Haircare Essentials: Everything A Beginner Needs

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                                   By Vaishnavi Srivastava

Taking care of your tresses is as important as looking after your skin. Your locks bear a lot and it clearly shows if you do not take care of them in just the right manner. 

Just like skincare, your hair care routine doesn’t have to involve fancy expensive products and a bunch of steps. You just need to protect and repair your hair from all the damage they go through. And this can be done in a few very simple steps! 

Wondering what they are? Fret not, we are here to help you with the very basics of hair care if you are a beginner! Just get your hands on these essentials and you will be good to go. 

Here you go!

1. Gentle Cleanser

Keeping your scalp clean and free from dirt and oil is the very first step towards healthy hair. Go for a mild and gentle cleanser that is free from all the chemicals such as sulfates and parabens. 

With your hair being exposed to sun, dirt, and gunk, you tend to get a greasy and dirty scalp that leads to dandruff and other hair problems. Washing your hair after every 3-4 days will keep such problems at bay!

Pro tip: Apply the cleanser on your scalp and lather it down the lengths of your hair for a good wash!

2. Hydrating Conditioner

After you wash your hair, they tend to get frizzy due to several factors. It also becomes extremely hard to detangle them and it leads to hair fall and breakage. All of this can be avoided if you use a good hydrating conditioner every time you wash your hair.

It will detangle your hair and will control the frizz as well. 

Pro tip: Apply the conditioner only to the lengths of your hair and not on the roots to avoid your scalp being oily. 

3. Good Hair Oil

Oiling your hair is a very crucial step to keep your scalp nourished and hydrated. Especially if you are someone who has a dry skin type, oiling your hair once or twice a week can definitely bring back life in your hair. It will not only strengthen the roots but will also make your hair lustrous and shiny. 

Pro tip: Do not apply hair oil overnight. Leave it on for max 2 hours and then wash off with a gentle cleanser. 

4. Non-sticky Hair Serum

It might sound fancy but using a hair serum can do wonders for your hair. Just a few drops of a good serum after you wash your hair can protect your hair from the damaging effects of sunlight, dust, and humidity. Not only this, it will also make your hair extremely manageable and frizz-free!

Pro tip: Apply the serum on damp hair to get the best results!

5. Heat Protectant

If there’s one thing we definitely want you to get your hands on, it's this product! In today's world of fashion, we all tend to use heat on our hair for styling them as and when we want. From straighteners to curlers to crimpers, we use a lot of styling tools on our hair on a regular basis. This does not only rip off the natural oils but also degrades the quality of our hair making them prone to breakage. 

This is why a heat protectant should be used to protect your hair from such severe damage.

Pro tip: While using styling tools, try to keep the temperature moderate and not very high. 

That’s it, ladies!

These are the 5 hair care essentials that anyone who is starting off with a hair care routine needs to have!

Let us know in the comments below which one of these products do you swear by and how have they changed your hair game? 

Also, don’t forget to tag us as #healthyhairwithgirlsbuzz if you ever post a picture flaunting your beautiful locks!

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