Shampoo, dry your hair, brush it. The beauty of our hair begins with simple gestures. Good habits ignored, forgotten or simply sacrificed because time is against us. Yet, no need to spend hours; here are five fast rituals to take care of your hair.
Remember when our grandmothers use to say, “Brush your hair 100 strokes every night before going to bed” and mothers use to say, “put lemon juice in the water to rinse after shampooing”, so what do we do on a daily basis for the beauty of our hair? We continue to increase our shampooing and care, sometimes forgetting that a few simple gestures and small precautions are enough to keep our hair healthy, using just few minutes.
Lots of Brushing!
No, our grandmothers were not wrong!Brushing our hair before bedtime has many advantages. One is to rid the hair of pollution and all the residues that have tarnished it and weighed it down during the day. This also avoids the formation of unsightly spikes at night.
Is it necessary to do 100 brush strokes? Not necessarily, the exercise would probably be a bit tedious for most of us, while a conscientious brushing will suffice. On the other hand, it is useless to brush only at nights, brushing long every morning will also help to ventilate the hair and give it volume for the day. What is often lacking is after a night of brush strokes, the volume of the hair is then crushed out on the pillow.
Moisturizing All Ends
Do you have long, curly, dry hair? Well, maximum hydration is required! Each has its own specific method to choose from. The most common is to apply a nourishing mask after shampooing once a week, but if you don’t want to or the time is against you, there are other solutions that are available to us. Begin with these daily rinse-free treatments that you can apply every morning as a hair day cream.
Those who do not wish to do so, will prefer to use oils which does wonders before shampooing.
- With a comb; on dry hair, add a few drops of oil, spreading it over the whole hair, this can be use for the most dehydrated hair or just on the lengths and the tips, you will then allow it to sit for a few minutes before going into the shower or better yet, wrap your hair in a towel for the entire night. Monoï, Hask Argan oil or even olive oil can be used, but you can choose according to your taste or what is available.
Shampoo without forgetting to massage
Can we properly shampoo? The question may seem ridiculous as we are use to washing our hair regularly and quickly, but we certainly have some progress to make!
First advice: During the shampoo process, massage the scalp without ever rubbing it. The key areas should be; the top of the head, above the ears and behind the nape of the neck, which secretes more sebum and are therefore more sensitive. Using gentle, but small circular massages, use the ball of your fingertips to stimulate your scalp, this has the advantage of activating the blood microcirculation.
Result: the hair, better irrigated, regains strength and radiance. But be careful, and avoid rubbing or scratching the scalp, which would only irritate your scalp more.
Finally, it is useless to make use consecutive shampoos, even though it is often recommended on the bottle! It is better to follow the adage of hairdressers – “The first shampoo wash, the second untreated” – to avoid too much of a sensitive scalp and hair.
To give your hair more brilliance, nothing is worth the tricks of our grandmothers. Start with the lemon juice and add it to the rinse water once a week, but no more than once a week, as to avoid the acidity of the fruit aggressing the hair!
The most courageous would be the use of vinegar (preferably cider): a little in the rinse water will actually make the hair more radiant, provided that, you can tolerate the odor, in which is not necessarily very pleasant!
The simplest and the fastest, is to rinse the hair systematically with cold water (but not icy in order to not make the hair brittle). The cold will help close their scales and make them look immediately brighter.
The last gesture, is equally easy to implement, this is the cure for drying out our hair. Avoid at all costs; brutal drying just because time is against you. How many of us rub vigorously with a towel, which risk us breaking our hair? and the regular brushings that weaken our hair especially since the hair dryer is used very hot. The ideal solution? It depends on the hair and the schedule you have. For starters, it is better to wrap your hair gently in a towel.
The most pressed is to opt for drying your hair with the hairdryer. Therefore, to make it as soft as possible, choose an average temperature (never the hottest), never approach the hair dryer within 15 cm of the head and make sure that it is always moving.
The alternative for the above, is drying your hair in open air. This method actually makes your hair softer, but this is a luxury reserved for those who do not need to discipline their hair and who has the time.
Because our main precaution to take is not to go out in town with wet hair! As the hair are in fact more fragile and more exposed to the pollution that will stick to them and will stifle them all day. Notice therefore to the hurry!