Taking care of long hair is quite a deal , especially when its your first time dealing with long hair. Growing up I always have had short hair till my shoulders to avoid all the trouble caused by long hair. Because of my mother’s love for long hair , I decided to grow out my hair till waist and I am actually loving my look with long hair now. There are so many tips on the internet to keep your hair and mane healthy and after trying countless tips and products , I thought to pen down some basic rules or habits I swear by to keep my hair healthy and soft.
You can also read Summer Hair Care Routine .
Here are some basic tips I stick to for soft hair –
Shampoo – Reduce the number of times you shampoo your hair . Natural oils formed in our hair are essential for our scalp. Opt for a different hairstyle on second or third day of washing your hair. I wash my hair two times a week .
Masking – Its important to provide moisture to hair. Try applying a hair mask every week to give your hair some much needed hydration. You don’t need to purchase expensive masks , just mix some curd with one teaspoon mustard oil & half lemon and apply all over your hair.Your locks will become the smoothest , I swear! If you want a treatment mask for your extremely rough and damaged hair , you can make my Homemade Hair Mask as well.
Tie Up Your Hair Whenever You Can – Leaving hair open can cause split ends and make hair even more rough. I usually don’t leave my hair open when I am out . I leave them open only for parties. Also , if you have dry ends you must consider applying a Leave In Hair Conditioner. and then tie up your hair.
Avoid Heat – The more heat , the more damage. I don’t understand how come people are so addicted to blow dryers. I have never used them in my entire life. Surprising right? Well I always rely on air drying my hair. Also, reduce heat styling your hair a bit.
Switching Hair Styles – I have noticed that if I stick to tight pony tail for days , I have breakage at the top of my head. To avoid this try different hair styles , leave a messy bun , messy ponytail or braids some days.
Oil – I never ever wash my hair without oiling them. This has not only helped in keeping my hair soft but also reduced hair damage and accelerate hair growth. I love this hair oil for rough hair .
Do you have any tips for hair care?