Believe it or not, a rock star pointed this out. Alright, you can *gasp* and… eh, whatever… so did I meet them in person? Sadly, no. I never got the chance. I’m just passing along what I’ve read and heard.
First: wash your hair twice a day in cold water (as cold as you can possibly tolerate it).
You can use any shampoo or conditioner, in fact, I believe what the anonymous rock star used was Jerri Redding hair care products and happily used Aqua Net hair spray like it was nobody’s business.
Second: a yellow colored hair dryer is your best friend! In the hair dryer industry the color made a world of difference as far as temperature settings were concerned and how much heat the unit would produce. The white color would get extremely hot, the yellow hair dryer was a step down according to the rock star.
I had a travel-sized orange One for the Road hair dryer years ago, and believe there was truth in this rock star’s claim about hair dryers and their heat output. My travel hair dryer would become hotter than Hades in less than five minutes, and would for no apparent reason, just kill over. I never did take into consideration the color of the plastic could have been why it overheated so often. I would have to wait for the hair dryer to cool off and then finish styling my hair. Talk about a pain in the… oh, well.
Third (and this isn’t from the rock star but from my own experience): one whole egg and some honey. Mix these two ingredients together and massage into your scalp and wet hair. Make sure its cold water you’re using. If its hot then the egg will ‘cook’ and you’ll be picking out pieces of egg white and yolk.
If the honey and egg mixture leave the hair feeling sticky, re-wash it using cold water and some apple cider vinegar which should take care of the residue. Proceed to shampoo and condition like normal, then rinse and towel dry.
Fourth: never comb your hair when its still wet. This is when your hair is prone to breakage and fragile. Wait until your hair is dry or use either your fingers or a large tooth comb or pick to gently detangle the strands.
Fifth: Use a good quality shampoo and conditioner, although I know its tough to resist the urge to buy that ‘sale’ item. I would highly recommend going to a beauty supply store such as Sally’s or visit your local hair dresser and see what they can recommend. All hair types are different.
Avoid washing your hair in hot water as this has the tendency to strip the natural oils from the hair root leaving it dry, brittle and dull. To restore luster try massaging a drop or two of lite olive oil between the strands as according to late natural path Bernarr Macfadden. But any type of oil might leave your hair feeling and looking greasy and unwashed, so you might want to use this sparingly or just skip it entirely.
During the winter:
Never leave the house in wet hair. The old wives tale goes that you’ll catch your death or pneumonia and I have heard this time and again. But it isn’t a good idea to walk out in cold weather with wet hair. Heat escapes through your head and always try to allow time to get ready to head out.
In the summer: dry your hair naturally outdoors and don’t rely on a hair dryer. If it’s a nice sunny warm day, this might help.
This is all I have for now. I might update this blog later on. Thanks for reading, sharing and liking. 🙂