How to Get Beautiful Hair Even Without Expensive Salon Treatments

Dreaming of sleek, enviable tresses? Follow these tips to achieve that beautiful hair in no time!

We all want beautiful hair, and we often resort to various salon treatments to get it. If you can afford them, then by all means, pamper yourself. However, you can also take a minute to evaluate your hair care routine. What if you can improve it to get healthier, more beautiful locks? That would definitely cost a lot less. Sometimes, the key to achieving gorgeous hair is dropping some bad hair habits and adopting great ones.

To help you get healthy hair that wow without having to break the bank, we’ve put together some tips on how to treat your mane right. Follow these tips and watch your locks transform and become more beautiful each day.

1. Avoid rubbing your hair with a towel

How to get beautiful hair: Asian woman squeezing her long curly hair with a white shirt
An old t-shirt or any smooth fabric is preferable over a towel when squeezing excess water from your hair.

Your hair is at its weakest when it’s wet, so it’s more prone to breakage. Gently squeeze excess water out using a smooth fabric, like an old t-shirt, instead of rubbing your hair with a towel. This will help prevent split ends and damage.  

2. Wash your hair regularly

How to get beautiful hair: Closeup shot of a woman in the shower shampooing her hair
Always apply conditioner after shampooing your hair to keep your hair from drying out. Credit: Shutterstock

While some say that frequent washing is not good for your hair, it’s a must if you live in a hot and humid country like the Philippines. After all, you sweat a lot and are often exposed to pollution! Plus, thanks to the weather, your hair also tends to get oily that dirt easily sticks to it. When sweat, oil, and dirt accumulate on your scalp, it can result in dandruff. Beautiful hair doesn’t exactly have flakes falling down from it, so wash, wash, wash!

Editor’s tip: Keep your hair dandruff-free with shampoo that nourishes and hydrates the scalp. Clear Complete Soft Care Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, formulated with Nutrium 10 and Fresh Sakura Fragrance, is a great pick; it helps to activate the scalp’s natural protection layer, while keeping your hair fresh and fragrant.

3. Massage your scalp when you shampoo

Massaging your scalp will help your locks absorb the shampoo’s nutrients better. It also helps strengthen your hair’s roots.

4. Rinse your hair with cold water

Asian woman washing her long hair
Rinsing with cold water can make your scalp feel fresh, too. Credit: Dennie Ramon

Rinsing your hair with cold water will seal in the nutrients from the shampoo. This will make your mane soft, smooth, and healthy.

5. Go easy on hairstyling products

How to get beautiful hair: Woman wearing a white tank top spraying on her long brown hair
Styling your hair using your favorite products is fun, but give your hair a break once in a while. Credit: Shutterstock

You don’t always have to use hairstyling products for your hair to look good. Sometimes, all it takes is proper hair care and management. When you have clean hair that’s fragrant and neatly combed, you’re good to go! However, if you really have to use hairspray, gel, wax, or mousse, you might want to consider limiting your usage to once every two days. Doing so will give your hair days off and allow your strands to breathe and relax.

Editor’s tip: Give your hair extra TLC by applying TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Treatment Mask once a week. This product helps nourish your hair so it stays healthy and well-moisturized. Plus, it tames frizz, too!

6. Avoid using heat-styling tools too often

How to get beautiful hair: Closeup shot of a woman wrapped in a white towel blow drying her long brown hair
Give your hair a break from heated tools, too. Credit: Shutterstock

As much as curling iron, blow dryer, and flat iron help us get gorgeous hair, they also damage it. Frequent exposure to high temperature makes hair dry and brittle so it looks dull, so if you’re just going to the supermarket, maybe you can skip the flat iron.

7. Use the right type of products for your hair type

Asian woman holding a pink shampoo bottle
Pick a shampoo that suits your hair type. Credit: Dennie Ramon

Just because one shampoo works on your best friend’s hair doesn’t mean it will work on yours, too. Focus on what your hair needs and make sure your shampoo and conditioner are able to give this. Is your hair flat and limp? Choose a shampoo and conditioner that can help boost volume. Did you just get a dye job? Use a conditioner that’s made for colored hair. Got curly locks? Invest in hair products that help moisturize your hair, tame frizz, and make it soft and manageable.

Editor’s tip: Get hair that’s easy to style and manage with Sunsilk Smooth and Manageable Shampoo. It also has five flower essences that help make your hair fresh and fragrant.

8. Brush your hair the right way

How to get beautiful hair: Woman brushing her long dark hair facing a mirror
Quit the tugging and pulling. Brush your hair gently, untangling your tips first. Credit: Shutterstock

Is there a right way to brush your hair? The answer is yes. If you’ve been brushing from roots to tips, chances are, you might have been contributing to hair breakage and damage. It’s time to change this habit. Start by holding your hair mid-length and brushing your tips first to remove tangles. Make sure that when you brush, your roots don’t get pulled to avoid damage. Then, work your way up, removing tangles along the way, until your brush can run smoothly from your roots to your tips.

With these simple tips, you can get beautiful hair right at your own home. Cultivating a healthy hair care routine is key. After all, beautiful hair starts from having healthy locks.

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