How to maintain healthy hair – 10 Hair care tips

how to maintain healthy hair


Many people post their pic on Instagram with the caption ‘Good Hair Day’. Have you observed how well your day goes on a ‘Good Hair Day?’. Very productive right?

What if every day becomes a good hair day? I mean having healthy hair ultimately results in good hair day. But maintaining healthy hair needs lots of attention and care.

Few people are lucky enough to get healthy hair from their genes. Supplying nutrition to the hair, washing regularly, avoiding dandruff and many other factors helps the hair to grow naturally.

Using the best shampoo and conditioner is also important. Avoid using shampoos having more sulfates or alcohol content.


How to maintain healthy hair?


1. Trimming is the solution


How to maintain healthy hair?


I’m not telling you that cutting ends makes hair grow faster. No! That’s a myth. Basically, follicles help hair to grow faster. Since hair ends don’t affect follicles there is no direct relationship between hair ends and hair growth.

However, trimming hair results in healthy hair growth.


If you let the hair grow on its own after some period you might start noticing split ends. Once the hair gets splits then hair strands gradually turn weak resulting in hair fall. The excessive appliance of heat, sun exposure, pollution, chemicals, Over washing etc are some of the reasons for split ends.

These split ends are nothing but damaged hair strands. Hence it is very important to get rid of them as soon as you notice.

Thus trimming hair for every 6 months helps you to avoid split ends resulting in healthy hair growth.



2. Vitamin supply to the hair


How to maintain healthy hair?


What happens if you leave food and water for a few days? You will start feeling week and broken right! The same thing happens to hair when there is no supply of required vitamins.

Vitamin A, C, E, Iron, Zinc all these are important for hair growth. We often research a lot about shampoos & conditioners, spend money on hair styling products but forget the basic necessity.

What is that?

Hair oil! Oil is the only regular supplement of vitamins to hair. Apply oil once in a week and leave at least for two hours.

For better results, boil curry leaves and fenugreek in oil. Massage scalp with this warm oil. This promotes hair growth as well as helps to fight dandruff.



3. Don’t forget hair serum



How to maintain healthy hair?


We saw how vitamins are necessary to maintain healthy hair. Oil alone is not enough to provide the essentials and protect hair from damage.

Our hair is directly exposed to sun, dust and other pollutions in the environment. The oil will be completely washed away after a hair wash. Now again hair is free from protection. Pollution and dust may cause dandruff and sun exposure may cause scalp problems.

Then how to protect hair?

Hair serums help to avoid frizziness, drying, tangles and protects hair from sun & pollution. After hair wash, apply 5-6 drops of hair serum to wet hair. Find a hair serum with sweet scent to give a fresh feeling to the hair.

Most of the hair serum contain silicon which is believed to be bad in the long run. Instead, try making homemade hair serum using avocado and olive oil.



4. Don’t bleach



How to maintain healthy hair?


Bleaching is considered to be the most damaging to hair. Because natural black hair needs constant retouch which makes your hair look like fried and burnt.

Exposing bleached hair to heat, sun, wind, pollution will cause further damage. This makes hair look dull, frizzy and lifeless.

There is a high risk of damage to bleached hair. Though people suggest safe ways to get hair bleached, my advice is not to take any risk with your hair considering the long run.



5. Hair Masks



How to maintain healthy hair?



While hair oil provides the necessary vitamins, Hair Masks contribute extra nutrients. Variety of hair masks are available in the market promising to fulfil the hair growth and protection.

It is better to avoid chemicals on hair. Choose easily available, natural products like Avocado, Banana, Egg, Henna, organic oils, Papaya, lemon, fenugreek, hibiscus, etc. Along with hair growth fruits also helps to get naturally soft and silky hair.

Make your own hair mask to nourish hair in a better way.



6. Sleep on silk pillows



How to maintain healthy hair?


We rest for more than 8 hours on pillows while sleeping. This fact is often neglected and forgotten.

Rubbing hair against rough cloth pillows may cause tangling resulting in damage of hair cuticles. This might be one of the causes of your increased hair fall.

Cotton pillows absorb oil, moisture from air leaving it dry by morning. Use silk pillows which gives comfort as well as protection to hair.

Make a habit of braiding hair before going to bed. As loose hair strands rub against pillow, causing tangle, braided hair helps to keep hair intact.



7. Let hair dry naturally



How to maintain healthy hair?


These days it became quite common to use hair dryers. We are forgetting that our ancestors used sun rays which also supplies Vitamin D to hair.

As already mentioned exposing hair to heat more often leads to damaged cuticles. This may result in split ends, hair loss, lack of moisturization and may even stop hair growth.



8. Don’t wash too often



How to maintain healthy hair?


Do you have the habit of washing your hair every day? Then don’t!

Instead, wash hair once in two days in order to protect the natural oils. Our scalp produces natural oils which are required for hair to be healthy and grow happily.

If the hair is washed too often scalp becomes dry and hair lacks the moisturization.



9. Eat healthy food



How to maintain healthy hair?


Our food has a direct impact on hair growth. Healthy eating obviously leads to good hair growth.

Make sure your plate has vitamins and proteins which helps to promote hair growth. Avoid eating oily or junk food.

Foods such as citrus fruits, carrots, Curry leaves, Spinach, green leaves etc accelerate hair growth. Also, drinking lots of water is one of the best ways to maintain healthy hair.



10. Regular scalp massage



How to maintain healthy hair?


Make a habit of massaging scalp once in a week with warm oil. Apply enough amount of oil and massage slowly. Massage until your hand stops becoming dry from oil.

This increases blood circulation resulting in the fast growth of hair cells.

Leave it overnight and then wash hair on the next day.


Always leave your hair to dry naturally. Stay away from chemicals, heat, hair stylers, Chemical colors in order to maintain healthy hair.


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44 thoughts on “How to maintain healthy hair – 10 Hair care tips

  1. need to get a couple silk pillow cases… 🙂

    Joy at The Joyous Living

    1. Hackytips says:

      and change them quite often.

  2. These tips are great! Unfortunately, I skipped passed the NO BLEACH tip early on. Now I have to use all the other tips to take care of my hair…

    1. Hackytips says:

      Ooh.. Frequent bleaching affects hair health. Trying once or twice is not bad 🙂

  3. I used to have the best hair but moved to Europe recently and the water is totally drying out my hair. Definitely need to look into a serum or a mask. Thanks for the great advice!

    1. Hackytips says:

      Ohh hoo.. Happens whenever there is a change in water or climate.

  4. These are really great tips! My daughter and I both have very long hair and we’re both badly in need of a trim.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Then you both can go on a date to spend time with each other… May be a spa 🙂

  5. Jaana McEntee says:

    Thank you so much for this intereseting & so useful information, I agree with your advice & also will get myself silk pillows,never even thought about it before 🙂

    1. Hackytips says:

      Great! I’m glad these tips are helpful.

  6. I’m always in the habit of washing my hair too often. In fact I do it every day! I will now start every other day. Thanks for advice!!

    1. Hackytips says:

      Frequent use of shampoos, conditioner or any other chemicals on hair affects the health.

  7. Bindu Thomas says:

    Great tips. Blow drying and chemicals are the greatest enemies of hair i think

    1. Hackytips says:

      Yes yes!

  8. Amit Srivastava says:

    This is very informative post specially for me. I always find myself helpless when it comes to maintain healthy hair.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Ooh.. These are simple to follow. Give a try 🙂

  9. Jasmine M. says:

    My hair is one of my favorite qualities about myself, so I’m all for healthy hair. Thanks for the tips!

    1. Hackytips says:

      You are welcome.

  10. sarahmuoio says:

    Great tips! I’ll have to try the silk pillow. Never heard of that!

    1. Hackytips says:

      Try once, you will surely love them 🙂

  11. sn1463 says:

    I need to look into getting scalp massages!

    1. Hackytips says:

      You can do it on your own. Warm hair oil and slowly start applying on the scalp. Cover every inch by applying little pressure with fingers.

  12. Chocoviv says:

    I love my silk pillow case.

    1. Hackytips says:


  13. Some handy tips! I swear by letting my hair dry naturally it’s so much better than using heat.


    1. Hackytips says:

      Yes! I rarely use the dryer.

  14. Neil Alvin Nicerio says:

    Nice! Thanks for the tips. I will share this with my aunt as she always has hair problems.

  15. Marjie Mare says:

    I needed to read that post. My hair is so dry and in need of some rescue. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Glad you find it useful.

  16. Ever since I stopped using a blow dryer my hair has been so healthy!

    1. Hackytips says:

      Yeah heat can damage hair..

  17. Evan Petzer says:

    In this fast paced life people hardley find time for the propper pampering. But I myself have some weird hair issues. Thanks for the tips.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Yeah, I know!

  18. I needed these tips so much, especially in the monsoon season. Thanks for the useful information

    1. Hackytips says:

      Glad you find it useful.

  19. millylaps says:

    My hair need this kind of care and attention.Thanks for giving additional tips.I’m out to get myself silk pillow.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Awesome! 🙂

  20. LaTese says:

    Thanks for the gems! Do you recommend any store bought serums?

  21. blair villanueva says:

    Regular trimming is a good way, and eating healthy foods. Drinking more water also helps!

    1. Hackytips says:

      Yes yes.. Water has magical power.

  22. Michelle says:

    Great tips! I have quite long hair and I’ve never used a hair mask or anything so I should definitely give that a go! Thanks for posting x

    1. Hackytips says:

      It helps in the long run 🙂

  23. Taryn says:

    Very informative. Thank you. Definitely going to try some of the tips. Especially the silk pillow cases.

    1. Hackytips says:


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