Hair care can be complicated for a lot of us, because there are so many steps we can add to our daily hair routine, and so many products we need to choose from. To be very honest, as long as you stick to a regular hair routine of shampoo and conditioner, you’re good to go. However, there is a lot you can do before and after shampooing and conditioning your hair that will ensure it is healthier and smoother than ever, and make it the best hair care routine for you.
We always stress on the importance of a regular hair care routine because hygiene is very important for a healthy hair and scalp, and because it can reduce the long term effects of pollution, heat, products, and the usual wear and tear that comes with time. It can reduce or prevent hair fall, dandruff, split ends and various other hair problems that come with hair that isn’t maintained regularly. There’s many more steps you can add to your daily hair care routine, depending on the specific needs of your hair. While it may take some time for you to find the best hair care routine for you and your natural hair type, we’ve decided to break down a few steps that you can do pre and post shampoo that will work wonders for your hair.
There are steps you can take to your hair care before shampoo to ensure your hair gets the best care it deserves.
Some of these steps are:
One must choose a hair cream or mask depending on their hair type. You can apply them once or twice a week depending on your requirement, after you shampoo your hair. You can apply a lot of it section by section over the lengths of your hair in a downward direction so it is shuts the cuticles while locking the moisture in. You can then wrap your hair in a hot towel. The heat from the hot towel will help soak in the conditioner deeper into the hair giving you nourished & soft hair. The hot towel can be kept on till it cools off. After this, one must thoroughly rinse their hair
You can also experiment with various kitchen ingredients like honey, yoghurt, eggs, fenugreek, etc. as each ingredient has different properties and benefits of their own.
Combing your hair through once before washing it can drastically reduce the amount of tangles in your hair post-wash which can lead to a significant reduction in hair fall as you would tug at your hair much less. It also promotes even distribution of shampoo and conditioner during your wash. Here’s a pro-tip: you must always detangle or comb your hair when it’s dry and never when it’s wet as the hair is the weakest when it is wet and tugging our pulling of wet hair could lead to more hair breakage and damage.
Always only use shampoo on your scalp area, lather your hair on the roots and run that lather through the hair as this is more than enough to cleanse your hair. Don’t rub your hair vigorously while applying the shampoo as this can damage your cuticle and result in your hair looking dull & lifeless. Frequently rubbing & shampoo your hair in a rigorous manner can lead to hair damage over time as it makes the hair weak and hence prone to breakage. The frequency to shampoo depends on your scalp type and how greasy & oily your hair gets. Having said that, natural oils are also good for your hair and if one can avoid washing hair on certain days, one should in order to maintain their hair’s natural oil balance.
And always use a conditioner after shampoo, every single time. You can try the Pantene Hairfall Control shampoo & conditioner. The Pro-Vitamins present in Pantene strengthen hair from within and protect hair from breakage & damage.
It doesn’t just end with shampoo. Here are some things you can add to your hair care after shampoo to pamper your hair the way it deserves.
Do not use a towel roughly on your hair to dry it after shampoo, pat it gently to remove excess water. Try to let your hair air dry as much as possible, as heat causes lasting damage to your hair.
Use a leave in conditioner like Open Hair Miracle while your hair is still wet to give it some extra moisture so it can retain its softness. This will also help control frizz.
These are some hair care tips for you to add to your hair routine. The best hair care routine is the ones where you listen to your hair and its needs, as these differ from person to person and can be drastically different for different hair types. An added tip is to always use a heat protectant like Open Hair Miracle on your hair before you style it to avoid damage. You can use Open Hair Miracle as an Oil Replacement, as a serum and as a heat protectant along with using it as a leave-in conditioner – a 4in1 multi-benefit cream.
The most important thing is to love your hair the way it is and to bring out the best in it!
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