Hair Skin Care Hair Care

Hair is a very important subject matter for a lot of people. Some people make a living off hair, others are defined by their hair, and still others want to mimic their idols by getting the same style of hair cut.

Hair care is such a large topic that it is impossible to touch base on everything in one article, but take a look. A lot of people care about their hair, but very few really know how to properly care for their hair. It may save you from a few bad hair days each month.

General Hair Care Advice

Things to remember when caring for your hair:

  • Blow-drying your hair will result in split ends. Avoid it whenever possible.

  • The things you eat will impact the appearance of your hair. A healthy, balanced diet will ensure a healthy, shiny head of hair.

  • Remember your parents telling you that brushing your hair 100 times every day was good for your hair? Remember how both your parents had split ends?

  • Wash your hair immediately after swimming. Chlorine isn’t put into pools to encourage life.

  • To keep static away, run a small amount of lotion through the ends of your hair.

  • Hair sets best when cooling. Apply gel or hair spray after your hair has cooled from blow-drying.

  • Apple cider vinegar can eliminate shampoo build-up in your hair.

  • You don’t need to wash your hair every day. If you miss one day, no one will know.

Washing Long Hair

Keep these things in mind when washing long hair:

  • Brush your hair BEFORE you enter the shower. This will align the hair, preventing you from leaving the shower with a head of tangles.

  • The shampoo and conditioner you use does affect your hair. If your hair is dull and limp, try a different shampoo and conditioner. You’ll be surprised when you do find “the one.”

  • Wash your hair with cold to warm water. Stay away from hot water altogether. The natural oils on your skin, scalp, and hair wash away easily with hot water.

  • Keep your hair in the front when you wet and shampoo your hair. This will reduce the amount of movement for your hair, which will reduce the number of tangles and knots in your hair.

  • Conditioner should be concentrated near the ends because that is usually where your hair is the most damaged.

  • Air drying your hair beats blow drying.

  • If your hair is wet, don’t brush it.

General Hair Care for Men

Yes, even men need to take care of their hair. We already know what happens when they don’t take care of their hair: They go bald! Well, genes might play a small role in baldness, but hair care is just as important for men as it is for women. Most of the tips for men are the same as women: Avoid blow-drying, don’t comb your hair when it’s wet, eat a balanced diet for healthy hair…

Style-wise, here are some suggestions:

  • Unless you’re Donald Trump or Carrot Top, it’s best to stick with popular, modern hairstyles.

  • Comb-overs are not in. They never were. They never will be. Go with your thinning hair. Get a short haircut or go bald. Some men have made bald sexy (look at Patrick Stewart, for heaven’s sake!).

  • Men should trim their hair more often than women. Once every three to four weeks is good.

  • Sideburns need to be consistent with the rest of your hair. If you’ve got short hair, don’t be sporting long chops.

  • Don’t be afraid to color your hair. Coloring your hair gives you shine and a thicker look.