A lot of times, people fall victim to bad hair habits without even knowing how bad it is. If you want to have beautiful and healthy hair (I mean, what girl doesn't?), follow these quick and easy tips!
1. Skip a Wash or Two
With dry shampoos being more popular than ever, skipping a wash or two should be no problem. In fact, stylists say that your hair looks best when the natural oils that start in the scalp are allowed to reach the ends. Recommended shampooing is every other day—or even every third day!
2. Stick with One Thing
I get it, there are so many cool brands and scents to try on your. However, if you keep switching up shampoos, your hair won't be able to build up tolerance to any product. Stick with what you know already works best on your hair!
3. Don't over do It
In case you didn't already know, you should be concentrating your shampoo toward the scalp, and conditioning just the mid-shaft to the ends of your hair. Why? Your ends are the ones who need more moisture (think of those pesky split ends) and your roots need a lot less of it to maintain its volume!
4. Take Warm Showers
If you're one of those people who love to take scalding-hot showers, it probably isn't helping your hair so much. Warm water helps open your hair's cuticles to really allow shampoo and conditioner to do their job! After your warm shower, rinse your hair with cold water because it helps close the cuticles and seal in all the moisture from the conditioner, making your hair appear shiny and healthy.
5. Be Careful with Colored Hair
Colored hair absorbs and releases water much more easily. Which means, when the water leaves, so does some of the color. So don't take your sweet time rinsing off those locks!
What are your favorite tricks for keeping your healthy and looking its best?