Nothing looks more beautiful than a head of full, sleek, and shiny hair. All women want their hair to fall like liquid silk, and while the "results" seen in hair-care commercials may be a bit too perfect to be real, there are numerous things you can do to improve the health and beauty of the hair you have. Here we'll talk about six things you can do to keep your hair looking and feeling its best.
1. First, we have to help you avoid actually damaging it. The first thing you need to avoid is using a brush on it while it is still wet. When it's wet, it isn't as strong as when it is dry, and a brush is too rough for it to handle, and will only cause damage that will show up later. When detangling your wet hair, stick with a nice, wide-tooth comb - this is much easier on your hair. Also use a good leave-in conditioner, to help make it a little more durable.
2. Blow dryers are perfect for getting your hair dried quickly in the morning, and also for styling it and holding hair in place. Unfortunately though, as we all know, using a hair dryer is very damaging to your hair. To keep the amount of damage low, never dry your hair 100% dry. Always leave a little bit of moisture in there. Also, make sure to use the "cool" setting on your hair dryer as often as possible, as it's a lot less prone to drying your hair out.
3. Everybody knows that a head of shiny hair looks beautiful. Product build up and just everyday living can lead to dulling your hair's natural shine. Once a week, use an apple cider vinegar rinse on your hair. Mix about a tablespoon or two of apple cider vinegar into about four cups of water to dilute it, then pour it over your hair. Apple cider vinegar is a great and natural way to gently strip excess build up and grime off of your hair and boost its natural shine. And don't worry, while it may smell in the shower, once your hair is dry and styled, you and no one else will be able to smell anything.
4. There are a lot of products out there that say they can fix your split-ends, but unfortunately, none of them can. There is no way to "fix" a split end - you can't glue it back into place. Worse still, a split end left without attention will only continue up the shaft of the hair, leading to more severe hair damage and detracting from your hair's sleekness and smoothness. The only way to deal with split ends is to get rid of them directly, by occasionally having a small trim to your hair.
5. To keep your hair moisturized, put a moisturizing mask on it about once a week. Fortunately, homemade masks usually work great, and can be made with simple things you're likely to find sitting around your kitchen. They can also be a lot of fun, and are a good family activity or can be done with friends. The recipes can easily be found online - just do a quick search, and pick the one that's right for you!
6. The health and beauty of your hair isn't just on the outside either. - It starts from what's inside of you. By keeping yourself healthy, you're drastically increasing the health of your hair as well. There are many vitamins that are very beneficial to the health of your hair, such as vitamin E, which helps to improve the circulation of your scalp. Vitamin B6 not only can help in preventing hair loss, but also in creating melanin, which will make your hair color deeper and richer. Vitamins A and C are also good because they contain antioxidants, which help in the overall health of your entire body. By adding these to your diet, you're keeping your hair beautiful from the inside out.
The key to naturally beautiful hair is making sure it is kept strong and healthy. Every hair color, style, length or type will benefit when you treat it properly. Hair care is something that is easy to promote, and can be achieved by making just a few little changes or additions to the way that you style and take care of your hair. All of those simple little steps will quickly add up over time, and with little effort you'll have shiny, radiant hair, naturally!