How to build a hair care routine
Your hair is one of the most important parts of your body. In most situations it’s visible and it can accentuate and frame your face perfectly.
But, in order for your hair to look good and make sure you look good, you need to build a hair care routine. The better you take care of your hair the more it will look after you.
If you’re ready to take the first step to better hair then read on!
Choose Your Weapon
You can run into your local store and grab a bottle of shampoo. However, if you’re serious about looking after your hair you need to choose products that are designed to give your hair the very best nutrients and protection.
You should take a look at the Olaplex range, the products are natural and formulated to take care of your hair properly.
Shampoo Twice A Week
Shampooing too often will strip the nutrients from your hair, potentially leaving it dry and brittle. The best approach is o use a hydrating shampoo, such as the Olaplex range mentioned. Put just a little in the palm of your hand and mix it into your hair, leave it to work for several minutes before rinsing out.
But, regardless of how often you shower, only use the shampoo 2-3 a week.
If you have hard water then it is worth using a clarifying shampoo or fitting a filter to your shower head. The minerals and chemicals in hard water can strip the nutrients from your hair.
You should use the Olaplex conditioner once a week on your hair. Blend it in thoroughly and leave it in for approximately 15 minutes. This gives it time to work it’s magic, hydrating and repairing your hair.
If you use straighteners and blow dryers a lot then your hair may become dry and brittle. The deep conditioning will combat this. You should also turn the heating setting down on your appliances, medium is fine for most hair types and styles.
Your hair is most fragile when it’s wet. This is because it has absorbed water, effectively stretching it. Rubbing your hair when it’s wet can damage it. Replace your standard towel with a microfiber one or use a cotton t-shirt. These won’t create friction with your hair, preventing it from being damaged by the drying process.
It’s important not to brush wet hair unless you have a brush specifically designed for wet hair. Even when your hair is dry you’ll find the best brush to use is one that has bristles made from boar hair.
This will help to distribute oil along your hair, reducing the likelihood of greasy hair and strengthening your hair at the same time.
There are several good protective sprays that you can use while styling your hair. These will protect against heat, help to maintain coloring, and even reduce the effects of the sun on your hair. In short, the right protective coating will help your hair to look fantastic all the time.
That is, after all, the point of a good hair care routine.