Do you spend too much on expensive hair products and artificial treatments, but still not getting that voluminous bouncy hair you see on tv advertisements? Well, it is possible because most of the time we see overemphasized results since these ads are designed only for commercial purposes.
However, hair care experts suggest that the dream of healthy hair can turn into a reality if you take care of your hair with proper methods. Hence, we bring you 7 significant tips you can follow by yourself at home.
Wash your hair regularly
Try to wash your hair every 2-3 days, since cleanliness is important if you are dreaming of nice healthy hair. Avoid using products that contain harmful chemical components and try to use a mild shampoo and conditioner of the same brand continuously. Also, washing your hair thoroughly helps to maintain proper regulation of hair oils and a dirt-free scalp.
Oil your hair
Oiling and massaging your hair before having a bath is very much important to improve the blood circulation of your scalp and boost hair growth. It also moisturizes your scalp, repairs split ends, and improves natural shine in your hair. You can use either coconut oil, olive oil, almond oil, or castor oil to massage your hair.
Try to eat healthy all the time
Our hair is mainly made with proteins and amino acids. It needs the right amount of nutrition for proper growth and to maintain itself. Try to include green leafy vegetables, eggs, fish, nuts, beans, and milk in your diet.
Avoid hot water showers
Try to skip hot water showers as much as possible, because hot water can make your hair dry and brittle and take away natural protective oils off your scalp. Coldwater showers are the best for healthy hair.
Trim your hair every once in a while
Make sure to trim your hair every 6-8 weeks to get rid of split ends. Hair starts to split from the end due to the high heat you go through while styling your hair or maybe because of pollution, smoke, and even stress. Trimming your hair does not make your hair grow faster, but it ensures healthy hair.
Style your hair naturally
Every girl likes to have those gorgeous curls or perfectly straight hair. But, every time you want to have a new look you have to put your hair under an extremely high temperature which may damage your hair and dry out your scalp. There are so many methods you can try to achieve these styles without putting your hair through heat. However, if you still have to use a curler or a straightener, make sure to purchase a suitable hair protective serum first.
Use a natural hair mask to moisturize your hair
There are plenty of hair masks you can prepare at home with easily found everyday ingredients. Here are some recipes you can try to fix your damaged unhealthy hair.
● Egg Mask
Simply get an egg white or a whole egg, beat it, and apply over clean, damp hair. Leave it for 20 minutes and rinse off with cold water. This egg mask acts as a natural conditioner which enhances natural shine and silkiness.
● Honey, Coconut Oil, and Apple Cider Vinegar Mask
Take equal amounts of organic honey, apple cider vinegar, and coconut oil. Mix it all together and apply it to damp hair. Leave it on for at least 20 minutes, then rinse it off. This is great for all hair types and it helps moisturize your hair and enhance glossiness.
● Cinnamon and Coconut Oil Mask
Take equal parts of cinnamon and coconut oil, blend the two ingredients together and apply onto hair from roots while gently massaging your scalp. Leave this mask on for 30 to 45 minutes and rinse with cold water. This mask helps to stimulate blood circulation, boost hair growth, and strengthen your hair.
● Egg, Honey, and Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) Mask
Take 1 teaspoon of honey, 1 tablespoon of ACV, and 1 egg. Combine all in a small bowl and apply it to your clean hair. Let it sit for 30 to 40 minutes before rinsing. This hydrating treatment is great for dull, dry hair. It nourishes your scalp while providing a natural shine to your hair.
● Green Tea and Apple Cider Vinegar Mask
While green tea is rich in health benefits, you can also use it to hydrate and rebalance your irritated scalp. Add 1 cup of green tea and 1 tablespoon of ACV into a bowl. Mix well and massage thoroughly into your scalp. Leave it on for at least 10 minutes and rinse it off.