Eat your vegetables. Get your beauty rest. Have an annual check-up. There are many things we’re told to do for our health, or as we like to call them, the DOs and DON’Ts. But when it comes to hair care, there are also many things we should and shouldn’t be doing.
If you want healthy, silky and strong hair, there are some tips you should abide by. To help you grow that long, beautiful hair that mostly every woman wants, we’ve put a list together of just a few of the DOs and DON’Ts you should follow for better hair growth, shine and strength.
8 tips for healthy hair:
DO take your vitamins.
Vitamins and minerals can energize, protect and repair the human body. And there’s a vitamin that is perfectly crafted for hair and nail growth, too. We love Nature Made’s 2500 mg liquid formula of biotin. You take one pill a day, and it can give you that extra boost for hair growth. Plus, your nails will become stronger and grow faster.
DON’T wash your hair everyday.
The smell of freshly shampooed hair is unbeatable. But if you wash your hair every day, you’re stripping essential and natural oils from your hair, which can dry it out quickly. Instead of shampooing everyday, skip the shampoo every other day or so, and just condition on that day. You hair will still be clean, smell lovely, and be soft instead of dry.
DO get your tips trimmed.
We suggest getting the tips of your ends trimmed about every 3-4 months. This will ensure split ends hit the road and don’t keep your hair from growing long and strong. If your hair takes on a lot of elements - blowdryer, straightener, etc. - you might want to move up that appointment. Look at your ends and see if they’re starting to spilt. If they seem brittle and dry, you’re probably due for an appointment.
DON’T frye your hair…too much.
It’s nearly impossible to not use a blowdryer, curling iron, straightener and so on everyday. We don’t blame you, but you do have to be careful. If you use a straightener everyday, try to make the look last for two days at a time. Skip a wash and apply only touch-ups with your straightener the next day.
DO find a color you’ll want to keep for more than 3-4 months.
Changing your hair color and trying new trends is always fun. But if you want healthy hair, you can’t really get away with changing your hair color all the time. Come into Post Hair Company and work with one of our stylists to help you find a color you can maintain and fall in love with for months on end. You hair with be healthier and you’ll feel confident knowing that this color should be here to stay.
DON’T be rough on your hair.
Even though we can’t physically feel hair strands, we can hurt our hair if we’re rough with it. Be gentle while brushing your hair, or you might rip out more than the natural shedding amount. Don’t put a hair tie in too tightly, as you can also damage the strands. And while you’re washing your hair, be gentle. We doubt you have to scrub that hard to get it super clean.
DO use leave-in conditioner.
Whether you’re air-drying or blowdrying your hair, leave-in conditioner can be a godsend if you use it throughout the week. We have numerous leave-in products that will leave your hair feeling silky and looking way healthier than ever before. If you’re going to sleep with wet hair, apply a small amount of leave-in on the ends of your hair. This will keep your wet hair from getting damaged while it’s rolling back and forth on your pillow.
DON’T sleep in a tight ponytail or bun.
Going to sleep with wet hair isn’t too bad for your hair, but what is - is sleeping with your hair in a tight ponytail or bun. Your hair needs to breathe, and nighttime is the perfect time. Chances are that your head doesn’t stay still during the night, so a tight top knot or pony will pull out hairs while you sleep. If you can’t stand loose hair in the night, braid your hair (not too tight) and wake up with a fun ‘do.