Tips and ideas to have a healthy, thick and beautiful hair

No matter the texture, colour or style, we all want our hair to look perfect everyday as if you just had your hair done at the salon.

 

If your hair is good but very sensitive then you’re facing my problem, if I didn’t take good care of my hair frequently, it gets damaged easily, I like natural products and made a research and listed everything I know to make everyday a good hair day and overcome bad hair days and sometimes seasons that damage my hair!

Wash

Industry experts argue that less is more.

Once to maximum twice a week! Don’t over wash your hair it needs that time for your scalp to extract the healthy oils as When you wash your hair every day it strips away the natural oils and proteins that you need to keep your hair and scalp healthy!

“Over-washing can be damaging for your hair specially if it is bleached, coloured, has been chemically treated or is naturally very dry or porous like mine!

Credits: Google

Condition the right way

For curly, highly textured hair, always deep condition. Deep conditioning involves using a conditioner that will add moisture and strength (protein) back to hair. You should use heat by either applying conditioner to hair while taking a shower and let it sit while showering or by covering the hair with a plastic cap and applying heat from an outside like a hair dryer. ( I personally love Kerstase hair masks

Conditioners and masks

Kérastase Conditioners and masks brings reparation, protection and ease the disentangling after only a few minutes of pause. The onctuous textures will leave your hair healthy and soft.

It’s important to use leave-in conditioners and also not to shampoo so often. Rinse it if you want to but don’t shampoo it.

You can use natural oils to moisture your hair, here are the most recommended oils to help you take care of your hair.

Oils:

Coconut oil

1.helps soften and condition hair

The use of coconut oil on hair helps reduce protein loss in all hair types.  And, because this oil is rich in lauric acid and easily penetrates inside the hair shaft it is great to use as a daily conditioner.

2.helps add shine

Coconut Oil for hair also helps lock in moisture giving it a gorgeous glow and shine but make sure your hair isn’t protein sensitive like mine, this case oils like coconut oil will make it fall out, I didn’t know about this until I tried it and my hair fell out like crazy!

3.Stimulates hair growth

Coconut oil is a natural way to help your hair grow longer, thicker, and faster.  The vitamins and essential fatty acids naturally found in coconut oil nourish the scalp and help to remove sebum build-up from hair follicles.

Tea tree oil

Tea Tree oil comes with many benefits, including that it helps treat dandruff as well as psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis – which causes a red, itchy rash on the scalp.

Peppermint oil

Your hair and scalp will love peppermint because it’s effective in treating both greasy and dry hair and helps improve blood flow to the areas of the scalp where it’s applied. It’s also good for opening skin pores to allow more of the essential oil to penetrate the scalp.

Lavender oil

Lavender oil helps deeply condition the hair, keeps it shiny, and also works to control dandruff.

RoseMary oil

Rosemary oil has many benefits for your hair and scalp, as well, including that it stimulates root growth and increases circulation to the scalp.

Again, the above represents only a small percentage of essential oils that are proven effective in dealing with hair loss and scalp issues such as dandruff.

Argan oil

Rich in antioxidants, essential fatty acids and vitamins A, C and E. The benefits of argan oil for hair include hydrating dry hair, repairing damaged hair, and protecting hair from future breakage and damage. Styling-wise, argan oil can help smooth and fight frizz, and enhance shine.

Caster oil

An age-old remedy long used in traditional medicine, castor oil is also said to moisturize the scalp, ease dandruff, and leave your hair smooth and shiny. When applied to the scalp, it’s purported to enhance the health of the hair follicles and, in turn, promote hair growth (as well as protect against hair loss)

Almond oil

Almond oil contains all kinds of healthy ingredients for hair like Omega-3 fatty acids, phospholipids, vitamin E, and magnesium. Using almond oilnourishes and strengthens your hair, and is optimal for treating hair loss and damaged hair. A few drops go a long way to add silkiness and shine & nourish the scalp.

Also Shea butter:

Shea butter has a lot of potential in the hair care world. While shea butter hasn’t been extensively studied or reported on in scientific journals, related butters and oils have been researched with animal and human subjects.

1.Prevents breakage

One human studyTrusted Source investigated the role of miracle fruit seed oil in preventing hair breakage. Synsepalum dulicificum, a native West African fruit, also produces an oil. It has a high fatty acid content (just like shea butter), which makes it easy for it to penetrate hair in oil form. This can help with hair breakage.

Moisturizing

Filled with Vitamins A and E along with essential fatty acids, shea butter has both emollient and healing properties for the skin. Some of these ingredients, such as the high content of fatty acids in shea butter, are also thought to help add moisture to your hair. 

This might possibly reduce dryness and prevent split ends. Fatty acids also help increase shine and reduce the frizz of your hair. It may also help protect hair from heat damage caused by flat irons and blow drying.

Reduces scalp irritation

Shea butter’s anti-inflammatory properties might also help reduce redness and scalp irritation by providing healing effects without clogging the pores. Additionally, as a natural product, it’s safe to use on all types of hair, even hair that’s damaged, dry, or color treated.

Raw shea butter isn’t the only hair care solution available. Certain over-the-counter hair care products (especially conditioners) also contain shea butter. The role of conditioners in overall hair health includes strengthening hair fibers, lubricating cuticles, and reducing frizz.

Trims:

Hair trimming is a process of cutting split ends from your hair at least every 12 weeks.  it will retain length, prevent stunted growth and promote a healthy hair. It is part of hair care and should be added into any hair routine.

For those with natural hair, a trim done every 3-4 months to promote growth of stronger hair follicles.Those with straight or relaxed hair should trim at least once in 3 months.  It is important to care for your hair in between trims by indulging your hair with oils. During winter when split ends occur frequently, you may have to trim your hair before your next scheduled trim day.

Moroccan lunar calendar

The best lunar calendar for hair trim and I tried almost all kinds of trim timings but loved the thicken dates the most. If you followed the trim dates, you will thank me I promise!

Let me know if you tried any of these tips.

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