Rinse your hair with cool water. Avoid rinsing your hair in hot water, as it can dry it out, leaving it looking very dull. After shampooing and conditioning, rinse your hair with cool water. This closes the cuticle, allowing light to reflect off your hair, which causes it to look much shinier. If your hair is very dry, try using a spray-on shine mist. Braiding wet hair and letting it air dry can add instant texture, volume and style that costs nothing but a few minutes of your time. If you find wet hair a challenge to braid, work on dry hair and mist your hair well with water, when done with your plaits.
In order to keep your hair healthy and looking its best, try cutting back on the amount of blow drying you do. No matter how carefully you go about it, blow drying your hair will cause some damage to it. Giving your hair a break from frequent styling can help it recuperate and return to its full, natural potential.
Comb curly hair out before getting into the shower to shampoo it. The less knots you have before you wash it, the less you will have when you are done. This will make it easier to get your hair combed out while it is delicate when wet. The less breakage you have, the fewer frizzes you have. You really only need to wash your hair as often as you feel is needed for keeping it clean. The amount that you wash it, also depends on your hair type. The general rule if you have oily hair, is that it needs to be washed every day or every two days. For dry hair, just wash it 2-3 times per week. It’s important to make sure your hair and scalp get enough natural oil. For even distribution of your hair’s natural oil, try bending over and brushing your scalp and hair back to front. Keep doing this until your scalp begins to tingle. Follow up with a gentle massage using your fingertips. When shampooing your hair, don’t forget the benefits of a vigorous scalp massage. A scalp massage can help stimulate blood flow and encourage hair growth. Massage the scalp with your fingertips, being careful not to pull on your hair, while shampooing and rinsing, can help to ensure a thoroughly clean head of hair.