How to take care of short natural hair
Once again, all sorts of variations of the braes, bobs and pixies are in vogue. We love them too, so here are a couple of tips on how to care for short hair.
Long or short, hair needs to be beautiful and healthy either way. Although, short hair is much more in demand, as it’s easy to see how much time the wearer spends on her hair. The scalp, of course, should be in perfect condition, without irritation and dandruff.
- It’s better to cut your hair once every 3-4 weeks. Short hair does not grow faster than long hair, as is commonly thought, but when it grows, it becomes more obvious.
- Conditioners, balms and masks are often designed to save long hair from dryness, dullness and split ends. If you decide to have a short haircut, you will have to switch to products that can be applied to the roots of hair. They have less silicone and allow your skin to breathe.
- There is a perception that short hair is easier to style. This is true in part. Most short haircuts need a styling wax, texturizing gel or styling clay. All of these products help remove frizz (which only looks organic on long hair), add volume, shine and texture to hair.
- If you do not plan to wash your hair in the morning, you can wear a special hairnet at night to keep your hair.
- If you use styling products, caring oils may be superfluous. You will have to give the means for the ends to your long-haired friends.
- It’s best to wash your hair daily or every other day. Any signs of greasiness immediately become noticeable on short hair, and no “wet hair” effects will be able to hide them. Shampoo choose a mild shampoo for daily use, for a sensitive scalp or baby. This will help avoid skin irritation and peeling from frequent washing.
- If you’ve used a “dry hair” shampoo + conditioner kit before, you’ll probably need to replace it with a “normal hair” kit. Even the driest hair near the roots feels lively, thanks to its natural grease.
- Use a bathing cap in the pool and a towel in the sauna. This is important for healthy hair of any length.
- Once a week, spoil your hair with a good moisturizing mask. Algae-based products, clay or herbal decoction are ideal.
There are subtleties in the care of short hair. Such haircuts do not have days off, when you can twist the ponytail and so pass the whole day. After bedtime, they will have to be styled. We hope that our tips will inspire you to new experiments!
Natural hair care: sulfur, zinc, flaxseed oil
How you care for your natural hair depends on how fast your hair grows, how healthy it is, and what it looks like. Fortunately, if you fulfill a number of conditions, you can try to grow long natural hair: by changing the way you care for them, reviewing your diet, as well as some aspects of your lifestyle, especially – in terms of bad habits.
The first thing that can help you in the care of natural hair – a proper diet. It is necessary to include in your diet those foods that are good sources of vitamins and minerals, which can be very important for the health of hair and scalp. Some vitamins and nutrients that can promote healthy and natural hair growth are contained in the vitamin group B, in addition, it is sulfur, iron and vitamin E. Food sources of protein are fish and cheese, good sources of iron are green vegetables, liver and eggs. It is also important to drink plenty of water or non-alcoholic beverages for proper natural hair care.
Poor nutrition can lead to vitamin and mineral deficiencies. In this case, nutritional supplements and vitamin complexes may be needed to provide natural hair care. Taking B-complex vitamins, and especially vitamin B1 and biotin, can help improve hair health. Also, if you are not getting the necessary nutrients from your diet, multivitamins containing certain minerals, amino acids and vitamins can provide them. Nutrients that play a big role in natural hair care and are also important for hair metabolism include sulfur, zinc, beta-carotene and flaxseed oil.
Natural hair care: combing and massaging
Brushing or massaging the hair stimulates the scalp and helps increase blood flow to the area. However, the effect of brushing depends on the quality of the hair itself-if your hair is weak or has a tendency to break easily, brushing may not be the right way to care for your natural hair. Instead, it is better to choose scalp massage with fingers or a massager twice a week – it at least will not cause any harm, and most likely – will be useful and help healthy hair growth.