one to achieve healthy hair. Hair relies heavily on moisture to keep it from breakage. Though much hydration is achieved from your hair care products, drinking water daily also hydrates your hair.

 

  1. Satin Bonnets/Scarfs: A great way to help your strands maintain moisture throughout the night as you sleep is by wearing satin bonnet/scarfs. Satin bonnets/scarfs prevent hair from interacting with your cotton sheets that are known to pull moisture from your hair leaving it dry and prone to split ends/breakage.

 

Hair Care Don’ts

  1. Chemical Shampoos and Conditioners: Other than sulphates as earlier mentioned, (ammonium lauryl sulphate and sodium laureth sulphate) shampoos that are laden with

parabens, sodium chloride, polyethylene glycols, formaldehyde, alcohol, synthetic fragrances and limited natural ingredients are an immediate red flag.

You want to select natural shampoos and natural conditioners that seek to nourish your hair and scalp without hidden side effects that damage hair and later lead to other ill-effects within the body.

  1. Limit Hot Water: When washing your hair, the initial rinse can be with hot water to help lift oils and product buildup from the hair and scalp. However, when rinsing after the conditioner you should apply cold water to close hair cuticles and keep the moisture locked within the hair strands.

Using too much hot water rinses leads to stripping the hair of necessary oils thus leaving it dry.

  1. Heat Styling: Flat Irons, blow dryers and curling irons should be used rarely as these cause hair texture to be altered that often leads to heat damage, dryness, or breakage.

Final Thoughts

Taking care of your hair at home is totally doable. It gives you a better appreciation for your hair and allows you to bond with it in ways that always seeks to find the methods that provide the best benefits.

This doesn’t mean you will no longer go to a salon to care for your hair, but it would be when you decide to and also with the products you approve of based on your research.

By following all the dos and don’ts above you can proudly say hello to healthy hair that can be maintained at home. 


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