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I've already given you four tips on the first part of my hair care blog post, but I'm not done yet. What? Did you really think that I'd only give you four measly tips? Of course not! I still have more to share on how to keep your hair healthy. Continue reading below for the second part of my hair care tips.
✤ How to Protect Your Hair From Pollution and the Sun ✤
The harsh UV rays of the sun do not just cause damage to our skin, they can also wreck havoc on the overall health of our hair. And not only that, all the pollutants floating in the air also adds to the damage of your hair. So, when stepping out into the wild (A.K.A the outside world), make sure to follow these simple tips and tricks to reduce as much damage to your hair as possible.
✤ Wear a scarf or hat over your hair
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You can reduce the damage caused by the sun by covering your hair with either a scarf or a hat every time you step outside, especially during the summer season.
✤ Apply hair sunscreen
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Invest in a good hair sunscreen and make it a habit to apply it on your hair every time you step out. This way, your hair is always protected from punishing UV rays of the sun. Yes, I'm also amazed to learn that hair sunscreen is an actual thing.
✤ Avoid stepping out with wet/oily hair
I do not dare brave the outside world until my tresses are completely dry--for no other reason than the wet and wild look does not suit me. As it turned out, this habit of mind is actually a good thing. Dirt and dust can latch on to the hair when it's wet and oily, avoid stepping outside right after taking a shower or oiling your hair.
✤ Tie your hair up
I know--I told you to let your hair loose as much as you can in my blog about traction alopecia. However, tying your hair up is not always a bad thing (as long as you don't pull too tightly), especially when heading out while the sun is still high in the sky.
✤ Deep condition your hair
Deep conditioning your hair at least once a week can help cleanse and restore the moisture of your scalp. So you can say goodbye to dull, dry, and lifeless hair and hello to beautiful and luxurious tresses.
✤ How to Style Your Hair ✤
When styling your hair, it's important to remember these two tips in order to avoid unnecessarily damaging your hair.
✤ Use soft cloth hair ties
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Hair elastics made from rubber or have metal clasps in the middle can cause untold damages to your hair. This is why it's important to use the right kind of hair tie that won't harm your tresses such as soft cloth hair ties.
✤ Avoid pulling your hair up too tightly
Aside from not using rubber bands, you should also avoid tying your hair up in very tight hairstyles such as tight buns, ponytails, and braids. Such hairstyles, while they look snazzy, can cause hair fall by damaging your hair follicles. The pulling on your scalp can also trigger a nasty bout of headaches.
✤ Proper Hair Care at Night ✤
What's the use of diligently following a hair care routine during the day when you'll only damage it when you go to bed? You may not be aware of it but your bedtime routine may be causing damage to your hair. You can follow these simple steps in order to make sure that your hair is protected at all times.
✤ Wrap your hair in a silk scarf when sleeping
Did you know that something as simple and innocent as sleeping on a cotton pillowcase can damage your hair? This is because cotton pillowcases can damage the hair and even cause it to frizz. To avoid hair damage, use silk pillowcases instead. Another option is to wrap your hair in a silk scarf before sleeping.
✤ Tie your hair up as loose as possible
Sleeping with your hair tied up in a bun or ponytail is greatly discouraged--not unless you want to purposely damage your hair. However, if you really can't sleep without tying your hair, then try using a soft hair tie or bandana. Tie your hair as loosely as possible to avoid damaging your hair.
✤ Moisturize the ends of your hair before going to bed
To give your hair that extra moisturizing boost, rub a little bit or hair oil on the ends of your hair before sleeping. You can use any kind of oil such as olive oil, argan oil, or almond oil.
✤ Simple Nourishing Treatments for the Hair ✤
Hair care doesn't have to be expensive. Yes, you need to use a good shampoo, conditioner, and styling products but that doesn't mean you can't go au naturel. Natural home remedies are some of the best hair treatment you can find. Plus, you know that there aren't any chemical added to it that can harm you and the environment.
✤ Use olive oil to condition your hair
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Apply warm olive oil onto your scalp and leave it on for about 45 minutes. Wash your hair as usual (with shampoo and conditioner) after 45 minutes. Make sure that the oil is not too hot as it could damage your hair and injure your scalp.
✤ Apply apple cider vinegar mask on dry, damaged hair
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Combine 3 egg whites, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar together in a bowl. Apply the mixture all over your hair. Cover your hair with a shower cap and leave the hair mask on for 30 minutes. Shampoo and rinse your hair thoroughly afterward.
✤ Use yogurt for dull hair
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Applying yogurt directly to your hair is also a good natural treatment for your hair. Gently massage half a cup of yogurt onto damp hair and leave it on for about 20 minutes. Shampoo and rinse as usual after the treatment.
✤ Reduce hair fall with castor oil
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Massage some castor oil on your scalp and from roots to the tips of your hair. Leave it on for about 30 minutes before shampooing it off. You may need to shampoo twice to completely remove the castor oil from your hair and scalp.
✤ Repair split ends with henna
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Applying a henna paste mixture on your hair is also a good way to repair split ends. Mix 4 tablespoons of avocado oil, 1 whole egg, and a little bit of water to half a bowl of henna powder to create a thick paste. Cover your hair with the paste. Leave it on for a couple of hours then wash it off using lukewarm water.
Watch this video for a DIY hair mask for repairing frizzy and damaged hair.
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Now, there you have it. My list of simple and easy hair care tips and tricks that will surely make your hair stand out with that extra shine and glow. Thank you for reading and I'll see you on my next blog.
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