Tips on how to care for your hair type
Angela Nnamezie, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Casa Angeles Signature, Lagos is a professional hairstylist, wigmaker and hair consultant. In this piece, she offers tips on how to care for different hair types.
Hair care is an overall term for hygiene and cosmetology involving the hair that grows from the human scalp.
Hair care routines differ according to an individual’s hair type and textures. Here are some few hair care tips to help you manage your hair properly.
Get regular hair cut
Getting regular haircuts is extremely important to hair growth. If you straighten your hair everyday and don’t get regular trims, this will leave you with awful split ends, which will slow down hair growth!
Don’t wash your hair every day
Though it may be refreshing or seem healthy to wash your hair everyday, it is not. Shampooing your hair everyday will leave your hair very brittle and dry, leaving it damaged.
Avoid excessive heat
If you blow dry your hair every day or use a flat iron on your hair at least once a day, you are basically “frying” your hair. Ironing your hair everyday is very damaging, but if you do iron daily, some hair care product is recommended.
Use the right products
Choosing the right product for your hair type is really important when trying to keep your hair nice and healthy. In order to find the right product, ask a hairdresser what type of product would work best. Some products will just leave your hair frizzy and not hold the style.
Don’t use too many products
Using too many products can ruin the look even if you are using good styling products. It can make the hair look unnatural and stuff looking. To avoid this, rub a small amount of product between your hands.
Brush your hair only when dry
Believe it or not, brushing your hair can be unhealthy for the hair. Brushing it once or twice a day is a great way to stimulate the scalp and can leave the hair looking straighter. Never brush your hair when it is wet.
Keep your scalp healthy
The scalp is the most important part of the head and protection of the hair. The scalp contains all the follicles that every strand of the hair is connected to and without a healthy scalp, the hair will not develop as quick and full.
If you find yourself removing all your grey hairs, it is time to start colouring your hair. Removing the grey hairs will make them grow back faster and will make hair look dull and washed out.
Use hair conditioner
You are missing out on so many hair benefits if you are not using conditioner! If you have oily or greasy looking hair, using conditioner will make it much healthier looking and adds shine. It also prevents damaging and breakage of the hair.
Allow your hair to breathe
Many girls love wearing a ponytail because it keeps the hair out of their face. They also like to wear it like this because it is less of a hassle than doing your hair. But if you constantly wear a ponytail, it will create pressure on the scalp making your hair weak and harder to grow out.