Women have been persuaded, coaxed, and cajoled into giving their consent to a romantic relationship because of their beauty and charm that have mesmerized and tantalized men since the dawn of civilization. Furthermore, a woman endowed with long, thick and lustrous manes has always considered them to be her crowning glory that further adds to her appeal. However, women who have small hair and prefer to keep their hair short and cropped look equally enticing and alluring.
Without exaggerating things, it won’t be out of place to mention that keeping one’s hair short is the ‘in thing’. Therefore, it follows that hairdos and hairstyles that lend your hair a stunted and petite look are in vogue. Women that consider selves trendy and like to flow with the times, go for the ‘bob’ cut or ‘pixie’ cut and all other styles of haircut that lets them maintain short locks and tresses.
So, as a woman if you believe yourself to be fashionable, you’d naturally like to settle for a hairdo that gives your crop a short and diminutive look. However, you’d have to take meticulous care of your hair if you want to keep it healthy as well as sustain the short and croppy look for a long time. But if you’re under the assumption that shampooing your hair once in a while or occasionally using a conditioner will maintain the healthiness of your short hair, then you could not be more wrong.
Flaunting the latest hairstyle comes easy as you just have to head to a hair salon or beauty parlor to get it. The difficulty arises when you have to take thorough care of your curls and tresses not only for the sake of upholding the look but also for preserving their health and hygiene. How the hairdo sits on you and how you’d look ultimately is determined to a great extent by the health of your hair. You try so many things to keep your hair looking resplendent and velvety but oftentimes you seem to run out of ideas. You can try the ensuing Ways to Keep Short Hair Healthy.
1. Go For Haircare Products That Are Suitable For Your Hair
The market is flooded with different kinds of shampoos, conditioners, gels, creams and sundry other haircare products. Moreover, since one product looks as appealing as the other, you’d be tempted to try the first item that you come across. If you’re reckless in your use of haircare items, you’d be causing irreparable damage to your hair.
Using products that are not suitable for your hair’s texture or quality can harm your hair in a permanent manner. The damage happens in a very slow and gradual manner that may not be noticeable to you in the initial period. Only when you start losing hair profusely, do you sit up and take notice.
So, needless to say, you should use haircare items that are appropriate for your type of hair. Before purchasing any hair product, read the instructions on the label carefully. All haircare products explicitly specify the type of hair they should be used on. In case you’re not sure about the kind of products to use, consult a dermatologist or a haircare expert. Once you get accustomed to using a specific category of products, don’t go for changing them too often unless you’re required to.
2. Avoid Using An Assortment Of Products
Since your hair is a living organ like any other organ in your body, it has to suffer from diseases and ailments from time to time. Like all other individuals, you have to put up with hair fall and dandruff, and your hair often gets infected with lice and ticks. A wide and diverse variety of products are easily available in the market that can take care of these conditions.
However, no single hair product can claim to be a ‘cure-all’ as far as hair problems are concerned. Hence, many people are in the habit of using a multiplicity of products to take the hair issues in their stride. What these individuals fail to realize is that using a plethora of products can be really detrimental for their mane in the long run. Therefore, you should use few and natural products instead of experimenting with diversity.
3. Go For Periodic Trimmings
Contrary to what you might think, shorter hair requires more upkeep compared to longer hair locks. That boils down to visiting a hair salon more often not only to keep your hair looking short but also to hold on to its shape. If you want to keep showing off your ‘Pixie’ or ‘Bob’ style of haircut, then you’d need to make an appointment with your hairstylist at least once in a month.
4. Don’t Be Careless With Maintaining Your Scalp Either
You should do well to bear in mind that the living part of your hair i.e. the hair follicle is embedded beneath the skin of your scalp. So, you simply can’t afford to be lax with your scalp maintenance or upkeep. Just as the epidermis on the rest of your body can get bogged down because of the debris and exfoliation leading to congestion of the pores, your scalp too can get affected because of scabs and dryness. You can seriously mull over going for a scalp treatment procedure for revitalizing it and keeping it stimulated.
5. Balanced Diets Matter A Lot
Fortifying and balancing your meals with the right mix of foods that contain carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals is essential not only for your body but for your hair also. Human hair is basically made up of ‘amino acids’ that are building blocks of protein. So, you should take to enrich your diet with food items that are rich in protein like fish, eggs, lean meat, milk, soya, and so on.
Gorge on fresh fruits and vegetables and drink at least two glasses of milk a day. Drink 8-10 glasses of water daily. Sticking to a balanced diet goes a long way in retaining the health of your hair.
6. Wash Your Hair Routinely
Soaking your short hair on a regular basis is perhaps one of the healthiest ways of keeping up its glossiness and texture. You should wash your hair nothing less than 5 times weekly. Use a conditioning shampoo at least two times in the whole week. However, strictly abstain from using any kind of soap for rinsing your hair. Using a soap to wash and clean your hair will do untold damage to your tresses.
7. Keep Your Hair Well Oiled
The practice of using hair oils has been maintained as a tradition by many families and has been handed down from one generation to the other. Using hair oils is without doubt one of the most excellent ways of keeping your mane in good humor. Hair oil works as a good conditioner preventing the formation of flakes and grime on your scalp. If you massage or knead your hair regularly with a natural hair oil, for instance coconut oil or sesame oil, both your hair follicles and scalp will remain in the pink of health.
8. Make Use Of Home Remedies
Alongside using hair oil routinely, you can try out several home remedies for your hair. These home remedies have been used by mankind for centuries and have time and again proved their effectiveness. Therefore these home care solutions for keeping hair healthy and robust are still used extensively by many people. Some excellent home remedies are coconut milk, egg yolk, onion juice extract, rosemary oil, turmeric paste, aloe vera, neem oil, and fenugreek etc.
9. Protection From Sun’s Toxic UV Rays
Try to protect your hair from the stinging rays of the sun as much as you can. Unnecessarily exposing your hair to the sun’s rays can prove to be harmful for your hair. The UV rays especially can be quite ruinous. Nevertheless, most of us have to stay outdoors for long hours because of our jobs and other errands. Therefore, in order to shelter your mane from the toxic rays of the sun smear your hair with a sunscreen lotion and use a summer hat or a scarf. In fact you’d look trendy in a cap as well particularly if you have short hair.
10. Abstain From Combing Wet Hair
Your short hair strands are susceptible to breakage if you comb or brush your hair immediately after a shower when your hair is very wet. Take a soft towel and gently rub it over your head to get rid of the moistness. When your hair is dry enough, use a wooden comb with big teeth to brushing your hair.