Proper hair care and care of the scalp is an important components of health and beauty. But it requires regularity and competent selection of hygiene products, cosmetics, paint, etc., because beautiful and healthy hair is not only part of the image, but also an indicator of the state of the whole organism. On self-isolation, external harmful effects on the hair are minimized. But how may this situation be used to the hair’s advantage? Of course, you can go to a beauty salon where there are so many types of hair treatments for any type of hair, but sometimes we want to do such beauty and care things in the home without spending money and time. So how to care for your hair by yourself like hair services in beauty salons.
Haircare at home can be just as effective as salon treatments. To do so, simply select the appropriate items for scalp and strand care, and then follow the instructions.
Below we tell you how to care for your hair so that even dry and brittle curls become smooth and shiny.
Combing hair is the most popular hair-care practice at home. Comb your strands not just during the day, but also before you wash your hair. A little hair loss during shampooing is normal – this is a natural process of renewal, making room for new hair. But if you start washing tangled curls, then there is a risk of pulling out healthy, new hair without even noticing it.
Comb your hair from the ends inwards. Carefully, without sudden movements, comb the ends, while maintaining the length, and then gradually move towards the roots until you comb all the hair. This is the least traumatic way. Hair is not damaged, and it will not be difficult to comb even the most tangled strands.
Peeling for the scalp.
The first and very important step is deep cleansing of the scalp. Many skip this stage, and very in vain. After all, proper scalp care is the first step to beautiful and healthy hair.
Peeling for the scalp can be of different types: with abrasive particles or based on acids. They have the same effect, but acid peels are more gentle and delicate. The result is the same, but you do not have to suffer with the washing out of abrasive particles.
Such products gently remove dead skin cells and deeply cleanse it, stimulate hair growth and even help to wash your hair less often. And if you combine peeling with a light head massage, then blood microcirculation will improve, which is useful not only for hair, but also for the brain.
There is a misconception that peeling is only necessary for oily scalp. This is not true. Dry skin also needs exfoliation. Just for oily scalp, peeling can be used once or even twice a week, and for dry or sensitive scalp, once every two weeks is enough.
Shampooing is the easiest and most obvious step in hair care. However, this is where many people make mistakes. Let’s figure out how to wash your hair with shampoo.
There are several highlights here.
- It is preferable to lather the shampoo in your palms before applying it to your scalp. As a result, it is gentler on the skin and does not irritate it.
- Do not apply shampoo to the entire length of the hair. It is better to apply it on the scalp, massage for a while, and distribute the resulting foam along the entire length of the hair. As a rule, the scalp becomes oily much faster than the hair itself, and this method helps not to overdry the strands and at the same time thoroughly cleanses the skin.
- Shampoo plays a big role. It is necessary to analyze the condition of the hair and choose a product that solves a specific problem: moisturizing, nourishing, eliminating dullness and brittleness for dry hair or deeper cleansing for oily hair.
Masks provide additional hair care, and you can sometimes get a result that rivals that of a professional. And in the care of dyed or curly hair, they become simply indispensable helpers. Due to the masks, you can restore damaged hair, restore softness and shine to them. So do not rush to cut off overdried strands.
All masks are best applied to clean, towel-dried hair, this helps the active substances to penetrate deeper into the hair structure and gives the best result. And there is no universal answer to the question “how long to keep a hair mask”.It all depends on the composition and active substances, so read the manufacturer’s instructions carefully.
Otherwise, you should follow the same rules as when using the balm: do not overdo it and do not apply it to the roots. Otherwise, there is a risk of weighing down the hair. The exception is masked for the scalp, which, on the contrary, needs to be applied only to the roots.