Sometimes it is that life has been very unfair with us, specially when we notice that some people have luscious hair, always radiant and shiny, and never looks out of place. The question is: why don’t I? The way your hair looks can ruin your appearance completely or turn you into a Greek goddess. Beautiful hair completes any appearance.
Luckily, a healthy hair makeover is surprisingly not too hard to achieve. All you need to do is learn a few healthy hair secrets and try a little home maintenance. There are lots of secrets in maintaining healthy hair and some of them are as follows:

General advice before starting

A healthy lifestyle will mean healthier hair for you. Excessive stress, smoking, not exercising and not eating nutritiously are not healthy for your hair. So, relax bit, get enough sleep and you´ll notice great changes in your hair.

Getting Started

Great hair starts with a good cut, this will ensure that your hair is free from damaged and split ends, and will make it look healthy. Seeing a professional will give you the opportunity to get the right cut for your hair type and texture. Follow up visits which include regular trims will also guarantee that your hair will look and feel its best.

Hydration = Hair health

Water not only hydrates your skin and body, it also hydrates your hair and helps your body lo liberate from toxins. So, drink plenty of water everyday.

Go easy with shampoo

Do not shampoo your hair everyday. Hair that has not been washed for a day or two is easier to style. In fact, washing your hair once every two or three days will actually make your hair healthy. Washing your hair everyday robs hair of essential oils and dries your scalp and hair.
When shampooing, rinse your hair out before applying any shampoo to remove any dust, dirt, and any other foreign items, then apply the shampoo onto your scalp and massage it gently with your finger tips and work your way outwards. After you are done make sure that you thoroughly rinse out your hair to remove any shampoo residue that may be left. Shampoo residue may dry your scalp/hair and or attract dirt. It is recommended that you only lather once to avoid drying your hair out, if you have oily hair, lathering again may stimulate your oil glands to create even more oil than normal.
Try rotating the shampoo and conditioner periodically, your hair responds differently to different products.
Use a conditioner after shampooing, it’ll moisturize your hair, give it extra protection, add shine, reduce static, and makes it easier to untangle.
Put the conditioner in at about an inch away from the scalp, the roots of your hair contain the most oils and usually don’t need the extra conditioning.

Do not overload your head

Using too many products will weigh your hair down and make it look tired and greasy. Remember this rule: One product to style and one product to finish with. Also, Choose the right products for your hair. If you’ve styled with the right products for your hair type and washed with the right shampoo, then your hair should be naturally shiny and manageable.
Avoid using hair styling products with alcohol which dries out hair. Also, avoid puting hair styling products directly on your scalp, if you put it on your scalp you’ll clog the pores on your head.

The Bun issue

If you want to tie your hair up in a bun, keep the bun loose. Finger comb your hair into a low disheveled bun.

When moisture is the thing

Try an intensive conditioner once a week to keep your locks moisturized and to keep your hair soft. To get the best from your deep treatment, apply it to your hair then cover with plastic wrap or a plastic shower cap and leave for ten minutes before rinsing out. This will add heat and allow the treatment to penetrate. For a deeper condition, wrap a warm towel over the plastic wrap.

Swimming tips

Before entering a pool, wet your hair so your hair will soak up the initial water instead of the chlorinated water.
When swimming where a cap to protect your hair from chlorinated water, if you choose not to wear a cap make sure you shampoo and condition your hair right after you are done swimming.

Sexy waves

For sexy wavy hair use a sea salt spray. Mix sea salts in water and fill a spray bottle. Squirt sea salt on damp hair, scrunch your hair and let it air dry. As most of us have hair that has a natural wave and the sea salts will bring it out.

Drying tips


Hot air can be damaging to your hair so when using a hair dryer use the cool setting. Don’t leave the blow dryer in one spot for more than a few seconds, keep it moving and at a good distance away from your hair.
While blow-drying your hair finger comb your hair and separate the tangles with your fingers. Dry your hair in this manner till your hair is almost dry and then use a brush.

Combing and brushing tips


Hair is most fragile when it is wet so avoid brushing or combing when it’s wet, or else it will cause breakage, wait until your hair is almost completely dry before brushing it.
Use brushes/combs with widely spaced bristles/teeth and smooth tips. Sharp tooth combs can damage your hair, cause split ends, and scratch your scalp.
To keep your brushes and combs clean, wash them weekly using soap or shampoo.
Comb your hair to remove any tangles before brushing it. Begin by combing your hair gently at the ends to get any tangles out and work your way up to the base of your hair.
Always brush/comb with a downwards stroke.
Avoid using plastic brushes/combs which create static electricity

Bangs are the in thing

Layering hair with bangs is the perfect hairstyle. Keep the bangs thick and heavy or choose side-swept bangs. Side-swept bangs paired with long layers look beautiful.

Layers and age

Cut your hair in layers, this will make you look a lot younger.

Balanced Diet

Eating a well-balanced diet which is full of healthy proteins and lots of vitamins will keep your hair glowing. Not to mention your skin and your waistline!

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