Healthy and Shiny Hair Takes Work: Pick Your Products and Routines Wisely

Jemma Gray Stress Less

You may not think about it a lot, but your hair is one of the first things that people notice about you apart
from your smile, teeth and outfit. It compliments your features and your face and if it is unhealthy and full
of split ends, you might end up making a bad first impression overall.
Luscious hair has been the symbol of beauty for centuries, especially when it comes to women. It also
makes an impression that might be tied to a person’s intelligence, self-assurance and personality. Simply
said, hair has an impact on your beauty as much as it has on your self-esteem.
Apart from choosing the adequate hairstyle for you and making sure it suits your face shape, it’s also
important to have some carefully selected products at hand that would help prevent bad hair days and
damage that may lead to hair loss. For that very reason, choosing hair care products that are suitable for
your hair’s type is a foolproof way to ensure you can flaunt healthy and shiny tresses.
The Shampoo
As the main product for washing your hair, you should put more thought into choosing it than merely
checking its price. Pick one that’s suitable for your hair type and double-check its ingredients. Preferably,
buy hair care products that contain natural components like jojoba, aloe, algae, rosemary, oat amino acids
and proteins, instead of chemicals. Natural hair care products provide your strands with the needed
nourishment and don’t strip them from their much-needed natural oils.
Once you’ve chosen your shampoo, check and make a plan on how often you should wash your hair
depending on its type. People with normal hair, usually wash it twice a week, and the same goes for those
with dry hair. Those with oily hair, on the other hand, typically wash it several times a week, and some
may even wash it daily.
However, since some of your favourite formulas may not be the most effective when it comes to getting
rid of the grease and all the pore-clogging product build-up, using a deep cleansing shampoo is a great
step towards having healthy and shiny locks. You should use these hair care beauty products every few
days to get rid of oils and hair products. A deep cleansing shampoo will keep your scalp fresh, balanced
and free from any dry shampoo that might still be lingering in your hair.
Dry shampoos are a handy alternative if you’re looking to reduce the number of washings per week. They
help get rid of excess oil and provide your strands with a light scent. They are a great way to get fresh and
clean hair in less than 5 minutes. Plus, dry shampoos add volume and texture to your hair. The natural
powders used in dry shampoos add weight to your hair – just use your fingers to create style and texture.
They are especially great for thin and fine hair which tends to fall flat when on the oily side. With a
quality product, you can improve your damaged hair and soothe an irritated scalp. Feel free to use your
dry shampoo as a styling product to create beautiful updos.
The Conditioner
As a moisturising agent, the conditioner consists of natural oils and silicones that are meant to replenish
your hair’s moisture which can be stripped when shampooing. Once you start using a conditioner in your
hair care routine, you’ll notice the obvious difference: it leaves the hair smoother, it reduces frizz,

breakage and split ends, and it makes your tresses easier to detangle and comb.
Besides all these, conditioner helps protect your hair from towel damage. Wondering how? Well, when
wet, your hair is really vulnerable, and towel-drying it may break it and damage its cuticles. Applying
conditioner beforehand helps to reduce this stress that your hair experiences.
There are different types of conditioners, from cleansing ones that act as a shampoo to moisturising, deep,
dry and leave-in conditioners. The best way to find the one ideal for your hair is by experimenting and
trying a couple of products, and of course, by seeking advice from your hairdresser.
Once you’ve picked your favourite product and have checked that it suits your hair and scalp, you should
make sure you’re using it properly. Remove the excess water from your hair after you’re done shampooing
it, and apply the conditioner to the lower half of your hair, paying particular attention to the tips where
moisture is most needed to prevent split ends. Then, comb your hair to notice the great difference.
Worth mentioning is that your hair can’t get used to a certain conditioner. Therefore, if you think that your
conditioner has stopped working properly, that’s probably because your hair type has somehow changed.
Take a look at it – does it seem drier? More damaged? Is it longer? Chances are, you need to switch to a
product that suits its state better. And if you think that your hair is just fine without it – you’re wrong – all
hair needs conditioner. Even if you have fine hair or oily roots – a conditioner is essential to keep it
looking healthy and strong.
Regularly trimming your hair is essential for having healthy and luscious locks. It is the most effective
way to get rid of split ends and to have a fuller-looking and voluminous hair. Ideally, you should cut
about 1⁄4 of an inch every six to eight weeks according to hair care professionals, but that also depends on
the type of hairstyle you want to have.
If your hair looks healthy and you’d like to grow it long, then you can trim it three or four times a year. At
the end of the day, it all comes down to how much it’s damaged and whether you frequently style it with
tools and expose it to the sun’s harmful UV rays. For that reason, it’s important to carefully buy hair
products and choose natural ones that protect your hair.
Proper nutrition and vitamin intake play a great role in your hair’s overall health. The lack of certain
vitamins may lead to hair loss, so it’s up to you to mind what you eat and make sure you stick to a diet
based on all the essential nutrients like vitamins, minerals and protein. And last but not least, find your
inner peace and wind down often. Dealing with stress on a daily basis can negatively affect both your hair
and scalp.