If you’re fond of curlers, straighteners, or blow-dryers, you might be wondering how you can bypass the virtually unavoidable hair damage that comes along with using those devices.
Heated hair beautification devices are notorious for damaging hair, but there are ways to sidestep these effects and keep your hair healthy and stylish at the same time.
In fact, small adjustments to your technique and daily routine can work wonders for your hair’s overall health, and the pros at Eneida Van Salon are here to help!
Whether you have curly, straight, fine, or thick locks, your hair can benefit from these proactive steps. It might take a few weeks to begin seeing the difference, but you’ll definitely be rocking healthier hair within the month.
Follow these tips to improve the health of your hair and avoid damage caused by common hair care products and devices:
- Wash your hair properly. Overwashing and using rough drying methods can damage your hair. Only wash your hair when necessary, and use cold water. If you have long hair, only apply the shampoo to your scalp and bangs. If you can’t stand a cold shower, just rinse your hair with cold water and avoid letting the hot water touch it afterwards.
- Use gentle drying methods. Avoid using blow-dryers when you can, and don’t rub your hair on towels. The friction and heat can cause damage, and air drying is better for your scalp and hair. If you must dry your hair, pat it gently with a towel or cotton shirt.
- Condition well. This goes double if you wash your hair frequently. If you’re worried about over-oiling your hair, use conditioner on the ends and middle of your hair instead of your scalp. Leave-in conditioners are lifesavers for your hair, especially if you live in a cold or dry area, or find yourself using heat-tools often.
- Avoid tight hairstyles. Tight ponytails, buns, or braids can pull your hair follicles. This can result in headaches, soreness, and even eventual hair loss. To avoid risking breakage and lost hairs, use scrunchies and soft hair bands, and opt for looser updos.
- Use heat-tools cautiously. Curlers and straight-irons can be a girl’s best friend, but they’re also her worst enemy. Buy ceramic instead of metal, and try to apply heat-protecting sprays and leave-in conditioners after styling. If you can, avoid these tools as often as possible. There are guides online that give heat-free curling tips, and you might try embracing your natural hair instead.
- Know how to brush. Brushing isn’t always good for your hair. While it can help distribute oils, it can also cause split ends and painful tangles. Buy a brush that works for your hair, and always brush bottom to top. If you have long hair, hold your hair while brushing it to avoid pulling on your scalp.
- Trim often. If you’re growing out your hair, you might be hesitant to take a pair of scissors to it. However, getting rid of split ends can prevent further breakage and keep your hair looking healthy. You can visit a hair stylist for a quick trim, or do it yourself with a pair of scissors. You don’t have to go crazy -- just snip off the broken ends and repeat the process next month!
None of these steps require additional products or visits to your hairdresser, and represent simple, easy to DIY self-care steps you can take at home.
That said, the services of a professional salon such as Eneida Van Salon are an invaluable addition to your hair beautification and care routine. If you’re interested in learning more about self-care and other options to keep your hair luscious, vibrant and Hollywood glamorous, contact Eneida Van Salon or drop by today. We’d love to learn more about how we can help you get and maintain the hairstyle of your dreams.