There are so many things you can do to make your hair care easier. One step is to test the strength of your hair. You can do this by pulling a strand of hair taut between your fingers. If the piece of hair snaps easily then it has probably been damaged and you need to be cautious with heating appliances and hair dryers unless you use a heat-protective product first. If you desire a light, natural - look finish, another suggestion is when using hair spray, apply hair spray to the hair brush, and then brush thru the hair to ensure even distribuition.
You can also use a wide range of volumzing products to build volume with fine hair or even flyaway hair. There are volumizing shampoos, conditioners and even styling sprays that can be used. To avoid frizzieness, don't brush your hair when it isn't wet. Only brush your hair when your hair is somewhat wet. Then blow-dry the rest with a round brush to finish the style.
You can get the maximum effect from your conditioner by leaving it on for the required time. It is difficult to guess the number of minutes, so it is best to have a clock visible so you can use it to keep time. Generally 5 minutes is a good length of time to allow the ingredients in the conditioner a chance to work. Make sure to massage the conditioner into the hair.
To get the best results possible from the product, it must come in contact with the hair itself. Divide your hair into three or four sections when blow-drying. Make sure to clip the unwanted section out of the way so you can concentrate on one section at a time. Trying to blow dry the entire head at one time can be difficult and time consuming.
Split Ends or trichoptilosis is the splitting of hair fiber in a longitudinal direction. This normally develops after the protective cuticle has been stripped away from the end of your hair fibers and results in split ends. Over processing your hair can be another reason why your hair splits.
Chemical and physical trauma can cause the hair to weather and eventually will end in split ends. Extensive, rough brushing will even induce split ends. The damaged hair fibers split into two or three strands and the split may be two, even three centimeters long. The greater the damage, the worse the split ends may be. It seems the best treatment for split ends is to cut the hair and remove the split and damaged ends. Since you cannot mend split ends unless you trim them, you can follow a deep conditioning regimen in order to keep the strands supple and flexible.
Always use excellent conditioners and do not blow dry your hair on high heat. If you follow the simple tips above, you should be able to ensure you're your hair looks the best it can. Proper hair care isn't rocket science, but with some carefully laid out strategies, your hair will definitely stand out in a crowd.
Gregg Hall is an author living in Navarre Beach, Florida. Find more about this as well as hair care products at http://www.okenbeautysupply.com