Women can’t get enough of having long, straight hair that many use heating tools to keep it that way. Unfortunately, too much heat or use of chemicals can damage one’s hair. Another possible solution is to get your hair straightened in the salon but without proper post-care routine, you’ll end up with damaged hair too.

So if you want to show off that beautiful, straight hair, try these hair care tips after getting your hair straightened.

Use hair protectants. If you plan on using heating tools to get straighter looking hair, make sure that you apply hair protectants first. This can be in cream or serum form, whichever you prefer, as long as you apply it before using any heating tools or hair straightening products. As the name suggests, hair protectants reduce the damage to your hair when heating it or applying chemicals to keep your wild mane tamed.

Skip the hot water. After getting your hair straightened, make sure that you avoid using hot water when you take a shower or bath as it strips your hair of its natural oils. What’s more, it can make your hair dry which can trigger split ends.

Oils can help. Another hair care routine that can help keep your hair straight and healthy is to use oils on your mane. Among the oils that you can use are olive oil, amla, and coconut oil just to name a few. Add a small amount of the oil of your choosing in the palm of your hand and apply on your hair and scalp. Massage it for a few minutes to help your scalp absorb the nutrients and moisturizing properties of the oil then rinse afterwards. You can wrap your hair with a hot towel and wait 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing your hair to get the best results. Do this treatment twice a week to maintain healthy hair.

Nutritious diet is a must. You should also make it a point to eat healthy if you want to keep your hair in the best condition. Think fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meat, seeds, and nuts. The vitamins and minerals that they contain will be able to nourish your hair and scalp not only to keep your hair healthy but also promote hair growth in the process.

Get a trim. If you want to keep your hair straight, you should get a trim from time to time. Trimming your hair every few months will help keep split ends from occurring. Leaving split ends alone can cause more damage in the long run.

Hair spas are useful. Another way to keep your hair straight and in the best condition is to get hair spas from time to time. Hair spas can help reverse the damage caused by too much heat or chemical usage. The combination of hair serums and steam can help increase moisture absorption which your hair needs in order to repair itself.

Don’t tie your hair. In order to maintain straight hair, make sure that you refrain from tying it or using any pins as it will leave a crease in your hair. You’ll probably regret using them once you see some uneven portions on your hair afterwards. 

These tips are just for starters when it comes to maintaining long, straight hair. It doesn’t matter whether you got your hair straightened in a salon or you’re using heating tools to achieve this, the important part is that you know how to maintain your hair’s condition to prevent further damage to them.

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