If you are a fan of fashionista Olivia Palermo, you probably love her silky hair too. But you might not know that, in order to have such beautiful hair, Olivia does not have to spend tons of money on it, she just needs to maintain these 11 habits that are recommended by famous hair experts.
1. Stay Away from Heat Styling Products
Honestly, there will be times we need to use them, so its hard but its possible. Michael Dueña, a Hollywood celebrity hair stylist, shared that hot rollers are the softest things, they style your hair without leaving so much damage. Machines that use extremely high heat such as curlers or straighteners can cause severe damage to your hair, so you should keep your hair protected with sprays before using them.
2. Sleep on Silk Pillows
You just can not prevent your hair from repeatedly rubbing against your pillows while youre asleep. Therefore, if your pillowcase is rough, it can create friction between your hair and the surface of the pillow which in turn can lead to hair breakage. And in order to solve that problem, choose satin or silk pillowcases which are very smooth which means that your hair won’t get tangled up while sleeping on them.
3. Keep Your Hair Clean
You must have somehow heard about no-poo method (cleansing hair without a shampoo), however, according to Scott Fontana, the owner of Newport Beach Hair Salon, you should know what your hair really needs. What matters is not the method, but the product. Scott Fontana shared that you should use quality shampoo which will treat split ends, provide nutrients and help your hair clean and shiny.
But how often should you wash you hair? According to experts, you can cleanse your hair on a daily basis if you live in a polluted city. But if not, then do it every 2 3 days.
4. Use Hair Treatment
Scalp is just like the skin all over your body, they all need to be moisturized. According to experts, you need to keep the habit of using conditioner after washing your hair to add instant moisture.
Right after rinsing your hair, even when you dont want to use the styling machines, you should apply the hair treatment to detangle, speeds up drying time and boosts shine, leaving you with nourished, manageable and smooth hair with each use.
5. Eat Right
Food plays a really important role when it comes to beautiful and healthy hair. According to hair expert Robert Dorin, eating right will make your hair thicker, glossier and grow faster.
A diet rich in iron, zinc, Omega-3 fatty acids, and protein will help stimulate your hair follicles for growth. Dorin recommends alternating between lean red meat, chicken, and fish during the week for optimum hair health.
6. Take Vitamins
If your looks dry, flaky, chances are your hair is crying out for help, too. You can tell your heal state easily through your skin and hair. And when they are dry, its time to take vitamins. If you can not get enough vitamins from your diet, you should use vitamin pills for your hair, your nails, and your skin.
7. Limit Sun Exposure
The sunlight is the enemy not only for skin, but also hair. However, for many reasons, we still have to go outside, its just unavoidable. According to Rik Rak Master Stylist Marcelo , before going out, you should apply leave-in conditioner onto your hair because it will help cover your hair, thereby reducing the exposure to sunlight or other harmful agents such as salt, wind, etc.
8. Choose Your Right Comb
Dont ever comb your hair if you dont want to break the fiber. Use a wide-toothed comb which are made of wood or ivory for particularly tangled locks, and always brush your hair from bottom to top to avoid creating more knots and snarls.
9. Cut Your Hair Regularly
Even when you hate cutting your hair, you still need to do it every 6 weeks to prevent split ends from forming as the hair cuticle splits. And it stimulates hair growth too, so dont be too sad.
10. Rinse Your Hair with Cold Water
Dont use hot water when taking care of your hair because it will make hair lose moisture and affect the flow of your hair. Therefore, stick with cold water.
11. Use the Right Amount of Hair Care Products
If you often cover your whole hair with shampoo or conditioner, well, youre doing it wrong. Concentrate the shampoo on the first few inches of hair at the scalp, where you get the most oil and product buildup. And for conditioner, work it in from the mid-shaft to the ends where the hair is driest and prone to split ends.