The best hair care routine is both simple and effective. For that, it is important to have the right information and tools. Further, no matter your hair type and texture, you should be able to complete your routine quickly. All the while, achieving amazing results!
What You Need
Not all conditioner and shampoo are created equally. So, carefully and wisely choose your shampoo and conditioner. For best results, select products that work well with your hair type. As much as you may not want to, read the labels. To be safe and treat your hair with the best care, find a sulfate-free shampoo and silicone-free conditioner. Some ingredients can be harsh on your hair and can weaken it over time. What is worse, harsh chemicals can even dry out your hair!
Dry Frizzy Hair
For dry hair that tends to get frizzy, find products that can hydrate and moisturize. Such shampoos and conditioners tend to contain butter, oils, and other nourishing ingredients. Though be sure, do thorough research before spending money.
Fine Oily Hair
For oily or fine hair, look for clarifying products. They sometimes use chamomile and tea tree oil. Natural ingredients are softer on the hair. What is more, they can help restore natural properties to the hair while cleaning the hair!
For hair that frays or breaks easily, use restorative products. Shampoos that claim to be restorative should have proteins like keratin and collagen. These ingredients are naturally found in the body. So products that use them are in essence restoring what was lost.
For greasy hair, consider washing only with water most days and use shampoo every few days. Because water cleans without stripping the oils away, your hair will remain protected but not as greasy.
Washing Your Hair
How often do you wash your hair? How often do you think you should wash your hair? You probably wash your hair every day. That is probably how you were taught growing up. But that may actually be too often. Why? Your hair has essential oils in it that occur naturally. Washing hair too often strips it of these protective oils. That leaves it prone to becoming frayed and frizzy. Ultimately, for most men, only two to three washings a week should suffice.
There is no need to worry. As you first begin washing less, your hair will overproduce oil for about a week or so. But as everything is balanced out, you will notice the clear benefits. So, be patient. Your hair will remain clean longer.
When washing your hair, however, use either warm or cool water rather than hot. You may love a hot shower, but the heat of the water can dry out your hair. If you cannot live without a steaming hot shower, just finish with a cool or warm rinse. That will ensure that your hair will appear shiny and healthy, not dull and frizzy when it dries.
Lastly, when drying your hair pat instead of rubbing roughly. Since water causes the keratin molecules in hair to stretch out, hair is weaker when it is wet. So, roughly drying, including blow drying, can break your hair. Instead, use a towel patting your hair to get rid of the excess water. Then, allow it to finish air drying.