Great hair for life—that’s the dream, and you can turn it into a reality when you invest the proper care into your hair. The sooner you establish a good haircare routine, the stronger a foundation you’ll have for a healthy head of hair at any age. Read on for our comprehensive guide to taking care of your hair from root to tip, as well as aesthetic treatments that can restore a full, natural-looking head of hair.
The average woman spends eleven hours per month on her hair. It sounds like a lot, but when you break it down, that’s only about 22 minutes per day. Once you get a good routine in place, however, you’ll probably find you spend less time fighting frizz, dryness, and other issues. Here are the guidelines to follow for healthy hair all year:
This might seem obvious, but many people are under the impression that washing hair less frequently is better, as it allows the natural oils that protect strands to remain intact. In fact, washing your hair regularly is necessary to prevent dirt and excess oil from building up on the scalp, as this can clog the follicles and lead to hair loss. So wash regularly—once a week minimum—using a gentle shampoo and concentrating on the scalp rather than the strands.
A good rule of thumb to follow is to wash your scalp, but condition your hair. That means concentrating most of your conditioner on the strands of the hair, especially the ends. Leave it in as long as you can, and then rinse thoroughly. You can also follow up with a leave-in conditioner to protect your hair from the elements and heat styling.
No hair routine is going to give you perfect hair if you’re using the wrong products. Finding the right ones will probably take a good deal of trial and error. One way to jumpstart your search is to find a beauty blogger with a similar hair type as you and use what they use. In general, when it comes to hair products, you get what you pay for, and spending a little extra for better quality products could make all the difference.
Heat styling, unfortunately, is one of the most damaging things for the hair. While you may still have to blow-dry, curl, or straighten it every so often, you should let your hair dry naturally as often as possible to give it a break.
Oils are great for your hair: they restore moisture content, encourage growth, smooth frizz, and can even repair split ends. There are a few different ways you can work hair oils into your routine. Try a pre-shampoo treatment, indulge in a scalp massage, or use it before or after styling to boost shine. Essential oils like rosemary oil, pumpkin seed oil, and peppermint oil may even contribute to faster hair growth.
Choose a brush that massages your scalp and is gentle on hair. Generally, it’s recommended not to brush wet hair, as hair is more fragile and prone to breakage when wet. A wide-tooth comb is a versatile tool to use anytime to detangle and smooth, without damaging the hair.
On days when you don’t heat style, there are still ways to make your hair look good. Dry your hair in twists or braids for smooth waves and texture, or use a beach texture spray to enhance your hair’s natural wave.
Getting your hair trimmed regularly is important for maintaining its health. Go in for a trim every 6-8 weeks to get rid of split ends, and keep your hair in shape. Since the strands grow at different rates, this will also keep your length even.
Hydration is so important to your overall health—and to your hair as well. If your hair seems dry, frizzy, or limp, drinking more water could help.
Just like your body, your hair needs the right nutrition to maintain healthy growth. Protein and amino acids are especially important to hair. Try incorporating eggs, berries, nuts, fish, green leafy vegetables, and sweet potatoes for a healthy hair boost.
Keeping up a regular haircare routine will go a long way to making your hair look healthy for life—but it can’t restore hair that’s lost or thinning due to genetic factors or age. If you’re concerned about thinning hair, a receding hairline, or balding, hair restoration can fully restore your hair. Venus Concept™ offers two state-of-the-art devices for hair restoration for men and women.
For treating the complexities of female hair loss, NeoGraft® is the latest generation in hair restoration devices, using a fully automated process that requires no stitches, leaves no visible scarring, and delivers a more natural-looking result. The procedure uses your own existing hair, transplanting healthy follicles through precision micrografts that cause little to no discomfort during the procedure, and require little downtime. After some initial tenderness in the first 2-3 days, most people return to regular activities. The transplanted hair will look natural, grow at the same rate as the surrounding hair, and lasts for life.
Ideal for treating male hair loss, the ARTAS® iX Robotic Hair Restoration makes hair restoration procedures swift and seamless. Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to design the ideal extraction and placement of the hair follicles, the device’s precision and speed work to protect existing hair and maintain a natural appearance for the newly implanted hair. Full hair regrowth is realized within 9-12 months of the procedure for a natural look that no one will be able to tell came from a hair restoration procedure. With a record number of ARTAS® procedures performed last year, there’s no denying the popularity of this state-of-the-art hair restoration device.
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