April 1, 2014
Keeping your hair nourished and pristine can be a feat, especially with unexpected changes in the weather. During the spring, you might find that your hair routine transforms several times before you find the one that's just right, and even then, one bad rain storm could send you straight back to square one. Fortunately, however, there are a few tricks you can do to have more good hair days all year round.
The basics of washing
No matter the length of your hair, washing too frequently can strip you of the natural oils, called sebum, that keep your scalp healthy. Even though you might not necessarily feel the negative effects of shampooing too often right away, you're bound to notice it later on when you see frizzy flyaways and little cowlicks that won't go away. For the best results, try reducing how often you wash your hair to every other day at most.
Moisturize your locks
Taking care of your hair is a lot like skin care. When you wash your face, for instance, you might feel that tightening feeling that only goes away after you apply a moisturizer. The same is true for your hair, whether you can feel it or not. It needs to be hydrated the same way your skin does. With the Phyto 7 Daily Hydrating Botanical Cream, simply apply a dime-sized amount to your hands and work it through. Let it sit on your hair for a few minutes before you rinse it away.
Massage your scalp
Whenever you're washing or conditioning, make sure you're giving your scalp a good rub down. This simple process, which feels good and helps spread out the products more evenly, is also good for stimulating growth and releasing any sebum that might be locked into the follicles. It's important that these natural oils have a chance to spread throughout your hair, as it's your body's natural defense against dehydration and breakage.
Give it a surge of health
Now that we're on our way to warmer weather, your hair might be on the road to recovery. However, everyone could use a little extra burst of health now and then. If you're working on repairing dry and damaged locks, try using Steiner Rehab Hair Therapy for Damaged Hair to give it a quick and easy burst of hydration. You'll be well on your way to a perfect 'do in no time.