It is said that hair is a woman’s crowning glory, perhaps that’s why many ladies go to great lengths to attain model worthy hair. There is a great amount of products, hair stylists and salons that promise to get you that fabulous mane you seek.
Unfortunately some women suffer from the difficult problem of hair loss that can be caused by several factors including having hyperandrogenism or from placing stress and strain on the hair follicles. If these hacks don’t help you you may choose to wear wig or find a more permanent solution in the form of hair transplant surgery.
DSCENE beauty editor brings you 5 hacks that will make your hair look model worthy. Read more after the jump:
1. Get a good hairstylist
Hair needs to be cut from time to time to have it looking its best. Regular haircuts and trims can actually aid your hair in growing longer and healthier. Once you start noticing split ends, it’s time to visit your hairstylist. A good hair stylist can also recommend the products that fit your hair type.
2. Wash your hair the right way
When it comes to hair washing, one thing is certain – less is more. Hair produces more oil when washed too frequently, so try not to wash your hair more than 2-3 times a week.
Keep your water warm, rather than hot, because exposing your hair to super-high temperatures makes it looking dry and lifeless, and it leads to faster color fade.
Take care not to brush wet hair as this make it frizzy and cause breakage. Instead, use a wide-toothed comb.
3. Eat the right food
Eating a balanced diet is crucial for your hair. The right nutrients can help promote hair growth. According to WebMD, a healthy diet can help your hair stay strong and shiny.
The best nutrients for hair growth include Vitamins A, C, B and E as well as proteins, iron and omega-3. To get these nutrients, ensure that your diet is rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, pulses, legumes, fish, eggs and whole grain cereals. These ingredients will supply your hair with all that it needs to remain shiny, lustrous and strong.
4. Apply a hair mask regularly
Making a homemade hair mask can do wonders for your hair. They are easy to make and at the same time very cheap. A few simple kitchen ingredients are all you need. These natural DIY hair masks feed and nourish your scalp and hair roots with powerful nutrients.
The most powerful natural ingredients are extra virgin olive oil, milk, honey, coconut oil, lemon and apple cider vinegar. They all make an excellent hair conditioner, soften your hair and make it glowing and lustrous. Here you can find the essential ingredients and how to make a DIY mask for every hair type.
5. Learn How to Blow Dry Your Hair
The way you blow dry your hair is vital to its overall health and appearance. First try to dry it with the towel as much as possible. Then apply some heat protection that will protect your hair from the heat, but also from the sun.
Section your hair properly before drying. Gather the hair on top, secure it with a clip and begin drying the lower layers first. Use a gentle brush to brush out your hair.
Set the temperature on low or medium, depending on your hair type. The dryer should constantly be moving, or you’re going to fry your hair off. You should hold your brush is vertically, while your blow dryer needs to be horizontal.
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