One sign of health, is shiny hair. When the cuticle lays flat it reflects light and shines. If the cuticle is laying flat it is protecting the hair from the environment. In damaged hair, the scales separate and the hair may be dry. The inner layers won’t be protected as well and hair may break and look dull.
Hair and scalp need oil to be healthy. Straight hair tends to look shinier than curly hair because oil covers it better. Long hair can look especially dry and damaged. Because long hair goes through so much, it needs to be taken well care of in order to continue looking its best.
How you take care of hair depends on the type of hair that you have. Straight fine hair will have different needs than dry curly hair. All hair needs to be treated gently. When hair is wet is should not be stretched because it can cause breakage and cuticle damage. Heated styling tools and chemical products are some of the main things that causes damage to hair. Using natural products is a better way to keep hair looking great. There are many natural ingredients that can restore moisture and balance back into the hair.