How to wash and care for your hair, the best products and expert advice


While some wash their hair with laundry soap and show off a chic mop, others are buying up pharmaceutical and cosmetic products so that their hair does not thin out so rapidly. In many ways, the health and beauty of curls are due to genetics. But not everyone receives generous gifts from nature. Careful attitude and care can qualitatively improve the condition of the hair, make it stronger, thicker and more attractive. Let’s take a look at 10 rules for thoughtful hair care shared by the creative director of the Russian brand OLLIN Professional Dmitry Arabadzhi.

Basic rules for hair care

Each woman has her own type of hair, from which you need to build on when conducting regular rituals. At the same time, there are universal rules for skin and hair care that relate to shampooing, combing, selecting accessories, drying curls, and even diet. We list them and separately discuss the composition of the funds that will help the strands look great.

Can you wash your hair every day?

Many people believe that washing your hair often increases the production of sebum. But in fact, the main thing is to build on the condition of the scalp. If the hair quickly becomes oily, there is nothing good in leaving it like that. The skin will not learn to stay clean longer and will not get rid of impurities that close pores and disrupt metabolic processes. The rules of home hair care imply timely cleansing.

If you feel the need to wash your hair every day, we advise you to choose a gentle cleansing that does not disturb the hydro-lipid balance of the scalp. Micellar, sulfate-free shampoos, as well as products with a large amount of moisturizing and skin-soothing ingredients, are suitable for this. The only thing, do not forget that the rules for hair care after keratin (keratin straightening) oblige to avoid contact of the hair with water for the first three days.

You can wash your hair every day, but it is important to properly care for them afterwards and do not walk with a wet towel.

What should I do if my hair looks worse after washing than before?

Sometimes it happens! First of all, with the owners of porous and damaged hair. Indeed, after cleansing from pollution, the quality of the hair is exposed, unpleasant fluffiness and naughty ends appear. In this case, choose products whose compositions are rich in proteins and lipids. And, of course, do not forget about the use of masks, balms and leave-in products before styling. Especially such rules apply to hair care in winter.

What should the water temperature be?

More shampoo and hot water to be sure to wash all the dirt. This principle is followed by many girls, going to the shower. But the rules for hair and scalp care say otherwise. The temperature of the water should be chosen according to the type of skin. So, oily can not be washed with hot water, as the production of sebum increases. However, boiling water is of little use for both dry and normal curls. Make the water for washing your head a little cooler than for the body, and this will be enough.

But the benefits of ice water, which you can sometimes read about in the life hacks of beauty bloggers, have not been proven by anyone. Therefore, you should not torture yourself on purpose, especially since you will have to endure two summer weeks of turning off hot water.

Can masks be used every day?

In general, there are no special contraindications to this, but it is recommended to make masks 1-2 times a week. Hair, even severely damaged, still absorbs the concentrated components of the masks differently than it reacts to conditioners and balms. Therefore, of course, you need to start from the condition of the hair and the instructions on the package, but no one needs daily masks. Even the rules for hair care after keratin straightening or perm do not imply such intensive procedures.

Who and when can peeling be useful?

It is not worth neglecting this stage of purification, as well as abusing it. You don’t use a facial scrub once every six months or, conversely, you don’t apply it every day. You can choose peels with abrasive particles or opt for an acid-based product. The latter acts gently and delicately, and the abrasive particles work through massage. If the scalp is normal, one deep cleansing per week is sufficient. And if she is prone to dryness, twice a month is enough.

Metal and plastic combs are inferior to wooden ones in gentle hair care

What is the best comb to choose?

If we only had 5 rules for hair care, we would never forget about it. The main thing when combing is not to damage the rods of the curls. Wooden combs are considered the most gentle in this regard. They do not electrify the hair and do not break their rods, even if they are still wet. Also, wooden teeth, unlike plastic and metal, do not injure the skin and are suitable for any type of hair. Trichologists believe that you should comb your hair no more than three times a day. This is how a natural massage occurs, and bacteria do not clog pores. If you perform the procedure more often, the hair can begin to break and become oily faster.

Can wet hair be brushed?

If you need to state the rules of hair care briefly, the answer is: undesirable. But also without much crime. To make the process safer, use special leave-in products that make combing easier. They strengthen the hair and help them not to break. Of course, be careful, and first untangle the curls with your hands when they become more crumbly.

Is it safe to use a hair dryer?

For many, the main rules for hair care, in particular in winter, are based on the refusal to use a hair dryer. Like, heaters, together with dry air, have a negative effect on the strands. In fact, it is not so scary, but in the cold season it is simply necessary (it is a dubious pleasure to go outside with wet hair).

It is important to remember that you should not act rudely on wet curls and go to bed with such. Undried hair is not only a path to a damaged hairstyle, but also a detrimental effect on the hair structure. When wet, they are most vulnerable and break much more easily. And do not three them wholeheartedly with a towel — just get wet and use a hairdryer.

What temperature regime to choose for drying?

No matter how hard you try to speed up the process, being late for work, hot air cannot be turned on. These are the basic rules of hair care and ignoring them is a real crime against beauty. Set the mode in the region of 100-120 degrees and low speed. Slow drying does not injure curls and is safe. And with fast hot air, they will only overheat, and not dry out. Warm air allows you to straighten your hair and remove fluffiness, while cool air makes it possible to polish it and close the scales.

How often can you do hot styling?

Let’s start with the fact that the rules for hair, nails, skin and the whole body work better if you use specialized tools, a series of cosmetics, and so on. For example, a professional hair dryer is designed so as not to overdry the hair and avoid electrification. They often have ionization and several degrees of air supply. It is better to throw strands from one side to the other or dry upside down to create a natural volume.

For hot styling, do not forget about thermal protective agents. Shape the hair from the bottom up, starting from the back of the head. Use tongs and flat irons on dry hair. If you follow the sequence, hair care will be easy and correct. And even hot styling after each shampooing will not harm the hair.

Do not be afraid to dry your hair with a hairdryer, the main thing when leaving is to use thermal protective agents and make cool air

How to choose the right home hair care: tips

One of the important points in the rules of hair care is the use of products that match the list of problems with your curls. It will be most effective to contact a specialist and pick up cosmetic products with him. But you can also try to do it yourself.

Thoughtful hair care keeps them healthy and strong

Hair care products: what we are looking for in the composition

Sulfates, parabens and silicones, which appeared on the list of anti-trends, serve as a stop signal for us to buy. And absolutely in vain. We didn’t wait for the studies that they provoke the formation of cancer cells, and cleansing curls, abandoning surfactants, definitely became worse. If you bring the rules of skin care, hair, nails into a single whole, moderation and a rational approach are important in this matter. Let’s take a look at the dictionary of curl product ingredients.

Hair care from the inside: nutrition and vitamins

When caring for hair, it is important to use vitamins — C prevents their fragility

For the beauty and health of our hair, vitamins and minerals are needed. But even the best and most expensive complexes cannot be taken uncontrollably, and if you do this, then in courses and after consulting a doctor. The main nutrients that should be involved in hair care are vitamins A, C, E, group B, copper, zinc, iron, manganese. What should be included in the diet to have a beneficial effect on your hairstyle:

Also, the 10 rules for the care of curly, thin, thick, fluffy and any other hair include the mandatory use of water. No moisturizing shampoos and pharmacy capsules will help if the body is dehydrated. Water reduces hair loss by promoting proper use of nutrients by the body.

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