Table of contents:
- Switch to sulfate-free shampoos
- Temperature is the enemy of long hair
- Treat wet hair with care
- Use conditioners and hair masks
- Take care of your scalp
- Hair tip oil
- Use growth activators
Hair is one of the details that men often pay attention to. Their grooming cannot be ignored.
Do you dream of fabulous curls like Rapunzel, but in reality the hair continues to split and break? Our life hacks will help you grow princess-worthy hair.
Switch to sulfate-free shampoos
Shampooing is one of the simplest daily routines and can severely injure hair and prevent it from growing back. For gentle care, switch to sulfate-free shampoos - this means that your hair wash should not include SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate), SLES (Sodium Laureth Sulfate) and ALS (Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate).
These ingredients cleanse really well, but are extremely toxic to the scalp. Problematic scalp = weak, lifeless hair. At first it may seem that sulfate-free shampoos do not wash well the hair due to the fact that they form very little foam.
Temperature is the enemy of long hair
First of all, this concerns drying with a hairdryer and leveling with an iron. Try to use them as little as possible, if without drying with a hairdryer you look like a dandelion - then at least dry them with cold air and leave a little moisture. If styling is necessary, be sure to use thermal hair protection products.
Another important point is that the temperature of the water for washing should also not be hot. At the end, be sure to rinse your hair with cool water - this way the hair scales are sealed and hair splits less.
Treat wet hair with care
While the hair is wet, it is easy to damage it. Therefore, after washing, you do not need to wring out, wind strongly or aggressively dry your hair with a towel. The head towel should be soft, with a short nap.
Also, do not curl your hair in a turban. Do not comb through intensely wet hair or use combing lighteners and comb with very thin teeth.
Use conditioners and hair masks
Conditioner makes the hair structure smoother. Depending on the composition, it can fill voids in the hair and smooth the scales, form a protective film on the hair surface. Masks do about the same thing, only more intensely, so they can be applied 1-2 times a week.
Apply masks and conditioners to your hair, retreating 2-3 cm from the scalp - so it will only get greasy faster and you will have to wash your hair once more. Simple natural ingredients will help you make your hair smoother or exfoliate: aloe juice, olive, apricot, linseed oil - for smoothness and hydration, honey, kefir, lemon juice - a gentle peeling.
Take care of your scalp
The simplest thing you can do for scalp health is a daily massage. Even without special techniques, they activate blood flow and microcirculation in tissues for 5-10 minutes, and improve the nutrition of the bulbs. Be careful with masks for the scalp - the active ingredients can also cause allergies.
For peeling the scalp, you can use ordinary fine salt, sugar, coffee, honey - the abrasive should be fine and soft enough. For nutrition - add egg white, burdock, castor oil. Moisturizing - aloe juice, glycerin.
Hair tip oil
This is a tool that will allow you to go to hairdressers less often. Just remember that you need it just a little, so as not to weigh down your hair. After shampooing, apply a few drops of oil to the palms of your hands, rub them in and smooth over the damp ends of your hair.The oil will "seal" split ends and you will not have to cut off everything that you have grown for so long.
Use growth activators
But be careful, be sure to check for allergies on a small area of the skin. Pay attention to warming agents. Mustard powder, castor oil, geranium, cinnamon essential oil, pepper extract will help you from natural ingredients. Apply these masks only to the scalp, they help increase the flow of blood and nutrients to the scalp and follicles.