Just like everyone craves to have a smooth and flawless skin, healthy hair is also what people are looking to achieve. Everyone wants the smooth, silky, bouncy and a thick mane of hair that are advertised on the television.
So how can we get naturally healthy hair? The simple answer is ditch the chemicals and switch to more natural products. But that is not the only answer. To get your hair back its natural flow and shine there is a lot more you have to do than just using natural products. Here are some tips that can be useful to you.
Change the way you treat your hair:
We all make great efforts in taking care of our skin so that we look glowing and beautiful; however, we conveniently forgot to take care of our hair. Our idea of taking care of our hair is washing it with the most expensive shampoos or going to the most expensive saloon and getting the most expensive treatment for our hair. You need to remember all these treatments use harsh chemicals, it may give you the volume and shine, but that is only on a temporary basis. The salons don’t tell you about the long term effects these treatments have on your hair and scalp.
Be gentle to your hair, harsh chemicals in shampoos make the hair brittle, rough and easy to break.
Change your styling habits. Don’t tie your hair too tight. Avoid extreme heat, dyes, hair colors which are not natural.
There is no need to wash your hair every day. Twice or three times a week is good enough. Do not wash your hair with hot water; rinse out the conditioner with cold water.
Do not rub a towel on wet hair, just pat it dry gently and let it dry naturally instead of using a hair dryer; do not comb water hair. Wet hairs are delicate and can break easily. Use a wide-toothed comb to untangle the hair, this prevents breakage.
Stay away from hair dryers, curling and hair straighteners. Applying too much of the heat will damage the hair. Use a protective serum on your hair before using any kind of styling products.
Use a homemade hair masks and treatments like eggs, yogurt, henna, banana, etc. as these products prevent the hair from breaking, damage; this will prevent hair loss, grey hair, dry and frizzy hair and are the best for hair growth and are a natural hair fall solution.
Use Natural Products for your hair:
Hair products advertised on TV often promise fantastic and overnight results, but that is far from the truth. These contain strong chemicals and ingredients that leave your hair weak, dry and brittle resulting in hair fall and damaged hair. These products talk about how to control hair fall, but do these products really help? Here are some questions that you want to ask yourself: How do I want my hair to look like? Should I stick to the expensive brands or switch to natural hair care?
Switch to natural and herbal hair care products. Like mentioned above commercial hair products contain hard chemicals that damage the hair. Herbal products are mild, once you start using herbal products you will instantly see a difference in your hair texture as compared to using chemical based products.
Choose a shampoo which is sulfate-free; sulfate causes the hair to lose its natural oils making the hair go frizzy. Shampoos and oils with herbs help the hair regain its natural look.
Use conditioners that have pure ingredients like Aloe Vera, coconut oil, Shea butter extra. These conditioners add moisture and keep the hair fresh and healthy.
Styling products with chemicals should be avoided. There are plenty of recipes that can be found on the internet that can help you make your own styling products using natural and pure ingredients.
If you want to dye your hair; once again switch to natural products like beetroot, heena etc.
Pamper your hair with a good oil massage at least twice a week. Oil massages using olive oil, coconut oil or almond oil restores the shine and softness of your hair. After your hair is dry, instead of using gels or sprays, use oil.
Aloe Vera is the best natural hair product that you can use. The gel helps in hair growth, controls hair fall, helps hair grow faster, makes the hair shiny and improves the overall health of hair.
Make healthy choices:
While many people know that vitamins are good for you health, very few have yet to discover that vitamins are good for hair as well. Vitamins for hair can be in the form of supplements or natural foods.
Eat adequate amounts of protein. Protein is made of the amino acids that are essential for the building of new cells, including that of hair.
Eat adequate amounts of useful carbohydrates. Carbs are an indispensable source of energy and help in the growth of hair and body tissues and are an important source of the B vitamins that are vital to healthy hair.
Vitamin B, Omega-3, iron, in your diet helps the hair to stay as healthy as possible and maintain and regain its thickness. Include green leafy vegetables, meat, poultry, seafood and nuts in your diet.
Hair care is an important part of feeling good and looking good, both inside and out. Eating a well balanced diet gives hair its full health benefits. Washing hair gently with shampoo once a day, lathering gently, and not rubbing the hair too much on the towel to dry proves effective in taking care of one’s crowning glory. Avoid the use of hair dryers as much as possible, and style hair when it is dry or damp, not when still wet. Be careful to use certain hair care products, as these contain chemicals (especially those found in hair coloring or hair straightening treatments), which can also damage the hair.