Are you usually amazed at how some women manage to have flawless-looking hair every damn day of the week? And you wonder, is there a secret I don’t know, considering how much you have tried and nothing seems to be working?
The fact is these women cracked the code to great hair. There are simple things you can do to make your hair look perfect every day of the week. And most of them are easy to implement. This article will let you in on the secrets of having great hair every day.
How to Have a Perfect Hair Day, Every Day of the Week
1. Use The Right Hair Products
You cannot have great hair if you are using the wrong products. And this is where most women go wrong. Until you find the right hair products, your hair journey will always be a rollercoaster.
However, identifying the best products for your hair is not simple. If you are unsure, consult your stylist, even if it means paying for the consultation. Before purchasing any hair product, ensure they they are fit for:
- Your type of hair
- Your preferred hairdo
- Your hair condition
Also, make sure you feed your hair with it what it needs. To know what products your hair needs, wash it and let it dry without any product, then take notes from how it looks.
Flat crown? You need a volumizing tonic. Frizz in front? Consider oil. Damaged ends? You can tame that with mending serum and cutting the split ends.
Sometimes, the difference between good hair and great hair is choosing the right product, like a water-based pomade, for that extra choppy look.
Lastly, limit heat use. If you are using a blow dryer, flat iron, or straightening brush, set the lowest temperature setting. Also, make sure to use a hair protectant spray and never heat style damp hair.
This also applies to any time you are headed outside and it’s sunny, but make sure the heat protectant has SPF.
2. Keep Your Hair Clean
One of the longest-standing debates is whether it’s okay or wrong to wash hair daily. According to experts, you should wash your hair every other day. However, daily washing is recommended if you have an excessively oily or sweaty scalp.
It’s not just about the frequency but also the products you are using and the process. The right products moisturize, condition, nourish, and leave the hair looking healthy and clean.
Don’t shampoo the hair every day, and only shampoo the roots when using it. Condition the hair every time you shampoo.
Also, wash your hair whenever you notice greasy strands, product buildup, unpleasant smell, itching, or flaking.
3. Use Silk Pillowcases
One secret that most women with gorgeous hair will tell you is they sleep on silk pillowcases instead of cotton pillows.
Unlike silk pillows, cotton pillows absorb your hair’s and skin’s moisture and oils, leaving them dry and vulnerable to breakage and acne.
Silk pillows are soft and tender, retain your hair’s moisture, and don’t exert a lot of friction on the hair. You will be happy to wake up with flawless hair that needs just a little touch-up to face the day.
4. Get a Good Stylist
There is no great hair without a good stylist behind it. Get recommendations from your friends and colleagues. Like any other career, hair stylists also have specialties, and you should go for the one that specializes in the services you need.
While you may need to dig deeper into your pockets to afford a great stylist, your impeccable hair will thank you for it. Also, befriend your stylist, ask them questions, and listen to them.
Lastly, learn how to identify signs of deteriorating hair to remedy the situation early. These signs include split ends, white piedra, lack of elasticity, and excessive tangling.
5. Stay Loyal to Hair Products
Another secret to having great hair every day is knowing what products work for your hair and sticking to them. Even when traveling or vacationing, carry them with you.
Find the right products and make them your signature products. While it’s okay to change brands when looking for the right product for your hair type, stay loyal to one when you get it.
The moment you find the best products for your hair, close your eyes and ears to any other hair product unless it’s recommended to you by a person you trust, like your stylist but not your favorite Youtuber or influencer. Also, avoid trying the quick hair hacks you come across on Tiktok and Instagram.
6. Eat Healthy, Hydrate, and Manage Stress
To grow and maintain healthy hair, make sure to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and prevent stress build-up. Understand the different vitamins and minerals that promote hair growth and where/how to get them. Here are a couple of the best foods for hair growth.
These food supply the body with Vitamin A, B vitamins, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, iron, and Zinc, which are the most important vitamins and minerals for hair growth.
If you are not getting enough of these vitamins, your hair growth will be stunted, and you may also experience hair loss.
Something else – your hair will be weak, brittle, and weathered if you are dehydrated. Its recommended to drink up to 8 glasses of fluids daily for a healthy scalp and hair.
Lastly, manage stress. Because it’s almost impossible to lead a stress-free life, learn how to handle and manage stress.
Research shows stress can affect sleep, digestion, and hormones, in turn leading to stunted hair growth
Having great hair every day is easy with the right hair care routine and products. Start by learning what is best for your hair and sticking to it. Keep your hair clean, invest in a satin pillowcase, and consult a stylist.