Most of us accept that looks matter. We know that our appearance impacts our personal, social and professional lives. We also know that how we feel influences how we look. Although we’d like to believe “what is inside counts most”, An appealing appearance, good health and hygiene positively impacts our lives.
Knowing how to create the magical hairdos is a plus point but what you also need is healthy hair. Here are our tips for healthy hair that will give you long and lustrous hair:
Effective Tips For Healthy Hair
Tip 1: Protect Your Hair
Always protect your hair from sun, wind and rain. Exposure to excessive sun, heat, dirt, pollution, etc. adds to our already existent hair woes. These can lead to dirt build up, drying out of hair and scalp, increased susceptibility to infections on the scalp. Cover your hair with an umbrella or your dupatta will do.
Tip 2:Deal Carefully With Wet Hair
Wet hair is very fragile and breaks easily. When wet, the shaft and roots of your hair are more prone to sustaining damage. Don’t be too harsh when shampooing. Breakage begins there. And also avoid brushing immediately after a shower.
Tip 3: Condition The Right Way
Conditioning needs to be done right. Conditioners are formulated to seal in the moisture content in the hair shaft. They are not meant for the scalp. Start conditioning about 2 inches away from your scalp. Too much conditioner on the scalp will only make your scalp excessively oily.
Tip 4: Use Same Line Shampoo & Conditioner
Choose a shampoo and a conditioner from the same line as it has a similar formulation. These are made for a specific hair type and a specific purpose. It shows better results when you use a single line instead of two individual products.
Tip 5: Don’t Over Apply Heat On Hair
Avoid using heat on your hair. Heat further strips the moisture content from your hair making it dry and frizzy. When overused, it can also burn your hair. Use iron/curl, straighteners only if necessary and remember to use a hair protectant before!
Tip 6: Choose Satin Pillow Covers
Sleeping on satin pillow covers is known to reduce hair breakage due to friction. Cotton and other materials are quite rough in texture. Due to which they also cause more friction against your hair.
Tip 7: Suitable Hair Masks
Use hair masks that are suited for your hair. Hair needs vary as per your hair type and troubles. It is necessary that you use the right masks, or it can further aggravate your problem.
Tip 8: Brush Effectively
Brushing, this is a sure shot way to increase the luster of your hair. It spreads the natural oils through the length of your hair. But don’t over do this. And do not use plastic brushes as they cause increased breakage.
Tip 9: Healthy Eating
Health on the inside reflects on your hair too. The healthier you are, the better your hair looks. If you want to have really good and healthy hair, eating right is a must. Certain nutrients like vitamins, iron and proteins are essential for your hair growth and health. If you are unable to obtain enough from your diet, then you need to consider supplements. A good diet for hair will also boost your confidence to stay healthy and smart.
Home Remedies For Healthy Hair:
1. Oil Massage
Oil massaging your hair is the oldest remedy for the extra shiny and soft stresses. You can either use olive oil, coconut oil or almond oil.I usually prefer mixture of these three oils. Slightly warm the oil and massage your scalp thoroughly. Leave it for one hour before washing.This is also the best home remedy for healthy hair.
Bananas are simply great for healthy hair. Being rich in potassium, they help in improving the elasticity and natural health of your hair. Mash a banana in a bowl and apply this on your hair, starting from the root to the tip of your hair. Leave it on for about 15 minutes and then wash it off with a good shampoo.
Eggs are one of the best home remedies to get soft and silky hair. You can either massage your head with the yellow part of an egg directly or make a mixture of 1 tablespoon olive oil, 3 egg yolks and 2-3 drops of vitamin E oil. Leave it for 10-12 minutes and then wash your hair thoroughly with shampoo. This procedure can be repeated weekly to condition your hair naturally.
Honey is an excellent home remedy to repair damaged hair and prevent hair fall. Simply add 2-3 drops of honey to your shampoo or conditioner. Then, use this to wash your hair.
5. Fenugreek seeds
Take 2 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds and soak it overnight. Next morning, grind this to make a smooth paste and apply all over your scalp. Let it stand for half an hour and wash properly afterward. This treatment helps you to get rid of hair loss and dandruff naturally.
Beer is often used to impart shine to the hair. Wash your hair with little beer to show off beautiful, shiny stresses. You can also store beer in a spray bottle. Spray this lightly on shampooed, towel-dried hair to get instant shine.
Hair Care For Oily Hair
Cornstarch makes a great dry shampoo for oily hair. So just sprinkle it onto your scalp, let it sit for 10 minutes and brush it out.
8. Multani Mitti
Washing out your hair with multani-mitti gives it a lovely bounce to your hair while removing the unnecessary oils.
9. Lemon Rinse
Rinse your hair with some juice of lemon with a small cup of water.
These long healthy hair tips help if you use them on a regular basis. On next blog i will show you how to make home made hair masks and shampoos.Let us know which hair remedy did you try and did it benefit you?