Hair is an essential accessory for most and it therefore makes sense to maintain it to the best of your ability. With the proper attention that doesn’t cause stress or harm it is possible to enjoy the light, flowing hair that gives the look and shine that you want. Here are five tips for your general hair maintenance routine:

Use conditioner wisely

Unless you have an issue with a very dry scalp, there is generally no need to apply a conditioner to the full head of hair. Applying too much conditioner can leave the hair looking quite greasy, especially when you consider the scalp is able to naturally produce oil on a daily basis. The preferred treatment is to focus on the ends and put conditioner on the last three-quarters of your hair.

Bobby pins

To stop the bobby pins sliding out it can benefit to give them a light spray of hairspray or similar. This has the desired effect of providing extra grip so it is no longer necessary to be concerned about them falling out and having a negative impact on the hair style. Make sure to leave the pins for several minutes to dry after spraying. This simple tip is most effective on thin, straight or fine hair.

Silk pillows

Switching the pillow case to satin or silk can have plenty of benefits. By replacing the cotton pillow it is not only possible to benefit the hair but also your skin. A cotton pillow can cause split ends or similar hair breakage, as well as removing moisture from the skin. Other benefits of switching to satin or silk are the more luxurious feel, healthier eyelashes and smoother skin.

Massage the scalp

Giving the scalp a massage every morning when having a shower can do wonders for the hair. It not only helps to improve the strength of the roots, but also helps to stimulate hair growth. The scalp massage helps to increase the blood flow to this area of the body which is beneficial for improving circulation, reducing stress and even putting you in a better mood.

Wide-tooth comb

A wide-tooth comb is a lot friendlier to the hair to brush out tangles from wet hair compared to the traditional paddle brush. This type of comb is less likely to pull and tug on the hair like a brush. This means it is easier and safer to remove the tangles while causing minimal damage. For more convenience it can benefit to use a wide-tooth comb while still in the shower. Also, for the more stubborn tangles, try to comb those out while the conditioner is still in the hair.

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