Tips for Healthy Hair and Lashes
Posted on December 13, 2018
Heat damage, color damage, dry, oily, flakey scalp, thin, short lashes...we all have hair that we’d like to repair and have as healthy as possible. We’ve got some tips to help you achieve healthy hair and lashes!
HAIRWe put our hair through a lot. Whether that’s dying it, styling it, or not putting in as much hair-care effort as we should. With all the commercials and celebrities sporting luscious hair, making us drool with envy, why can’t we have the same? We’ve got some advice on simple ways to treat your hair to attain those beautiful locks.
Wash For Your Type
Oily Hair:If you feel that your hair is constantly building up oil and grease, you may want to start washing your hair more frequently. Your body has a natural oil secretion that helps create that shine, but sometimes you may over produce. Luckily, you can easily fix this problem! Never wash your hair more than once a day, but wash frequently and with cool water. The coolness will help close off your hair cuticles to reduce damage. Always make sure products are completely rinsed out and that you are using the correct amounts.
Dry Hair:There are many different factors that may leave your hair feeling dry and brittle. You may be brushing too rough, over dying, washing too often, or heating it too much. Luckily, there are some solutions to this! If you bleach or color your hair, it’s so important to take good care afterwards. Use products meant for colored hair, and try out some deep conditioning masks to help restore your hair. When styling, make sure to use a heat protectant to reduce damage, and be gentle when brushing out the tangles! You don’t want to risk breaking the hair follicles and causing even more damage. Lastly, wash your hair once or twice a week as to not strip away natural oils and get haircuts regularly to snip out the dead weight.
Scalp Problems:If you experience dandruff or other scalp issues, you may not be washing your hair enough. It’s important to keep up good hygiene and find the right balance to keep your hair looking beautiful!
Know how to wash based on your hair type? We’ve got a few general tips for ensuring you get the ultimate benefits for your hair!
- Focus shampoo on the scalp and conditioner on the tips. Shampoo is meant to rid your scalp of all the dirt and grime collected throughout the day. Lather up and gently massage it all away and use excess on the rest of your hair. Conditioner is designed to seal in all the good stuff, so start at the tips where there is most damage, and work your way up.
- Use products specifically for your hair type. The number of products out there can be overwhelming, but just look for the labels that best represent your hair type.
- Use heat protectants. We mentioned this earlier, but it’s so important we need to mention it again! It doesn’t matter what kind of hair you’ve got, protecting it from damage is one of the best ways to keep it healthy and happy.
- Toss out the towel and use a cotton cloth. Wrapping your hair in a harsh towel after a shower can do some damage to your hair that has already been weakened by the water. Using a cotton shirt or a microfiber towel will absorb the water from your hair, while keeping the nutrients and natural oils in. It will also get rid of frizz. What more could we ask?
LASHESOur eyelashes are highly sensitive, so it’s important we take proper care of them. Here are some tips to growing long and luscious lashes.
- Be gentle in your makeup removal. The area around our eye is so sensitive to touch. If you’re rough when scrubbing off your eye makeup, you’re more likely to pull out your lashes. Try opting for coconut oil or a gentle remover and use a soft cotton pad to take everything off.
- Be careful with mascaras, curlers, and extensions. All can cause damage to your lashes in their own way. Some mascaras (like waterproof products) can be very difficult to wash off, and can cause the eyelashes to fall out or weaken. Curlers should be kept clean and used gentle. Denting or pulling on eyelashes can cause damage and, frankly, aren’t worth the pain. Lastly, extensions are great for adding extra length and volume, but over using them and the adhesive glue can really hurt the skin and lashes around your eye if you’re constantly pulling them off. Maybe try rationing them for nights out and special events.
- Use a lash enhancing product. There are some serums and products out there that are designed to promote lash growth and thickening. Just be careful when applying around the eye!