10 Reasons Why Taking Care Of Your Hair Is Important

Are you treating your tresses with the TLC they deserve? If not, this is your sign to start. Achieving your #hairgoals is one reason why taking care of your hair is important. But let’s not forget about the health of your hair and scalp!

Why taking care of your hair is important - girl applying oil to her hair.

We’re doing a deep dive into the 10 reasons why taking care of your hair is important. Get ready to be inspired to live out your best hair life! 

Top 10 Reasons Why Taking Care Of Your Hair Is Important

1. Helps Your Hair Grow Longer

Yes, you heard that right. Taking care of your hair can help you achieve those flowing, luscious long locks you’ve always dreamed of. 

Using products that stimulate hair growth, like this Hair Growth Shampoo by Pure Biology, will help you get stronger, thicker, more voluminous hair. All while protecting it from split ends and breakages. And don’t worry, it’s free of parabens, phosphorous, GMOs, and preservatives.

2. Prevents Frizz

There’s nothing worse than spending forever blow drying or straightening your hair only to have it looking frizzy. By taking care of your hair and using products that protect your hair from frizz, this can be avoided. 

Girl showing how to stop frizzy hair after straightening.

Use this Rosarco Milk Leave-In Conditioning Spray by Briogeo that’s packed with nourishing ingredients like rosehip oil, argan oil, and coconut oil! It will get to work protecting your hair from frizz while hydrating thirsty strands. 

3. Keeps Your Hair’s Natural Texture

When your hair is damaged from heat styling or coloring, your natural hair texture can change over time. That’s why taking care of your hair is important, especially if you regularly use hot tools or bleach your hair.

Use products are formulated for your hair type to help maintain the natural texture of your hair. If you have luscious curly locks or wavy hair, this SheaMoisture Bundle will help provide bounce and body, keeping curls defined.

4. Prevents Long Term Hair Damage

Taking care of your hair now will help prevent damaged hair and even hair loss in the long run. That means avoiding putting your hair through damaging practices to keep your hair healthy and luscious.

Avoid things like over washing, over brushing, and over styling! That includes hot tool styling and tight hairstyles that may cause breakages like tight buns, ponytails, and braids. Your hair will thank you later.

5. Keeps Hair Tangle-Free

A good hair-care routine isn’t complete without a daily brush or comb through. But FYI, there is a right and wrong way to go about brushing your hair. Your locks are at their most delicate when they’re wet, so avoid brushing until your hair is dry.

When detangling, start at the ends of your hair and work your way up with a wide-tooth comb. And for smooth straight locks, you’ll want to use a trusty paddle brush.

6. Protects Hair From Heat Damage

While we all know the best option for healthy locks is to break up with our hot tools. But let’s be real, that’s easier said than done! But luckily, using the right products can protect your hair from the damaging effects of heat styling. 

Before you turn on your hot tools, evenly coat your locks with this Heat Styling Spray by Living Proof. It offers 48 hours of heat protection, all while smoothing frizz and flyaways. And P.S. turn the temperature down on your straighter and hair curler! 

7. Protects Hair From Environmental Factors

Did you know that environmental factors like pollution, dust, wind, sun, and smoke can be damaging to your tresses? These environmental factors can’t be avoided, but they can be managed if you protect your hair.

Bumble and Bumble’s Hairdressers Invisible Oil Primer is a pre-styling spray that protects hair from damage from environmental factors. Plus, it contains UV protection to protect hair from the drying effects of the sun. 

8. Keeps Hair Clean

A good hair-care routine is not only important for the look of our tresses but the hygiene too. Have you noticed how amazing your hair feels after a wash at your hairdressers? Who says you can’t achieve that same level of cleanliness at home?

The first place to start is with a REALLY good shampoo and conditioner. E.g. the Olaplex No.5 Bond Shampoo and Conditioner Set (adored by hair salons everywhere.) And to keep your scalp clean and healthy, incorporate a weekly scalp exfoliating treatment into your routine.

9. Keeps Dyed Hair Healthy

A good hair-care regime is especially important for those who have colored hair. Not only are there products that help keep your color fresh and vibrant (aka purple shampoo for blondies.) But there are products that help combat the damage from bleaching and coloring. 

Pureology’s Hydrate Superfood Treatment Hair Mask provides nourishment and “extraordinary color protection” for dry hair. Apply your hair mask at the same time as your face mask for the ultimate self-care evening. 

10. Helps With Hair Loss

Hair loss isn’t something that only happens with age, and it’s more common than you think! Many factors can contribute to hair loss, with stress being one of them. Eek!

If you’re currently dealing with hair loss, or find your hair isn’t as thick and voluminous as it’s once been, don’t freak out. There are products that can help. 

Collective Labs offers an activating serum that helps increase blood flow, fortify strands, stimulate follicles, and achieve balance. All of which help maintain and promote healthy hair growth. Plus, unlike other hair growth products, there’s no harsh chemicals, and no side effects.

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About Jurnee

Jurnee is a writer and creative from New Zealand passionate about covering health, wellness, and fashion.