Hair can get damaged by multiple things if you are not looking. They feel and look brittle and coarse and can be difficult to style. To get shiny and healthy-looking, you only need to follow a few simple steps mentioned below;
Avoid washing your hair every day.
Try to wash your hair after every 2-3 day. Washing it every day strips away the natural oils produced by your scalp, which aids in keeping them healthy. Without these oils, they can turn brittle while the scalp may start to overproduce oil. This will result in greasy hair. You can use a dry shampoo if you feel like you need to wash them often than recommended.
Use sulfate- and silicone-free products.
A lot of these drugstore products have chemicals such as sulfates which can cause a lot of damage to your hair. Silicone has the tendency to clog up the pores that create natural oils. This may eventually dry out your hair. Buy natural products that have less harmful substances. You can always switch to a different shampoo if you feel like your current one is not too good. And always choose one based on your type.
Shampoo aids in getting cleaner hair which is free of dirt and built-up oils. To have a shampoo which gets you that, the product has to be for the scalp too. Avoid rubbing harshly. Use fingertips only in circles.
Rub conditioner on the ends of your hair.
When using conditioner, try to only have it on the longer ends of your hair, rather than on the scalp. When the conditioner is used on scalp, it can make the scalp greasy and weigh it down thereby reducing the volume. Don’t use the conditioner religiously if you have oily hair. It helps a lot with split ends.
Use cool water to wash and rinse.
Being in a hot shower can cause a lot of heat damage to your hair. It is like using a blow dryer can. It opens the hair strands and causes split ends and strips away the moisture. To prevent this, turn the heat down to room or cool temperature while washing it. You can also use cool water to wash it as it would make it shinier and close off the pores. It also provides the nourished look and counteracts the heat applied earlier.
Try deep conditioning them once a week.
Even though you don’t need a conditioner for every time you wash your hair, they will become noticeably healthier. If you deep condition them at least once a week. To deep condition them, apply conditioner to the ends of it, all over the mane and let it soak in for about 10 to 15 minutes. Then rinse it using cold water. You will feel and look much better and you will notice they won’t get tangled as often.