Words Of
Wisdom For Great And Healthy Hair!

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If you swim often, wet your hair thoroughly before entering the pool. Also, if you don't use a swim cap, try to wash your hair (and condition it) right after you leave the pool so you can avoid damage.

Stay clear of thick, heavy conditioners if you have thin or fine hair. The weight of the conditioner acts to flatten and minimize the appearance of the hair. Mousse-type conditioners or lightly sprayed leave-in conditioners work best to add some volume without appearing heavy or greasy on the hair shaft.

Stay away from heavy conditioners if you have thin or fine hair. They will only serve to weigh the hair down and make it appear thinner and finer. To add volume without a greasy look, use mousse conditioners or leave-in conditioners.

Try using products that have sunscreen in them to protect the hair from sun damage. The sun can really damage your hair, negating anything you have done to help maintain it. When you protect your hair, it will have longevity and will also be able to avoid lightening because of the sun.

Styling products that contain sunblock are important for ensuring that your hair is not damaged by sun exposure. Continuous sun exposure can undo all the good you have done for your hair. Using protection for your hair will keep it looking healthier, with richer color, longer.

There are several products available on the market which give you the beach effect. Most of these products will contain salt or some other form of sodium. You can create your own salt solution by mixing a cup of water with a spoonful of salt. Finish by adding 10 drops of lavender essential oil and enjoy your ocean-inspired concoction.

When hair conditioning, be sure to spread the conditioner evenly throughout your hair for best results. You should also, for best results, let the conditioner remain in your hair for a few minutes prior to rinsing it out.

Try switching to a pillowcase made of silk or satin to protect curly hair. Avoid cotton bedding that can absorb your hair's natural oils. Satin pillowcases do not absorb moisture, so your hair will remain hydrated even through the night. A scarf or bonnet made of satin also make suitable alternatives.

If you have a problem with flat hair as the day wears on, spritz your hair with spring water to revitalize it. Spray a bit on your hair, and then rub it in lightly with the palms of your hands. This will produce volume.

Brushing or combing untangled hair is a safe and easy way to massage the scalp and stimulate new growth. This also breaks up clogged pores on your head, which may be stunting your hair's growth. Give your hair about 100 strokes when you brush it in the morning for better hair growth.

Do not use hair care products that contain alcohol in them, as they will dry out your hair. You have to exercise caution with the hair care products you buy, because many of them can have these sorts of damaging side effects. Check the labels of any hair care products you are considering to ensure that they do not contain alcohol.