Having beautiful hair is every woman’s dream. To keep hair shiny, strong and supple, like what you see in magazines, it is necessary to adopt simple and effective methods, whether it is for washing or styling.
To help you in this SOS hairstyle mission, dermatologist Carolina Reaton Marçon and wonderful Natura Brasil hairstylist, Gui Cassolari , have written the 10 commandments for healthy hair, which we present to you here.
1 – BEAUTY COMES FROM WITHIN
Your diet acts directly on the health of your hair and scalp. Consume fruits and vegetables daily to help restore vitamins and minerals, recalls the dermatologist. “Besides helping to keep your body fit and healthy, eating a healthy, balanced diet also helps you have strong, beautiful and shiny hair. “
2 – HOT WATER, DAMAGED HAIR
Carolina adds that “hot water removes the layer that provides hydration and natural protection to the hair, leaving it dry, dull and frizzy . ” The ideal is therefore to wash your hair in lukewarm water. And when you take a hot bath in the winter, don’t spend too long in hot water.
3 – FOAM AT WILL, NOT NECESSARILY
Certain actions at the time of washing also contribute to the health of the hair. . Distribute it between your hands and then apply it on the hair with the fingertips and never with the nails ” , teaches the dermatologist.
4 – UNTANGLE SO AS NOT TO BREAK
To avoid this situation, Gui Cassolari advises to “detangle the hair in the shower using a conditioner and a wide-toothed comb” . The expert specifies that this is an essential gesture when you have fragile and sensitized hair because it reduces hair loss.
5 – RESTORATIVE HYDRATION
If you are using specific care products to meet the needs of your hair, then you are on your way to healthy hair. The care masks are perfect for those who want to deeply nourish their hair in just a few minutes.6 – BEAUTIFUL AND SCULPTED
Do not overuse the hair dryer, straightener or curling iron , it will damage the hair. And it’s no secret. Improper use of these devices can dehydrate, burn, and even break hair. To make no mistakes, before shaping your hair, remove all the excess water with a towel, without rubbing . “Never place the nozzle of the hair dryer directly on the hair and always dry it thoroughly before using the straightening iron or the curling iron” , indicates the hairdresser of Natura Brasil.
7 – CHEMICALS ON HEALTHY HAIR
Chemicals can change the texture and color of hair. But the more radical the change, the greater the damage. “Your best bet is to choose a style that doesn’t stray too far from your natural hair structure and a color that most closely matches your natural shade. This will minimize damage to the hair, ” says the dermatologist.
8 – THE RIGHT HAIRSTYLES
Varying the way you tie your hair is a real treat and a good idea to change your look. But when it comes to putting on your own, certain precautions are necessary. Gui Cassolari advises to use alligator clips or fabric elastics , accessories that cause less friction on the hair.
“Tight braids, ponytails and tight updos can damage the hair. The traction that these hairstyles cause, especially when it is continuous and frequent, can create enough tension to break the hair or lead to traction alopecia [hair loss], ” says Carolina .
9 – WEATHER FORECAST
Adapting hair care to the climate is a smart decision. On warmer days, protect your hair from the sun by wearing a hat and keep hair well hydrated. “Avoid air conditioning because it dries out the hair and makes it more fragile; they then lose all their shine, ” advises the dermatologist.
10 – ADVICE FROM THE EXPERT, NOT FROM FRIENDS
We all know at least one disastrous story about an attempted haircut or chemical treatment at home. For more radical changes, always contact a specialized professional. This also applies if you notice anything unusual on your hair or in the scalp.
“It is best to ask an expert to make a diagnosis, who will identify the reasons for these changes and advise you on the right treatment to follow. There are often hormonal or metabolic changes that must be controlled for hair to grow healthy, ” concludes Carolina .