Tress De-Stress: Everyday Styling Tips for Healthy Hair
By Kate on 11 January 2012
Revitalize your hair strands with these great hair styling tips!
If daily wear and tear has left your tresses stressed, these styling hair care tips may be just what you need to get your hair healthy again.
Look After Your Hair Brush
Everyone has a hair brush (or comb), and when you use it daily on your locks, it pays to ensure that it's not going to cause any extra stress to your strands with these tips:
The best hair brush advice is to use natural bristles if available and affordable.
It's also a good idea to replace any brushes or combs that are well worn. If the bristles on your brush feel uncomfortable or rough when you brush it across your arm, bin it and get a new one.
Watch the Temperature When Heat Styling
Always use a heat protection product before going anywhere near your strands with a heated styling tool. Even if all you’re doing is taming your strands with a quick five minute run through with the hair straightener, the heat will fry your locks if they are unprotected.
To further minimize damage be smart with your heat styling too. Let you hair air dry as much as possible before you bust out the blow-dryer and always start with the lowest heat setting available to you. If you find you need more heat to set your style, increase the temperature but keep an eye on the time and don’t spend more than twenty minutes blow-drying at a high temperature, or more than 5 to 10 seconds with your hair wrapped around a super hot curling iron.
Some other safe blow-drying tips are to remember not to hold the dryer too close to your hair or scalp, to keep the heat moving, and to use a hair brush to help style your locks faster - and further cut down on heat styling times.
As you can see, all it takes is a few easy tips and tricks when styling your hair to help cut the stress on your tresses and help you to enjoy healthy hair, every day!