Is there anything more beautiful than a beautiful and voluminous mane of natural and healthy hair? Getting those luscious locks requires hours and attempts of research and trials based on trial and error until we find the tricks and products that best suit our hair.
Hair tends to break very quickly, and this can become a real nightmare for those of us wanting luscious locks. Broken hair and split ends are the biggest enemies for ladies who want to grow their hair! Fortunately, they are not the end of the world and can be remedied and avoided by following a few simple tips.
It all begins with identifying the root of the problem. The capillary breakage can be caused by factors such as lack of hydration, excessive use of products with harmful chemicals, hair, damage caused by heat and other daily practices that do good to our manes. Also, there are natural textures that make hair, even if healthy and well cared for, prone to specific problems.
Our hair has ways of activating the alarm so that we are aware of the damage it is suffering: split ends, knots and tangles indicate that the hair is incredibly dehydrated. Wearing hairstyles that can damage the integrity of the hair or scalp without prior preparation can also cause damage that is difficult to repair.
A very tight pigtail or a tight high bun can cause extensive and unnecessary stress to the hair fiber and often causes breakage, especially near the hairline – if not brushed thoroughly before.
These are just a few of the reasons why your hair may be breaking or experiencing slow growth. Once in this situation, you can look to getting your hair back to its natural state.
Tips for achieving luscious locks:
What is the famous co-washing? The co-wash technique consists of, neither more nor less, washing your hair only with conditioner instead of shampoo. Doing it every day will gently cleanse your hair and give it more care if it is dry or damaged. Washing hair with conditioner will provide softness and hydration, especially during winter.
This does not mean that you should not use shampoo, of course! The best compliment to co-washing is a non-aggressive shampoo free of harmful chemicals that does not deprive your hair of its natural hydration. Sulfate-free, less lathering shampoos will keep your hair lubricated between washes and styles.
Deep conditioning once a week!
The deep conditioners hydrate well and are the biggest allies of your hair. Using them once a week can save and prevent significant damage to your hair.
Use them once a week by applying them to the hair and covering it with a shower cap, applying gentle heat with a hairdryer, or even leaving it on overnight. These products are activated by heat and provide intense hydration to hair.
If also, you combine it with a steam treatment, the hydration will penetrate the hair cuticles. You can add a few drops of oil to your conditioner and apply it to the root of the hair, therefore sealing its hydration.
Other methods to bring extra care to this process include using a protein treatment to repair breakages or rinsing the hair with rice water instead of regular water to soften the cuticles and prevent hair loss.
Depending on the color of your hair too, you need to ensure that you’re using the best products—for example, purple shampoo for blonde hair. If your hair is darker, it is good to find out everything you need to know about ash brown hair.
Detangling dry hair is strictly prohibited. It’s much more comfortable and less damaging to do it in the shower when your hair is wet and covered in conditioner. This is when you should comb your hair to undo knots and tangles. The best way to do this is to divide your hair into four sections and untangle them with great care and care, starting at the ends and working up little by little.
Having the right comb or brush to do it is also a matter of vital importance. Detangling brushes with unique plastic bristles will not cut or tear your hair and will leave your mane soft after detangling. A handy trick to leave hair soft after styling in the shower is to make a corkscrew out of each section just after detangling with an applied conditioner and lightly rinsing. Dry the ringlets carefully with a dry T-shirt (skip the cotton towels), and you will have incredibly soft hair.
Get rid of the heat!
Avoiding heat entirely is very difficult, especially when styling our hair. Although the idea is to postpone it and avoid applying heat techniques until the hair is in better shape, we can protect it by using heat protection products.
If we are going to use a blow dryer, we can prevent further damage by choosing one with a comb or brush. There are various techniques to straighten, curl and style hair without using heat. These heatless hairstyles are perfect for the method to work while you do some other activity and will take care of your hair against the threat of curling irons, curling irons, and blow dryers.
Get regular cuts!
Tangles, knots and split ends are the main characteristics of hair that badly needs a little cut. Cutting the ends every 3 or 4 months is the best way to keep your hair healthy and moving, especially those that are wavy or curly. You don’t need to keep your hair short, clean the ends several times a year.
Be sure to look at oils.
Make conditioners, oils, serums and creams without rinsing another part of your weekly routine hair care. These products are number one in caring for, protecting and hydrating your hair.
It is vital to remember that the health of the hair depends, to a large extent, on the condition of the scalp. Oils such as jojoba oil, castor oil, avocado oil or lanolin oil are perfect for providing and sealing hydration to the skin of the scalp. An oil-based home remedy that usually works very well is an ointment made from grape seeds, basil, essence or oil of tea tree, sage, and peppermint oils.
Achieving the Luscious Locks of your dreams is possible, especially if you implement some of these strategies!