8 Hair Care Tips You Probably Didn’t Know About

No matter what products you love, what hair type you have, or how much time is on your hands, these are 8 hair care tips you need to know.

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I don’t always have a great hair day, but when I do, I feel like a freshly groomed Shetland show pony. Case in point here.

So, in honor of giving women everywhere the joyful feeling of more great hair days (coastal pony or not), I’m sharing 8 hair care tips you probably didn’t know about.

The best part is that these tips just so happen to work no matter what products you use and on all kinds of hair types, so there’s something for everyone.

As for the tips, let’s get to the list…

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8 Hair Care Tips You Probably Didn’t Know About

1 — Brush and detangle your hair before shampooing and conditioning so that the product reaches all areas of your hair.

2 — Clean your hair utensils at least once a month to avoid product build up.

3 — When you’re letting your hair air dry, massage the roots of your hair after towel drying for more volume so that it doesn’t dry flat to your scalp.

4 — Only condition your hair from the mid-shaft down to the tips of your hair and be sure to let the conditioner set for at least 60 seconds before rinsing.

5 — Wring your wet hair out in the shower before using conditioner so that it’s able to absorb better.

6 — Only brush wet hair gently with a wide tooth comb, starting at the ends moving up to the roots.

7 — If you have notoriously dry hair, only shampoo your scalp down to mid-shaft, not the ends of your hair.

8 — To fill an inconsistent hairline (I’m looking at you postpartum hair wings!!), use an eyeshadow that’s the same color of your root hair for a stronger hairline.

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Do ya’ll have any hair care tips to share with me that weren’t on the list? Don’t hold out! I feel like I’ve maybe been living in a cave. Haha!

Plus, you can use our guide to dirty hair hairstyles if you’re needing to skip the wash this week, too. 

Leave a comment below with your favorite tip and add some of your own!

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  1. You got me when you suggested wringing the hair out in the shower before using a conditioner to allow the hair to absorb better. Now I understand why I feel as though my hair conditioners are not working. I’m planning on getting my hair dyed soon. Learning how to properly deep condition it would go a long way in keeping my hair healthy.

  2. Hey,
    I really appreciate reading the post here and also it’s great that the people here are giving their opinion which is really useful for me to decide whether it is good or not. Thank you so much for this detailed info you shared. For a newbie like me , it’s totally helpful for me. I’ll surely follow everything here. Do visit Original True Glory Hair and check out body wave hair for all your hair needs
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  3. Hey,
    I really appreciate reading the post here and also it’s great that the people here are giving their opinion which is really useful for me to decide whether it is good or not. Thank you so much for this detailed info you shared. For a newbie like me , it’s totally helpful for me. I’ll surely follow everything here. Do visit Original Indique Hair and check out natural hair weave for all your hair needs
    Thank you once again!

  4. The thing that stuck out to me the most is when you said that in order for hair care products to reach all ea of your hair, you must brush and detangle your hair first. My sister mentioned this morning that she is planning to shop for hair care products for her curly hair this Friday. I will ask her to consider your tips to ensure that she can easily achieve her dream hair glow. s

  5. You made an interesting point when you talked about how it is important to detangle hair before shampooing and conditioning it. With that in mind, I would think that it would be a good idea to pick shampoo and conditioners that are gentle. Consulting with someone that works at a salon could be a good way to make sure that you pick products that are good for your hair.

    1. Totally agree! It always helps to ask your hairstylist about products that work on your hair too!

  6. Keep up the good work. This tips are so true and easy to implement. Whether its frizzy hair or normal hair one can use these tips for better nourishment and frizz free hair. The hair salon and spa is here to reduce your hair related problem to a great extent.

  7. keep those frizzies in the limit, no matter what your hair type is! Explore products that help you to clean, condition, guard, enhance or modify your hair. prevents hair perfectly in place, the smell is wonderful! love it

  8. Hi! I am new to your side. I have read your article. And it has a lot of information. And you have written and shared this information very hard and very well. I have also written an article about Baby and Hair products on my website.
    Well done very good work and a good article. Thanx for this informative article.

  9. Really i needed this article. thank you very much for sharing about Hair Care tips. do write more on Best Hair care Products also.

  10. That’s a good idea to wring your hair out before applying conditioner so that it can fully absorb. I have been thinking about having my hair bleached, but I know that it will cause some dryness. I will keep in mind to only shampoo my scalp and leave the conditioner on the rest of my hair for at least 60 seconds. http://www.salonkeiji.com/

  11. I would like to add and tell the readers that they can also use natural hair care products from https://osensia.com/.
    Most importantly, did I mention that you are so funny and so natural with the way you write? I like it so much, it’s so entertaining.

  12. Thanks for sharing such a awesome tip i usually read alot about hair care but your few tips i read first time.

    1. Thanks, Elizabeth! We had fun doing this post since we usually don’t do a lot of beauty/hair posts!

  13. really amazing content on best hair care advice its helpful for the one who have they should surely read this content

  14. Very helpful post it for me. I have benefited very much after you. Thank you very much for sharing this post with us.

  15. Girl, please don’t pay attention to Ryan’s saying, he is not worth for spending time. I run https://illumiflow.com/, suggesting people to use Laser Cap for overcoming alopecia, and face many negative reverts, take them as challenges and continue to spread good will. Keep publishing more article or the people who wait for your articles, because we love your information.

    1. Lol. Thank you, Martha! That’s awesome that you get to share your experience too! That’s all we try to do because we think any personal feedback helps (whether or not you’re an expert or not). And yes, spreading the word always means there will be positive and negative reverts but that’s to be expected! Plus, negative feedback isn’t always bad. :)

  16. Hi, I’m also a blogger and provide reviews on shampoo products for each hairs types. But after reading your article it made me feel so clarified and satisfied but the content you provided, its a whole sum. And I should mention, after following your hair care tips a person will definitely going to have visible results. Keep providing such informative articles.

    1. Thank you, Rose! That’s wonderful to hear from another fellow blogger, especially one who reviews hair products. We’ll definitely check out your site!

  17. Ah, hair care. I have a very fine and thin hair. It is easy to maintain but once I change shampoos, my scalp and hair roots revolt! :) Thanks for the tips.

  18. I actually agree with Ryan. I’m no professional but even I knew that some of the advice wasn’t great. It’s true that if you are going to blog about a subject, you need to make sure that all information is spot on.
    I’m not knocking writer but if you need to be able to take the criticsm as well as praise.

    1. Don’t worry! We weren’t offended! Like we said in the post, we didn’t want anyone holding out on us with their hair care advice because we really do feel like we’ve maybe been living in a cave.

  19. Ryan, and what did you being rude accomplish for anyone? Nothing! You actually sound bitter in you”18 year” career, a hater actually. Smh.

  20. Maybe be a little nicer to this girl. She was pretty spot on with helping others with hair care. I am a hairdresser as well and we all do NOT have all the answers. Be kind.

    1. Thank you, Rose for your kind words especially coming for a hairdresser. :) We use to be clueless (and we are still learning) and the purpose of the post was just to share our knowledge!

  21. Vague tips, and not very beneficial tips, just a fraction of the who tip being produced for each one. Ex: ” Only brush wet hair gently with a wide tooth comb, starting at the ends moving up to the roots”..or use a leave in conditioner like “it’s a 10 or a nutrient based , silicone-free, sulfate-free, and paraben-free with a Wet brush made for specifically for wet hair which helps with detangling your hair when wet.” Also another comment about massaging scalp when wet, to make it work for all types, a styling product needs to be applied minimally on the hair base- , whether dry shampoo, grooming cream, or whatever holds your hair without weight and apply in a circular motion to scalp/base of hair shaft. You can repeat without product once it’s completely dry, starting at the back aka the nape, and work up and around the head to the crown. For more oomph on top really massage right on your part line, moving finger tips in small circular motion. Doing this also helps nourish your hair and promoting growth due to more blood flow to the scalp and hair follicles.
    Oh, and conditioner must be on your hair for a minimum of 1 min for it to be of any benefit…not up to 60 secs.
    There. Now you learned some thing. 18 yr hair stylist, platform artist, salon owner.
    Please son’t educate on things you don’t know or share knowledge without a degree or license, just to put something out there to keep your blog on a roll. Write what you know, have facts and from credible sources of where or who you got the knowledge and information you’re out sending to the world.

    1. Hi Ryan! Thank you for sharing your tips as a hair stylist. You’re right! We don’t have a degree (hence us asking for everyone’s hair care tips also). We hope no one assumed that we were licensed experts.

      We just wanted to share our experience and routines that have been effective for us! We learned a lot doing the Pantene challenge and even got recommendations from their own hair stylists. (They actually reviewed this posts too before we published it!)

      Like Rose commented, we don’t have all the answers but hope to answer some for others. Your tips were seriously very helpful and thank you for checking out our blog! P.S. You are totally correct about conditioner needing a minimum of 60-seconds, we meant to state “at least 60-seconds”. Thanks for letting us know!

    1. Oh no! We are sorry to hear that! The best thing about hair care products are the scents! Honest Company makes a fragrance free conditioner. We’ve heard good things about the JASON Fragrance Free Daily Conditioner. (It’s got good reviews on Amazon.) We actually like the Vanicream line. It’s targeted for people with sensitive skin so it’s fragrance free. Dermatologist are always recommending the line.

    1. You are so correct! Thank you for pointing that out, Jess. We meant to state “mid-shaft to the tip/end”. That has been corrected.