Women and hair… It’s like a complicated relationship: we love them, we hate them. We part with them, try something new. And then end up back to the tried and tested. So that “hairy” problems like split ends and the like don’t go to your head, here is our ultimate hair care guide.
Wash & Go: wash your hair
At some point, it becomes a routine, like brushing your teeth or making coffee. Perhaps that is why we often don’t think about what is right and wrong when washing our hair?
Shampoo: Expensive brands from the hairdresser, vital natural products, or conventional shampoos from the drugstore – every woman should decide for herself. The right product for the individual hair type is essential.
Tip: So we choose a shampoo for dry, colored, curly, oily hair, etc.!
Washing: The water shouldn’t be too hot. Heat makes our hair dry and brittle. It is best to start washing lukewarm. For medium-length hair, distribute a walnut-sized amount of shampoo on the palms of your hands and massage gently into the scalp. Always clean the roots more intensively than the lengths and tips (the latter dry out faster).
Tip: Finally, let the cold water flow over your hair and scalp – this also stimulates blood circulation!
Rinse: A conditioner provides the optimal moisture boost and seals the hair surface. This means that the color also lasts longer, the hair shines more, and is easier to comb through. After washing, massage the conditioner into the lengths and ends. Leave on for a short time, then rinse off.
Tip: If the hair is dehydrated, massage a little conditioner into the lengths before washing – this will protect it from the shampoo!
Frequency: It is better not to wash your hair every day! The faster they get greasy and dry out. It is best to extend the breaks between passing step by step. So the hair slowly gets used to it.
Tip: washing every 2-3 days is sufficient.
Dry & Go: dry hair
One takes too long; the other is not gentle enough in the long run? Drying hair is not the same as drying hair. However, there is no clear rule. We recommend a mix of several variables.
Drying: gently squeeze out the wet hair with your hands. Then gently “dab” over it with a towel. Under no circumstances rub it; it makes the hair surface rough and dull – there is a risk of split ends. It is best to wrap your hair loosely in a towel and let it dry further.
Tip: A Microfiber model absorbs up to 2x more water than a cotton towel!
Blow-drying: Blow-drying generally takes place more often and for longer in winter. No wonder who wants to go to the door with a wet head in freezing temperatures? However, hairdryer heat also dries out the hair quickly. And if the straightening iron or curling iron, then “heat up,” the hair becomes brittle and dull.
Tip: It’s best to spray on heat protection before blow-drying!
Air drying: No problem in summer; your hair will be dried outside after a short time. However, going directly into the sun with wet hair has a similar effect to blow-drying. The heat attacks the hair and dries it out.
Tip: The longer the hair dries after washing, the shorter the blow-drying time!
Comb & Go: Comb your hair
“100 strokes of the brush a day make the hair shine” – we already got this beauty tip from grandma. But a lot of combing also strains the hair. Presumably, therefore, 10 do the same.
Comb: We often only comb our hair after washing because it is easier with wet hair. Better to untangle it a little bit beforehand. Knots become even tighter when wet and are then all the more difficult to get out.
Tip: We always comb from bottom to top, so first the ends and then the lengths!
Brush: After combing through, gently brush all of your hair again. The rule of thumb is “Comb wet hair, brush dry hair. “
Tip: It is best to use a product made from natural bristles, which is also gentle on the scalp!
Cut & Go: Cut your hair.
Some like it, others hate it. Young women like to cry while others feel more liberated afterward. Good hair care is like a pot with a lid.
Cutting: Regular hair cutting is mandatory. Because once the tips are broken, split ends occur. And it keeps moving upwards. If the hair then splits to the root, it falls out.
Tip: We recommend cutting every 3-4 months for long hair and six weeks for short hair!
When is the right time to cut your hair? A look at the lunar calendar reveals it!
Myth: Many women believe that hair grows faster if you cut the tips regularly. But that’s not true. They grow healthier, but not quicker.
Tip: It is better to cut off just a little bit over and over again than a lot all at once because the hair is broken!
Care & Go: look after your hair
We know how to properly wash, dry, comb, and cut our hair. Here are a few additional tips on how our head of hair stays even more volume and healthier:
- Massage: Hair grows better and healthier when the scalp is well supplied with blood. Regular head massages (e.g., as an extra when visiting the hairdresser) are ideal. But don’t hesitate to lend a hand yourself: Knead your scalp gently with your fingers for a few minutes once a day.
- Hair oil: It protects dry and colored hair but also prevents split ends. The oil seals the hair structure and prevents it from drying out too quickly. Also great for on-the-go: spray on – Don.
- Hair treatment: Also called a hair mask. Not without reason, because a cure is what a mask is for the face. She cares for the hair and builds it up again. Leave on for half an hour about once a week, then rinse carefully.
- Pillow (cover): A synthetic material roughens up our hair too much while we toss and turn in bed. A silk cover is much more suitable.
- Night hairstyle: A braid, ponytail, or bun is better than keeping your hair open. As a result, they do not want to knot so quickly and stay nice and supple. Speaking of braids: a so-called “invisibobble” is gentler than a regular hair tie!
- Anti-dandruff: Microorganisms and remnants of styling products tend to collect in combs and brushes. This promotes dandruff. It is best to clean the utensils regularly with a mild shampoo.