If you haven’t been turning heads lately, it may be a sign that your hair isn’t giving you the glory you deserve. One of the reasons may be that your hair needs to ‘take a break’ from an intense haircare regimen.
Wash Your Hair According to Your Hair Type
The path to beautiful hair, as haircare brand Kerluxe points out, is with a cleanse, hydrate, treat and protect ritual. You have to start with cleansing. But what is the right way to wash your hair? For starters, you need to know your hair type. Just as there are different types of shampoos for different types of hair, so will there be different approaches to washing varying hair types.
- Straight hair: It’s best to wash straight hair with a sulfate-free shampoo to steer clear from oiliness or greasiness. You can opt to wash your hair once every two to three days.
- Wavy hair: Chances are you’re stuck between washing your hair too often — which can dry it out — and not washing it as much — which can increase hair fall. The middle ground is to wash it every three to four days to keep your wavy locks healthy and clean.
- Curly hair: You should go for a mild-sulfate free shampoo. This will help preserve the oils in your hair. The best frequency for your curly locks would be washing them twice a week. This should help prevent your curls from becoming dry and damaged.
Keep in mind that over-washing can be damaging for your hair because shampoo strips away the natural oils and proteins needed to keep your hair and scalp healthy. Your hair, after all, deserves the right kind of care.
Keep Your Hair Healthy and Protected
If you’re washing your hair right, it’s time to make sure that you’re treating it right. It’s about time you gave your hair the attention it deserves. You can try several practises for a better haircare routine.
For one, you may want to exfoliate every week. Exfoliating will remove dead skin cells that still linger on your scalp between washes. With scrubs and peels specifically for the scalp, you can speed up cell turnover to help manage breakouts at your hairline and flakiness at your roots.
Simply massage the scrubs from your hairline to the nape of your neck. Once or twice a week should be sufficient for your hair.
Another thing that you might want to add to your hair regimen is serum or oil. Serums and oils are essential in making your hair smoother, shinier or bouncier. With these substances, you can smooth frizz and add shine to your hair without making it look greasy. The ingredients you traditionally find in face oils, like grape-seed and sunflower, often make the lightest hair oils.
If you think your haircare routine isn’t giving you the results you want, try a new approach to your regimen. When you rethink your routine, you can bring back the glory of your hair.