Hair Care Beyond the Shower For Shiny Hair at Home
Adopting a hair care routine should be as important as embarking on a skin care regimen. There are no straight rules for having healthy and beautiful hair, but finding the routine that works for you can help you achieve shiny hair at home without straying.
Many of us think that hair care can only be done in the shower and the moment we step out of it, we forget that it should continue throughout the day and everyday. Simply towel-drying and brushing our hair will not do, especially with the many shower mistakes we make.
Be wary of these common shower mistakes
What can go wrong with something as common as taking a shower? Think again and read these shower mistakes you might be guilty of.
1. Uneven distribution of conditioner on hair
Using conditioner helps replenish hair’s lost moisture during shower to make it soft, sleek, and shiny. However, there is a proper way of doing it, which is putting it on the ends of your strands. If you have long hair, you can start placing the conditioner from the chin level going down to the tips. There is no need to apply on your scalp.
2. Frequent use of hot water
Showering with hot water gives a relaxing feeling at the end of a busy day. Unfortunately, it is not healthy for both your skin and hair since it can prevent the thorough rinsing of shampoo and conditioner. Aside from that, it can make your hair frizzy and difficult to manage.
3. Keeping your hair in a ponytail
Shower time should also be your hair’s down time. Unfortunately, most of us put our hair in a ponytail while taking a half-bath, which causes too much pressure on the hair shaft, ultimately leading to hair fall. So, while in the shower, let your hair down and soak in the comfortable feeling of water running through your hair and body.
Hair care tips beyond the shower for shiny hair at home
For shiny, smooth, and straight hair, take note of these hair care tips:
1. Apply a hair mask after shower
A hair mask works the same way as your conditioner but with added benefits, making it a super-powered conditioner. Thanks to its special oils like argan and almond as well as different kinds of butter, it can give a more intense kind of nourishing. It is formulated with ingredients that sink deep into the hair for more dramatic benefits in just a single wash.
After washing with TRESemmé Detox Nourish, use TRESemmé Keratin Smooth KERA10 Smoothing Mask because it seals the strands to help your hair fight humidity and frizz. It leaves your locks shiny, soft, smooth, and manageable even if you have salon hair.
2. Detangle hair when it is semi-dry
You may have noticed how difficult it is to detangle your hair when it is wet. But detangling it when it is dry may not also be a good idea. So, wait till your hair is semi-dry before combing it. It would also help to put a few drops of serum to allow your detangler to glide down smoothly on every strand.
3. Avoid rubbing hair when drying it
Experts say that our hair is at its weakest and most vulnerable state when it is wet. Rubbing it vigorously with a towel is the perfect recipe for long-term damage and hair fall. Further, it can cause frizzy hair that can make hairstyling more difficult. Should you need to towel-dry your hair, use a microfiber towel.
4. Refrain from tying hair up when it is wet
Again, hair is at its weakest when wet, and its elasticity is also at its maximum level. When you tie it, especially into a bun, the hair is more prone to breakage. Tying it into a ponytail can also cause frizz and flyaway.
There you go. Hair care indeed should not stop after your shower. Caring for the hair is a lifestyle to help you achieve beautiful and shiny hair at home.