Do you wish to have silky, shiny and healthy-looking hair every day? We all know someone who has a “good hair day” every time we meet them. A common misconception is that oiling, washing, shampooing and conditioning your hair every other day will help you achieve the healthy-hair look. That is not true.
Train Your Hair
Your hair produces natural oils that work as nutrients for your hair and protects them. Shampooing too often strips out the natural oils and sebum of your hair, leaving your scalp feeling itchy and dry. When that happens, your scalp produces more oil in order to combat the dryness and thus the cycle repeats. Training your hair is a way of controlling the natural oil production of your hair by shampooing less.
Maybe you do not like the greasy feeling every other day or you won’t be able to wash your hair often when you go for a trip, whatever your reasons are, training your hair will make your life easier.
1. Use Sulfate-free Shampoos
Sulfate is a major chemical ingredient in most shampoos. The chemical takes away the essential moisture from your hair, leaving you with frizzy and dull hair. While choosing a shampoo, make sure it is free from sulfate and harsh chemicals that are harmful to your hair.
OGX anti-breakage Keratin Oil Shampoo contains Keratin proteins and Argan oil which makes it a good option if you’re looking for a sulfate-free shampoo that will help to keep your hair moisturized and silky.
2. Hair Serums
Hair serums are very important in the hair training process. The serum helps to keep your hair shiny and moisturized properly even when you do not wash your hair often. It helps damaged and unmanageable hair to look healthy and well taken care of.
Try the Dove Hair Nourishment Serum-in-Oil to restore your hair from heat damage and protect it from pollution and dust. The serum is lightweight and is well absorbed into the hair, leaving a good scent on your hair.
Use Dove Hair Conditioner along with the serum to treat your hair from all the heating and styling damage.
3. Hair Mask
Just because you are not washing your hair regularly when training your hair, does not mean you should deprive your hair of deep cleaning, soothing treatments. Hair masks are made with essential ingredients in higher concentrations than your usual shampoo and conditioner that turn limp and dull hair into silky and soft hair by deeply cleaning and conditioning it, thus allowing your hair to stay healthier for longer without washing it too often.
If you’re looking for a good hair mask, you can try the Loreal Paris Total Repair Hair Mask which claims to fight with five signs of hair problems such as split ends, dullness, dryness, rough texture and weak hair.
4. Don’t Wash Too Often
You can use dry shampoo to avoid the feel and look of greasy-hair due to less wash. Dry shampoo is key in the hair training process because it absorbs the grease that your hair produces on days you don’t wash your hair and that is what gives the “I washed my hair today” look effortlessly. The greasy feeling makes the hair training process hard for people so dry shampoo is really an important part of it.
Batiste Blush Frangrance Dry Shampoo is a well-known brand to try out if you are not sure where to start. The dry shampoo promises to leave your hair feeling fresh, clean and texturized with a floral smell.
This is optional but it is a good step to take if you really want to speed up the process of achieving good looking hair that stays healthy in the long run. Supplements usually contain a balanced dose of essential vitamins and antioxidants that allow hair to grow back faster than usual and keep it from falling off.
Swisse Ultiboost Hair Skin Nails Liquid is a great supplement that is made with natural ingredients to keep your hair strong, hydrated and beautiful.
Treat your skin and your hair with a spa-like shower every week and then try to maintain your hair in the next few days without washing it. This will strengthen your hair and give you longer, shinier hair in the long-run.