Once you have washed and conditioned your hair thoroughly, it is time to get rid of excess of moisture. In order to get rid of excess of moisture, blot your hair with a towel. Make sure not to rub your hair with towel as it might tangle your hair. It is advisable to make use of a live-in conditioner on your damp hair to avoid it from entangling and to protect it from any damage or breakage. Also avoid the use of blow dryers or other heating devices like curling irons, hair curlers etc.
Eat well. Foods such as omega-3 fatty acid-rich salmon and flaxseed; vitamin A and C-dense fruits and vegetables; and protein-packed nuts, lean meats and beans all provide your body with the raw materials to produce healthy, strong hair.
Avoid an overload of coffee and soda. Coffee and soda are two jumpstarts that many people turn to in the morning. However, too much caffeine can prevent shiny and smooth hair. Instead, grab a smoothie or juice with fruits and vegetables in it to add the shine your craving.
It is better to nourish your hair using almond oil, olive oil or coconut oil. Massage the oil gently all over your hair. After massaging the oil, wear a shower cap to leave the oil over night. Wash your hair and rinse out the oil in the morning with the shampoo and conditioner.
Choose hair accessories such as headbands and ponytail holders that do not contain metal parts or rough edges that can snag or cut into your hair.
Drink lots of water. Water benefits your body in many ways, including the state of your hair. Lack of water in your body causes dry, coarse and brittle hair. If you have a hard time drinking the amount of water you need to every day, keep a water bottle with you and fill it up constantly.