7 Shower Tricks for a Healthy Mane

By:Ariba Khaliq, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:May 10, 2015

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Yes, you can get your hair to a mermaid-worthy length, just by doing or avoiding a few things in the shower. Like the sound of it? You surely should. Here are seven shower tricks to keep your tresses healthy.
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    Washing Your Hair Today?

    Do you always have a bad hair day when you shower? Just can’t get those long tresses to lie flat, can you? Well, if your hair gets on your nerves or gets messy, this post is exactly what you need to read. Here, we will talk about some shower tips on how to keep your hair thick and shiny. Excited? You’d better be! Find out about some cool shower hacks to get that lustrous and shiny hair. Listed here are some tips that will help you get that lovely mane in no time!

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    Shampoo the Right Way

    Usually, people use most of shampoo on the general hair length. However, experts say that shampooing the scalp, roots and the nape is more effective as these are the spots where dirt tends to collect. Avoid using too much shampoo on the ends, as it can cause dryness.

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    Avoid Hot Water

    While warm water baths are quite refreshing and rejuvenating, they can also have adverse effects on the skin and hair. Hot water baths can strip the hair of essential oil, which can lead to tangled hair. Even if hot water seems divine, lukewarm water is the safest bet.

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    Brush Properly

    Most women don’t’ know how to brush their hair the right way. This is quite important, as when you brush your hair after getting out of a shower, you can end up damaging the ends and roots. Use a brush and work through the tangles. Always begin at the bottom and work your way up. Remember to always brush outwards.

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    Don’t Shampoo Often

    One of the ways we tend to damage our hair is by over-shampooing. Use only the needed amount of shampoo. Excess shampoo can wear out the ends and dry up your hair; hence shampoo twice in week to keep your hair healthy.

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    Keep Showers Short

    Prolonged showers can do more harm than good and you should try and keep your shower time down to minimum. Experts say that showers that last for more than 10 minutes usually wash away essential oils from the hair. Even if that long drawn out shower seems like the best thing in the world, you are certainly not doing your hair any favour by indulging yourself.

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    Condition Your Hair

    Do you usually leave your conditioner on for five minutes in the shower? Well, if you do, then you are wasting your time, as conditioner does not make a difference. Conditioners usually have an instantaneous effect and when you apply conditioner in the shower, it cannot penetrate your hair any further. Instead of using a regular conditioner, consider deep conditioning your hair once in two weeks. The best way to use a conditioner is to apply it just before you step into a shower and shampoo your hair. You can use some oil like coconut oil or even a little olive oil to moisturize your freshly shampooed hair.

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    Pat Dry

    One of the biggest mistakes we make while washing our hair is rubbing them dry. When you rub your hair, you end up yanking your hair and damaging the roots and ends. The best way to dry your hair is to pat them dry. Pat-drying may be a lengthier process, but it is gentler on the hair and much more effective.

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