Healthy Hair

by Jessica Wright
(last updated January 21, 2015)

The benefits of having healthy hair gives you the appearance of looking well groomed. If you're lacking the healthy, shiny look that you want with your hair then you may need to change your daily and weekly beauty routine.

Part of your hair maintenance routine should include having your hair trimmed regularly. Not only does this keep the hair style well-maintained, it also cuts down on split ends. Split ends give the illusion of having an unkempt look. Split ends also cause your hair to become dry and brittle.

Part of the regime of caring for your hair is to use a good conditioner. The conditioner doesn't have to be expensive; it just needs to be the right type of conditioner for your hair. If your hair is dry and frizzy than the type of conditioner you need would be a moisturizing conditioner. Hair that is fine and limp should use a conditioner that will add volume. If you are lucky enough to have healthy and shiny hair, than you would use a conditioner that is made for normal hair. Colored hair sometimes has a dull look about it; hair conditioner can help solve this problem. Just leave the conditioner on your hair for two to three minutes; this gives the conditioner a chance to be absorbed into the hair, giving your hair a healthy look.

When a conditioner just isn't enough to solve the problem of dry hair, try applying a hot-oil treatment. Before using a hot-oil treatment do a little research and study what type of hair you have. Is your hair thin, thick, straight, or curly; is your hair breaking? After asking your self these questions, look for the right treatment that will match your hair's condition. One thing to remember, though, is to not over-do the hot-oil treatments. Using the hot-oil treatment too often can cause your hair to appear lifeless and dull. In general, if you use hot-oil treatments more than once a week you are using them too much.

Products and styling appliances that you use on our hair everyday really do give your hair a beating, which will dry your hair out. Try giving your hair a rest from styling products and appliances. If it is possible, try to avoid using heating appliances all together. If it is really necessary then use the lowest setting, or use an appliance that isn't as stressful on your hair. For instance, try using use hot rollers instead of a curling iron. Better yet, use the old-fashioned hair curlers.

There is also a need to watch the high-maintenance hair styles, especially if you are trying to maintain the hairdo yourself. A lot of damage to the hair can occur with high-maintenance hair styles. This is usually because of all the different hair appliances and high heat needed to maintain the style.

Healthy hair has a nice shine to it. There are a few products out on the market that can help to accomplish this look. You will need to test a few to see which ones can accomplish the look that you are looking for. Try to find a product that doesn't contain alcohol, as that will dry out your hair.

Take care in not drying out your hair by doing the wrong things. When using a heated appliance don't use hairspray before using the appliance. Doing this dries out your hair, and you have the possibility of scorching your hair. Also, if you are going to use styling products use only a few of them. Try using only one or two styling products and when you do use them, do so sparingly.

When including your hair as part of your beauty routine you will soon have gorgeous hair that is also healthy.

Author Bio

Jessica Wright

Jessica is a communications major studying for her masters and working full time. Growing up in a household of girls, she learned young the fun of trying new beauty ideas. Jessica enjoys playing the piano, dating, and having a good time with family and friends. ...

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