Soft, silky hair is achievable with the right care regimen. Here are some things you can do at home to get the lustrous hair of your dreams.
If your hair is looking dull and lifeless, don’t despair. There are a lot of great methods that can help you achieve shiny, healthier hair. Many of these methods are extremely affordable, fast, and easy. They provide surprisingly great results and can help you achieve the hair you’ve always wanted. Here are eight ways to get better looking hair at home.
1. Get Your Hair Trimmed Regularly
Having your hair trimmed regularly will ensure that your hair looks and feels great. Trims remove the dead and damaged hair. They can also help promote hair growth from the roots. A regular trim will also ensure that your hair is strong and will prevent breakage. It is recommended that you have your hair trimmed every 4 to 8 weeks depending on how fast your hair grows.
2. Brush Smarter
A lot of damage and breakage happens during the brushing process. The American Academy of Dermatology has some great recommendations for brushing your hair. If you have straight hair, you should only brush your hair when it is dry. If your hair is naturally curly, you want to brush when it is wet. Brushing using the right method can ensure that your hair stays strong and healthy:
- Start by detangling the ends of your hair and then work your way to the scalp
- Use small brush strokes at first, then brush the whole length of your hair.
- If needed, use a detangling product like a leave in conditioner to help with large knots
- Be gentle, the harder you brush the more you risk breakage
- Speak with your hair stylist about what brush is best for your hair
- Brush in the morning and at night to help stimulate and distribute your scalps natural hair oils through all your hair
Following these tips will help reduce breakage and keep your hair tangle-free.
3. Eat A Healthy Diet
A healthy diet can help provide your hair with the nutrients it needs to stay shiny, healthy, and strong. You’ll want to make sure that you eat a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids may help nourish your hair follicles and help increase growth. It is also recommended to have plenty of B vitamins. A good option is to take a supplement that is designed specifically to help with your hair.
4. Wash Your Hair The Right Way
Washing your hair the right way will help protect and strength the hair follicle. It will also ensure that washing your hair doesn’t strip it of its natural oils. You will want to wash your hair in warm water because it helps open the hair follicles. Use the recommended amount of shampoo from the instructions on the bottle. Then you will work up a good lather and apply at the scalp and work down to the tips. Once you’ve finished lathering your hair, you will want to rinse it with lukewarm water until all the shampoo is done.
5. Apply Conditioner
Conditioner is a great way to help replenish hair oils. You want to apply the conditioner after you’ve finished washing your hair. Then use the recommended amount conditioner. Start by applying your conditioner to the ends of your hair and work up to your scalp. Massage it in until it is spread evenly. You can also use a wide tooth comb to work it in and help loosen any tangles or knots. Leave the conditioner in your hair per the instructions. Then rinse thoroughly until your hair is clean.
6. Take Care When Styling
A lot of damage can occur during the styling process. If possible, let your hair air dry. If you use a hair dryer, make sure to use the lowest setting. If you use heat tools like curling irons, use the lowest setting and limit the amount they touch the hair. If you wear your hair back, wear it back loosely. Be careful not to pull or tug on the hair. If you color your hair, speak to your hair stylist about the best way to keep your hair strong after color processing.
7. Use An Epsom Salt Mask
Using epsom salt in hair can help nourish the hair and improve the volume. If you have oily hair, you will want to mix equal epsom salts with shampoo. Then use your shampoo as normally. Make sure to let it set for 1-2 minutes to really get the benefits. Use this method every other shampoo for more lustrous hair. If you have straight hair, you will want to add the epsom salts to your conditioner. Mix equal parts and then apply as normally. Let it set for 20 minutes as a hair mask. You can do this treatment once a week. Adding epsom salt in hair products can also help make your hair shinier by removing build up from styling products. Make sure to only use high quality epsom salts. We recommend our Joint Soak epsom salts because rosemary and frankincense essential oils also support hair growth.
8. Choose The Right Styling Products
There are a lot of styling products on the market. Not all products are of good quality and those that are, are not designed for all hair types. Start by speaking with your stylist about what products are right for your hair and help reduce damage during the styling process. Once you select the products, you will want to follow the instructions on how to use them correctly. A good way to start is get sample sizes. Then you can do some trial and error until you find the perfect products that work with your styling and keep your hair healthy.
These hair tips will ensure that you have healthy shiny hair. If you are looking for epsom salts to add to your hair care regimen, Better Bath Better Body can help. We offer a range of high quality epsom salts made without unnecessary or harmful additives that can support having healthier shinier hair.