Your hair goes through a lot. It gets put through the wringer every single day, and you make lots of (seemingly) small decisions that build up and damage it. As a result, loads of women suffer from damaged or unhealthy hair.
As you can imagine, this is not good!
Thankfully, unhealthy hair can be revived. There are certain things you can do – both daily or more sporadically – that will help you create healthier hair. Obviously, it’s better to start doing this now, so you prevent your hair from getting unhealthy.
Avoid dying it
Dying your hair can be really fun, but it will definitely damage it. The more you dye your hair, the more damaging it is for each and every strand. I’m not saying you should never ever dye it, but don’t fall into a routine of doing it. There’s an article over on hair.plus that goes into dying in more detail, so you can see how it damages your hair, along with the other pros and cons.
Massage your scalp when washing your hair
Strangely, you might be washing your hair wrong. It’s hard to believe, but that’s the truth. For starters, don’t wash your hair every day. Try and avoid this as much as you can. The more you wash it, the worse it is for the hair. However, my main tip is to massage your scalp when you do wash your hair. Make sure you properly rub and massage all the shampoo and conditioner into your scalp. Why? Because it cleans off dead skin and other dirt/grime from the top of your head. A lot of the time, we forget to deeply clean our hair like this. So, all of that dirt and grime just stay there and damages the roots. This can lead to hair falling out, thinning, and being all-around unhealthy.
Try and stay away from heat
Heat can really damage your hair in multiple ways. Mainly, it ends up drying out your hair and makes it feel like straw. You’ve definitely experienced this if you’ve been on holiday and felt your hair after a day in the sun! In a scenario like this, make sure you protect your hair from the heat by wearing a hat when you’re in the hot sun. Likewise, try and avoid adding heat to your hair. For example, let it dry naturally or with a towel instead of using a hairdryer. Or, use the dryer on the coldest setting. If you ever do need to use heat – like when straightening or curling – then make sure you apply a heat-protective spray to your hair first. This limits the damage and will keep your hair healthy.
Three simple tips, that’s all it takes to keep your hair healthy. These ideas will help you revive your hair and prevent further issues from occurring. Of course, there are other things you can do as well. Invest in a good-quality conditioner, eat a balanced diet, and take a hair supplement. For me, the three ideas listed above are the easiest for you to stick to, so start with them and add others in later.