The trick to having great hair is to care for it properly. Healthy, well-managed hair will style better and look great. Read my eight tips below, to get beautiful well-cared for hair.
Don't wash it too much
We all love to have clean hair, but it is possible to wash your hair too much. Washing your hair every day, unless it is very greasy or very short, isn't the best idea. It's easy to strip it of the natural oils and leave it dull and lifeless. If your hair is shoulder length or longer, wash it every second day to preserve some of the natural oil.
Use a good quality conditioner
There are so many expensive hair care products of there. But I remember a hairdresser giving me this brilliant piece of advice. He said, "Don't worry about the shampoo you use but spend your money on really good quality conditioner". This will make your hair look shiny and make it so much easier to style.
Use remy hair extensions
If you need some extra length quick, make sure to use human hair extensions, not the fake ones. Not only will they look more natural and blend in with your own hair, but they will also be lighter too. This puts less stress on the root of your natural hair and causes less damage.
Get it cut regularly
Getting your hair cut regularly is hair care 101, but you'd be surprised how many people get out of the habit. Even if you're growing your hair, you will need the ends trimmed. Remember the ends of your hair are the oldest and the most vulnerable to heat damage, so as soon as those split ends appear, get them chopped!
Use a tangle brush
Another great discovery I've made is to use a tangle brush. These are so great for brushing your hair out once you've washed it. It removed tangles without pulling or breaking the hair. They are also great for kids, to save them from the pain of teasing out tangles traditionally.
Don't back comb all time
Now, I know that volume is important, but try to not back comb your hair all the time. Backcombing encourages breaking on otherwise healthy hair and can make your hair look dry. If you simply must have volume, every day try a volumizing product like dry shampoo or powder instead like these ones here.
Don't bleach and perm
The cardinal sin of hair care is to bleach and perm at the same time. You're just asking for it to come out in clumps. If you have to, go for one or the other, but please do not combine them. Maybe you could try embracing your natural style instead?
Use a hair mask
Lastly, if you are in between cuts and you can see that your hair is becoming dry, why not use a hair mask. These are nourishing moisturisers that are designed to be left on the hair for 5 - 30 minutes. They replenish the moisture and oil and get your hair back to its shiny, manageable self.