Is your hair unmanageable? Do you feel like you always have bad hair days while all those around you seem to have the perfectly coiffured look? With a few simple remedial measures, you can have the gorgeous mane of your dreams.
The most common problem is hairfall. Any change in food, lifestyle, health, and weather can cause hairfall. If you are a new mother or if you have just weaned your child, you will probably shed hair for a few weeks. If your haemoglobin levels are low or if you are a diabetic, or even if you are on a weight-loss program, chances are you will have chronic hair fall. Some amount of hair shedding can happen if colouring or perming is not done properly.
The easiest remedy for any hair problem, including hair fall, is a well-balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and nuts. Stress is also another main cause for losing hair so making lifestyle adjustments and meditation can help in reducing hairfall.
Wash your hair regularly with a mild shampoo and a good conditioner. Check the ingredients of the shampoo before you buy. Avoid shampoos with high levels of alcohol or wax. A good hair serum or balm can help replenish natural oils. Remember to brush your hair at least once a day to keep the tangles out and to stimulate the roots.
Colouring your hair at home is fine but it is better done by a professional hairdresser. A good hairstylist will be able to advise you on the hair colour that will suit you the best. If you are planning to colour your hair by yourself, make sure you pick up the correct product and test it on one strand of your hair for reactions before you apply fully. Remember to use gloves and apply a little Vaseline along the hairline to prevent staining of your skin. And never colour your eyelashes or eyebrows. You could opt for temporary, semi-permanent, or permanent colouring. Only use a shampoo that is meant for coloured hair to protect your hair and to help the colour stay on longer.
Highlighting your hair is a good way to enhance your features. Get it done professionally for best results. You will probably need two shades to enhance the highlights and highlighting the hair around your face will give you a glowing look.
After colouring your hair, get a gloss treatment done which enriches the colour and makes hair glow with extra shine.
Getting your hair styled by an experienced hairdresser can give you a completely new look and make you feel good too. If you have an oval-shaped face, any hairstyle will suit you but you should not pile up hair on top of your head as that would make your face seem longer. A fringe will suit you only if you have a heart-shaped face. Blunt cuts and bangs are only for oval or long faces and not for square or round faces.