Take Care of Your Hair

Maintaining your hair is relatively easy with the right kind of steps. Hair is made of protein, so keeping a healthy diet and good hygiene is an essential part of maintaining luscious locks. At the same time, here are some other tips about hair care, and what you can do at home to get unbelievably beautiful hair.


Washing Hair Properly

  1. Wash hair sparingly and use a good-quality shampoo. Washing hair too often can leave hair dried out, leached of its natural oils, and may damage your hair. Aim to shampoo your hair at most every other day or only twice a week.
  2. Try shampoos that do not contain sulfates or parabens. Sulfates are the chemicals that make shampoos lather up.[1] Parabens are preservatives that cause irritation and eye problems after prolonged use[2]. Both of these chemicals aren't healthy for you or the environment so try to use shampoos with natural cleansers.
    • Choose a shampoo that suits your hair type. Don't just go for any old shampoo; go for the shampoo that works for your hair type. Typical types include (but are not limited to):
      • Curly or coarse hair probably wants frizz-minimizing and softening shampoo.
      • Straight or oily hair probably wants a gentle shampoo designed for daily washing.
      • Coloured or treated hair probably needs a shampoo that's fortified with extracts or amino acids, because treating your hair is essentially damaging it.
      • Dry hair probably needs shampoos with glycerin and collagen to help restore some moisture into the hair.
  3. Use conditioner that matches your hair type, length, and treatment damage. A good rule of thumb is to condition every time you shampoo your hair, although very processed or dyed hair probably needs a little more love than natural hair.
    • Deep condition once a week. Use a store-bought hair care product, or venture out on your own and try a homemade solution. Deep conditioning is very good for your hair. It keeps hair soft, healthy and moisturized.
  4. Condition your hair properly based on hair type:
    • For fine hair: If you have very limp hair, try a botanical oil treatment before you shampoo. Use lavender or tea tree oil, for example, and work it under your cuticles before shampooing. Wash shampoo away and apply conditioner from the mid-shaft down to the end. Leave in for a minute before washing.
    • For medium to thick hair, use a moisturizer with natural hydrators. Keep your conditioner light. Apply conditioner all over your head and let stay for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Be careful about using hair care products with too much protein. Too much protein can leave your hair feeling desiccated and brittle. While protein is the building block of healthy hair, use conditioners that come with balanced ingredients.
    • Frizz-control serum can be used in small quantities to tame frizzes. Make sure you do not use too much, and wash once a week with a deep-cleanse shampoo to avoid build-up, which will leave hair looking dull and flaky.
  6. Rinse your hair with vinegar before shampooing, twice a year. Doing this helps to make your hair look shinier and cleaner; plus, it treats dandruff. Use 1 part vinegar (preferably organic apple cider vinegar) to 3 parts warm water, then rinse and wash your hair as normal.
  7. Moisturize your hair. Use five oils: almond, castor, olive, coconut and lavender oils. Mix together equal proportions of each. Alternately, use egg oil. Apply to the hair and leave in for four hours prior to showering out. Repeat twice a week.

Drying Your Hair

  1. Let hair dry naturally. After you get out of the shower, wrap your hair in a cotton T-Shirt. Towels are made of fabric that is very rough and damaging to your hair, causing frizziness and split ends. Avoid brushing hair while wet, as it makes the hair brittle and weak. Only use a wide tooth comb to brush out tangles while hair is wet.
    • Try not to use a blow-dryer. Healthy hair does not respond well to heat. Hair can sustain heat damage easily, especially from blow-dryers. If you have to use a blow-dryer, dry your hair using the lowest temperature setting and limit usage to once a week.
    • If you shower before you sleep overnight, put your hair up in a bun and let it air-dry overnight. Your hair should be dry in the morning.

Brushing Your Hair

  1. Don't brush your hair too much. Brushing your hair stimulates the follicles which promotes growth, but brushing too much too often, will cause damage to your hair strands that results in frizz and split ends. [3]
  2. After you shower, try using a wide toothed comb. Or, use your fingers, rather than a brush.

Styling and Dying Your Hair

  1. Trim your hair regularly. The best way to get rid of split ends is to do it yourself. Take some hair shears and attack the split ends about {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} above the splitting. Many women with perfect hair never have split ends because they make it a priority to get their hair trimmed, or trim it themselves, every 6-8 weeks.
  2. Style your hair naturally, minimizing styling damage. Styling by itself won't overly damage your hair, but repeated stylings multiple times per week put some serious strain on hair.
    • Avoid perming, crimping, straightening, curling, and bleaching or repeatedly coloring hair if at all possible. So you want to go out on Saturday night and need your hair straightened. That's fine. Just make it an occasional treat, not a permanent thing.
    • Don't use rubber bands to pull back or otherwise style hair. Rubber bands will encourage your hair to get snagged, ripping it out of the follicle.
    • Try not to use hairstyles that tightly pin or pull the hair back. Styles such as cornrows or tight ponytails can cause damage at the roots, or put stress on the follicles.
    • Instead, experiment with up-dos: a simple ponytail or chignon looks clean and requires very few hair products. You could also just keep your hair down and wear a headband.
  3. Treat or dye your hair sparingly, if at all. Dyeing and treating your hair can take a lot out of it. People who opt for au naturel often don't experience the same problem with dry, damaged, or over-processed hair.
    • If you do dye your hair, try it every once in a while. Take a break from dyeing and give your hair a little breather. It should respond favorably.

Maintaining Your General Health

  1. Eat healthily. Give your hair the right amount of vitamins. Since hair is made of proteins, eat a balanced diet rich in lean protein, whole grains, fruits and vegetables. A healthy diet will ensure hair that looks and feels better.
    • Make sure you get plenty of vitamin C. This vitamin strengthens hair.[citation needed] In addition, iron helps transport oxygen to blood vessels, zinc grows and repairs tissue, and omega-3 fatty acids grow healthy hair.[citation needed]
    • Give your hair some time to show new brilliance. What you eat will not have an immediate difference on the hair you already have, but it will help with hair that is newly growing.
  2. Remove stress from your life. Physical and mental stressors will keep your hair from realizing its full potential. Stress can cause hair loss, so try not to let stress overcome you. This means finding healthy emotional outlets for your stress: yoga, biking, meditation, or other forms of exercise all work well.


  • Don't blow dry hair too frequently. Frequent blow drying, or use of other heat products, can stress your hair.
  • Rinse your hair under cold water after you finish shampooing and conditioning to make it shine and look even more luscious than it was before.
  • When towel drying, don't rub the hair vigorously. This splits the hair. Try using a micro fiber towel as they soak up lots of moisture.
  • Stress has a bigger impact than you think. Meditation can be very helpful, as well as exercise.
  • Put an oil on your hair at night before going to shower because this makes your hair shiny.
  • Detangler spray helps with knots so you don't have to rip your hair out while trying to comb it.
  • If you absolutely have to use heat, make sure you use a protective spray first. These are very inexpensive.
  • Do not sleep with wet or damp hair. This will weaken the follicles and make hair strands brittle. Blow dry in low heat at the roots before bed.
  • Most people use more shampoo than they need. Depending on hair length, you probably only need about a quarter-sized dollop.
  • You can naturally strengthen your hair by mixing carrots, and Fuze or Vitamin Water together in a blender and rubbing gently into hair before you wash. Be sure to wash out well.
  • Taking a biotin supplement daily can help strengthen your hair and nails. The generic kind works fine and is inexpensive.
  • Massage your scalp often:this will help your blood flow through it, and get your hair to grow faster.[citation needed]
  • You should use natural things for washing your hair like apple cider, marigold flower,gooseberry or even by boiling tea leaves in some water, etc. You should never use shampoo but in caste if you are using a shampoo it should have balanced pH. Shampoo having unbalanced pH can lead to dandruff. And this dandruff can cause hair loss. You should also not use conditioner daily because it can lead to white hairs. You should not use oil before washing your hair because it makes our hair greasy. You should use pillow cover made of silk and at last but not least you should eat lots of vitamin C.
  • Wash your hair thrice in a week with herbal shampoo that you can prepare in your own home using some hibiscus leaves and aloe vera; just make a fine paste and apply it on hair and wash off after 15 minutes.
  • Don't use many hair products
  • If you have hair fall try a shampoo which contains egg yolk
  • Use a mild shampoo for your hair to reduce any damage to your hair
  • Don't comb your hair often, it causes damage to your hair. If you want to comb try combing softly
  • Don't use hot water to wash your hair, it damages the cells of your hair
  • Don't tie your hair very tightly, your hair fall may increase
  • If you hair fall has increased immediately consult a doctor
  • Put argon oil at the ends.
  • You should not use more shampoo it may damage your hair.
  • When you put oils in your hair, hold forward the head and massage the oils in. Also, it stimulates the roots for better hair improvements.
  • Massage olive oil or coconut oil in your hair for 10 minutes, and leave it in for around 2 hours. It will help your hair grow.
  • Before wash your hair apply" aloe vera" for one hours to make your hair healthy, smooth and shiny.
  • Don't colour your hair or wash your hair regularly. Also, apply oil regularly.
  • You can moisturize hair with your diy hair mask twice a week.
  • When washing your hair don't scratch your scalp, instead try massaging your scalp .
  • Argan Oil is really good for your hair and makes it shiny.
  • Don't use huge amounts of shampoo. It damages your hair. If you do either try to change the amount you use or only shampoo 3-5 days depending on how much you use.
  • If you have curly hair and want it to straighten out a bit, apply oils and no water-based creams. For curly hair, water just makes it much more curly.
  • Use hair oil once a week. This will help moisturize your hair and keep it healthy and strong. Also it will help prevent hair fall.
  • Apply coconut oil to your hair then, put it in a messy bun. Leave it in for 4 hours or more. Then rinse with cold water. This should help prevent hair from falling out and make your hair grow overnight.
  • Massage your scalp for 2-4 minutes. No more no less than that and try home remedies like hair masks they really help the ones. You should use are egg and olive oil or vegetable oil and also use yogurt and orange juice.
  • Don't brush your hair when it's wet, when you hair is wet, it is very fragile. And if you do brush your hair when it's wet, you will lose a lot more hair than your supposed to.
  • You can also just put the white of an egg mixed with some oil on your hair as it will leave it shiny and silky. Not very frizzy.
  • Yes, brushing helps you keep your hair smooth clean and tangle free. However, be sure not to brush too often, because it will hurt your scalp and make your hair fall out.
  • For a hair mask use the ingredients for mayo: eggs, olive oil and lemon juice. Keep it on your hair as long as you can and then wash your hair with a mild shampoo. Your hair will be soft!!
  • DO NOT USE more than one spray product in your hair a day! This can make your hair very weak.
  • Argan oil can be used after showering and drying hair properly.
  • If you usually use a hair straightener or curling iron to do beach waves, don't! A natural way to do it is to go to sleep with a tight braid and when you undo it in the morning, your hair will be wavy and make sure to put hairspray to make it stay.
  • Avoid using heat on your hair as it can damage your hair and cause split ends.
  • An effective solution for hairfall- stop using all shampoo, get Amla+Reetha+shikakai powder (radico's) or loose packets. Wash your hair with this mix just like washing with shampoo. Comb gently after washing. Do this for a longer period. Just stop using shampoo. Tried and tested results.


  • Protect hairs from exposure to excessive sunlight and dust.
  • Curlers and straightening irons can cause burns if you are not careful. Pay attention to what you're doing while you use them.

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