Many women will agree with me. Taking good care of your hair can be time-consuming and, above all, sometimes difficult. You need to know which products to use, which not, and most importantly, what kind of hair you have! There is even talk in my friend group that some of the girls plan their hair washes over several days to make sure they have the right products!
I think that’s a bit much and I hope that the following beauty hacks will help you save some time, money and gives you the opportunity to enjoy your hair again.
Have you always wondered if a towel is really good for your hair, what hot and cold water does to your hair and how you should detangle your hair?
Then read on, because you will find the answers to these specific questions below!
So, without wasting too many words…
10 hacks for your hair that will save time and money
Why 10? Over the years, the people I speak to, the loving people around me and myself, have found certain hacks and in writing them down, we found that these were the 10 best hacks for your hair!
1. No heat and your hair will soar
Yes, it is true. For fans of, for example, straighteners or hairdryers, this will be a bummer. Drying or styling your hair with heat will damage it. Heat damage to your hair can cause your hair to become dry and brittle. Unfortunately, it also causes more split ends and makes it harder for your hair to stay flat. What can you do about it? Dry your hair with, for example, cold air!
There are hairdryers from Dyson that work with cold air. This way you don’t damage your hair anymore and it will quickly regain its natural shine and strength.
2. Need to regrow your edges?
Did you lay your edges so much that they almost fall out? That is no longer a problem for you. Take a little Castor Oil and a little (few drops) of Tea Tree oil and spread it over your roots. This will stimulate your hair growth!
3. Need to lay your edges?
As you’ve just read, doing this too much is asking for your hair to fall out at some point, but anyway, this tip can come in very handy for girls in need. What is the best thing to do and how fast does it work? Apply a little gel and go at it with a bristle brush or a toothbrush. You can do this in layers. Take it easy. It is better to take 5 minutes extra than to do it too fast.
Once you have applied several layers, or the hair remains flat, put a scarf over the edges and tie it so that the hair has nowhere to go. Leave it on for 20 minutes and then take it off. You’ll see that your edges are laying down quite easily and nicely.
4. Protect your hair, especially at night!
This tip is useful for everyone, but especially for women with curly hair. To keep your hair healthy, strong, and shiny, it is important to protect your hair. Because we sometimes sleep wildly at night or move around a lot, our hair may be damaged by the cotton from the sheets and the pillowcases. This is especially the case for women with curly hair.
How to fix it? Use satin pillowcases and bonnets. Better safe than sorry.
5. Keep your tools clean
This might seem like something too obvious to say, but when I see how my friends treat their appliances, it seems necessary to mention it. Make sure you regularly clean your straighteners, combs, and anything else you use. You don’t want to smear it all over your hair again a few days later. Apart from the fact that it is not so good for your hair, cleaning them also makes the products you have bought last longer. At the end, that saves money, and who doesn’t want that!
6. Don’t forget your conditioner
If I had a dollar for every time someone told me that they sometimes forget to condition their hair, I would have at least 15 dollars by now ;).
To keep your hair in the best condition, it is very important to use a deep conditioner. This ensures that you are allowing the incredibly good ingredients to nourish your hair and bring it to optimal health. Our daily lives (running our hands through our hair and rubbing our hair against items of clothing, for example) slightly damage our hair. This can be nicely compensated with a deep conditioner.
Ultimately, this makes your hair look healthy, feel great, and also ensures that the hair can grow.
7. Detangle your hair with conditioner
Have you ever noticed that often before your hair can grow, it breaks again? This is especially true for people with black hair. Before any real growth begins, the hair breaks off and therefore has no chance to grow long.
In many cases, this happens because when we detangle the hair, we go through it with a comb in a way that is sometimes a little too hard. Especially when the hair is tangled, and it is not easy to get through, we sometimes want to use force.
This is solved by applying a good handful of conditioner to the hair before combing through. You will see that this makes detangling much easier and your hair will thank you in the end.
8. Cold water is great
Do you know what cold water does incredibly well concerning hair? It gives hair a natural shine! If you want really shiny hair, rinsing your hair with cold water is a good idea. This is because cold water will close your hair cuticles.
Not a fan of cold showers? Just stick your head over the tub or in the sink and rinse your hair that way.
9. Plastic bags or a shower cap?
Did you know that you can simply use a plastic bag instead of a shower cap to create the ideal environment for deep conditioning? Now you know! A friend of mine once came up with this tip and my god, it works! Just make sure the plastic bag is clean.
This saves both time and money. You just don’t need to buy a shower cap anymore!
10. A T-shirt or a towel?
Did you know that a towel is harder than a T-shirt and can cause friction and frizz? That’s why using a T-shirt to dry your hair after you get out of the shower is such a great idea! Because a T-shirt is much softer than a towel. After doing this a few times you will notice a difference in your hair looking healthier overall.
As you have just read, it is not difficult at all to take good care of your hair, save some time and save some money. Just follow these tips! I hope you will experiment with these hacks after reading this article! You will be amazed at what cold air does to your hair, how well a plastic bag works like a shower cap and how easy it is to detangle your hair if you put some conditioner in first!