To make your hair healthy and beautiful, you need to follow these important rules.
The fairy-tale heroine Rapunzel had long, beautiful and shiny hair. It is difficult to imagine how the girl looked after the strands, the length of which reached 21 meters. After all, that the hair was beautiful and healthy, you need to follow certain rules. Secrets of hair care Passion.ru Roman Moiseenko, a leading hairdresser-stylist, and Olga Belousova, a stylist of the beauty salon “Savannah” were revealed.
1. Use shampoo for your hair type
Regularly observing the ritual of shampooing, not all of us choose for him the means corresponding to his hair type. So, owners of oily hair can use shampoos for dry, and Vice versa. It is very important to look at the labeling on the packaging of the product, so as not to harm the scalp and hair.
Shampoos for oily hair contain ingredients designed to regulate the activity of the sebaceous glands, reduce the amount of sebum secreted so that the hair is beautiful and has a healthy Shine. The line for oily hair may contain plant extracts, vitamins, zinc.
If you use such tools for dry hair, they will greatly dry the scalp, cause itching, redness, and irritation, make the hair brittle.
For dry hair, there are special lines with the appropriate mark. They contain nourishing, moisturizing and moisture-retaining components-oils, panthenol, vitamins.
Normal hairlines are suitable with the appropriate mark, not overloaded with nutrients and drying components.
2. If you often dye your hair, use a line for colored hair
In the process of coloring, the hair scales are lifted, through which the color is subsequently washed out faster. The task of the shampoo and conditioner, in this case, is to smooth the scales to preserve the color for a longer time.
With this front works can cope only lines for colored hair. They have a pH close to the pH of the scalp, contain polymers, proteins, sun protection factor, which envelop the hair, smooth the scales, protect against the harmful effects of tap water and the sun. Experts recommend using special lines for two weeks after staining.
3. After shampooing, apply a balm-rinse aid
Balms-rinses and conditioners care and nourish, close the scales of the hair, making it smooth, facilitate the process of combing.
4. Do not apply balm-rinse, masks and hair oils to the roots
All these means are an active nutrient medium. Applied to the roots, they contribute to clogging the pores, disrupt the breathing of the scalp and, as a result, make the hair brittle. Balms, oils and masks are recommended to be applied in a small amount from the tips to the middle – if the hair is thick and porous, and only at the ends – if thin and brittle.
The exception to the rules are funds with a special mark – ” apply to the roots of the hair and along the entire length.” As a rule, such marking is on reconstructing masks.
5. Observe the temperature regime
If you wash your hair with hot or very warm water, it can lead to sad consequences. This temperature regime thins the protective lipid layer and activates the sebaceous glands in oily scalp. Accordingly, the hair will get dirty faster. Dry scalp, hot water dries out, causing irritation.
The ideal temperature for water treatments is the body temperature-36-37 degrees. After using the conditioner, rinse your head with cool water. Such a contrasting shower will smooth the cuticle of the hair, make the strands more manageable.
6. Wash your hair on schedule
Some owners of oily hair write on the forums that frequent shampooing provokes sebum and makes hair even more oily, so you need to wash your hair 1-2 times a week.
However, this is not the case. The head needs to wash at least its pollution, not adhering to clear rules. The fact is that sebum together with styling products forms a film on the scalp. It clogs the pores, interfering with the normal circulation of oxygen and blood in the scalp, and this can contribute to thinning and hair loss.
7. Do not brush or wrap wet hair in a towel
If the hair is wet, they become very fragile. Making careless movements with a comb, you can break the hair, disrupt its growth or even uproot.
As for the towel turban, which many people like to wrap on their head after a shower, this is also an undesirable procedure: it disrupts blood circulation and skin breathing and can also contribute to hair fragility. After washing the strands preferably gently squeeze out the excess water, then wrap in a towel for a few minutes and not to walk with him for half an hour in the apartment.
8. Do not use baby shampoos
The new fashion trend is actively discussed in various forums. It concerns children’s cosmetics – in particular, shampoos, which are recommended for adults. “They make the hair soft, ideal for sensitive scalp, do not cause irritation, do not contain harmful substances,” – written in one of the messages.
However, the forums don’t know about some of the nuances. The scalp of an adult in terms of acidity differs from the scalp of a child, in addition, the substances contained in shampoos for babies are not designed to wash the hair of an adult. In addition, such funds will not protect the colored strands from washing out the color. Adults are best to use cosmetics designed specifically for them.
9. Periodically do a head massage
You can make your hair thick and healthy if at least once a day, half an hour after the shower will do a head massage. This process accelerates blood circulation in the scalp, enhances nutrition and hair growth.
In a circular motion, begin to massage the head from the neck, from the place where the hair begins to grow, gradually moving throughout the head.
Head massage is also considered banal combing. Comb your hair up to 5 times a day, rarely wear tight bunches and pigtails, high tails – these hairstyles disrupt blood circulation in the scalp.
10. Stick to a healthy diet
Of course, hair was beautiful and healthy, you need to pay attention to your diet. Experts recommend adding to the menu:
Salmon. This product is enriched with protein and vitamin D is composed of omega-3 fatty acids-essential elements for hair health, which are their components. If you don’t like salmon, you’ll find these ingredients in herring, sardines, trout, mackerel, avocado, pumpkin seeds.
Walnut. A storehouse of omega-3 fatty acids. They contain Biotin and vitamin E, which protect skin cells from destruction by sunlight. Walnuts also contain a copper-a mineral that helps to preserve the natural color of hair, making them shiny.
Sweet potato. Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of the antioxidant beta-carotene, which is converted in the body into vitamin A. Low content can lead to dry scalp. Also, excellent sources of beta-carotene are carrots, melon, mango, pumpkin, apricots.
Eggs. Source of protein, zinc, selenium, sulfur, and iron. Iron helps cells carry oxygen to the hair follicles, a small percentage of this mineral in the body is one of the main causes of hair loss. Iron is also rich in chicken, fish, pork, beef.
Spinach. A storehouse of iron, beta-carotene, folic acid, vitamin C. Essential elements for the health of hair follicles. They are also found in broccoli, cabbage, chard.
Lentils and soybeans. These legumes have a large supply of protein, iron, zinc, and Biotin.
Yogurt, cottage cheese, low-fat cheese, skim milk. They contain protein, vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid-a substance that can often be seen on the label of hair care products) and vitamin D. These elements protect hair from solar radiation, stimulate their growth.
Blueberry. Source of vitamin C, which improves blood circulation in the scalp, nourishes hair follicles, prevents the appearance of brittle hair.
Poultry and lean beef. They contain valuable protein, zinc, iron and b vitamins. These are essential building materials for our hair.