Most girls suffer from unruly, unmanageable, dry and lifeless hair at least once in their lifetime. This problem is quite common as a lot of girls these days focus mainly on beautifying their and often forget about the consequences associated with it. Gentle care, natural shampoos and conditioners, minimal use of hair styling tools and products, washing.
Combing the hair in the right manner and preventing it from pollution can restore the health of the hair in a few weeks time. So here are some amazing hair care tips to get you started!
Avocado protein mask
Avocados are excellent sources of nourishment as they contain vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids that can bring back the luster of the hair. To make the hair mask, mash one ripe avocado with one egg and apply this mixture evenly on every strand of the hair. Leave it on for about 30 minutes and rinse it with a mild shampoo. Do this procedure once every week for dull, damaged hair and one a month for healthy hair.
Massage with butter
Take a small amount of butter and massage it gently onto the hair and scalp. Cover the hair with a shower cap and leave it on for an hour or so. Gently rinse the hair several times to remove the traces of butter. Do this once a week to transform dry, brittle and unruly hair into glossy, healthy hair.
Condition with olive oil
Olive oil is a natural moisturizer and can add the life back in your dull, hair. Gently warm ½ a cup of olive oil and carefully massage the scalp and hair with it. Cover your hair in a shower cap or a towel and let it sit for about 45 minutes. Rinse your hair as usual with a mild shampoo and conditioner for best results.
Try Apple cider vinegar mask
This natural hair mask is another good method to restore the shine and moisture of the hair. To make this mask, mix one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, 2 tablespoons of olive oil and three egg whites together till you get a creamy mixture. Apply this mask from the roots of the hair till the tips and cover it with a shower cap. Leave it on for half an hour before rinsing.
Try the egg shampoo
Take a small amount of your regular shampoo and mix one egg into it. Apply this mixture on your wet hair like your usual shampoo and rinse it after 5 minutes. This will help to add proteins to the hair.
Consume omega 3
You can even consume a 250 milligram capsule of either primrose oil, borage oil or flax seed oil as they contain essential fatty acids such as gamma linolenic acids that moisturize the hair naturally.
Comb instead of brushing
Brushing the hair can rip of the nourishment and also make it dry and brittle if you don’t do it in the right manner. The hair will be more prone to breakage and unruliness if the tangles and knots are brushed. Instead, use a wide toothed comb to gently detangle the hair as it is less prone to damage. You can also comb the hair gently when it is wet to prevent hair fall and breakage. Also start combing from the tips till the roots and work your way upwards while de-tangling the hair. Apply a leave in conditioner and gently work through the tangles with your finger tips and then go for the comb.
Avoid hairstyles that pull on your hair
Hairstyles like weaves, dreads, teasing, etc. involve tugging and pulling of hair strands that can lead to hair fall and damage. This can eventually lead to bald spots too. So let the hair be as natural as it can and refrain from doing complicated hairstyles.
Use finishing oil
Finishing oil is essential to make dry, damaged hair healthy and nourished. Just take a dime sized portion of any finishing oil like olive oil, argon oil, coconut or jojoba oil in your palms and massage from the tips of the hair to the entire length, avoiding the roots. This will help to maintain the health of the hair against the chemicals from hair products.
In the process of hair styling, a lot of hair styling tools and products such as hair straighter, curlers, hair gels, sprays, and smoothening agents are used which in the long run make the hair dry, brittle and malnourished. Frequent use of these products will not only strip the hair of its natural proteins and nutrients, but also make it unappealing and dry. Follow these tips to turn your dry, brittle and unhealthy hair into gorgeous, healthy hair hair in just a few weeks time.