How to Take Care of Your Hair While Living a Busy Life
Good hair care does not have to take too much time out of your day, so there is virtually no excuse for skimping out on your hair routine. Even if you have a busy schedule with a thousand responsibilities to take care of daily, there are plenty of ways you can keep your hair in great shape-you have to find workarounds that fit best into your busy routine.
Here are some of the best strategies that you can start with:
Find hair care products that work best
If you still don’t have go-to hair care products, make it a point to switch regularly until you find the ones that work best for your hair type and scalp. For example, if you are prone to dandruff, find an anti-dandruff shampoo that fixes your problem and works well with your level of scalp sensitivity. The same goes for other hair products, such as conditioners, hair masks, dry shampoos, hairsprays, and styling gels, among many others.
Wash your hair at night
For busy people, it’s more advisable to wash your hair at night than in the mornings. This is because if you constantly rush through your morning routine, your hair may not get the type of TLC that it needs to stay healthy and look great throughout the day. More than that, if you brush through wet hair in a rush, you could be taking out healthy strands along the way and increasing your risk of excessive hair fall.
That said, try washing your hair at night before going to sleep. This way, you are less rushed, and you can ensure that your hair is completely dry before heading to bed without blasting heat onto your scalp (another bad thing for your hair). By washing your hair at night, you can also ensure that the dirt and grime that end up on your hair all day don’t end up on your pillow, which can help avoid skin breakouts.
Choose a low maintenance hairstyle
The key to looking great without putting too much work into it is choosing a low-maintenance hairstyle that works best for your face. The perfect hairstyle varies from person to person since we all have different face shapes and preferences, so be sure to consider hairstyle options that are recommended for the face shape and composition that you have. More importantly, be sure that that hairstyle requires little to no maintenance; it should look great regardless of if you style it in the morning or not.
Deep condition on the weekends
Getting the full effects of conditioner requires some time, which you might not have during the weekdays. If this is the case for you, opt to deep condition your hair on the weekends. Apply a generous amount of conditioner or oil onto your hair and scalp, and then let it sit for a few hours while you relax or do some chores around the house. Doing this can keep your hair looking shiny and voluminous for days, and it is easy enough to accomplish on the weekends.
Avoid mistreating wet hair
Rushing through your shower routine can have you aggressively towel drying your hair or brushing vigorously through it while the strands are still wet. Although this may be efficient, you are, unfortunately, causing more harm than good to your crowning glory. With that kind of stress on wet hair, the strands are more likely to weaken and eventually break.
That said, make it a point to gently towel dry your hair and avoid brushing or combing until it is completely dry. Handle wet hair carefully in the shower as well, and avoid aggressively combing through the tangles with your finger.
Try non-heat styling
Using heat-styling tools is the most efficient way to style your hair, and this may even be a regular part of your routine as someone who has less free time on their hands. However, keep in mind that regular exposure to heat can weaken your hair strands and cause them to fall out at a faster rate, not to mention the dryness that the excessive heat can cause.
Instead of heat styling tools, try styling alternatives that don’t use heat. Examples of these are traditional rollers, volumizing mousse, texture sprays, and knots.
As you can see, you can keep your hair looking great without investing a lot of time or effort into it. Incorporate these tips into your routine and watch as your hair become more beautiful and manageable without too much effort.
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