Keeping your hair healthy and strong doesn’t need an army of high-end hair products, just a few little steps daily can help you keep your hair in tip-top condition. These habits are even more important for FUE hair transplant aftercare, as the new hair and donor area can be more sensitive than usual.
We have a look at a few of the do’s and don'ts of hair care, that can help you take better care of your hair. Just a few simple changes to your everyday hair care routine can have dramatic effects on things such as dryness, breakage and split ends.
Don’t over wash your hair
Washing your hair too often can strip the hair of its natural oils, leaving it dry and brittle. It has also been shown that the more often you clean your hair, the quicker it becomes greasy between washes. This is due to the hair producing more oil to replace what is lost when washing. It’s recommended that you should wash your hair between 1-2 times a week, to keep it strong and healthy.
Do get regular trims
Even if you’re trying to grow a head of long, luscious hair, it’s important to get regular trims in order to get rid of the dry or dead ends. Split ends, if left unattended, can split the full length of the hair, causing further damage.
Don’t use harsh chemicals and dyes
This is especially important if you are recently recovering from an FUE hair transplant, as the new hair and donor area can be sensitive. Avoiding harsh chemicals will prevent scalp aggravation. Opting for more natural and organic products cannot only be more gentle on sensitive areas, but they are also packed with natural nutrients that can greatly benefit your hair.
Do massage your scalp
A scalp massage is best done when doing a deep nourishing hair mask or using a natural oil like coconut or olive oil. This can help to increase blood flow to the scalp, helping to ease tension and stress in conjunction, the oils used help to moisturise the scalp and roots of the hair.
Don’t use a high heat when styling
High heat when styling dries out hair and causes it to break and split. If using heat styling tools, use them on the lowest heat possible to prevent damage to the hair. You should also make sure to use heat defense products, including sprays or creams.
Do use natural hair masks 1-2 times a week
Hair masks are great for replenishing moisture to the hair and helping it to look fuller and healthier. The best hair masks to use are those that contain natural and organic ingredients. Many of these can be made at home with regular household products, found in many food cupboards.
Forming a healthy hair care routine can help you to keep your hair strong and moisturised, preventing unnecessary damage. Paying attention to the health of both your hair and your scalp is extremely important, especially if you are currently in the recovery stages of your hair transplant. By taking on board these simple rules, you’ll be on your way to healthier, happier hair in no time.