How To Add Shine And Prevent Dry Damage Hair in Malaysia
You can adopt the following preventive measures to give that luster and shine to your hair.
Do not wash your hair too frequently
Wash your hair once every 2-3 days for regulation of natural oils. Massage the scalp using the pads of your fingers.
Do not leave shampoo in your hair. Rinse thoroughly. To avoid tangles in your hair after
washing, brush your hair first before washing it.
The water use for washing your hair contains a large amount of chlorine which can cause hair damage and also hair loss,
split ends, dry hair or itchy scalp. The usage of filtered shower reduces the
amount of chlorine.
Wrap your wet hair
Instead of rubbing your hair right after washing it, wrap up your hair in a cotton towel for a few minutes to
let the cotton absorb the moisture as to prevent against split ends.
Let your hair air-dry
Try not to use a blow-dryer but just let your hair to dry by itself as hair can sustain heat damage easily.
If there’s a need to use a blow-dryer, set the lowest temperature.
Do not comb wet hair
“Wet hair is 3 times weaker and thus more likely to break,” says Dr. Sutter. After shower, try using a wide toothed comb.
Ensure that your comb has smooth rounded bristles as metal combs can cause damage to the hair cuticle.
Avoid brushing hair too much
Don’t comb your hair too often as it can affect your hair, causing it to be frizz or split ends.
The best way to comb your hair is first to brush the ends to remove tangles, then only take the long stroke from
the roots to the ends as to prevent hair breakage.
Tight is a No-No
Do not tie your hair too tightly as this can cause breakage due to brittle hair. And do not sleep with any types of accessories in your hair.
Let your hair down
If you always tie up your hair in a pony tail, remember to let it go for a few hours everyday – thus giving your hair a break.
Trim your hair regularly
Get your hair trimmed at least once every 6 weeks to eliminate out split ends.
Pools can cause damage to your hair with the exposure to chlorine and salt water.
Wear a swim cap as much as possible and shampoo your hair after swimming.
Wear a hat/cap
To protect your hair while stepping out in the sun.