Little known hair care tips I learned from hairstylists

In my journey to transform my hair, I've picked up some amazing tips and tricks from various hairstylists, as well as from reading blogs and watching countless videos. These tips have helped me immensely, and I hope they'll do the same for you. Here are eight hair care tips that I swear by:

Fight the Frizz with Your Fingers

1. Use Your Fingers to Tame Frizz

Although there's no particular order of preference, this one tops my list. Who knew you could fight frizz and flyaways with a simple twisting technique? I couldn’t believe it until I tried it. When your hair is absolutely dry (and frizzy!), take thick sections of your hair in your hands and start twirling them firmly with your fingers, starting from the roots moving towards the ends. Just don’t be harsh, you don’t want to cause breakage. Notice how your hair looked before you applied this method and after—some of the frizz would’ve settled into your hair.

Serum vs. Cream

2. Choose Creams Over Serums

I was always a serum girl, until a hairstylist hit me with a lightning bolt—oil and water aren’t a match made in heaven. The right post-wash routine for your hair? Leave-in creams. Always emulsify the product by rubbing it between your palms before you massage it onto your strands. You’ll notice the cream will easily and instantly get absorbed by your shaft as opposed to your serum. Use oil-based hair products on completely dry hair for them to work better.

You Really Don’t Need That Much Shampoo

3. Use Less Shampoo

Just a coin-sized amount will do, really. The more shampoo you use, the more water you’ll need to rinse it off. Your scalp and hair could do with less of both. Also, always lather before you massage only on the correct areas i.e. your roots and scalp.

The Mini Hair Spa Routine for Dry Hair

4. Create a Mini Hair Spa at Home

Add a few drops of your favorite hair oil, cream, or serum to your hair mask, mix it up, then massage your strands with it after a hair wash. Wrap it up with a warm microfiber hair towel or a cotton T-shirt and relax for twenty minutes. Wash off with cold water, followed by no-heat styling.

Invest in Hair Masks

5. Use Hair Masks Regularly

Yes, they do deeply condition your hair. Although more expensive than conditioners, they work double duty to keep your hair nourished. Replacing your conditioner with it once a week as a ritual will truly change the quality. If done consistently, you may even skip conditioner on some days—your hair won’t need it. As with shampoos, remember to use sparingly, and only from mid-lengths to ends. Avoid on extremely limp hair.

If You Must, Comb in the Shower

6. Comb Hair in the Shower

Wet hair is prone to breakage. But if you can’t live without brushing your wet hair after a wash, detangle your strands before you walk out of the shower instead, so you don’t cause extreme damage. Keep a wide-toothed comb in your bathroom shelf, and use it to work your conditioner in your strands. Gently ease out the tangles from the bottom, working your way up to the roots. And, whether in or out of the shower—always brush from the bottom up.

Don’t Rub, Blot

7. Blot, Don't Rub Your Hair

Stop your urge to rub your hair vigorously with a towel after a hair wash. Instead, gently blot to prevent rough hair texture and frizz.

Stop Manipulating Your Hair

8. Embrace Your Natural Texture

I’m going to go ahead and reiterate what you already know deep down: embrace your natural hair texture. It might take some switches to your routine, but with the right products, mindful use, and perhaps the above tips, the hair texture you were born with will truly show you its highest potential. Try it.

By following these tips, you can significantly improve the health and appearance of your hair. Remember, consistency is key, and with a little patience and the right techniques, you'll be well on your way to achieving the hair of your dreams.

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