Fashion & Style Hair

How To Care For Your Hair And Skin

Published at 02/23/2012 22:56:25


Your hair and skin suffer greatly throughout the day. Exposure to pollution, the sun and other harsh irritants can cause otherwise healthy hair and skin to become dull, damaged and worn out. Instead of running to the salon to receive potentially expensive treatments to combat everyday issues, use a few basic care tips to protect your skin and hair. All you need to keep your skin and hair looking great is probably inside or bathroom cabinet, or picked-up for a small fee at a local drug or department store

Caring for Hair

Caring for your hair properly doesn’t mean skipping all the harsh chemicals and perfumes found in hair care products, including dyes and alcohol. Just keep in mind that moderation and allow your hair to heal is crucial to maintain its softness and elegance. Start your journey to healthy hair by limiting the amount of times you wash it each week. Cut back to washing and conditioning your hair to around two to three times a week. This allows your scalp’s natural oils to protect your individual hair shafts. Use lukewarm water to wash and condition your hair and a wide-toothed comb to remove all the tangles.

Use heat and styling products sparingly to reduce the amounts and appearance of split ends. At least once a week, use a deep conditioning or hot oil treatment on your hair to reverse the effects of using styling products. If you don’t want to spend the extra cash on store bought deep conditioners, create your own simple conditioning product with some inexpensive ingredients. Mix together 2 eggs, 1 tablespoon honey and 1/2 cup mayonnaise in a large bowl. After washing your hair with a mild shampoo, work the product into your hair and scalp. Allow it to remain for at least 10 minutes before rinsing the homemade conditioner away with warm water. Have your hair trimmed at least every four to six weeks by a professional stylist, if desired. Otherwise, staying on top of your split ends and trimming them at home is enough to maintain a beautiful head of hair.

Caring for Skin

Caring for your skin is just as simple and straightforward as caring for your hair. Start by turning down the faucet during your next shower or bath. Shorten the duration of bath time as well to cut down on the amount of time your skin is exposed to drying hot water. After you emerge from the bath, cover yourself with a thin layer of moisturizing lotion. Choose a product that is intended for your skin type and don’t assume that you have to purchase the most expensive product on the shelf to get results. Pay attention to the rough patches on your knees, ankles and elbow by treating them with a moisturizing balm. Contact your doctor if you’re suffering from dry skin after attempting to care for it with moisturizing lotions. You may have an underlying medical issue, such as psoriasis or a thyroid condition that is causing your dry skin.

Tips and comments

Choose both hair and skin product that contain an SPF of at least 15. This ensure your scalp and skin are protected all day.