Unlocking your hair's potential is a personal thing for anyone to achieve. Naturally, the process begins with being confident with your roots. Whether you've got long or straight, blonde, brown, or black, curly or straight hair, there are so many things that you can do to your hair to make it look its best all the time.
If you’re starting to feel hopeless about your hair, the tendency is for you to change it up. While drastic change isn't necessarily bad, there are also simple ways you can maximize the potential of your hair. How? Read through the tips below to find out.
1. Give Your Hair Some TLC
Natural hair is gorgeous, and you have to see it for yourself to unlock the full potential of your hair. As long as your hair grows, it's alive. While it's alive, there's a lot that you can do with your hair to make you feel more beautiful and confident.
Just like painting, before you can style and play around with your hair, it has to be in a healthy state. Your hair might look and feel dead, simply because you haven't exactly been giving it the love that it deserves.
Here are some easy ways for you to start caring for your hair:
●Don't Wash It Every Day: You don't need to wash your hair every day. Your hair needs a break, too, for its natural oils and minerals to sink in. The more that you wash your hair, the more prone it is to frizz and breakage. Experts recommend washing your hair only at least every other day.
●Choose Your Shampoo Wisely: Choosing the right shampoo goes beyond just choosing a shampoo that isn't loaded with sulfate. To give your hair some love, look for the ones that have "Damage Repair" labels on them. This feature helps give your hair that refreshed, new look that it so badly needs.
●Don't Skip The Hair Conditioner: Hair conditioner is more important than you think. It works beyond just conditioning and smoothing out your hair. Conditioner is an effective heat-protectant for your hair. This benefit gives that added layer of protection for your locks.
2. Dry Your Hair Properly
If you have the habit of going out with wet hair, now's the time for you to switch things up. Naturally, by going out with wet hair every day, your hair is going to look bland. Drying your hair properly contributes to your hair looking its best. This applies to whether you've got long or straight hair.
Here are tricks to apply when drying your hair:
●Skip The Towel: Wrapping your hair with a thick towel will only damage it and cause more breakage. If you have to wrap your hair, you can use an old t-shirt instead.
●Air Dry Your Hair: While getting ready, give your hair a little time to breathe and air dry. You may even pat dry your hair.
●Finish Off With A Hair Dryer: To finish it off, don't be afraid to dry your hair with a hair dryer. Thanks to technology, there are many hair dryers now that do the best job, while using the least amount of heat for less damage on your hair.
3. Give Your Hair A Break
You don't need to look like you're off to a ball every day. You can’t unlock your hair's potential when you're giving yourself too much glam every day. Should a special event come, your hair will be looking bland from the overuse of hair products. People won’t get excited about how your hair looks, and it could just look flat or frizzy.
Give your hair a break. Or on some days, leave your hair down. If you want it tied up, a classic bun will do the trick.
By giving your hair a break, it will look as if you've done something significant to your hair whenever you style it for certain occasions—even if that change only involves a few twists with your hair iron.
4. Use The Right Styling Products
When you walk into a beauty store, you're going to be dumbfounded by the myriad of hair products. Even choosing the right styling products or serum is going to be difficult. But your choice of hair products can make or break your hair. For instance, if your scalp is oily, then you'll need a styling product that goes best with oily hair.
Your hair styling products should also go along with your other beauty style products and practices.
The best way for you to choose the right products is to ask help from the sales representatives or your trusted salon stylist. Tell them everything about your hair condition and goals. They'll be able to find a product that works best for you.
5. Treat Your Hair Once In A While
When you've got the time and extra cash to spare, treat your hair once in a while. This doesn't mean changing your hair just now. It's about keeping your natural hair but enhancing its roots. Get a haircut. Receive a scalp treatment. Whatever it is that your trusted salon recommends you to have better-looking natural hair, take their word for it. You'll undoubtedly walk out the salon feeling like you've got the best hair ever.
There's no magic solution to make your hair look its best all the time. It's considered reasonable if you'd wish to switch up your hairstyle once in a while. But there's also beauty and magic in using what you have. Before getting that big haircut or color that you might regret, take the time to maximize what you can do with the hair you have now. Start with these five tips. Then unleash the possibility of all that you can achieve with your hair.