Just like our skin, hair is often prone to damage in many different ways. Over time, hair can become dry and brittle, too greasy, tangled and stiff, or simply lack luster. The good news is that with the right treatment and know-how, your hair can be revitalized and look better than ever in barely any time. We’ll discuss a few simple ways you can rejuvenate your hair and feel confident and gorgeous once again.
Consider hair highlights
If you’ve been dyeing over your own natural hair color for many years, your hair will likely be a little worse for wear (especially if you’ve been bleaching it). Hair dye, while providing a great look, can be harsh on our hair strands when used very often and far from your natural color, like dark to light for example. Highlights for your hair are a great way to change up your image by adding some attractive streaks that are just a little lighter than your natural hair color. Face-framing highlights can also revitalize your appearance in a way all-over hair dye can’t, particularly if you ask the stylist to use two similar shades. If you want to decrease the use of dye but still want to enhance your natural hair, highlights are a great option.
Change your pillowcase
It’s been trending for a while now, but slowly and surely people are coming around to the fact that silk pillowcases are better to sleep on. This is because silk pillowcases will help to retain your body’s natural oils, which means your face and hair don’t look or feel so dry. The smooth properties of silk cause less friction on your hair while you sleep, resulting in a reduction of hair damage like dryness, split ends, and the “bed head” look in the morning. Silk is also thought to help reduce wrinkles and feels cooler to sleep on during hot summer nights.
Get regular trims
For those who want to grow out their hair, getting a haircut might feel counterproductive, but avoiding the hairdresser will only allow split ends, frizz, and damaged hair to get in the way of the growing process. Hair follicles still grow from the scalp, but regular trims – once every 3 months is acceptable – help to keep hair healthy, tidy, and in a good shape in order to keep growing.
Try to air-dry your hair more often
We all have some mornings where we’re in a super rush to get ready, and call upon our trusty blow dryer to help speed up our routine. This is okay once in a while, but if you’re doing this every morning, especially without using a heat protection spray, then you’re only exposing your hair to extreme heat and exacerbating its dryness.
A gentle method after showering is to wrap your hair gently with a hair towel for 30 minutes, then take it down and let it air-dry. An ultra fine microfiber towel with help hair dry without sucking out all the moisture.
Also don’t forget that the sun’s UV rays can damage hair, so remember your hat when outside in summer.
Use a weekly hair mask
Just like using hair conditioner to keep your locks healthy, hair masks provide a deep, nourishing treatment for dry and damaged hair. When used once a week, in between shampooing and conditioning, hair masks can make your hair softer, shinier, and stronger with their mixture of natural ingredients like shea butter, argan oil, coconut oil, and avocado oil. These hair masks, available from many leading hair care brands, can be used once a week to simply give your hair a beneficial and much-needed treatment to stay healthy.
Consider using dry shampoo
In recent years, dry shampoo has gone from something rarely stocked in supermarket aisles to a genuine lifesaver in bathroom cabinets. Quite different from regular shampoo in its structure, dry shampoo is a nice way to give your hair an effective clean that also adds style and volume. Much faster than ducking under the shower for a wash, dry shampoos provide an energizing lift for when you need a quick boost and an elegant finish.