The hacks you want to know for strong and healthy hair
15 May 2021Updated: 4 hours ago | people are reading
© Maaike Oude Geerdink The hacks you want to know for strong and healthy hair
Do you dream of lush and strong strands? Then Marie Claire might have some handy tips for you. It doesn't matter if you have straight, wavy or curly hair. We have selected the do's and don'ts for you.
Straight and fine hair
Do: wash your hair more often Your routine for healthy hair starts with how you clean it. Because fine and straight hair can quickly become fat, it can help to wash your hair every day or every other day. This depends on your hair texture. In addition, choose a shampoo that cleans your hair, without removing your hair from moisture. This is what your locks need.
Don't: use too much conditioner Conditioner is crucial for maintaining long and strong hair. This is because it restores hydration, leading to softer and more resilient locks. In addition, it detangles your hair, which in turn prevents hair breakage. But if you have a fine hair texture, watch out for too much conditioner. This can cause your hair to look greasy.
Tip: watch out for tying your hair too tightly. This does not mean that you can no longer wear a tail or bun, but do not tie your hair too tightly. This will prevent your hair from breaking off.
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Do: use a generous amount of conditioner If you have wavy hair, your texture is probably a bit dry. By using conditioner, you prevent unwanted hair breaks and keep your hair hydrated. A leave-in conditioner can also come in handy. Spread the conditioner evenly over your height, but be careful not to place it too close to the roots (this will cause greasy hair again.)
Don't: use a heat tool too often We understand: it is not steep and it is not curly. But if you use a heat tool too often, you can easily damage your hair. In addition, hair expert Devin Toth, hairdresser from NYC's Salon SCK, states that your curling iron and / or straightener will eventually cause more frizz and that your natural texture can change if you use it too often. So don't use it too often.
Tip: sleep on a silk or satin pillowcase (this also helps with all hair textures). It reduces friction of your hair, so it breaks down less quickly and you are free of fluffy hair. A win-win!
Do: mix different products together
Maintain your curls by mixing moisturizing and nourishing products. For example, mix your moisturizing curl cream with a leave-in with heat protection, for the perfect curl definition.
Don't: overdo your hair
Give your curls the attention they need to have? Nothing wrong with that, but limit it. The use of too many products, so that you automatically have a lot of trouble with your hair, can lead to hair breakage. Therefore, try to keep it minimal for strong and healthy curls.
Tip: If you feel that your curls look less bouncy, try a moisturizing conditioner and hair mask. Leave your mask on for three to five minutes longer than it says on the label. This does not provide more resilience, but also helps prevent hair fractures.