Is there anything more beautiful than a beautiful and voluminous mane of natural and healthy hair? Getting it requires hours and attempts of investigation and tests based on trial and error until you find the tricks and products that best come to our hair.
Sometimes, either because something is causing that weakness or because we are in a time of greater fall and breakage, the hair tends to break very easily and this can become a real nightmare.
The broken hair or damaged and split ends are the number one enemy of hair growth and can detract from our styles and hairstyles. Luckily, they are not the end of the world and can be remedied and avoided by following some simple advice.
The first is to identify the root of the problem. The capillary breakage can be caused by factors such as lack of hydration, excessive use of products with harmful chemicals hair, damage caused by heat and other daily practices that do good to our manes.
In addition, there are natural textures that make the hair, although healthy and well-groomed, have a tendency to certain problems. Our hair has ways of activating the alarm so that we notice the damage it is suffering: split ends, knots and tangles indicate that the hair is at a high level of dehydration or that we are not using the proper care routine for it.
Wearing hairstyles that can damage the integrity of the hair or scalp without prior preparation can also cause damage that is difficult to repair. Having a very tight ponytail or a high and tight bun causes a great and unnecessary tension to the hair fiber and usually causes its breakage, especially near the line where we place it in a collection if we do not brush it thoroughly before.
These are just some of the reasons why your hair may be breaking or suffering from slow growth. Once in this situation, how do we return it to its optimal state?
What is co-washing
What is the famous co-washing? The co-wash technique consists of, neither more nor less, washing your hair only with conditioner instead of shampoo. Doing it every day will clean your hair gently and give you more pampering if it is dry or damaged. Washing the hair with conditioner will give it softness and hydration, especially during winter.
This does not mean that you should not use shampoo. The best compliment for co-washing is a non-aggressive shampoo and free of harmful chemicals that do not deprive your hair of its natural hydration. Sulfate-free shampoos that cause less foam will keep your hair lubricated between washes and hairstyles.
Deep Hydration Once a Week
The conditioners deep hydration are the biggest allies of your hair and use them once a week can save and prevent major damage to your hair. Use them once a week by applying them to the hair and covering it with a shower cap, applying gentle heat with a dryer or even letting it work overnight. These products are activated with heat and provide intense hydration in hair. If, in addition, you combine it with some steam treatment, the hydration will penetrate the hair cuticles.
Yes, even using this type of product your hair is extremely dry, you can add a few drops of oil to your conditioner and apply it to the root of the hair, thus sealing its hydration. Other methods to give extra care to this process are to use a protein treatment to repair breakages or rinse the hair with rice water instead of normal water to soften the cuticles and prevent hair loss.
Detangle With Care
Detangling dry hair is totally prohibited. It is much easier and less harmful to do it in the shower when the hair is wet and covered with conditioner. It is at that moment when you must comb your hair to undo knots and tangles. The best way to do this is to split the mane into four sections and untangle them with great care and care, starting at the tips and climbing slowly.
Having the right comb or brush to do so is also a matter of vital importance. Detangling brushes with special plastic bristles will not cut or tear your hair and leave your hair soft after untangling it.
A very effective trick for leaving soft hair after combing it in the shower is to make each section a ringlet just after untangling it with the conditioner applied and rinse it lightly. Dry the ringlets carefully with a dry t-shirt (dispense with cotton towels) and you will have an extremely soft mane.
Goodbye to cotton towels
The cotton towels lifetime is not beneficial to the welfare of our hair, and pulling it and stretching the fibers, snatching hydration that we have given in the wash. The best option is to replace them with microfiber towels or use an old cotton shirt that we have at home. With this simple gesture we will take more care of our hair and help reduce breakage.
There are methods for combing hair without heat that prevent damage to tools such as the iron or curling iron. There are methods for combing hair without heat that prevent damage to tools such as the iron or curling iron.
Avoiding heat completely is very complicated, especially when combing. Although the idea is to delay it and avoid applying heat techniques until the hair is in better shape, we can protect it using heat-protective products and keeping a low temperature in the curling iron or iron. If we are going to use a dryer, we can prevent damage by adding one with a comb or brush.
There are various techniques for straightening, curling and combing hair without using heat. These hairstyles without heat are perfect for the method to act while doing some other activity and will take care of your hair against the threat of tongs, curling irons, irons and dryers.
Cutting hair 3 to 4 times a year prevents damage and helps growth. Cutting hair 3 to 4 times a year prevents damage and helps growth.
Cutting hair 3 to 4 times a year prevents damage and helps growth.
Do not be afraid to put the scissors. Tangles, knots and split ends are the main characteristics of a hair that urgently needs a small cut. Cutting the ends every 3 or 4 months is the best way to keep the hair healthy and moving, especially those that are wavy or curly. You don't need to wear short hair, just clean the ends several times a year.
Products without rinsing, hair allies
Applying products without rinsing provides hydration and control to the hair. Applying products without rinsing provides hydration and control to the hair.
Make conditioners, oils, serums, and creams without rinsing one more part of your weekly hair care routine. These products are the number one caring for, protecting and moisturizing your hair.
It is vital to remember that the health of the mane depends, to a large extent, on the state of the scalp. Oils such as jojoba oil, ricin oil, avocado oil or lanolin oil are perfect for providing and sealing the hydration in the skin of the scalp. An oil-based home remedy that usually works very well is an ointment based on grape seeds, basil, tea oil, sage, and peppermint oils.
Yes to hairstyles that protect hair
Hairstyles that can last a couple of days like braids, ringlets or waves will help protect your hairHairstyles that can last a couple of days like braids, ringlets or waves will help protect your hair
Some hairstyles serve as hair protectors and are great since you can take them several days during a crisis and give your hair a break avoiding manipulation. Hairstyles such as braids, ringlets or waves that remain in your hair for a few days are the greatest allies of your tips. The key to not being wrong with them is not to exceed the time you leave them since they could turn against you causing deep entanglements or storing dirt.
Undoing them is almost as important as doing them. Just as we prepare and moisturize the hair before combing it, we must do it before undoing the hairstyle to prevent the hair from getting tangled or broken in the process. After letting your hair down, it is advisable to comb it with your fingers very carefully. If it is very tangled, a very effective method to untangle it without breaking it is to add a little oil in water in a sprayer and moisten the mane slightly before passing a detangling brush.
The pillowcase can be the cause
An inappropriate pillowcase may be causing damage to your hair while you sleep. An inappropriate pillowcase may be causing damage to your hair while you sleep.
Avoid sleeping on a cotton pillowcase at all costs. The fibers brush the hair overnight, causing friction and breakage. The ideal is to change it for a silk or satin to protect the hair. If this is not possible, another option is to wrap your hair in a silk or satin scarf overnight to take care of your hair while you sleep.