Nearly everyone knows that hair needs to be cared for properly to look its best. Regular
shampooing to keep it clean, daily conditioning to maintain moisture, weekly and monthly special intensity treatments to make and keep
it strong, the right styling products for smooth, shiny and long-lasting looks – all of these are advisements we’ve heard time and
again about caring for the hair on our head.
The problem is that our hair isn’t the same – some folks have curly hair, some have thick
hair, some have thin hair, some have damaged hair – and each of these hair types needs its own special care. However, it doesn’t have
to be complicated to have great hair, regardless of your hair type. There are three basic tips for each hair type that will help you have (or get) good-looking hair:
The toughest part of having thin hair is dealing with the feeling that someone let the air
out of your style. Thin hair needs a lot of bolstering to create a full, lush-looking hairdo. The following tips can make a big
difference in the way you deal with your thin, limp locks:
1. Use volumizing shampoos and styling products – such as spritzes and
mousses - to help build lift into your style. Avoid serums, waxes and
pomades which can weigh the hair down.
2. Flip your lid. The old tip of flipping your head over as you dry your hair adds a
lot of fullness and volume to the hair. You can also use rollers and curling
irons to add curls and movement to the hair.
3. Try strategic color application. Hair color can add body to the hair by adding
additional substance to the hair itself. In addition, carefully applied highlights
can reflect light away from thinning hair and make the hair look fuller than it really is.
Bleaching, coloring, perms, straightening, blow-drying, heat styling, sun, wind, sea water,
pool water, and rough treatment can all result in damage to your hair. If your hair has been mistreated by any of these (or other)
factors, you should give the following tips a try:
1. Let your hair air dry as often as you possibly can, to give it a break from
further stress caused by heat styling.
2. When you have to use a hair dryer, use a diffusing attachment to “soften the
flow” and keep the heat to a minimum. In addition, try to direct the airflow
from the hair dryer away from the scalp along the hair shaft to prevent
roughing up the cuticle layer of the hair.
3. Give yourself deep conditioning treatments to build elasticity in damaged
tresses and to restore moisture. You should select conditioners rich in
proteins and moisture building agents for the best results.
Most people think that having a head of thick, lush hair is to die for. The truth is some
women kill themselves over tending to their thick tresses. Having a lot of hair is a lot of responsibility, and those thick locks can
get out of hand if not handled properly. These tips can help your keep your hair in check: