Hair care routine: How do you maintain a hair care routine?How to Start and Maintain a Hair Care Routine
Hair care can often be challenging, especially if you are limited on time, but keeping your hair healthy and stylish can help you feel more confident and attractive. Creating a hair care routine is easy and involves maintaining the health of your hair and applying beneficial products to your hair. Luckily your hair doesn’t always need attention every day and many things in a hair care routine can be done only once or twice a week.
What is a hair care regimen?
A hair care regimen is a routine one does to maintain healthy and strong hair. It’s a systematic plan that is designed to care for the hair on a long-term basis. To create a hair care regimen, you have to make a plan first. Get everything you need, then work through it and repeat.
How can I care for my Hair: Developing a Routine (Regimen)
Know your hair type. Every person has different hair, and it often needs to be treated and taken care of in different ways. Learn what type of hair you have in order to take care of it in the best way possible. Go a few days with natural hair, not using any products, and observe what your hair tendencies are. You may discover that your hair is:
Wash your hair when it is necessary. Many people believe that they need to wash their hair daily, but in truth most hair types only need to wash their hair every other day or a few times a week. Depending on your hair type, wash your hair when it’s dirty, not just out of habit. 
- If you have dry hair, you should only wash it every third day
- If your hair is more oil prone, try washing it every other day, but if it looks really oily after just one day you can wash it every day
- If you have normal hair (not super dry and not super oily) you should wash your hair ever other day or every three days
- There is no perfect formula for how much you should wash your hair. Just monitor your hair and wash it when you feel it’s getting dirty. Washing it too much will prevent the natural oils from restoring in your hair, which can damage your hair.
Trim your hair regularly. Hair is prone to split ends and if you go long periods of time without cutting your hair, it can look damaged and unhealthy. Try to give your hair a trim every three months or so, and if you are really prone to split ends, trim your hair every six weeks.
- If visiting a salon frequently is too much trouble or too expensive, trim your hair yourself. Invest in scissors for your hair and use a mirror that allows you to see the back of your head. It’s easiest to trim your hair when it is wet or straight so that you can get even ends.
How do you get healthy hair?
Providing Extra Protection for Your Hair
Apply natural remedies to your hair. There are a lot of different hair products you can buy to improve the quality of your hair, but some of the best things for your hair can be found in the kitchen:
- Olive oil: warm olive oil will help moisturize dry hair. Apply to your hair and let sit for 45 minutes, then shampoo and rinse.
- Tea: unsweetened, brewed tea can bring shine to your hair as well as enhance your natural color. Rinse hair with a tea that corresponds to your natural color (black tea for brunettes, chamomile tea for blondes) after rinsing out shampoo in a shower.
- Coconut oil: this serves as a natural conditioner. Take heated coconut oil and apply to hair, letting it sit for thirty minutes. Then rinse with shampoo.
- Honey: honey is a natural moisturizer and can help strengthen hair follicles. Mix equal parts honey and shampoo and rinse.
Take care of the rest of your body. This is one of those obvious things, but in order to have healthy hair, you need to have a healthy body, which means eating right and taking in the right nutrients. Because hair is another part of your body, it needs certain nutrients to maintain strength and growth. Some nutrients to improve your hair are:
- Essential fatty acids: flaxseed oil, salmon, tuna, walnuts and almonds
- Vitamin B6: bananas, potatoes, and spinach
- Protein: fish, chicken, eggs, and soy products
- Folic acid: fresh fruits and vegetables, especially citrus fruits and tomatoes, as well as whole grains, beans, and lentils
- Stress and smoking can also cause damage to your hair by making it dull and prone to breakage, so avoid these things if possible
Replace regular shampooing with dry shampoo. If you want to maintain the best health for your hair, it’s good to avoid washing your hair too much, but you may feel like your hair just looks way too dirty. Dry shampoos are great because they are an easy product that covers any dirt or grease in your hair and makes it look fresh. Spray the dry shampoo in your roots, spread it evenly through your hair with your fingers, and then run a brush through your hair to make it look the most natural.