How To Make Hair Stay Fresh, clean and smelling like shampoo for more than a day? Now, we certainly ought to discuss this right now, because this is a problem most girls face at some period of their life. Now, if you thought that the only right answer to the question of how to make your hair stay fresh is, “Shampoo every day”, you’re wrong, because 9 out of 10 pro stylists agree this routine can actually damage your hair in the long run! So, how to make hair stay fresh then? Well, here are a few great tips you can start using right away:
1. Dry Shampoo
This is a very popular, widely known tip on how to make hair stay fresh longer and something even celebrities use to touch up their hairstyles whenever their schedule is so busy, that they don’t even have time for a hairdresser. It won’t give you that squeaky clean feeling you’re used to but you’ll be able to squeeze out another good hair day before you finally wash it which, my dears, isn’t such a bad thing at all.
2. Deep Clean Treatment
Deep Clean treatments will lift and remove all product build-ups that have been piling up in your hair, literally choking it, causing your glands to produce that excess sebum that’s making it impossible for you to keep your hair fresh longer than one day. Now, I know that these treatments cost a pretty penny but you don’t have to go to a salon – just invest in a good quality clarifying product!
3. Go Easy on the Conditioner
Still wondering how to make hair stay fresh? Well, here’s one interesting tip I got from a local hairstylist – rinse your conditioner well and, if your ends still feel dry, squeeze out a thumb-sized amount of conditioner and work it into your ends while your hair is still soaking wet. Don’t rinse it - allow the water dripping from your hair to remove the excess conditioner. You see, greasy scalp is often the result of too much hair conditioner building up in the roots so rinsing well will help you get long-lasting freshness at the base. Conditioning the ends, in the other hand, helps them to stay healthy and weights them down allowing you to have a hairstyle that’s bouncy at the base but falls very naturally.
4. Change Your Pillowcase Often
Okay, I know this looks like I’ve gone from tips on how to make hair stay fresh to home improvement and personal hygiene tips but I hope you can see the connection. Grease, styling products and all the dirt of the outside world your hair picks up during the day gets transferred onto your pillow at night so, if you forget to change it the moment you wash your hair you can rest assured that, by morning, your hair won’t be as squeaky clean as you’ve left it. So, if you’ve ever wondered why your hair looks better if you wash it in the morning instead of evening, there you have it – the secret is in the pillowcase!
5. Wash Your Brushes
You would be surprised to know that most people completely forget to wash the tools they use to style their hair! Now, that’s not a huge sin, of course, but it’s something you’ll need to pay attention to if you want your hair to stay clean for a longer period of time. When you use a greasy brush or a brush that has traces of old hair gel or hairspray in it to brush your clean hair, some of that grease will be transferred and, basically, the more you brush, the dirtier your hair will get.
6. Protect Your Hair
If you live in a big city with a lot of cars or even close to an industrial area, you know that polluted air we’re breathing these days is enough to make your hair look and even smell terrible after just one day! Activities such as cooking or cleaning can also mess up your clean hair and I am really not embarrassed to admit that I’ll sometimes go even as far as putting a plastic bag and a tight ski hat when cooking (don’t laugh, please) just to keep my hair from getting dirty or smelling like my lunch! So, if you want your hair to stay clean, make a note to yourself to use clean scarves and hats whenever the situation allows.
7. Fight Dandruff
My last tip on how to make hair stay fresh would be to always listen to what your hair is trying to say to you because, sometimes, dirty, oily hair is a signal of a skin condition you need to treat right away. So, in case your hair tends to get dirty the same day you’ve washed it or you simply feel that something weird is going on up there, definitely consult a dermatologist and see what you can do about it.
And now you know how to make hair stay fresh! You see? Most of these things are so unbelievably easy to do! And, now, it’s time for you to share your tips with me! So? Got anything on how to make hair stay fresh?
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