Dos and don'ts in hair care routine

Healthy hair is an implication of good health and weak hair is an indication of some of the deficiencies in your body or a warning of the wrong lifestyle. For both men and women, hair care is an essential and hygienic practice. Nobody wants their hair to be frizzy, dry, and unhealthy when they go out.

Simply washing your hair does not guarantee that you have done it correctly; hair care also entails proper grooming and the use of the appropriate hair care products.
Finding a perfect and suitable hair care regimen can be difficult, especially when there are so many options available for those with the same hair type. If you follow a natural hair care routine, you can get healthy and strong hair. There are some dos and don'ts in a hair care routine that you should be taken seriously. 

 Basic factors in hair care routine

  • Cleansing

Cleansing is a delicate balance between eliminating dead skin and hair products while maintaining the hair's natural oils. Sebum will build up if you don't wash your hair regularly, leaving you with an oily appearance. It is always best to detangle your hair prior to cleansing. Shampoos eliminate build-up from the hair and deeply cleanse the scalp. To avoid drying out your hair, concentrate the shampoo solely on your scalp.

  • Conditioning

Conditioner helps to replace moisture in your hair's middle and ends. Conditioner helps to smooth out the cuticle layer of your hair, leaving a protective coating on top of each strand to protect it from the harmful exposure such as heat from styling products UV rays from the sun. Less damage means your hair will last longer and look silky and shiny.

  • Hair drying

Allow your hair to drip once you've finished shampooing to allow the excess water to drain. Towels that are absorbent and soft are best for hair drying. Blot your hair with a towel at a gentle pace. Avoid rubbing your hair too hard since it can damage the cuticles.

Dos in hair care routine

  • Oil your scalp naturally

Applying the oil is a great way to moisturize your scalp. Oiling can strengthen your hair follicles and can provide shine and strength to your hair strands. 

  • Proper diet

For healthy hair, you should be very particular about your diet. The requirements of the nutrients and vitamins should be taken care of. Include foods with high protein in your diets such as nuts, dairy products, eggs, leafy vegetables, sweet potatoes, beans, meat and fish. 

  • Massage your scalp regularly 

This will enhance blood circulation which in turn improves hair growth. Massaging your scalp on a daily basis improve blood circulation and strengthen your follicles. However, ensure that you massage gently and not harshly.

  • Regular exercise

Practicing yoga, meditation and exercise are important for a healthy lifestyle and healthy hair. Exercise aids in the circulation of blood to the scalp and hair follicles. This makes it easier for nutrients to reach the hair follicles through the bloodstream. It encourages hair growth while also preventing hair loss. It also reduces pore clogging and maintains the scalp healthy.

  • Dry your hair naturally

Leave your wet hair to dry naturally. Allowing your hair to air dry is the key to having healthy hair. Excessive heat and chemical treatments on your hair, such as straightening, ironing, highlighting, and perming, cause damage. Keep your hair troubles away by towel drying it.

  • Use soft towels for your hair

Rough and thick towels may damage your hair. It affects the thickness and texture of your hair. Blot your hair with a towel at a gentle pace. Begin blotting from the top of the head and work your way down. Excess water should be absorbed from your strands. Wrap the towel around your head after washing your hair and allow it to absorb any excess moisture.

  • Trim your hair regularly

Even if trimming won't improve hair growth, it is essential for avoiding split ends. 

  • Apply natural hair masks 

Try applying natural and homemade hair masks for your hair. Egg, lemon, bananas, aloe vera are some of the best ingredients for a hair mask. 

  • Wash your comb once a week

Hair care products such as leave-in conditioners, gels, and hairsprays can accumulate on your hair and stick to your brush's bristles. Dead skin cells are also present on your brush, which can be transferred to your hair each time you use it.

  • Proper combing

Combing the hair by lowering your head will improve blood circulation. 

Don'ts in hair care routine

  • Do not use hair styling tools too often. 

Using hair styling tools frequently damage your hair. These tools make your hair exposed to heat. Exposure to heat is not good for healthy hair. 

  • Do not wash your hair with hot water. 

Wash your hair with mild got water or normal water. 

  • Avoid too much exposure to sunlight.

UVA and UVB radiation can damage the cuticle, the outer layer of the hair strand, if your hair is exposed to the sun for an extended period of time. Discoloration, dry and brittle strands, damaged or split ends, thinning are all signs of sun damage.

  • Avoid exposure to dirt and pollution. 

Smoke, dust, poisonous gas, particulate matter, nickel, lead, and arsenic exposure can cause a condition known as Sensitive Scalp Syndrome, in which tiny matters collects on the scalp and in the hair. Chemical damage to the hair can occur as a result of pollution exposure.

  • Do not brush your scalp too much. 

Try using wide-toothed brushes. Begin combing the tips of your hair and then move on upwards. Do not comb your hair roughly.