When it comes to taking care of your hair, no one has the same routine. How you care for your hair depends on the length, texture, style, how your hair behaves, and what you want to look like. If you have hair that tends to do its own thing, regardless of what you do, you may be at your wit’s end, trying to figure out how to manage your hair. Here are a few things that you can try to control your hair.
Dry hair is a curse for women. If your hair is too dry, it may tangle more, break, frizz, or just not look good. If this is one of your struggles, it’s important to use shampoos and conditioners made to increase moisture in your hair. Keep your conditioner in for an extended period as well. Instead of ten minutes, leave it in your hair for twenty minutes. You should also apply a moisturizing treatment daily after washing your hair. Sesame and jojoba oil can also help keep your hair moist by locking in the moisture.
Relax Your Hair
If you have super curly hair that you can’t do anything with, it might be worth looking into relaxing your hair. Hair relaxers help your tight curls relax to the point that your hair is wavier or straight, depending on the treatment. This is particularly popular among women of color. Be sure that you are ready for straight hair because this will make your hair straight for a very long time. Similar to coloring your hair, you can use a hair relaxer at home, or you can get it done in a salon. Once you have relaxed your hair, it may take some extra maintenance to keep it looking good, but your hair will be much easier to work with.
Avoid Heat Damage
For most women, straighteners, curling irons, and blow dryers seem like necessities. However, using them often can cause some serious problems for your hair. Constant use of heat can seriously damage your hair and will make styling even more difficult in the future. It can also make your hair drier, cause excessive split ends, or even dull your hair. If possible, try not to use heat on your hair every day. Consider washing your hair when you have enough time for it air dry to cut down on the need to use your hairdryer.
Keep Your Ends Clean
Your hair is constantly growing, which means it needs pretty regular care. It’s important to get your hair trimmed regularly to avoid dead ends. Dead ends make your hair look more ragged, and when you don’t trim them off, they can cause more damage to your hair. Even if you are trying to grow your hair out or you want to keep it the same length, you should get a trim a couple of times a year to keep your hair healthy.
Figuring out what works for your hair may take a little time, but it is well worth the effort to look your best. Keeping your hair healthy is the first step to having beautiful, manageable hair that you can be proud of.