Tips for Haircare


  1. Massage
  2. Regular washing
  3. Gentle styling
  4. Hair processing
  5. Regular Trims
  6. Avoid taking hot showers
  7. Combing wet hair
  8. Towel usage
  9. Choose right Shampoo
  10. Conditioner


  • A small study in 9 healthy men found that a daily 4-minute scalp massage stimulated hair growth.
  • Slowly massaging the scalp with any heating oil (preferably coconut oil or almond oil) by using your fingertips. This stimulates the scalp and can improve hair thickness.
  • Taking the time to massage your scalp each day can also help you relieve stress and tension(doesn’t require oiling daily). It’s thought that stretching forces during the massage encourage hair growth and thickness in the dermal papilla cells.
  • Make sure to massage your tresses once a week with oil that suits your scalp. Cover it with a shower cap and wash it off with a mild shampoo after two hours.

Regular washing

Washing hair daily may protect against hair loss by keeping the scalp healthy and clean. Wash your hair at least once every three days with a gentle hair cleanser or shampoo to remove all the accumulated dust, dirt, oil, and bacteria build-up. Keep it clean at all times to avoid hair fall from clogged follicles. It is also important not to wash your hair more than thrice a week. Overwashing will strip your scalp and hair of natural oils that are essential for healthy hair growth.

Gentle styling

Skip tight braids or ponytails that may pull on hair at the root and potentially lead to excessive shedding. While you’re at it, let your hair air dry to avoid irritating your scalp. Heat stylers, like curling or straightening irons, may also damage or break the hair shaft.

Hair processing

Undergoing rigorous hair treatments like straightening, perming and coloring is definitely not kind to your tresses. Further avoid using blow dryers, curling rods, especially on wet hair as they actually boil the water in your hair shaft and make them brittle.

If you really need to use a blow dry, then keep it on the lowest heat setting. If using other products that heat your hair, start with a fortifying leave-in conditioner and finish with a protective spray.

Ask your stylist about alternatives, like organic hair dyes and others that don’t contain ammonia, peroxide, or para-phenylenediamine (PPD).

Regular Trims

Hair tends to be the most damaged near the tips, and a good trim every six to eight weeks can help solve your woes. Damaged hair has a straw-like texture, and can be chopped off to promote growth and remove split ends.

Avoid taking hot showers

shower with flowing water and steam, closeup view

As comforting as hot showers are, it dehydrates strands (just like skin), and strips the scalp of its natural oils, leading to dry, brittle hair that’s more prone to breakage. Instead, opt for lukewarm water and try to rinse hair with the coolest temperature.

Combing wet hair

  • Our strands are never more fragile and prone to breakage when wet. Hence it’s important to use a wide-toothed comb or let them air-dry first before any form of styling. You can use your regular brush after a wide-toothed brush. This will reduce breakage and hair loss from pulling. It is also crucial to remember not to comb your hair while it is wet. Your hair is at its most vulnerable when wet, which increases the chances of breakage.

Towel usage

Another tip is to use your towel the right way. Drying your hair vigorously with a towel will lead to hair breakage, tangles, and pulling. Instead, gently squeeze out excess moisture from your hair with your towel and then let it dry naturally.

Choose right Shampoo

It is extremely important to understand your scalp type and choose the right shampoo. Also, you need to wash your hair depending upon your scalp. For instance, over washing hair with a dry scalp can lead to hair fall, or not washing oily locks thrice a week can lead to the same.

Further, make sure the shampoo is not loaded with chemicals including sulfate, paraben, and silicone that can make your tresses brittle and hence, prone to breakage.


A good conditioner can work wonders for your locks. It contains amino acids that help to repair damaged hair, and also helps to keep them smooth.

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