11 haircare dos and don’ts

Updated: Jul 9, 2020

Tasmiya Shaikh - Beauty Blogger - Founder of Jobshowcase

Shiny and healthy hair is everyone’s dream. Yet, there is no overnight formula to get beautiful hair. It’s the daily hair care routine, that will help to keep your hair looking its best every day. During my childhood, I was into sports and always find it hard to manage my hair so till school the length of my hair was up to shoulders only. I used to experiment with my hair a lot by visiting saloons and getting new haircuts frequently. But when I stepped into college and realized the girl’s beauty enhances by long hair

So, I maintained some healthy activities which I would like to share with you all. The Dos and don’ts for the healthy hair:

1. Don’t Over Wash Your Hair

If you wash your hair every single day, it will strip off the natural oils from your hair, leaving it dull, dry, and lackluster. How often should you wash your hair will depend on your activity level. Don’t let the grease and oil build up on your scalp, as not washing it enough can make your scalp scaly and itchy.

2. Don’t Tie Your Hair Too Tight

Tying your hair in tight ponytails, braids and headbands stretch the hair shaft, causing it to break. It can also lead to a condition called traction alopecia, a form of hair loss that is caused by the constant pulling of hair. In the long term, your hair might permanently stop growing from areas it is pulled most and it causes a permanent bald patch.

3. Stop using chemicals in your hair.

People generally use hair wax, gel, and other chemicals to make their hair shiny and elegant, but these are not good for hair health. Using these products in your hair can make your scalp dry and it will eventually make your hair weak.

4. Do nourish your scalp with oil twice weekly.

This will help to soften and strengthen graying hair. Choose from almond, coconut or extra-virgin olive oil. Soak a cotton ball in the oil and dab on to the scalp, leave for half an hour then wash with very warm water. Finish with a cold rinse to flatten the cuticle of the hair. The result? Softer, smoother, manageable hair.

5. Remove stress.

Stress is the main cause of hair fall, so try to be calm, stable, and tension free. Do yoga and meditation to keep you fit and healthy, as it will affect positively in hair health.

6. Don’t use a brush on wet hair.

Use a wide-toothed comb instead. Start at the ends, gently working your way up towards the roots.

7. Maintain a good diet chart.

Our eating bad habits are also responsible for hair fall, so add vitamin, mineral, and nutrients in your diet that consequently give strength to your hair. Do eat foods rich in skin and hair enhancing essential fatty acids. By taking care of your diet, the state of your inner health will reflect in the condition of your hair. Be kind to yourself.


8. Don’t Overdo The Appliances.

Excess heat from styling tools such as blow drier or flat-iron will make your hair dry, rough, and brittle, and also cause split ends. You don't need heating tools to make your hair look good. Use a natural smoothing serum to get that sleek and glossy look.

9. Don’t forget to clean your brushes and combs.

Don't let your freshly cleansed hair get dirty by using tools and accessories on it that haven't been washed. Find a cleaning schedule for your combs and brushes that works for you. Soak them in warm, soapy water once a week.

10. Protect Your Hair From Sun Damage:

Like your skin, your hair should be protected from the harsh rays of the sun. Don’t expose your hair to the sun during the hottest time of the day. Cover up and wear a hat instead.

11. Don’t over-style.

Experts recommend using a blow dryer only for special occasions. At the end of your styling session, switch to cold air. This closes the hair shaft, leaving the hair smooth, glossy and shiny.

12. Do have regular trims.

Keep regularly scheduled appointments with your stylist. Making an appointment for a trim every 4 to 6 weeks will leave your hair in good condition. Even if it’s a micro-trim, it going to help prevent spilled ends and breakage.

Beauty Blogger,

Tasmiya Shaikh