Healthy hair is a source of pride for those who don’t give up on having a great look. But its benefits go beyond beauty if we consider that healthy-looking hair makes cutting procedures easier. The reason? There are no brittle parts, flaws, or excess damaged ends.
See what you can do to make your locks ready for a change of look.
STICK TO A CAPILLARY SCHEDULE
Your hair needs different sources of incentives to restore nutrients and water lost over time. Steps such as nutrition, reconstruction, and deep conditioning are part of the so-called capillary schedule, which comprises an effective hair care routine.
So, if the intention is to preserve the beauty and health of the hair so that you can get to the salon in great shape, invest in a complete treatment plan. There are already specific creams and masks for each phase.
PREFER WASHING YOUR HAIR IN COLD OR LUKEWARM WATER
The high temperature of the water in the shower is harmful to the hair and scalp because it stimulates oil production and promotes dryness. Even if you’re used to washing your hair with hot water, it’s best to try changing to lukewarm or cold water.
Choose warm water when shampooing to slightly open up hair scales and allow treatment products to penetrate the hair fibers. When rinsing and finishing, switch the shower to cold. This will close the cuticles and add shine.
AVOID CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL AGGRESSION
Any changes on the hair must be done with care. If you decide to color or bleach it, try to respect the application time of mixtures without exceeding the maximum limit indicated by the manufacturer.
Physical aggression also damages the hair without us noticing it. That includes rubbing towels while drying, combing too hard, untangling the hair without care (splitting the strands), and tying it with tight rubber bands.