Our hair, like our feet, is often neglected. We either forget to care for it or don’t bother to fix it. Our hair, like many other parts of our bodies, can either be a compliment to our appearance or a distraction. Your hair will look flawless and healthier if you know how to maintain it and style it.
You can take better care of your hair by learning about its structure and how it grows. We all know that hair is composed of protein. This includes the protein known as Keratin. The hair follicle, which is located under our skin, contains the keratin. The hair strands are not intended to do anything other than regulate the body’s temperature and protect it. Therefore, they are “dead” when they leave the follicle in which they were assembled. A cross-section of our hair would show that there are three main layers. The medulla is the innermost layer and it is unstructured. The cortex is the middle layer and is responsible to the hair’s mechanical strength, shape, and color. The cuticle layer is the outermost protective layer. It is protected by a lipid (or fat) layer which repels water. It is also responsible for healthy shine.
It is important to know what could be causing hair damage in your daily life. Most hair damage is caused by dyes, heat, styling tools, dryers, environmental factors, showers, sun rays and excessive washing. You should only wash your scalp when washing your hair. You can rinse the rest of your hair as you wash it. Hair can become more vulnerable to damage if it is washed too often. Most people don’t need to shampoo their hair every day. Your hair might only be washed once or twice a week. To ensure that your hair absorbs more moisture, conditioners should be left on for a while after you shower. A deep conditioning treatment should be done once per month or every other month to strengthen your hair. Cooler showers can also be beneficial in preventing damage.
Hair can become dry and brittle by drying it and styling with tools such as a curling iron or straightener. Additional hair products can protect your hair from heat damage when styling. Don’t use a comb or brush too often to damage your hair. Back-combing, which can pull the cells that make up the cuticle layer of hair, is the worst kind of brushing.
When learning how to care your hair, it is important to realize that once your hair has split you cannot repair it. You can only trim the damaged hair to prevent your hair from splitting further. The hair products that claim they can repair split ends do not seal them, but may make them look healthier and prevent further damage. The only way to deal effectively with the damage is to cut it off. This is why it is so important to visit your local salon regularly for a trim.
Now that you know how to care for your hair , you can choose a style that does not cause damage or use more protective products while styling your hair. For simple hairstyles, you can pull your hair up in a ponytail. The ponytail can be altered in height, position (back and side), or added to a part. The tail can be curled or straightened to make it look more flirty or sleeker. You can also keep the ponytail classic, but make sure it is strong enough to last throughout the day. You should not tighten your ponytail by pulling your hair back and halving your tail. This is similar to back-combing your hair. You can anchor your ponytail using bobby pins. Hook hair elastics are easier to use than a traditional elastic but will give you a tighter hold. To protect your hair from damage caused by the sun and wind, you can use a leave-in conditioner or another protective hair product.