I wear exclusively my natural hair with lolita fashion. Recently, I have had my hair damaged by a wrong choice of shampoo, which led me to learn more about how to properly take care of my long hair. My hair are all good now again :) I'm sharing the tips here!
Washing your hair
Brush your hair before washing them.
You can sometimes use hair mask before washing. It can be natural, coconut oil does good.
Apply coconut oil into lengths, wrap the hair into foil, let sit 5-30mins, then wash the hair
as usual. It should give hair nourishment and shine.
Use shampoo for your hair type.
Use conditioner, it will make your hair easier to brush .
Shampoo belongs to the roots, conditioner to the length of the hair.
Shower hair with cold water at the end of washing. Cold water makes hair cuticles close
and then they tangle less and are less prone to breakage.
Do not rub wet hair with towel, do not brush wet hair, do not go to sleep with wet hair -
Just wrap wet hair into towel to get excess water out and let the hair dry naturally.
Pay attention to choosing the right hair brush. I got paddle hair brush, which is great
for detangling, and boar bristle brush, which smooths my hair nicely and distributes
natural oils along the length of hair.
Brush your hair at least twice a day. Work your way from the ends toward scalp,
the tangles have a tendency to move downwards and get worse otherwise.
For getting rid of tangles without pain, there is a praised brush named Tangle Teezer.
There are also detangling sprays which make hair slide better along each other
and make detangling easier.
If you use cotton pillow cover, get satin or silk ones. They don't make hair tangle
so bad during sleep. Or put your hair up into a simple hairdo for the night.
Trim the hair ends. The breakage of the hair starts at the ends and works upward.
Protect your hair from hot temperatures. There is a protection spray you can use
before styling your hair, and for sun - we can simply wear a parasol!
I wish you healthy hair.
Do you have your own tips for hair care? Please share!