Beautiful, healthy tresses is something for which most people strive. The best way to improve the look and feel of your tresses is to acquire as much knowledge about the subject as possible. Apply the tips in this piece to your daily tresses care regimen, and you will reap the rewards in short order.
Go ahead and forget the old adage about brushing your locks 100 strokes a day. Over brushing can actually lead to locks loss, breakage of strands and increased oil production. Normal brushing of your locks once or twice daily is sufficient to keep it healthy and free of tangles and build-up.
If your locks is curly, pat it with a towel when emerging from the shower. Rubbing the moisture out of it is one cause of excess frizz. Allowing the locks to then dry on its own is the best thing to do, but if you do use a hairdryer, make sure there is a diffuser attached.
Hair products that you use to make your hair look nice can be doing more damage than you think. As you choose your products, avoid the ones that contain any alcohol. The alcohol will dry your locks out quickly. These products could also dry out your scalp, so avoid any contact with the scalp.
You should try to wear a cap when swimming in pools whenever possible, in order to protect your locks from the chlorine that is added. If you do not wear a cap when swimming, you should make sure to wash your locks and then, condition it, right after you are done.
Keep your terrycloth towels far away from your curly locks. Curls should only be dried with cotton or microfiber towels. Using a terrycloth towel to dry will cause frizz and will pull your curls out of shape. Consider using a old cotton t-shirt or even a paper towel. Be sure as well to blot your locks dry to keep your curls looking spectacular.
Sleep on a satin or silk pillowcase instead of a cotton. Cotton retains oil and can cause your locks to get tangled and to break during your sleep. You will find that your locks looks much better in the morning if you use a satin or a silk pillowcase and that is is easier to keep clean.
Maintain the essential oils and moisture balance in your hair by minimizing your clarifying treatments. If you use these products more than once a week, it can disrupt the balance and force you to take on other treatments to help restore it. This leads to more stress on your hair as you try to balance it again.
There is no substitute for a head of lush silky hair when it comes to making a great first impression. In order to achieve your best look, it is essential to invest the necessary time to understand the best methods and techniques in hair care. Follow the advice you have read in this piece, and you will be on your way in no time.