Hair raising facts
If you always craved for a head full of long, thick hair and did not know where to start, it might be helpful to come face to face with some hair raising facts – how to develop and maintain long, flowy tresses!
Very often, we pay more attention on remedies than on care which should be a natural routine. Regular care goes a long way in avoiding the the need for remedies and therefore is the key to the solution you are seeking. Consider these facts:
Diet impacts your hair
It should all begin with taking care of yourself from the inside. Yes, the nutrients you put into your body on a daily basis directly impact the state of your hair. If you’re aiming for shiny, healthy hair, here are some foods you’ll want to add to your diet for improved hair health - eggs for breakfast, a great source of protein that aids hair growth, orange juice or citrus fruits which are excellent for boosting collagen, an essential nutrient for healthy hair. Nuts, too, are full of omega 3 fatty acids which are great for developing thick hair. Spinach is also god for boosting iron which is very important for nourishing your follicles. Spinach also contains sebum which acts as a natural conditioner for your hair. And if you love fish, salmon it is for healthy hair.
One might have washed one's hair countless times but here’s the deal: there is a proper way to wash your hair and, may be, you’re not doing it right. Lathering on the shampoo and conditioner is not good enough.
For getting your hair squeaky clean, here are some tips:
Remember, hair certainly doesn’t appreciate a hot water, though you might like it very much. Use lukewarm or cold water when washing your hair. Just as applying heat tools to your hair is damaging, hot water, too, is bad. It can result in dehydrated hair and split ends.
When using conditioner, concentrate the product to the ends of your hair. While it might seem natural to apply the product all over, your scalp really doesn’t need that much conditioner.
When you brush your hair just out of the shower, avoid tugging and pulling.
It’s time to rectify that by simply combing through your hair while you’re in the shower. Start from your ends, and comb gently, so as not to pull out any hair. Do so when you still have conditioner in for the easiest brushing.
Show your hair some love
Lastly, it’s time to show your hair some love beyond just your regular shampoo and conditioner. If you really want your hair to look its best, you have to give it the attention it deserves.
Switch over to a silk pillowcase. It might seem a bit over-the-top to sleep on silk, but when you’re tossing and turning throughout the night, your hair will appreciate the slippery nature of silk. With a cotton pillowcase, your hair is much more prone to abrasion and damage.
When adding hair products into your routine, it’s all about finding the right balance between too much and too little. When you use too many products, your hair will feel weighed down, and you’ll likely experience a buildup of product. On the other hand, when you’re just relying on shampoo and conditioner, your hair will likely crave a little extra attention. Occasionally, use hair masks, heat protectants, and leave in conditioners.
Home remedies for dry and damaged hair
The answers to dry and damaged hair does not always lie in your salon. Sometimes, home remedies work wonders when others fail. Try these simple remedies with stuff from your kitchen:
Repair damage with an avocado
Mash a ripe avocado with one egg, then apply this home remedy to wet hair. Avocados are rich in vitamins, essential fatty acids, and minerals that will help restore lustre to your hair. Leave on for about 15 minutes, then wash with warm water.
Massage in butter
Try this home remedy: treat dry, brittle hair with a small amount of butter for a glossy shine. Massage it into your dry hair, then cover your hair with a shower cap for about a half hour. Shampoo as usual, and rinse all the butter out.
Condition with olive oil
Put the moisture back into dry hair by warming up 1/2 cup olive oil (do not boil it), and then rubbing it into your hair. Cover tresses with a plastic bag, then wrap everything in a towel. Leave it on for 45 minutes, then shampoo and completely rinse.
Rinse with tea
Use a mugful of warm, unsweetened tea (freshly brewed) as a final rinse after your regular shampoo. Tea can enhance hair colour, so make sure to use a tea that works with your hair colour. Blondes should use chamomile tea; Brunettes should use black tea to enhance shine and enrich colour.