Who doesn’t want to have the best hair in town? I know that having great looking hair can make a bad day better. But, with so many products and so much advice out there, it can be hard to figure out what will give you the best hair. Here are some tried and true hacks that experts say can give you a great hair day every single day of the week. Check it out!
1. Quit with the Heat Styling Tools Once and for All
There’s something so alluring about a great blowout, so I know how hard this can be. However, heat styling really does a number on your hair. It sucks out all the moisture, leaving your strands dried out and frizzy. Top haircare experts suggest unplugging your heat styling tools and letting your hair dry. The natural look is in so you will love how great your hair looks without having to put in a ton of effort.
2. You Can’t Go Wrong with Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is a magical cure for your hair and top experts from around the world will tell you how awesome it is for your strands. The oil is ultra moisturizing and can really revolutionize the way your hair looks. Massage the oil directly into your hair, or combine it with your usual conditioner to really boost your hair health. You can find coconut oil at most supermarkets and it doesn’t cost much.
3. Sleeping More Equates to Better Hair
When you get adequate amounts of sleep, experts say that your hair grows faster and stays healthier. When you slumber, your body has a chance to restore and rejuvenate itself so when you skimp on the shut eye, it can show up on many areas of your appearance. Hitting the sack a little earlier can help your hair grow longer and stay better looking. Who knew?
4. Add a Hair Mask to Your Routine
You probably already use a facial mask to increase your skin health, but you should also be using a hair mask. The product works by helping battle dry strands and protecting against damage. Replace your typical conditioner with a hair mask a couple of times per week and you’ll notice lusher and more beautiful hair in no time at all. You can find hair masks at most drugstores and they won’t cost you a ton.
5. You Should Be Exfoliating Your Scalp
Your scalp might be covered by your hair, but it’s still skin. That means it needs a regular exfoliation to help remove dead skin cells, product buildup and hair oils. Experts suggest adding a bit of white sugar to your shampoo once a month to improve scalp health, which translates to better looking hair. This is so easy, there’s really no excuse not to give it a try.
6. Evaluate Your Protein Intake
Healthy hair relies on adequate protein intake, so if you aren’t getting enough, your hair could be paying the price. Protein can be found in meat and fish, but if you are a vegetarian, beans, low-fat dairy foods, nuts and eggs also contain the nutrient. Adding just a couple of servings of protein to your daily diet can revamp your hair. However, if you are getting enough, adding more probably won’t do much for you.
7. Go with Softer Looking Hair Styles
The more severe your hairstyle, the older you’re going to look. For a more youthful and casual look, choose softer styles. Instead of a pulled back bun at the nape of your neck, try a top knot with some tendrils falling loose around your face. Or try a slightly mussed side braid instead of a really tight French braid.
8. Tame Frizzes with a Toothbrush
Frizzy hair is sometimes almost impossible to manage. If you want to help combat your fly-aways, use a toothbrush and hair spray to tame strays without the overuse of hairspray. Plus, it'll save you time trying to fix them any other way.
9. Braid Wet Hair
I used to do this and now I do it with my daughter! Want curls but also want to avoid the heat tools? Well, just braid your wet hair at night, sleep in the braids, and wake up to beautiful wavy hair when you take down the braids! Vary the amount and style of braids depending on the look you're going for, and viola! Beautiful hair without worrying of heat damage.
10. Boar Bristle BrUshes Increase Shine
A professional stylist from Herbal Essence swears by the trick of using a boar bristle brush while blow drying your hair. It brings natural oil through your strands from scalp to ends, sealing in shine, as well as, taming strays.
What’s your biggest complaint about your hair? Which of these tips will you try?