Top 10 Secrets For Healthier And natural Hair
There are good hair days, and then there are bad hair days. They make a lot of difference!
But are most of your days turning into bad hair days (or rather worse)? Do your hair lack lustre and strength? Even after trying expensive hair care products like exquisite shampoo, hair serums, hair masks and oils, your hair doesn't feel and look right! Well, if yes, then you are not alone!
Our strands are prone to damage like dullness, thinning, dryness, breakage, frizz, and more. While genetics play a key role, your diet, the weather, pollution, and your overall approach to hair care are all critical to maintaining your crowning glory.
In this blog, we will talk about some secrets that will help you achieve healthy natural hair:
Wash your hair properly
You might think - this is not a secret! But hang on! While you know that it is important to keep your hair and scalp clean, do you know how to wash them properly? Trust us; it goes beyond picking up shampoo and washing your hair. Here are a few things that you need to keep in mind while washing your hair:
- Water temperature: it's nice to have hot showers but do not include your hair in them. Hot water will dry out your hair and create tangles that are susceptible to breakage.
- Shampoo: While it is essential to get a shampoo that suits your hair and skin type, it is also essential to apply it right. Do not simply smack a dollop of shampoo into your hair and scrunch it. Instead, use a small amount of natural shampoo and start from your roots to create suds. Massage your scalp with your fingertips, not your nails.
Additionally, do not overwash your hair. You can wash them every 2-3 days for the proper regulation of natural hair oils.
Condition your hair
As it is important to shampoo your hair regularly, it is equally important to use a conditioner properly. Conditioning gives your hair the moisture and hydration it requires. It helps to make your hair look healthy. As a result, regular conditioning can get rid of frizzy, rough, and dry hair.
Also, try choosing the same type of conditioner and shampoo.
Avoid blow drying your hair
Allow your hair to air dry naturally after shampoo. The heat from the blow dryer can make your hair frizzy. Use the attachments if you have to (more like when you do not have any other option). The extra few inches that the attachment puts between your blow dryer and your head will save your hair. In some cultures, women often wash their hair at night before bed and sleep on damp hair to get that naturally tousled texture and gorgeous shape when they wake up.
Protect your precious strands
Your hair faces many challenges - UV sunlight, pollution, dirt and humidity! All of it affects your hair. UV rays and pollution are not only harmful to your skin but also your hair. Try avoiding prolonged exposure to direct sunlight. You can cover your hair with a hat or a scarf to protect them.
You are what you eat! While the best hair serums will nourish your scalp and hair from the outside, eating a well-balanced diet will nourish them from the inside. A diet rich in proteins, omega acids and zinc will strengthen your hair and give it the natural lustre you desire. Even the best anti-hair fall serums will not work if you do not eat a balanced diet.
Keeping yourself hydrated is an excellent way to ensure your hair is healthy. Therefore, drink at least 3 litres of water daily to keep your hair healthy and strong.
Make oil your best friend
Grandma was right! Oiling and massaging your scalp before shampoo will not only calm your mind but will work wonders for your hair. Massaging stimulates the nerves and increases the blood flow, resulting in the healthy growth of hair. It also helps lift dead skin cells and debris from your scalp so that your shampoo can quickly get rid of them.
Take a deep breath
This might sound odd in a how to care for your hair blog. But stress is an enemy to your hair (and overall health). Intense physical shock or emotional trauma can trigger hair thinning and hair loss. It can disrupt the hair life cycle and push more hair into the shedding phase than normal. Hence, practice calming exercises like mediation to manage stress.
Avoid tight hair ties and hair styles.
Super tight hair ties and hairstyles tend to pull your hair back real tight, which increases friction and can cause breakage. Also, you must have heard about ponytail headaches! Right? Hence, let your hair loose and avoid using tight hair ties if you have to tie them. Instead, go for satin and soft scrunchies, as they do not tug or pull your hair when you remove them.
Sleep on silk
It is important to take your beauty sleep and if you want it to work wonders for your hair, try sleeping on silk pillows. It protects your hair's cuticle by reducing friction between your hair and the fabric.
Try these simple things and say hello to happy and healthy hair.