Washing your hair daily can be causing more damage to your hair than you had probably anticipated. Wash your hair 2-3 times a week, depending on the weather conditions, and use these tricks to keep your hair fresh, bouncy and grease-free in between washes!
1. Pull it back as often as possible
Keeping your hair tied could go a long way in keeping it grease free. If your hair is pulled back, there is less of it exposed to everyday pollution, which means that it will remain fresh longer.
2. Don’t touch it
Touching your hair constantly causes the grease, dirt and products from your hands to transfer onto the hair. This will ultimately weigh down the hair and make it oily and dirty.
3. Skip the heavy leave-in products
Avoid heavy leave-in products as they contain silicones and oils which tend settle on your hair and make it greasy. If you have to use a leave-in, opt for silicone and oil-free products to make sure that your hair isn’t weighed down right after being washed. This will go a long way in maintaining bouncy, fresh locks between shampoos.
Also read: 10 Age-Old Myths About Hair Care You Should NOT Believe!
4. Use a shower cap
A shower cap forms a barrier between your hair and the moisture in your bathroom. This ensures that your hair doesn’t frizz up when you shower and will help in keeping your hairstyle in place.
5. Use a light conditioner
Skip the heavy hair masques and use a light silicone-free conditioner like this one by L’Oreal that won’t grease up your locks. Your hair will get the hydration it needs and remain bouncy for longer.
Also read: 7 Homemade Conditioners For Softer, Shinier Hair!
6. Don’t over brush your hair
Brushing your hair the right amount is crucial. Overdoing it can stimulate the oil producing glands on your scalp, which will result in unwanted grease and flat hair. Each person’s hair is different so there isn’t any rule as to how much one should brush their hair. Trust your own experience for this one.
7. Dry Shampoo
This is an amazing way to freshen up your hair between washes and bring body to unwashed locks. Blow dry after dry shampooing to give your hair more lift. Be careful not to use too much product as it can cause build up which will eventually weigh your hair down and make your roots greasy and heavy. We love BBlunt’s Back To Life Dry Shampoo (Rs 550).
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Published on Aug 11, 2016