Sometimes it’s easy to think that healthy hair either means spending a lot of money or devoting a lot of time to your hair care routine. It’s easy to ask which of these two things will really get you the look you’re going for. However, if you’re caring for your hair properly, you won’t spend a lot of time on it. There are several ways to keep your hair looking great without breaking the bank. You will find some tips here on how to achieve the look you want.

Damaging your hair can actually be caused by blow drying it. Rather than using the traditional hot setting, use the blow dryer to blow cold air, and move the blow dryer frequently so that it doesn’t hit the same spot for too long. Be sure to untangle all knots in your hair with your fingers before brushing, so that you avoid damaging it.

To give your hair that look that says you just came out of the ocean, look for products that can mimic this look. Look for products that market themselves as a salt spray. You can make your own salt spray by adding a tsp of salt to 8oz of water. Add some lavender oil to make it smell good.

When towel drying never briskly rub your hair. This can cause frizz and stretches your hair, causing breakage. Patting or blotting your hair will allow you to dry your hair without damage. It’s also best not to brush or comb your hair while it’s still wet, unless the comb you use is wide-toothed.

To have the most beautiful hair, eat as healthily as you can! Hair is a living part of your body, so you must sustain it from the inside with vitamins and nutrients. Vitamin deficiencies are often the cause of split ends and breakage. An extremely poor diet can even cause your hair to fall out. Ensure that you are eating the right foods to have the best hair health.

Do not blow dry your hair for too long. A blow dryer’s hot air can be very damaging, so air dry whenever you are able to. If you use a blow dryer, keep it on the cool setting, and don’t hold it over the same spot of hair for very long. For even quicker drying, use a towel before you blow-dry.

When conditioning your hair be sure that you’re thoroughly getting it onto all parts your hair. Additionally, let the conditioner sit in your hair for 5-10 minutes so that it can be fully absorbed, then rinse it out.

When you brush your hair, you should start near the bottom, and work your way up. Work the knots out of the ends slowly and carefully to avoid any breakage. As you are detangling your hair, brush your hair gently from top to bottom using smooth, long strokes.

Well, there you have it. As long as you can follow a few simple rules and implement the tips as you’ve read them, you should have no trouble obtaining great looking hair. Keep in mind that the more you do, the better you results will be, but you do not have to put out a lot of money!