By Kenia Morales
As women, the health and appearance of our
hair is vitally important to us. When we are
having a 'bad hair day', we tend to feel unattractive
and discouraged. After all, our hair is the
frame of our faces, and it is one of the first
things that people notice about us. So it is
only natural that we would like it looking it
Some women think that great hair is all about
the cut, style, and hair products they use.
But it's more than that. Whether your hair is
straight, wavy, curly, or course - if you want
radiant, shiny hair, you must care for it properly.
This takes extra effort but, the results are
more than worth it. Following are tips that
will ensure a healthy sheen for any hair type.
Chemicals like hair relaxers and color
can, over time, cause major damage to the
structure of your hair. Since most women
will continue using these treatments, it
is important to minimize their use and use
Deep condition your hair once a week -
at least every two weeks. To do this, shampoo
hair as usual, rinse, apply your favorite
conditioner, cover hair with a plastic cap
and get under a bonnet or hard hat hair
dryer. Stay there from 10-20 minutes. If
you don't have a bonnet dryer you might
want to use your blow-dryer to heat over
the plastic cap. Finally, rinse off the
conditioner. There are also a number of
deep conditioning products available - ask
your stylist for recommendations about the
best product for your hair type.
you style your hair at home or have it done
professionally, I recommend you start using
rollers more often, rather than drying it
with a blower or other hot appliances (bonnet
dryer heat is less damaging). Rollers will
leave your hair with more body, but if you
want a sleeker look, you may want to use
the blow dryer afterwards for a few minutes
to achieve the look you want. Your hair
will look nice while minimizing the use
of hot appliances. Note: heat rollers should
also be avoided.
Do not wash your hair every day. Try to wait
four days before your next wash, as frequent
washings will strip away your hair's natural
Use leave in hair treatments.
Use hair products that help protect it from
the sun. The label should say UVA & UVB
Protection or SPF.
Sleep with a satin or silk pillow case.
You can find them in your local beauty shop
or department store.
Eat properly and take multi-vitamins to
ensure you are getting all the required
nutrients to promote healthier hair and
improved overall health.
Kenia Morales is the publisher of
online magazine: "For Every Aspect of Today's
Woman". Visit her site today: http://kpatra.com
to find a variety of women-related issues and