If you can’t get away from straightening, curling, or blow-drying your hair, use a heat protectant spray before you style or blow dry to reduce the severity of damage. Any type of heat application on the hair will damage the hair but applying a heat protectant spray can help increase the longevity of the health within the hair when using heat-styling tools frequently.
You may think washing hair is simple – apply shampoo, rinse, apply conditioner, rinse, and then done. As simply as it sounds, there are correct ways to apply shampoo and conditioner on hair so that you are not damaging your hair and boosting its health and appearance.
Wendy Rodewald from StyleCastor, spoke with hair professionals and stylist from New York to gather information about the right way to wash hair;
Step 1: Rinse first
Rinse hair until it is thoroughly wet before you apply any products so that the shampoo can easily be applied. Rinsing with hot water will remove dirt and product from the hair and warm water “loosens the oils through the scalp and opens the cuticle so it is able to absorb the oil.”Read More »
Do you have dry, brittle hair and feel like the hair strands are breaking so easily? The reason why hair gets so dry is because it is simply not getting enough hydration. According to WebMD, one of the common causes of dry hair is that the scalp is not producing enough oil to moisturize the hair. Hair strands do not produce oil on its own so it relies on the root of the hair to distribute the moisture down. WebMD also notes “since the roots are under your skin, dry scalp goes along with dry hair.”
Another reason why hair becomes dry is that the moisture is escaping from the hair. The hair has a layer called a cuticle that protects the hair strands and once it is damaged, the hair is unable to keep moisture in. WebMD states “in a healthy cuticle, the layers lie tightly together and keep moisture in.” So, with a weaken cuticle, hair cannotRead More »