21 Tips to Keep Your Hair Healthy and Shiny

Many of the below tips are suitable for oily hair as well.

  • Wash with Cool Water – Avoid using hot water on your hair as it can strip away natural oils, leaving them dry and more prone to damage. Cool water helps to seal the hair cuticle, locking in moisture and adding shine.
  • Avoid Over-Brushing – Avoid too much brushing, especially when your hair is wet, to prevent breakage. Over-brushing can weaken your hair and cause split ends. Use an ergonomic wide-tooth comb.
  • Avoid Tight Hairstyles – Hairstyles that pull tightly on your hair can cause breakage and damage. Opt for loose, comfortable styles.
  • Avoid Excessive Hair Accessories – Limit the use of tight hair ties, clips, and other accessories that can cause breakage.
  • Avoid Chemical Treatments – Limit chemical treatments like coloring, perming, and relaxing, as they can further dry out your hair.
  • Cool Down with a Final RinseAfter conditioning, give your hair a final rinse with cool water to close the hair cuticle and enhance shine.
  • Don’t Rub Hair with a Towel – Pat your hair dry with a towel instead of rubbing it, which can cause breakage and frizz.
  • Avoid Alcohol-Based Products – Products containing alcohol can dry out your hair. Look for alcohol-free alternatives.
  • Use Hair Oil – Apply a small amount of natural oil, like our Ex Prūnīs Antioxidant Treatment Oil or Eratō’s Multipurpose Essence, to the ends of your hair to add moisture and reduce frizz.
  • Massage Your Scalp – Regularly massage your scalp to stimulate blood circulation and promote healthy hair growth.
Close up image on beautiful blond hair treated with Ex Prūnīs Antioxidant Treatment Oil, the plum oil from France
Our Ex Prūnīs Antioxidant Treatment Oil adds shine, nourishes, and softens hair. It contains no added alcohol; the only traces of alcohol present are minimal traces of benzyl alcohol remaining from the extraction of fruits (≤ 0.01%). Tested for 21 external contaminants to guarantee purity and non-toxicity, it provides effective and clean care.
  • Cover Your Hair in Extreme Weather – Protect your hair from harsh weather conditions by wearing a hat or scarf.
  • Use Products with Natural Ingredients – Choose hair care products with natural, nourishing ingredients and avoid those with harsh chemicals.
  • Try Co-Washing – Wash your hair with conditioner instead of shampoo occasionally to maintain moisture.
  • Be Gentle with Hair Extensions – If you use extensions, make sure they are applied and removed carefully to avoid damaging
  • Apply a Daily Nourishment – For a nourishing hair routine, indulge in our lightweight oil, rich in antioxidants, namely our Ex Prūnīs Antioxidant Treatment Oil, perfect for daily use.
  • Reduce Stress – Practice stress-reducing techniques such as yoga, meditation, or deep breathing exercises to prevent stress-related hair loss.
  • Protect Hair While Swimming – Wear a swim cap or apply a protective conditioner before swimming in chlorinated or saltwater pools.
  • Get Enough Sleep – A good night’s sleep helps your body repair and regenerate, promoting overall hair health.
  • Revitalize with Overnight Hair Treatment – Rejuvenate your hair while you sleep with an overnight treatment. Apply our Ex Prūnīs Antioxidant Treatment Oil before bed to deeply condition and repair your locks while you rest.
  • Eat a Balanced Diet – Include foods rich in vitamins and minerals, such as fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats, to support hair health.
    Use a Silk Pillowcase – Sleep on a silk pillowcase to reduce friction and prevent hair breakage.
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