A beautiful and attractive hairdo enhances your natural beauty and makes you the eye candy among your friends. However, when your hair is damaged and full of visible dandruff flakes, you’ll still attract attention, but for the wrong reasons. If you’re currently struggling to achieve and maintain healthy and beautiful stresses, these natural hair care tips can help you:
Treat Your Hair Gently
However strong your hair is, it will certainly break if you always handle it roughly. That is why you need to treat it with gentle loving care. If possible, totally avoid washing your hair with water that is too hot, as this not only strips your hair of its natural moisture, but also damages its tips. Use lukewarm or cold water instead.
On the same note, be gentle when drying, styling or combing your hair, as harsh movements cause significant damages to it. Avoid the hair dryer, especially during summer time, and let your hair dry naturally. Combing your hair when wet is a recipe for disaster, so avoid this too if you want to reduce hair breakage. If you can’t stay away from chemical-based hair treatments and hair styling products, try to reduce their usage as much as you can to prevent hair damage.
Apply Deep Conditioning Hair Masks Regularly
If your hair is damaged, applying deep conditioning hair masks at least once a week, will significantly help to improve how it looks and feels. Some of the best natural oils that have proven to add shine, volume and promote healthy growth are coconut oil, olive oil and caster oil.
Choose whichever you like best and warm it up a little bit (lukewarm not hot), and then massage it into the roots of your hair, working your way up to the lengths. Cover your hair with a plastic cap and leave the treatment for at least 1 hour. If you have more time, you can leave it overnight and wash your hair in the morning.
Your hair will also benefit immensely from an aloe vera hair mask treatment. To do this, just apply an adequate amount of aloe vera gel on your hair, and leave it for at least 30 minutes, and then wash off. With regular use, your locks will be more voluminous, healthy and shiny.
Get Enough, Regular And Restful Sleep
Lack of enough sleep can have devastating effects on your general health, including your hair. Stress, anxiety, poor concentration and other side effects of not sleeping properly, will generally make you unhappy. When you’re not happy, you won’t be able to take good care of your hair the way you should. Therefore, ensure you sleep well every night (or day if you work at night).
Eat A Healthy, Nutritious And Well Balanced Diet
The kind of foods you eat directly affects the health of your hair. To promote healthy hair growth, eating a nutritious, healthy diet every day is very important. Whole grains, lean meat, and fresh fruits and vegetables should be part of diet regime. Foods like carrots, green leafy vegetables, lentils etc. encourage healthy hair growth when eaten consistently. Don’t forget to drink lots of water too to keep your skin and hair sufficiently hydrated, and help flush out toxic wastes from your body.
Overall, if you’re committed to taking good care of your hair naturally, your efforts will be rewarded eventually with healthy, shiny and gorgeous locks that you’ll certainly be proud of.