Do you always have a bad hair day when you shower? Just can’t get those long tresses to lie flat, can you? Well, here, we will talk about some shower tips on how to keep your hair thick and shiny.
1. Shampoo The Right Way:
Usually, people use most of shampoo on the general hair length. However, experts say that shampooing the scalp, roots and the nape is more effective as these are the spots where dirt tends to collect. Avoid using too much shampoo on the ends, as it can cause dryness.
2. Avoid Hot Water:
While warm water baths are quite refreshing and rejuvenating, they can also have adverse effects on the skin and hair. Hot water shower can strip the hair of essential oil, which can lead to tangled hair. Even if hot water seems divine, lukewarm water is the safest bet.
3. Brush Properly:
Most women don’t’ know how to brush their hair the right way. This is quite important, as when you brush your hair after getting out of a shower, you can end up damaging the ends and roots. Use a brush and work through the tangles. Always begin at the bottom and work your way up. Remember to always brush outwards.
4. Don’t Shampoo Often:
One of the ways we tend to damage our hair is by over-shampooing. Use only the needed amount of shampoo. Excess shampoo can wear out the ends and dry up your hair; hence shampoo twice in week to keep your hair healthy.
5. Keep Showers Short:
Prolonged showers can do more harm than good and you should try and keep your shower time down to minimum. Experts say that showers that last for more than 10 minutes usually wash away essential oils from the hair. Even if that long drawn out shower seems like the best thing in the world, you are certainly not doing your hair any favor by indulging yourself.
6. Conditioning Hair:
Do you usually leave your conditioner on for five minutes in the shower? Well, if you do, then you are wasting your time, as conditioner does not make a difference. Conditioners usually have an instantaneous effect and when you apply conditioner in the shower, it cannot penetrate your hair any further.
Instead of using a regular conditioner, consider deep conditioning your hair once in two weeks. The best way to use a conditioner is to apply it just before you step into a shower and shampoo your hair. You can use some oil like coconut oil or even a little olive oil to moisturize your freshly shampooed hair.
7. Pat Dry:
One of the biggest mistakes we make while washing our hair is rubbing them dry. When you rub your hair, you end up yanking your hair and damaging the roots and ends. The best way to dry your hair is to pat them dry. Pat-drying may be a lengthier process, but it is gentler on the hair and much more effective.
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BY M. DIVYA SRI