Everything a Girl Should Know about Keeping and Caring for Her Hair

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Want to know how can you keep your hair healthy?

Apart from a woman's outfit, one of the first things we notice is her hair. Our hair plays a big role in our overall look and appearance. It can also give some subtle hints about your personality and style.

As cliche as it is when we want a makeover, getting our hair done is something we always consider first. Having hair that's well cared for does a lot as far as appearances and well-being go.

This is why it's important to care for our hair and keep it in its best condition. Not only is it a fun routine, but it's also a great way to unwind and relax too. There's more to haircare than the trusty comb, shampoo, and conditioner.

Here's everything a girl should know about keeping and caring for her hair and more!

Her Hair, My Hair

We ladies have different types and textures of hair. Some have stick-straight, others have beachy waves, or even curly and kinky. Each hair texture may need its own special care.

While there might be a girl who swears by her hair products, it might not work the same way on you. Discovering what your own hair needs may be quite the journey.

However, once you have everything down to a tee, you'll find hair care more enjoyable and rewarding. Back in the day, they said that brushing your hair 100 times a day is enough to keep it healthy. While a great brush or comb plays a huge role in your hair's health, it isn't the only tool a girl needs in caring for her hair.

So, how do you know which comb or brush is best for you? It all comes down to your hair type, texture, and when you're using it. On the same note, knowing if your scalp is a bit on the dry or oily side also matters.

Here are some of the main combs and brushes that every girl should have in her arsenal.

  • fine-tooth comb
  • wide-tooth comb
  • paddle brush
  • boar bristle brush
  • afro pick (for our afro ladies)
  • detangling comb and brushes
  • styling brush

You don't have to have all of these at once. You can work your way into owning the right combs and brushes for your hair type. Also, take note of using these brushes since wet hair is very different from dried hair.

Hair Wash Day

You might know that one girl who either always or never washes her hair. It brings us to the question of when and how often should I wash my hair? The answer may vary depending on your hair type.

While a girl may choose to wash her hair daily, you don't have to do the same. If you have hair that's been recently dyed or treated, it might suffer from constant washing. Those who opt to have dreadlocks also have a specific and scheduled wash day.

Some prefer to wash their hair at night, right before bed. However, one issue with this is waking up with a bedhead; however, it's preventable. All you need to do is braid your hair and wrap it with a silk or satin scarf.

Silk and satin also have many benefits for your hair. This is why these pillowcases are all the rage at the moment. Even celebrities swear by them.

Hair wash day can be quite particular, depending on the individual. Hair washing also doesn't always mean shampoo and conditioner and then rinsing off. Some opt for dry shampoo or the trend of no-poo shampoo.

Knowing your hair (and yourself) plays a key role in hair wash day. Truly, nothing beats the feeling of having great smelling hair that's smooth and shiny. Regardless of your hair washing schedule, it's crucial to smelling fresh and hygienic.

Hair Aftercare and More

Are you that girl who looks forward to hair wash day? If so, then you must be savvy enough to know how hair drying might be quite the struggle for some.

Depending on your hair type, you might have some breakage, fizz, or even annoying static. If you don't dry your hair right, it might cause further damage to your crowning glory. Towels have always been our go-to, but if you want to start taking better care of your hair, you may want to rethink this

It's for the best to have a designated hair towel and hair products. Being super-absorbent is a bonus that won't hurt either. Revolutionized hair towels like Turbie Twist give your hair that extra TLC it craves.

These special towels hold on to your hair and dry them in a jiffy without damaging it. They're lightweight so that they won't give you a headache, unlike your bulky towel. They're perfect when you're in a rush or are trying to relax.

Not only do you get less damage to your hair, but you can also feel pampered like you're having a spa day. Drying your hair well at night also means fewer chances of getting a dreaded bedhead. If you think your hair needs a boost, consider natural oils.

Celebrity Serena Williams admits to taking care of and combing her hair with coconut oil. Using natural and organic hair care is a rising trend right now. It's no surprise, though, since it's both great for you and the environment!

The "Mane" Takeaway

Each woman has her own strategy for taking care of her hair. If you think your hair has been a little worse for wear, try altering your hair care routine. Caring for your hair shouldn't feel like a chore, and who better to know that than us at Turbie Twist.

We also have other products to keep your hair healthy and beautiful. Feel free to browse our blogs for more tips on hair care too! For any questions and more information, contact us today.