Hair is a strong indicator of personal health and hygiene. It can be one of the first things people notice about you, and even unknowingly pass judgement on about you. Put your best hair forward by following the do’s and don’t’s provided below:
DON’T use heat excessively. In fact, avoid it like the plague. Dry heat on dry hair is ONLY harmful to your hair, stealing all the helpful oils your scalp produces to keep your hair healthy. As much as you can, let hair air dry, and avoid heat while styling. If you MUST use heat, use it sparingly, and never apply it to a section of hair for very long, especially on the ends, which are often already deprived of moisture.
DO trim your hair. Trimming does technically make your hair shorter. But it also eliminates split ends, which can travel all the way up the shaft, thereby minimizing shine. Healthy ends come from trimming!
DON’T wash every day. Washing removes oil from our hair, so when oil becomes excessive, visible, etc., that’s a good time to wash! But no sooner, because those oils are also helpful to hair as stated above. Most people can go more than one day without shampooing, so try an “every other day” routine instead.
DO take your vitamins! Vitamins such as B12, C, and E are all vital to the health of hair. Taking these supplements, or “catch all” supplements such as Biotin or Hair, Skin, Nails can make up for any deficiencies that your hair may be facing.