If you are someone who enjoys taking time out and styling their hair with hot tools, but also fear the damage that comes with it, then continue reading. Our hair is rich in hydrogen bonds and keratin proteins, however, when you use blow dryers, curlers and flat irons you get the perfect blow out, curl and stick straight hair because this process causes you to breakdown hydrogen bonds and proteins. The breaking down of these elements results in a shift in hair texture that you desire. Additionally, it also leads to stripping natural oils, creating irregular texture and making hair prone to breakage. If you are looking for ways to improve your hair health and protect your hair when using styling tools, then continue reading.
1.Let it Dry
It is very tempting to style wet hair especially when you are in a rush. However, styling damp hair can damage your hair, break down hydrogen bonds and even cause electrocution. This habit can lead to irreversible damage to your hair. We recommend you wait a few extra minutes to let your hair get completely dry, then brush your hair with a wide-tooth comb and carry about your ritual.
2.Protect your hair
No matter which heat styling tool you prefer to use, it is always best to spray thoroughly with a heat protection spray first. They save your hair from adverse effects and can even help nourish your tresses. Read labels to ensure you follow directions correctly, some require to be used from wet to dry and some are applied directly on dry hair.
3.Don’t Skip the Conditioner
If you don’t already, add a conditioner to your hair care regimen. Make sure you choose the right conditioner according to your hair type, for instance, color treated hair, dry, dull, damaged, thin hair, etc. Be sure to follow instructions as per the product. Wring out water from your hair a few times before applying conditioner. Applying it to soaking wet hair will only make the product slide right off. It is vital that you only apply it to the ends of the hair as this is the oldest and most damaged section of your hair. Conditioning on the roots leads to oily scalp, so it is best to avoid. Most rinse-out conditioners hardly require a minute or two to absorb after which you can rinse thoroughly until no slippery texture remains in your hair.
4.Choose the Right Shampoo
Get familiar with your hair texture, know what it is lacking and what you would like to improve, then choose from among our best herbal shampoos to get the best results. Our range includes Herbion Naturals Aloe Vera Anti Hair Fall Shampoo, Olive Shine Lock shampoo,Damage Repair Pomegranate Shampoo, Ginger Lemon Anti Dandruff Shampoo and Bamboo Shampoo for frizzy hair. Using the right shampoo not only removes dirt and grease from the scalp, but it can also enhance your hair’s natural texture.
5.Oiling is the Key
Oiling the scalp boosts blood circulation which helps increase your hair length. It can improve your hair health, add shine and moisture into even the driest of strands. Our herbal hair oils are designed to nourish your tresses from root to tip. Herbion Hair Oil contains a blend of coconut oil, olive oil and a variety of oils which combine to give you the benefits of overnight oiling in just one hour. That’s right! This miraculous treatment breathes life back into your hair. Our 100% pure Herbion Almond Oil and Black Seed Oil are also ideal for massaging the scalp and promoting hair health.
6.Less is More
This step is absolutely crucial to get healthy hair. Instead of using the flat iron every other day, start by lowering the temperature and limiting it to once a week. On days you feel your hair doesn’t look great try a cute hairstyle instead. As time passes, try keeping styling for special occasions only. You can even switch to a blow dryer and instead of keeping it on the highest setting, keep it on the cool setting instead. This will give you the exact same results and won’t dry out your hair or burn your scalp. For ladies who love bouncy curls, try going the old fashioned route by wearing curlers and letting them air dry. There’s a good reason your mom enjoyed it, give it a shot and see if you love the results as much as we do.
7.Make Time for TLC
Take time out of your hectic schedule to really focus on your hair. We recommend using deep conditioners, leave-in conditioners and store-bought hair masks. You can also make some at home using ingredients available in your own kitchen such as avocado and coconut oil or eggs, olive oil, honey, yogurt and avocado, the combinations are endless. Did you know mayonnaise can do wonders for your hair? Since it contains eggs and oil, it makes a fantastic deep conditioner. Wet your hair and apply mayonnaise all over, leave it in for an hour and then shampoo as you normally would.
8.Loosen Up Your Hair Ties
If you enjoy tying your hair in a sleek high ponytail or French braiding, try loosening up your hairdos. Furthermore, avoid rubber bands, instead, opt for a good quality scrunchie or a hair elastic that does not tug on your hair. Leaving your hair open or tying a loose pony while sleeping will help prevent hair breakage.
9.Embrace Your Natural Beauty
In order to let go of your love for styling, we recommend you embrace your natural texture. The more you use products and tools created especially for your hair type the more you will be able to enhance it. Play it up by getting a haircut which enhances the natural volume and look of your hair. Experiment with heatless styling and enjoy yourself. After all, healthy hair is the most beautiful hair. Not only will it look great, but it will also save you time while getting ready and it will ward off stress that comes with having hair problems.