It is everyone’s dream to have beautiful hair. Women spend hours at the
hairdresser and beauty shops doing just that. However you can have
a beautiful head of hair without going to expensive salons and
spending hours being preened by your hairdresser. The most
important thing to care about is actually your scalp. This is where many of
the problems with your hair begin. Here are 5 strategies to help
1. Brushing your hair: do not just tear at your hair when you brush it.
Give it firm but gentle strokes. The old adage of giving your hair 100
strokes is not wrong; in fact it is very good for your hair. It
increases the blood flow to your scalp, gets rid of old dead skin cells
and supplies the hair with sebum. Always brush your hair before you
2. Massaging your scalp: This is done using the tips of your fingers and
making circular movements. You should do this on a daily basis.
Doing a daily massage will bring the blood to your scalp and
help to lubricate your scalp.
3. Washing your hair: Try not to wash your hair daily. This will dry out
your scalp and stimulate your sebum glands. This will make your
hair too oily and irritate your scalp. Always be careful when choosing
a shampoo. It should match your hair type. Remember what works
for your best friend may not necessarily work for you. When
washing your hair do not pile it up always let it hang down when
shampooing. Prior to applying shampoo, wet your hair with warm
water using a gentle force of water from the shower. Massage the
shampoo into your scalp and gently rub it into your hair. Rinse with
warm water, not hot, and handle hair gently to remove
shampoo. When you use your conditioner just apply to ends and
roots of your hair. Towel dry your hair gently and air dry. Do not
sleep in wet hair. Never brush wet hair.
4. Conditioning: use a conditioner when you shampoo. To apply this
type of conditioner wash your hair and apply it to your ends. This will
stop your ends from drying out. It will also keep your hair in the best
possible condition. Tangles and knots can also be controlled
with a good conditioner. Every week try to apply a deep conditioner.
Coconut oil is good for this purpose. Wash your hair and
then apply your conditioner. Wrap your hair in a warm towel, to
open the hair follicles, for 10 minutes. Then rinse with warm water to
rinse off the conditioner after this rinse with cool water, to close
the hair follicles.
5. Trimming your hair: This should be done every 6 weeks for short
hair and 8 weeks for long hair. This will stop split ends from building
up and stimulates your hair to grow.
When you take care of your hair you will be taking care of your greatest
asset. It will ensure that you have beautiful lovely locks for every