Attracting healthy hair doesn’t need to be achieved using only synthetic products; natural beauty tips may provide just as effective solutions in creating those beautiful bouncy and full manes seen on models in advertising campaigns.
Cleaning and conditioning your hair on a regular basis with mild shampoos will keep it healthy and frizz-free, while using natural oils like coconut, olive or argan can improve its condition by moisturizing from within and reduce dandruff and frizz.
1. Wash Your Hair Regularly
As part of your body, your hair needs to be regularly washed to remove dirt and oil as well as prevent dandruff and keep it healthy. Washing it too frequently however can lead to dry and brittle locks; using the appropriate type of shampoo for your specific hair texture is key here.
People with very dry hair may need to shampoo daily or every other day. Applying a one-to-one mix of apple cider vinegar and water on your locks between washes can help maintain its natural oils while decreasing frequency of washings.
Wavy or curly hair typically retains moisture well and should only need washing two or three times every week; however, if your fine or thin locks tend to become oily more quickly then more frequent washing may be required.
Shampoo contains surfactants, which are chemicals designed to lift dirt and oil away from hair shafts. When combined with conditioner for scalp care, using less shampoo may actually help moisturize it further, saving money as a result. You could try limiting how often you shampoo by only washing roots or trying a “cleansing conditioner”. In the summer or after workouts when sweaty conditions might make hair extra greasy using dry shampoo can also be effective. It may take some trial-and-error before finding an optimal frequency of washing that meets both you and your locks’ needs – over time you should find something suitable that suits both.
2. Use Gentle Shampoos
Your choice of shampoo can have an enormous effect on the health and condition of your locks. Traditional, synthetic formulas contain harmful chemical ingredients which may damage and weaken both hair and scalp; but natural products designed specifically to nourish and protect have been specifically tailored to leave both soft and nourished strands feeling smooth and full of life.
When selecting a shampoo, look for one without sulfates, silicones and parabens as these chemicals can have adverse effects on the health of your hair and scalp. Instead, look for natural shampoo that contains organic extracts and essential oils which nourish and moisturize both.
Gentle shampoos designed specifically to address particular hair types are also readily available; for instance, those with oily locks can benefit from shampoos designed to remove excess oil from their scalps and locks. Furthermore, there are mild daily-use options that don’t strip your locks of their natural oils; or add baking soda if lathering is your priority!
As well as selecting an appropriate shampoo, conditioners should also be tailored specifically to the hair you have. For instance, those with damaged locks may require more conditioning products while there are shampoos designed specifically to protect colour from fading and/or manage curliness.
After your shower, always add an additional rinse with cold water to seal the cuticles of your hair, increase shine, and prevent moisture loss – this can also strengthen and prevent breakage of strands.
3. Keep Your Hair Moisturized
Hydrating your locks correctly is key for healthy locks; not only can it reduce breakage and keep strands supple, but it may also enhance lengthening retention and manageability.
One easy way to keep your locks hydrated is using a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner combination. Choose a sulfate-free shampoo that won’t strip strands of their natural oils, leaving them dehydrated; and ensure that your conditioner contains plenty of hydrating ingredients like avocado, coconut, olive or almond oils; shea butter; and aloe vera for maximum hydration.
Deep conditioning treatments are another great way to give your locks a boost of hydration. You can choose a store-bought product or make one yourself using ingredients such as eggs, honey, avocado and olive oil or cottage cheese – or try heat protecting treatments such as heat protective hair masks that sit for 20 minutes before being rinsed out with warm water.
When it comes to hydrating your hair, consistency is key. If you skip out on applying a mask too frequently, your locks may quickly begin to dry out and become dull and coarse.
Avoid extreme weather conditions like hot sun or harsh wind to help minimize dirt build-up and dry out of strands, which can be harmful for hair growth. Wear a hat or scarf when exposed to direct sunlight; when wind blows use an umbrella to cover your locks as much as possible and cover with head protection before swimming in saltwater environments to lessen chlorine’s effect on your strands. Also it would be a good idea to apply some head protection prior to entering an ocean or pool for swimming as this will reduce chlorine or saltwater’s detrimental effect on hair as this will reduce effects such as chlorine/salinity on hair growth.
4. Detangle Your Hair With the Right Tools
Tangled locks are never attractive. While detangling may seem daunting, there are ways to approach it that will minimize breakage and pain while working out stubborn knots. First and foremost, keep in mind that curls require special consideration to avoid ripping them out or shredding their protective cuticle; therefore it is wiser to work in small sections using combs designed specifically for detangling curly locks (such as wide-tooth combs).
Hair needs hydration while detangling, too! For best results, coat your locks in slip-inducing conditioner like the Sacred Tiare 4-in-1 Combing Creme before beginning detangling sessions to break through tangles with minimal tugging or damage. This product’s slippery texture helps untangle knots easily without tugging at them with excessive force or risking breakage of your locks.
Detangle your wet locks while they are still wet for best results, particularly if they have curly or coily textures. Doing this will allow your strands to soak in all of the nourishing, hydrating properties provided by deep conditioning treatments or hair oils.
Detangling your hair before shampooing on wash day, or taking down protective styles like braids and twists is another excellent idea. Doing this allows you to reapply any nourishing products or oils before it is exposed to harsher elements – helping keep tangled strands free from future tangly tendencies for much longer! It’s a win-win scenario!
5. Apply Hair Oils
Hair oils can help nourish the beauty of your locks by strengthening and protecting them with essential nutrients that promote growth and keep scalp health at the same time. Proper oil application will strengthen strands while helping prevent dandruff and frizz while simultaneously supporting development and providing necessary healing properties to support strand health and keep scalp wellbeing.
Natural hair oils come with their own set of benefits, making choosing one a matter of personal choice and consideration of both your specific needs and hair type. Popular choices for natural oils are coconut, olive, argan and jojoba oils as they all serve different functions; essential oils may also be mixed with carrier oil before applying directly onto scalp or hair.
Oiling your hair can help increase blood circulation in your scalp, stimulating new hair growth and thickening existing strands. Furthermore, oil can keep dandruff at bay by filling any cracks or gaps in hair cuticles – be it through massaging with it directly onto your scalp or encasing it with a warm towel for up to one hour before washing off.
When selecting hair oils, opt for organic products free of harmful ingredients. Chemicals found in many products can take their toll on both scalp and hair health, so switching over as soon as possible to all-natural options. Check expiration dates on all hair care products so you know when it is time to discard them, while discard any old items which harbor bacteria or no longer offer their scent. By following these simple guidelines you can set yourself on the path towards healthy locks!