Our hair grows about 1/4 to 1/2 inch every month, it should at least have a hair cut every five to six weeks to avoid split ends. Split ends comes from the Greek root "tricho" meaning hair and "ptilosis" meaning "falling out of the eyelashes".
A medium length haircut will give width to tall women while small-thin women can have various hair lengths except for long hair that would highlight the height.
Use wide-toothed comb after shampooing your hair when it is still wet to separate the tangles. According to the study conducted by Jean-Baptiste Masson, from the Laboratory for Optics and Biosciences of the Ecole Polytechnique in France, curly hair gets less tangled than straight hair. Avoid using metal combs on your hair which can cause hair tear. Do not over comb your hair, if you have a dry hair it will lose its natural oils while it over-activates the oil glands for oily hair.
Swimming, overshampooing, hair colorings, electric curlers, excessive blow-drying, and too much exposure to wind and sun are causes of common hair abuse that can lead to dry damage hair. A warm coconut oil thrice a week will help along with almond oil for dry hair.
Regular hair conditioning helps the hair to be smooth and healthy.
Invest in a good shampoo and use a product according to your type of hair. When shampooing, use your fingertips to scrub your scalp and make sure your rinse your hair thoroughly especially for oil hair.
Beer and milkless tea are excellent hair rinse to give body to hair.
Give your head and scalp a massage for relaxation, it promotes blood circulation.
One of the common scalp problem is dandruff which is frequently caused by an overly oily scalp. Treat dandruff immediately so as not to build up flakes that causes itching. Be careful to excessive scratching, it can wound the scalp and be prone to infection. Use a nonmedicated mild shampoo to control the problem with an equal amount of distilled water to control the oil without aggravating the scalp. If the problem persist, use a dandruff shampoo with selenium sulfide or zinc pyrithione.
Eat a well-balanced diet with foods for a healthier hair such as lots of protein, fresh fruits, salmon, dark green vegetables, beans, nuts,whole grains, oyster low-fat dairy products and carrots. The nutrition coming from food will generate a healthier cells that the body needs including our hair.
Wash hair sparingly with a good-quality shampoo. Many people insist that washing hair too often can leave hair dried out, leeched of its natural oils, and damage your hair. Shoot to shampoo your hair at most every other day. Some people wash their hair only twice a week.
Try shampoos that do not contain sulfates or parabens. Sulfates are the chemicals that make shampoos lather up. Parabens are preservatives that cause irritation and eye problems after prolonged use. Both of these chemicals aren't healthy for you or the environment so try to use shampoos with natural cleansers.
Choose a shampoo that suits your hair type. Don't just go for any old shampoo; go for the shampoo that works for you!.
Curly or coarse hair probably wants frizz-minimizing and softening shampoo.
Straight or oily hair probably wants a gentle shampoo designed for daily washing.
Colored or treated hair probably needs a shampoo that's fortified with extracts or amino acids, because treating your hair is essentially damaging it.
Dry hair probably needs shampoos with glycerin and collagen to help restore some moisture into the hair.