Hair Care

Ten tips for healthy hair

I think we all want to have the perfect looking hair, hair that is easy to maintain and doesn't take forever to sort out of a morning or evening. Thankfully, however, it is is great to know that there are some simple and easy tips, to help keep your hair in tip top condition and here are Tangle Teezer to share ten of their top tips for perfect looking hair this summer:

Don’t blow dry hair when it’s dripping wet

You’ll usually only blow dry your hair when it’s dripping wet if you’re in a hurry. However, while you think you may be saving time, dripping wet hair takes longer to dry than hair that has been towel-dried.

Before you reach for the hair dryer, gently pat your hair with a towel to remove excess moisture. This will considerably reduce your blow dry time.

Don’t rub your hair

Towel drying your hair is simple, right? You just grab a towel and rub your hair — wrong. Rubbing your hair can cause frizz and damage to your hair. Instead, remove moisture by gently patting your hair.

Don’t over-colour your hair

Many women dye their hair, but it can do a lot of damage. Try to limit how often you dye your hair — if you just need to recolour your roots, look for specific root touch-up kits that only need to be applied to the problem area, minimising damage to the rest of your hair. No-ammonia hair dyes are a great choice too, as they are gentler than some other colourants. Or of course, you can have it done by the professionals such as those at top1one who will only use the best products.

Don’t wash your hair too often

How often do you wash your hair? Many women only need to shampoo their hair around three times a week. If you’re washing your hair every day, you could be removing too much oil from your scalp, leaving your hair feeling dry and more prone to breaking. Washing too often will also expose your hair to the blow dryer more frequently, which could cause even more damage.

Try to space out your washes through the week. If your hair does start to feel and look greasy, use a dry shampoo to refresh it in between washes.

Eat a balanced diet

Tempted by that greasy burger? Think of your hair! Many people don’t realise that what they eat can impact the strength and overall appearance of their hair. By eating a diet of the 13 essential vitamins, including Vitamin A and E, you can keep your hair strong, shiny and healthy.

Be careful with wet hair

Wet hair is more fragile than dry hair, so brushing it straight after washing is a big no-no. Before you brush, allow your hair to dry first. Even if it’s not completely dry, a slight delay between washing and brushing will give the bonds of your hair time to strengthen, minimising damage.

Ten tips for healthy hair

Keep heat to a minimum

As you’ve probably heard, heat styling can cause major damage to your hair. Whether you’re using tongs or straighteners, the intense heat can leave your hair feeling dry. Try to minimise the use of heat on your hair to improve its condition. You may need to try alternate styles to do so.

Braid before bed

As you starfish out in bed, your hair can become tangled and tatty. Before you hit the hay, put your hair in a loose plait. The structure of the plait will keep your hair tangle-free, and you’ll wake up with soft waves too — bonus.

Wash in room temperature water

Regularly hop into boiling hot showers and baths? Just like straightening and heat styling, hot water can damage your hair. It may not sound too appealing but washing your hair in room temperature water is better for it.

Keep products to a minimum

You may be tempted to layer up the haircare products on the assumption that it will make your hair appear sleeker and shinier. However, too many haircare products can weigh down your hair and sometimes make it appear greasy. As a general rule of thumb, you should use four products on your hair: shampoo, conditioner, protector and styling product.

So there are 10 top tips for keeping your hair looking in perfect condition this year, but what about you, do you have anymore hair care tips to share? 

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This article has 62 comments

  1. Jessica

    Great tips, Sarah. I immediately brush my hair after shower but I still manage not to dye my hair until now. 🙂

  2. Rachel Mouton

    I love these tips! I have been trying not to wash my hair as much, but it’s really hard on these hot summer days. I have a collection of dry shampoos though 🙂

  3. tara pittman

    I tend to rub my hair and I have frizz. I will stop rubbing it after washing.

  4. Amy Jones

    Thank you so much for sharing these life-saving tips! I didn’t know rubbing my hair when it’s wet could damage it.

  5. Michelle Gwynn Jones

    I always let my hair almost dry before I pick up the blow dryer. It is so much easier to simply relax for a while then to hold that machine over my head.

  6. Elizabeth O.

    I make sure not to apply any products when I’m not going to leave the house and I always air dry my hair instead of blow drying it. Heat definitely helps damage your hair, so I avoid that as much as I can.

  7. Amanda Love

    Our hair is just as important as the rest of our body and we definitely have to take care of it. I don’t put a lot of products on my hair and I make sure that it stays that way too. These are very useful tips!

  8. Melisa

    I always had hair issues. Then I stopped using chemical shampoo completely and have never had healthier, more manageable and gorgeous hair.

  9. ana

    My poor hair is in need of some major TLC, I see my grey hairs, its breaking and its just really dry and lacklustre.

  10. Karlaroundtheworld | Karla

    I believe if there’s something wrong with you rubbing your hair, there’s already a problem with it in the first place. Otherwise, great post and very informative even for basics and intermediate tips!

  11. Liz Mays

    I probably do need to cut the heat a bit in the shower. I’m good about not blowdrying it right away though.

  12. wendy

    These are all great tips for taking care of one of our most treasured features! I did not know about some of these! Thank you for all the great tips!

  13. Nicole Escat

    I always want my hair healthy and strong. Great tips, thanks for this!

  14. Echo

    These are great tips! Taking care of your hair is so important. I wish I would have taken better care of mine.

  15. Leigh Anne Borders

    Great tips for taking care of your hair. One of the things I do is never blow dry m,y hair. That has really helped me hair to stay healthy.

  16. April Mims

    I try to limit the amount of heat on my hair. Actually, I’m just too lazy to dry it and let it air dry 🙂

  17. Kathy

    These are some great tips. I try to take care of my hair as much as possible. Luckily I don’t color my hair. I have red hair and I wouldn’t want to color it.

  18. Inspiring Kitchen

    These are very helpful tips to keep your hair healthy. I don’t put a lot of products on my hair, especially when I’m just working in the house.

  19. Lexie Lane

    I always wanted to keep my hair shiny. Thanks for this tips, they are really helpful.

  20. Shannon Peterson

    I’ve noticed that only washing my hair every 3 – 4 days makes it even more healthy looking that normal!

  21. claudia krusch

    Dry shampoos are great! I don’t know what I would do without them! Love your post!

  22. aziel morte

    I love your post, This is exactly what i need, I have frizzy hair due to summer

  23. Ana Fernandez

    Oh my! what a great post! I didnt know like 8 tips haha!

  24. Mardene Carr

    Many times we do not pay close attention to our hair until it is too late

  25. Merry

    Great tips! I try not to wash my hair more than twice per week. It really helps keep it healthy even though I color.

    • Sarah-Louise Bailey

      It is amazing the difference not washing so much makes, I used to do it daily, now I’m down to about twice a week and it is definitely healthier. x

  26. Lisa Favre

    Really great tips you’ve got here! I always blow-dry my hair straight out of the shower, but I’ll definitely try out the tip where you mention to towel dry it beforehand. I feel like I take eons just to get my hair dry.

  27. Julie

    These are great tips! When my hair was long enough I used to braid it every night. Saved me from tangles and kept it out of my face while I slept.

  28. Lisa Bristol

    I stopped coloring my hair and i find it is growing a lot faster. I want to try a coconut oil mask to help the dry ends.

  29. Ann Bacciaglia

    These are great hair care tips. I will have to try washing my hair in warm water instead of hot. My hair has been so dry since winter.

  30. Cathi Crismon

    Wow! I needed to read this a few weeks ago… before I chopped my hair off to about three inches all over. The tangles were driving me nuts so now I’m wash and go!

  31. Kayla @ TheEclecticElement

    Thank you for all these fantastic tips when it comes to hair! I’m SO clueless when it comes to girly stuff, especially hair care. I will definitely give these a try.

  32. Aimee Smith

    These are great tips. I love me some dry shampoo! I try to avoid any heat on days I am just staying home.

  33. shelley zurek

    I wash my hair as little as possible. Now that I am older, its quite dry so that’s not an issue.

  34. janis

    Hair care is super important. Thanks for putting together this list, it’s really great!

  35. WhatLauraLoves

    Great tips, thanks for sharing them! I always pat my hair dry when I have my extensions in but when I dont I am guilty of rubbing it like mad with the towel! xxx

  36. Kathy Kenny Ngo

    Healthy hair is really nice to have. When my hair was long, I’d always get it a hot oil treatment so that it would be flowing and glossy as well.

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