It’s no secret that a person’s hair is one of the first things we notice about them. We pay so much attention to hair that we commonly refer to people by their hair colour – ‘the blonde’, ‘the brunette’ and ‘the redhead’, for example. As it’s one of our most noticeable features, it’s essential to take good care of your hair, which is true for both women and men, and it’s also no secret that many more men are using hair care products than in the past!

Along with having your hair cut and styled by leading Warrington hairdressers, it’s also a good idea to gain an understanding of basic hair care so that you can take better care of your hair and keep it looking its very best. Taking care of your hair can also reduce/prevent hair loss, which affects women as well as men, though women don’t suffer from male pattern baldness as many men do. Here are a few basic hair care tips to help you take better care of your hair.

Use the Right Shampoo

While you won’t damage your hair by using the wrong shampoo for your hair type, using a suitable shampoo is highly recommended and delivers many benefits. Different shampoos and conditioners are designed for different types of hair, so using a shampoo designed for your specific hair type, for example, dry hair, will give your hair and scalp the vitamins and minerals it needs to be healthy.

Have Your Trimmed Regularly

Having your hair trimmed on a regular basis doesn’t only keep it looking its best, it’s also good for the health of your hair. Split ends occur naturally (some people’s hair is more susceptible to split ends than others), but they can damage hair if not removed. Cutting your hair regularly, about every six weeks, keeps it strong and looking great.

Be Gentle with Your Hair

Comb your hair gently, don’t pull the brush or comb through it roughly, as this is how split ends and damaged hair occur. Excessive brushing damages your hair, as does combing long or thick hair while wet.

Take Note of Your Diet

Strong hair needs the right vitamins and minerals, especially iron, and it also requires protein, so make sure your diet contains ample amounts of milk and dairy, meat (especially fish), legumes, nuts and dark-leaf vegetables. If you’re dieting, you need to pay special attention to your diet to ensure you’re providing your body and your hair with the vitamins and minerals they need.

Beautiful hair is something that everyone can enjoy, you simply need to use the right shampoo for your hair type, have your hair trimmed by talented Warrington hairdressers, treat your hair well and be gentle with it and enjoy a healthy diet that provides ample protein and iron. Regardless of your age, gender and other factors, there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy healthy hair with very little effort. Take note of these helpful hair care tips to enjoy beautiful, healthy hair.