Updated: Oct 19, 2020
Your hair is the delicate crown you never take off and should be handled with care. If you want healthy and shiny tresses, you should start adopting the right habits to care for your strands. Here are 6 good hair care habits to start with.
1. Finish your shower with a cold rinse
After shampooing and conditioning your hair, end your shower with a cold rinse on your hair. This helps lock in the ingredients and moisture inside the hair strands, closing the hair cuticle. With closed cuticle, your tresses will look smoother and shinier.
2. Avoid wearing the same style for too many days
Wearing the same style for too many days in a row is bad for your hair. Hairstyles that are too tight and constantly pulling at your hairline can cause hair loss. Switch up your styles ever so frequently to avoid the damage. You should also be changing your hair parting frequently, maybe once in about 3 - 4 days. This can help reduce tension in the same area and also reduce the risk of hair loss.
3. Keep your hair dryer clean
Remember to open up the filter of your hair dryer from time to time to get rid of the dust and lint in the vent. Dust and lint can blow back into the motor which minimizes the effectiveness of your dryer. It affects the speed and temperature which results in a longer blow-dry time.
4. Avoid over-washing
Washing your hair too frequently can actually be a bad choice. Over-washing your tresses may lead to brittleness and eventually breakage, dry and frizzy hair and even oilier scalp. Over-washing may lead the scalp to think that it needs to produce more oil to replace those that were washed away, and eventually leading to an oilier scalp.