Moms who want to maintain healthy hair and overall beauty should follow a few basics, according to the Mayo Clinic and “Marie Claire Magazine.” Numerous factors can detract from your overall health and beauty, ranging from the types of hairstyles you use to how hot you run that bathwater. By making a few changes, you can go a long way toward promoting glorious hair and overall beauty.
Avoid Too Much Heat
Heat comes in various forms, ranging from too-hot bathwater to too much hair dryer exposure, according to the Mayo Clinic. To promote better hair styling, skin tone and general health and beauty, limit your exposure to exceptionally hot bathwater; lukewarm is ideal. Also, if you can skip the blow dryer entirely, your locks will thank you greatly. Air-dry your tresses as much as possible. If you choose to use that blow dryer, be sure not to hold it in one spot for too long and keep it as far away from your mane as possible.
Also, limit your skin’s exposure to the sun to reduce the risk of unwanted blemishes and even cancer. If you must go out in the sun for a long time, don’t forget to apply a sunscreen 30 minutes before heading out and then reapplying it at least every two hours while you are outside. You are also better off avoiding prolonged exposure to those rays between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. However, if you choose to go out during those hours, then don’t forget protective clothing, such as loose, long-sleeved shirts and wide-brim hats.
Deep Condition Those Locks
No matter what hairstyle you use, deep condition it at least once a week, especially if your locks are styled with heating implements, according to “Marie Claire Magazine.” Be sure to select the most natural products possible, such as Aveda Damage Remedy Intensive Restructuring Treatment, Leonor Greyl Masque Fleurs de Jasmin and Matrix Color Smart Intensive Masque. Those with especially hard-to-handle hair should replace their regular conditioners with a deep conditioning mask.
Free Your Tresses
The best hairstyle is wearing those tresses down, according to the Mayo Clinic. Excessive pulling of your hair into ponytails, buns and braids can create premature hair loss. However, don’t panic if you notice some shedding while showering; the average person loses about 100 hairs each day. It’s only when hair loss is more significant that female pattern balding can result.
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