My daily hair care routine – Step-by-Step GuidePosted on February 24, 2012 by Kristina in Hair Care
Ok. I admit it. My secrets to having beautiful hair are not so secret. My lovely locks come from taking a few steps everyday and using a few over-the-counter products along with some folk remedies. They really work — who knew? The good news is, these are steps that anyone can take to get long, flowing hair in no time. And that’s no small thing. People associate long, lush hair with youth, vitality, beauty and good health. So with new further adieu, here they are.
Step #1. Good hair starts with good nutrition.
I know . You were waiting for secret products and all that. Those come in a minute. But the effort you take to put all those products on your hair will be seriously hampered by not taking care of your hair from the inside out first.
You should always drink plenty of water everyday. Drink at eight to ten glasses of water each day, making sure that you take in at least 8 ounces in each glass.
Vitamins are a must as well, but not just any vitamins. Prenatal vitamins are packed with nutrients and promote hair growth. You’ll have longer hair in less time. And these vitamins give you beautiful nails to boot. Talk about two-for-one!
That said, you shouldn’t eat junk just because you’re taking vitamins. Eat plenty of fruit each day to give your hair extra vitamins and minerals the natural way.
Step #2. Hair should be clean, but not overwashed.
That strips the hair of the essential oils it needs to look beautiful. Limit yourself to one shower everyday or every other day to avoid washing the hair too much. When you do wash, try TREsemme shampoo and finish the wash and rinse cycle with Cabellina conditioner.
Give your hair extra conditioning treatments by dampening the hair and working the conditioner through it to the ends. Pull your hair up into a pretty—albeit wet bun—for 20 minutes. When the time is up, rinse the extra conditioner from the hair. For you folks who love all things natural, you can create a natural version of this treatment by massaging olive oil into your hair for 20 minutes, again putting your hair in a bun. Rinse the hair out and style as usual.
Step #3. Speaking of styling, be kind to your lovely locks.
Try to limit the number of times you use heat on your hair. That means to cut down on blow drying whenever possible and avoid flat ironing your hair. And stay away from that teasing comb. It breaks the hair, leaving you with the look of the proverbial rat’s nest over the course of time.
Along the same lines, have your hair cut every six to eight weeks. This helps get rid of split ends, which also damage the hair. The split ends creep stealthily up the hair shaft, causing the hair to break. Also, avoid razor cuts to avoid exposing the hair to friction and damage.
Step #4. Finally, treat your hair to a hair healing elixir.
Don’t worry. It’s simple to make. Just mix a bit of your favorite conditioner along with some distilled water and olive oil in a spray bottle. The mixture should be shaken. Spritz it onto your hair regularly without soaking it to give your hair beautiful shine.
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