Depending on where you live, your type of hair, and what you want to accomplish, tips for great hair can be varied and plentiful. There are so many products on the market it can make that gorgeous head of hair spin. But if you follow these tips for great hair, Rapunzel will be asking you for advice in no time!
1. Clip and Snip Regularly
The split end blues can create a hairy mess. One of the most important tips for great hair is to take care of the hair! Make sure the stylist is up on your coiffure wish list. Bringing photos of preferred cuts to the salon is not you being a control freak, it’s you not expecting your stylist to be a mind-reader. Understand the limitations of your hair with the preferred cut (as well as the realization that those models have a team making them look fresh and untouched), and you will be on your way to luscious locks in no time.
2. Condition Those Curls
When you wash, condition. And on those (ahem) rare occasions that you don’t have plans on a Saturday night, give your hair some extra loving with a deep condition. Some of them can be kept on your hair overnight for an even more luxurious experience.
3. Stay Organic if Possible
There are so many homemade and over-the-counter conditioning options that don’t test on animals, have ingredients you can’t pronounce, or break your pocketbook. Think olive oil, yogurt, honey, egg yolks (getting hungry?) without gaining any weight. If you don’t want to break out the mixing bowl, try Aveda, Paul Mitchell, or Ulta for some good ideas. If you’re into the do-it-yourself mode, Google some great options for your own recipes.
4. Low or No Heat Drying
One of the biggest culprits in your hair losing the spring in its step is how you suck the moisture out of it through over blow drying it. Try some experiments, like washing and air drying your hair the night before work, and just primping it with a little product in the morning. Not only will it quench your hair’s thirst, it will also give you some more time in the morning for breakfast, yoga, or even a few more minutes of shut eye! If you decide you must blow dry in the morning, keep it low!
5. Silk Pillowcases Aren’t Just for Cinderella
In order to wake up with those silky locks falling across your neck instead of bunched up on top of your head in gnarly knots, take a tip from Oprah and glam it up with a silk case. The softness of the real silk pillowcase will caress you the way you’ve dreamed Ryan Gosling would all night. After all, aren’t we worth this?!?
6. Change It up!
When you first started using your shampoo and conditioner products, you couldn’t believe how well they understood you and what you wanted your hair to be like. But then, the honeymoon was over, and it started to ignore you. It’s not you. Really. Well, maybe a little…The products just started taking you for granted, while you needed constant change. It’s time you found it. Why not find two or three more mini bottles of good quality shampoo and conditioners and depending on your hair’s mood, keep them guessing and change it up?
7. Shampoo Every Other Day
Yes, you shower every morning, after your workout, before your date, and you also take a bath to relax. Have that moisturizing conversation with your skin if all of this cleansing starts to take a toll. However, your hair doesn’t need to be a part of this conversation. Try to see how you handle not washing your hair every day, but rather every other day. Some say the natural oils will thank you for this reprieve from continuously washing them off of your scalp. As long as you don’t have heavy products in your hair, this may work better than you realize.
There are many ways to give your head the crown it deserves. What are your favorite tips for gorgeous hair?