For many women the way that their hair looks is very important to them. However, there is not one easy way to care for all hair as there are different types. Here we examine the different types of hair and recommend what to do for each.
Dry hair tends to look very frizzy and can get split ends as well. This means that it needs to be trimmed regularly to keep it looking good at the ends. It can be a good idea to make regular appointments with a professional hairdresser to get it cut every six weeks. It may be possible that it stays in better condition if it is not too long.
Dry hair needs a lot of conditioner. It may be that a shampoo with conditioner and a separate conditioner needs to be used. It may also be necessary to add some leave-in conditioner, hair serum or hair oil to keep it looking good.
It is a good idea to experiment with different products to find out which work the best. There may be certain combinations of products that seem to suit your hair better. It may be that more expensive products seem to be better quality, but this may not always be the case.
Hair can dry out more if it is washed a lot. However, some people find that this only happens if they use too much shampoo. Most of the time it is best just to use a very small amount of shampoo as it washes away the natural oils from the hair and dries it out. Washing more regularly could help the hair to stay in better condition, especially if you make sure that you apply a good selection of conditioners to it every day.
Greasy hair can be difficult to manage as it can look good after being washed and then build up grease during the day. It is important to make sure that you do not use too many conditioners or touch it very much, so grease does not get added to the hair. The grease comes from the skin and so it can be a good idea to not brush the scalp so the grease is less likely to spread through the hair.
There are specific shampoos for great hair as well as conditioners. It can be difficult getting the balance between making it too dry or greasy. It is therefore worth experimenting with different shampoos and possibly with some light conditioners as well. It is good to be careful with styling products as well because they could make the hair appear more greasy.
Dandruff is a difficult condition to cope with. It is often treated with special shampoos. However, it can be worth looking at using conditioning shampoo or extra conditioner instead. This is because dandruff is caused by a dry scalp and a shampoo that is hydrating could really help the condition. Like with all hair types, it is a good idea to try out different products to see what works best.
If nothing eliminates the problem completely then it could be worth seeing a GP. They will be able to prescribe some stronger shampoo if that is what is required or may suggest you to also use hair care products like Mira Hair Oil for hair care.