With all our pursuits to look better or more attractive, sometimes we tend to go too far with it. Your hair, in particular, becomes a subject of numerous styling and treatments to fashion it the way you specifically want it to look. But eventually, this can take a toll on your tresses, which can be a triggering factor for hair loss. So to prevent hair loss and to ensure that you still have hair to style with, here are ten hair care tips that you can trust.
How to properly prevent hair loss?
10 Hair Care Tips You Can Trust:
Wash your hair appropriately according to your hair type
When it comes to washing your hair properly, doing it every day should be ideal but you don’t have to shampoo it that often as well. The best way to wash your hair is to start it with warm water to effectively remove the accumulated dirt and oils. You finish this up with a cool wash to seal in some moisture. If your hair type is oily by nature, you need to wash it more often that those who have dry hair. You should only shampoo when you observe that your hair is starting to become oily or if you are exposed to an environment or chemical (e.g. dust, salt water, pools, styling chemicals) that will strain your hair.
Use the right kind of shampoo
Most of the time we choose shampoos based on its popularity or scent, but you must know that the next time you buy one see to it that it is appropriate for your hair type. This will be easy with the brands we have today because of manufacturers specific this on the bottle by indicating whether it is for curly, straight, oily or treated hair. It would also do your hair much good if you choose shampoos that are not acidic. Preferably it should be within a pH of 4.5-6.5. It would also be best if you first dilute your shampoo with some water before you apply it to your scalp, this makes it less damaging.
Add in some oils in your regimen
Preferably once or twice a week, you should massage some oils to your hair and scalp such as olive oil, rose oil, coconut oil, etc. These have nutrients, cleansing and clarifying properties that will keep your hair healthy, shiny and strong. Doing this will significantly improve your chances from developing hair loss. It would be preferable if the oil is warm also to promote better circulation and better absorption.
Know how to shampoo and condition the scalp properly
The proper way to shampoo is to concentrate it on the scalp. This is to cleanse the area from dust and oils. The rest of the hair shaft doesn’t really require shampooing because this will just dry it out eventually. You can, however, have shampoo drip through it upon rinsing. Your conditioner, on the other hand, should be applied to the rest of the length of your hair, especially on the tips.
Dye your hair the right way
When choosing a dye, it is always best to choose a color that is a shade darker than your original hair color. This will be safer for your hair compared to choosing a lighter shade. Do not immediately shampoo your hair after a color treatment. Every time you wet your hair, you open a cuticle, give the hair color to settle in before washing it. It is best to do it after 48 hours.
Moisturize your hair with a leave-on conditioner
Just as you would rub moisturizers on your face, your hair also needs that hydration with a leave-on conditioner. Moisturizing the hair will help it to become shiny and strong.
Make use of baking soda
If you are one who is fond styling your hair using hair sprays, mousses or gels, the best way to cleanse it would be to add baking soda to your shampoo at least once a week.
Use UV protectors to shield your hair from the harsh sun
This works similarly to the sunscreen that you use for your skin. Your hair is also very fragile to sun rays, and everyday exposure can lead to dry and brittle hair. To protect your locks, you can use hair serums, mousses, and sprays with UV protection before going out. Wearing a hat is also another way to keep your hair protected.
Cleanse your hair after swimming
After swimming, especially in a pool, rinse your hair with a clarifying shampoo which has E.D.T.A. This certain ingredient can neutralize the chlorine on your hair. If you do not wash up after a dip in the pool, this can eventually cause your hair to dry up.
Eat foods that can promote better hair
We all know that eating healthy can create numerous benefits, but when you increase your vitamin A, B, C, E, Zinc and protein intake you improve the health of your hair more significantly. It makes your hair much stronger and protected from hair loss.