Good hair care should be a staple in every woman’s beauty routine. There are so many techniques and products you can use to have a healthy scalp and luscious locks. But with the many advice offered by our hairdressers, influencers, even celebrities, what was once a pretty simple task now becomes more complicated than ever.
If we go back to the basic premise of good hair care, it’s really all about forming the right habits and using the right products. We asked the experts and here’s what they have to say:
Arm yourself with good knowledge.
While it’s easy to find information on good hair care, it’s also easy to get overwhelmed by it. This is why it pays to find content only on reputable websites with writers who are authorities in the field of beauty and personal care. Platforms like Beauticate, for instance, offer tips from industry experts and high profile celebrities that you can apply to your own routine.
Feed your hair right.
Your eating habits affect the overall health of your hair. Surprisingly, the first step to good hair care is changing up your diet to include more iron and protein. According to experts, your hair cells are the first to be affected when you have a poor diet. Eating at least 12mg of iron-rich foods like pumpkin seeds, fish, leafy greens, cereals and chickpea daily and including protein-rich foods like milk, cheese, quinoa, lentils and yogurt every day helps increase your hair’s strength.
Change your hair washing habits.
According to a study, women cites hair damage as the top reason for changing their hair washing habits in the last 12 months. If you ask the industry experts, it all depends on the type of hair you have. If you have treated, coloured, or bleached hair, washing it every day can cause significant damage because it makes your hair drier and more porous by stripping off its natural oils. Experts say frizz and split ends are among the signs you’re washing your hair more often than needed.
Find the right product for your hair.
Walking down the hair care product aisle can easily get overwhelming. You have hundreds of products telling you that they’re the best, but the trick to finding the right product is to really test it out. Beauty editor and founder Sigourney Cantelo shares her experience with Moogoo scalp cream and how it helped fix her dry, itchy, and even painful scalp. Focus on products that target your specific hair problem, say dry hair, dandruff, or even falling hair.
Invest in good tools.
Just as you would invest in the right tools for your skin, you should also do the same for your hair. Investing in good quality products help prevent damage and keep your hair healthy for a longer time. Experts recommend that you invest in a good round brush for blow-drying, a tail comb for styling, and of course, a top quality hair dryer that will get the job done without killing your hair.
In its essence, good hair care doesn’t really require rocket science. You just have to find what works for you, form good habits, and invest in what truly matters for your most precious crown, your hair.