I’m not a morning person. I turn off my alarm clock and go back to bed every time. When I get up, I rush through the morning routine. We all have to make tough decisions about our hair in a hurry. To comb or to not comb – To tie or to not tie, Et Tu? Let Your hair fall! You know what I’m talking about. Here are some hair care hacks to make your hair more manageable and less prone to damage.
Massage Your Scalp
Massage your scalp 4 to 5 minutes with your fingertips (no oil required) every morning or night before showering. Even if you massage your hair for just five minutes, it will improve blood circulation and encourage hair growth. This hack is sure to help your hair grow faster.
Massage the scalp, and you will feel great and reduce stress instantly, improve your mood, and strengthen the roots.
Blot and Squeeze
Don’t rub your hair when it is dripping after you step out of the bath. You can cause severe damage to your hair by wrapping it in a towel and rubbing it. Rough rubbing can cause hair breakage and make it more frizzy.
To remove excess water, use your towel to squeeze your longer hair sections gently.
Rinse in Cold Water
This hack is easy to do in the summer, but washing your hair with cold water on a cold winter day takes courage. You don’t need to rinse your hair with cold water. A little bit will do. It will be worth it. Warm water allows shampoo and conditioners to work better because it opens the cuticle of your hair. The cold water helps close the cuticle, sealing moisture from the conditioner. Your hair will look healthy, shiny, and flat.
Use a Heat Protection Serum
Hair styling tools can make your hair look perfect, but only temporarily. The extreme heat that your hair is exposed to will cause it to lose its luster and degrade the texture of your hair. Hair styling tools may make your hair appear perfect, but this is only temporary. The extreme heat that your hair is exposed to will cause it to lose its natural luster and damage the texture of your locks. If you have to use harsh styling tools on your hair every day, don’t worry. You apply a heat-protective serum to your hair before styling your hair with hot tools. You will end up with frizzy, dry, and coarse hair if you don’t use a heat-protective product on your hair (sprays, serums, mousses, or gels) before styling.
Use Sulfate-Free Shampoo
We all tend to ignore the labels on our shampoo bottles. Check the ingredients of your shampoo bottles to see if it contains sulfate. What is sulfate exactly? This is why shampoo lathers. They wash the dirt off your scalp and hair. Recent research suggests that sulfate strips hair of essential oils. Have you ever had shampoo get into your eyes? You will understand the pain it can cause if you’ve ever experienced it. The sulfate in your shampoo is responsible for the stinging sensation. You should use a sulfate-free shampoo if you notice any irritation or hair loss.
Make a Clarifying Rinse
Clarifying rinses after showering can bring back your hair’s lost shine and remove any unnecessarily built-up chemical buildup.
Mix a quarter cup of Apple Cider Vinegar with one cup of warm water. Pour the ACV-water mix into your hair after you finish your shower. Allow it to flow from your roots to your ends, then rinse with cold water. This will restore the pH balance of your tresses, remove any residue left on your hair from your shampoo and close the cuticle.
Regular trimming is essential for hair that stays smooth and free of split ends. Even if you want to grow out your hair, you should trim the edges from time to time. Damage and split ends can ruin the look of polished roots.
Don’t overwash (yes, it’s a real thing)
Over-shampooing can strip hair of essential oils that give it shine and resistance to damage. You can experiment with a different schedule to see what works best for your hair. A dry shampoo is an excellent option if you want to make sure you have a shampoo day and if you have an oily scalp. Dry shampoos absorb oil and clean your hair. They also leave you with a fresh scent.
You can now point your dryer downward.
It is best to let your hair dry naturally and avoid using a hair dryer. If you must use a hair dryer because you are in a rush or want to create a specific style, blow-dry your hair correctly. You can use a diffuser to prevent your hair from being damaged by direct heat. They are usually attached to hair dryers and are located at the end. Your cuticles will stay flat and smooth. A draft upward can encourage frizz.