It doesn’t matter if you have curly hair, thin hair, oily hair, dry hair, or any other type of hair—certain hair care tips are universal. That’s why we’re sharing the best hair care tips for everyone, regardless of hair type.
HAIR CARE TIP #1: WASH WITH LUKEWARM WATER
Scalding showers may feel relaxing, but almost-too-hot-to-touch water can actually strip your hair of essential oils. So, the next time you step into the shower, adjust the temperature. Lukewarm water is just as effective at getting you clean, without being quite as harsh on your hair.
HAIR CARE TIP #2: CONDITION CORRECTLY
Think about where your hair tends to get greasy first—typically the roots—and use it as a reminder that conditioner only needs to be placed on certain sections of your hair. Skip applying it near your roots, and apply conditioner from mid-lengths to ends
HAIR CARE TIP #3: CONCENTRAT SHAMPOO ON THE SCALP
In contrast to conditioner, which should be focused on the lengths and ends of your strands, shampoo should be concentrated on the scalp. Gently massage: Don’t rub your head harshly when shampooing it. Instead, gently massage your scalp and hair with your fingers in small, circular motions while shampooing it to prevent excessive tangling and damage.
HAIR CARE TIP #4: BLOW-DRY WITH A BRUSH
You may have more success if you add a round hair brush into the mix. While you’re at it, be careful to move your blow-dryer from roots to ends—not vice versa—to help prevent frizz.
HAIR CARE TIP #5: TRIM YOUR split ends
Hair is already dead, so when it splits, trimming them at the first sign will keep your locks looking healthy.
HAIR CARE TIP #6: KEEP YOUR HOT TOOLS ON LOW OR MEDIUM SETTING
When it comes to heat styling, it almost always is not necessary to turn your tools up to the highest setting—those super-hot settings are actually intended for in-salon treatments! Keeping your hot tools on the low or medium temperature setting will get the job done just as well, and without causing nearly as much damage to your strands.
Detangle from the ends to the scalp: You may not know this but detangling your hair from roots to ends can create more knots and ultimately lead to more breakage. The correct way to go about it is to start a few inches above the ends and brush downwards, slowly working your way up to the scalp.
HAIR CARE TIP #7 EAT MORE AVOCADOS! The vitamin E provided by avocado helps maintain oil levels and pH balance on your scalp that ensures your hair follicles don’t get clogged up and stop hair growth.