For most people, grooming their asian hair seems like a daily chore. As such, we tend to stick to more convenient regimes and things that don’t require much of our time. The problem with this is that it sometimes it leave us with many bad hair days or dull and limp hair. Do you want a much healthier, shinier and sexier hair? Then it pays to heed these tips from the professionals and we will find that managing our hair can be so much more easier.
1. Most shampoos in the stores contain chemicals to a certain extent, which can be damaging to asian hair. However, using products made from organic and natural ingredients are less likely to strip your hair of its natural or essential oils and nutrients.
2. We should always go for products that work for us. According to professionals, the proper way of cleaning your hair is achieved by first lathering the shampoo or conditioner in your hands before to applying on hair. Massage onto the hair roots and then downwards the hair.
3. While washing hair on a daily basis will make you feel clean, but in reality, washing your hair daily can be damaging and drying to your hair. We should wash our hair every alternate day or three times per week instead. If you must wash every day, just rinse with water and apply some conditioner at the ends on your ‘non-shampoo’ days.
4. Asian hair that is permed and dyed needs to have intense conditioning at least once a week. If your hair is extremely damaged, professionals will recommend an intense hair mask (for use from mid-hair down) instead of using your daily conditioner.
5. Many hair dryers are great at speeding up the hair drying process, but professionals note that they are supposed to be held high above the hair instead of near it or touching it, so as to avoid overheating and damage. Experts recommend removing the hair dyer nozzle and point your dryer in a downward motion when drying your hair. It is also advisable to apply a heat-protectant leave in hair treatment or conditioner on damp hair before you use the hair dryer, this will help to protect your asian hair against the heat.
6. Use your fingers to loosen and comb through your hair as you are drying your hair, until it is about 80 percent dry. After that, use a hair brush to comb through. This will ensure minimal hair breakage and hair loss, as wet hair is more vunerable and easier to break.
7. Many anti-frizz and silicone based hair products will help to keep hair smooth and tamed. Professionals suggest applying them only after drying your hair in order to achieve the best results. Otherwise, it will have a “shrinking” effect and stripping the moisture out of your asian hair.
8. According to professionals, the best hair brushes are those made of natural or boar bristles, as they will help to distribute your scalp’s natural oils evenly on your hair and keep them well oiled.
9. We should always pay attention to our diets as what we eat will affect our hair. According to the professionals, he best vitamin for hair is found in omega-3 fatty acids. So it is good to eat fishes, especially salmon and tuna. We also need to consume nuts and cheese, as they usually contain protein great for the hair.
10. If you had dyed your hair, regular hair color touch-ups can help to patch up the colors on new hair that is grown out and making it look more even. Touching up means only your roots and new grown hair will be worked on and the hair dye will not be left on hair for long, so this also mean less damage.
11. If you just colored your hair, experts suggest refraining from washing your hair for the next 72 hours, so as to protect the hair color from fading and washing out. This will also allow more time for the new hair dye color to get absorped into our asian hair. When you wash your hair, be sure to use only color-safe hair shampoo and conditioner that can help to protect the hair color.
12. One of the quick fixes for frizzy or stray ends is to simply apply a good leave-in hair treatment on our asian hair and then tame them with a hair dryer, if need be.