Some women are born with perfect hair; others have to learn how to achieve it. If you’re from the latter group, join the club! If you’re always coveting impeccable hair, get some distance between you and all those expensive treatments that do nothing but deplete your wallet. Here are a few daily habits you can pick up that will guarantee you a gorgeous mane.
1. They Can Handle A Bad Hair Day
As superhuman as they may sound, even girls with great hair can have bad hair days. The best and easiest way to deal with bad hair days is to tie it in a cute little top knot or bun. This is an idiot-proof trick to make your hair look put together and elegant yet easy-going and chic.
2. They Avoid Excessive Heat
Let’s be honest; this one is a bit of a doozy. Girls with waves love their hair straighteners just as girls with straight hair like occasionally getting their hands on the curling iron. In 2020, make it a resolution to ditch your heat products and start treating your hair better. However, if it is absolutely necessary that you straighten/ curl your hair, it’s essential to apply a heat protectant serum and not use it at the highest temperature settings.
3. They Treat Their Strands Preciously
Remember your granny chasing after you with coconut oil in her palm? She was right. Most women will swear by oiling. Oiling your hair nourishes it from the roots up, and once the oil has been washed off, leaves your hair looking bouncy, soft, and luscious. Oiling your hair daily is said to have tonnes of benefits, from preventing premature graying to stopping or reducing hair thinning.
4. They Don’t Overdo On Shampoo
If you’ve been shampooing your hair every single day of your life, we have news for you. Most women recommend shampooing only twice or thrice a week. Of course, this is dependent on your activity levels and how exposed your hair is to pollution. If you live in the city and going to the gym every day, shampooing daily is a must. Similarly, if you live in a relatively rural area and don’t get exposed to pollution, it’s better to shampoo twice a week. Another piece of advice for women living in cities who are exposed to pollution is to use a hair protectant serum. Serums usually contain silicon and Moroccan Argan oil that coat the exterior part of your hair and protect it from outside elements.
5. They Stay Loyal To Their Favorite Products
A lot of people argue that switching up your products every now and then is a good idea. However, girls with great locks will argue otherwise. The best way to make sure your hair looks fabulous and fly every single day is to find products that work for you and stick to them. A good shampoo and conditioner can make your hair look flawless.
6. They Eat The Right Foods
Most people recommend a diet rich in iron, zinc, omega-3 fatty acids, and protein. Foods like lean red meat, chicken, fish, eggs, spinach are super useful for hair growth. They help stimulate the hair follicles to grow. Taking vitamin and mineral supplements is also a good idea as they make your hair look thick and healthy.
7. They Get Regular Trims
While this might sound like something you wouldn’t want to do if you’re trying to grow your hair out, most hairstylists recommend it. This is the best way to avoid split ends and harmful hair breakage. It’s a good idea to get trims every six to eight weeks.
8. They Don’t Expose Their Hair To Hot Showers
If you’re the type who cannot live without your hot showers, it’s a good idea to use a shower cap. While washing your hair, it’s best to use warm water as excessive heat can leave your hair looking limp and dull. And for the final rinse after applying conditioner, it’s best to wash with cold water.
9. They Don’t Go Overboard On Styling Products
In the case of hair styling products, less is more. While using serum, the rule of thumb is to just apply a drop onto your palm before massaging it into your strands. If you have long hair, you can use two or three drops. Even while using shampoo, don’t squeeze the life out of the bottle and use as little as is needed to give you a good lather.
10. They Stay Away From Skinny Combs
Women who swear by their thick hair stay away from skinny combs. It’s also important to never use a slender comb on wet hair as it will rip your hair apart even if it’s the smallest of knots. Use a thick brush or wide-toothed comb instead.
What’s you take on our list? Do you have any hair secrets you would like to share with us?