1. Wash your hair with cold or lukewarm water
While a nice, hot shower may feel super relaxing at the end of a long day, washing your hair with water that’s too hot could result in it being dry and brittle. This is because hot water strips your hair of its natural moisture, essential oils, colour, and activates the oil-producing glands.
Wash your locks with lukewarm water instead to lock in moisture, dilute the secretion from your oil glands, remove dirt, and improve blood circulation. Finish off your wash with cold water to stimulate circulation at the roots and close the hair cuticles, making your hair look smooth and shiny.
2. Know which parts of your hair to use shampoo and conditioner
When shampooing, focus on your roots and scalp. Avoid shampooing the ends of your hair to prevent dryness and damage. But when it comes to conditioner, do the opposite – avoid your scalp area and focus on the length and ends. You can even use a wide tooth comb to evenly spread conditioner through your hair. Applying conditioner to your scalp can create a lot of buildup there, causing your hair to look greasy.
3. Avoid brushing your hair when it’s wet
Your hair is at its most fragile when it’s wet (about 3 times weaker than usual) so you don’t want to cause any unnecessary or unintentional damage. Towel-dry your hair first before proceeding to gently untangle it with a wide tooth comb. Save the brushing for when your hair is fully dry.
4. Invest in a boar bristle brush
Most of us use brushes with plastic bristles but these types of brushes can cause static electricity, resulting in hair breakage. Avoid this by using a boar bristle brush that will evenly distribute natural oils throughout your hair, naturally getting each strand to be more moisturised.
5. Be gentle and use the correct technique when brushing your hair
You should be starting from the bottom of your hair, brushing it out gently to untangle any knots. Then, untangle the rest of your hair by making long strokes from the top of your head to the end. This will prevent breakage by properly spreading your natural hair oils.
6. Use the right kind of hair accessories
If you love tying up your hair into all kinds of different styles, make sure you’re not causing extra damage with the kind of hair accessories you’re using. Don’t use rubber bands, elastics that have a metal clasp in the middle, metal clips, and other metal accessories as they can pull at your hair and cause breakage. Opt for soft and padded hair accessories instead.
7. Use products that cater to specific hair problems in just 1 minute
It can be difficult to target the specific problems your hair has, especially when a lot of products require you to just sit around waiting for ages before you can wash them off. Instead, look out for products like Dove’s 1 Minute Serum Conditioner.
It comes in two different varieties, each one focusing on a particular hair problem. So no matter what your hair needs, it will be able to deliver. Choose whichever one suits you best:
Dove Intense Repair 1 Minute Serum Conditioner
- For damaged hair
- Helps reconstruct hair’s internal structure with every use and smoothens away visible signs of damage
- Results in recovered, beautiful, and resilient hair
Dove Hair Fall Rescue+ 1 Minute Serum Conditioner
- For weak, falling hair
- Strengthens and revitalizes weak hair as well as reduces hair fall
- Results in stronger, more resilient hair
Keeping your hair in good condition doesn’t have to be complicated. As long as you’re following simple tips like these and using the right products, your hair is sure to be gorgeous and healthy!
1 minute is all it takes for it to have your hair looking smoother and shinier, while also nourishing it from the inside out! It’s so effortless to use, just apply and leave on for 1 minute before rinsing off to get beautiful, strong, and smooth hair.
It’s Dove’s next generation of conditioning, infused with the nourishing power of serum capsules such as coconut oil, almond oil, argan oil, sunflower seed oils, and vitamin E that go deep into the hair and repairs damage from within in just 1 minute.
Pick up one for yourself at your nearest pharmacy or supermarket or buy it online via Lazada
This story was originally published on SAYS.