Do you envy the beautiful models flaunting their healthy, gorgeous locks in TV ads? You got allured by the ads and have spent lots of money on expensive shampoos, conditioners, and hair care products. But you are not getting the desired results as you see in the TV ads. You are not the only one who has fallen prey to such overly exaggerated results shown on TV. These ads are designed to trap customers.

But the reality is far away from such ads. Your hair essentially needs proper care because it is delicate.

Instead of spending on expensive branded shampoos and conditioners, follow these easy and straightforward natural tips for hair. You will be surprised to see how these hair care dos and don’ts provide luster and shine to your hair. Then you, too, can flaunt your hair like the models do.

We have compiled a list of dos and don’ts that the “hair models” follow to care for their hair. Adopt them and see what magic they do to your hair.

They protect their hair from sun, wind, and rain. Exposure to excessive sun, heat, dirt, pollution, etc., can lead to dirt build-up, drying out of hair and scalp, and increased susceptibility to infections on the scalp. Cover your hair with a hat or an umbrella. Even a hair scarf will help. Read on here for the list of natural hair care tips.

Natural Hair Care Tips And Home Remedies For Healthy Hair

The leading causes for early graying and hair loss are your hair being exposed to sun rays for long times, keeping hair dirty, dandruff, stress, and not eating a nutritious diet. We spoke to the people who have healthy, strong, and beautiful hair. Here are the Hair Care Dos & Don’ts they actually follow.:

(i)  Have sufficient sleep – 7 to 9 hours a day.

(ii) Exercise to keep healthy and fit.

(iii) Have a nutritious diet. Eat foods rich in vitamins B, C & E. Add iron & minerals in natural form to the diet. A nutritious and balanced healthy diet is a must for keeping your skin and hair healthy.

(iv) Wash hair regularly at intervals according to the type of hair. Washing removes excessive hair oil, dirt, and dead skin cells.

(v) Use shampoos & conditioners that match your hair type. Better use the mild one for better hair care.

(vi) Shower with warm water; hot water can dry and irritate your scalp. Also, do not wash your hair with very cold water.

(vii) Rinse your hair before applying shampoo to remove dust, dirt, and other foreign particles.

(viii) Apply mild shampoo onto your scalp, massage it gently with your fingertips, and work your way outwards. Use a small quantity, but it should be sufficient to cover the hair entirely with lather. After this, thoroughly rinse hair to remove any shampoo residue that may be left. Shampoo residue may dry your scalp/hair and or attract dirt. It is recommended to use lather once only to avoid drying hair out unless the hair is excessively oily.

(ix) You should wash your hair as often as you feel necessary to keep it clean. As a general rule, in the case of oily hair, wash hair every day or every alternate day, and for dry hair, two-three times a week.

(x) Rotate the shampoo and conditioner periodically; your hair responds differently to different products.

(xi) Use a conditioner after shampooing; it’ll moisturize your hair, give it extra protection, add shine, and make it easier to untangle.

(xii) Use a leave-in conditioner; it’ll hydrate and protect your hair. A leave-in conditioner on your hair is equivalent to moisturizer on your face.

(xiii) When conditioning your hair, try to spread the conditioner evenly throughout your hair, leaving it in for a couple of minutes before rinsing your hair.

(xiv) Put the conditioner about an inch away from the scalp; the roots of your hair contain the most oils and usually don’t need the extra conditioning.

(xv) Be gentle when shampooing and conditioning. Don’t use excessive force rubbing your hair; remember, hair is most vulnerable when wet.

(xvi) Aloe vera gel for natural hair treatment: Aloe vera can make all the difference in how your hair looks and feels. Simply apply a small amount of aloe vera gel instead of your usual hair conditioner. Allow it to sit on your hair for 2-3 minutes, then rinse. If you do it regularly, you will see how this natural treatment breathes new life into your hair.

If you want to add volume to your hair, try applying aloe vera gel as a hair mask and leave it on the hair for about 30 minutes, then rinse. You should see beneficial results – more volume and shine after regular use.

(xvii) Plain yogurt/curd for beautiful hair: Mix 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt or curd with one tablespoon of lemon juice. Apply it on your hair, both on the roots and the length, instead of hair conditioner after shampooing. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water. It will add a lot of shine, softness, and a “silky feel” to your hair.

(xviii) For bouncy hair: Apply a one-to-one mixture of warm water and apple cider vinegar to your hair. Rinse it thoroughly after five minutes to eliminate the apple cider smell and provide a natural bounce to your hair.

(xix) For strong hair: Use almond oil to treat dry and damaged hair. It is a straightforward procedure, pour some almond oil into a bowl and heat it for 40 seconds. Then evenly distribute on your hair. Leave it for 30 minutes and then rinse normally with shampoo and conditioner using lukewarm water.

(xx) For shiny and soft hair: Make a mixture of 1 cup of your daily conditioner and 2-3 tablespoons of honey. Apply this mixture evenly on your wet hair. Let it sit on your hair for 30 minutes, and wash it off thoroughly. This mixture will close your hair’s cuticle and provide your hair with incredible shine.

(xxi) Protein-packed hair conditioner recipe: Mix eggs and plain yogurt or curd completely. Message it into your scalp. Leave it for five to ten minutes, then wash it off thoroughly.

(xxii) Egg treatment for hair: Use a whole egg to moisturize and condition your dry or brittle hair. Use ½ cup of any egg mixture (egg white, whole egg) and apply to clean, damp hair. Let it sit on your hair for 20 minutes, and rinse with cool water.

Caution: While using any egg treatment, don’t wash your hair with hot water because hot water will cook the egg on your head.

(xxiii) Baking soda therapy for hair: Prepare a mixture of 3 tablespoons of baking soda and some water. Rinse your hair with this solution after shampooing. At least five minutes after using this rinse, finally, rinse your hair again with water. This therapy will help eliminate the excess shampoo and styling products from your hair. 

(xxiv) Never brush or comb wet hair. Hair is most fragile when it is wet. This might cause the hair to stretch and break off. Dry it gently with your fingers first, or use a wide-toothed comb instead of a brush to remove the knots smoothly.

(xxv) If you want to use a blow dryer, don’t leave it in one spot for more than a few seconds; keep it moving and at a good distance away from your hair. A blow dryer is harsh on your hair as it robs it of moisture.

(xxvi) To speed up the drying process, pat your hair dry with a towel and let the remaining moisture in your hair dry naturally.

(xxvii) Gently use your fingers to untangle any knots while drying your hair.

(xxviii) Use a brush/comb with widely spaced bristles/teeth and smooth tips. Sharp tooth combs can damage your hair, cause split ends, and scratch your scalp.

(xxix) Comb your hair with a wide-toothed comb to remove any tangles before brushing it.

(xxx) Begin by combing your hair gently at the ends to get any tangles out, and work your way up to the base of your hair.

(xxxi) Always brush/comb with a downward stroke.

(xxxii) Avoid using plastic brushes/combs, which create static electricity.

(xxxiii) Before going to bed every night, brush your hair regularly.

(xxxiv) Restrict the use of hair dies. If you must, use the mild & of the best quality.

(xxxvi) Go for a calcium supplement or have two glasses of milk daily.

(xxxvii) Do not brush after perming your hair. Instead, comb your hair gently.

(xxxviii) Trim your hair once in six weeks to avoid split ends.

(xxxix) Avoid pulling back your hair tightly.

(xxxx) Do not expose your hair to sun heat for a longer duration or else cover your head/hair.

(xxxxi) Stimulate blood circulation by messaging your head with oil that contains vitamin E. This will make your hair silky and soft.

(xxxxii) Do not use a rubber band on your hair, as it can pull & damage your hair considerably.

(xxxxiii) If you must color your hair, use natural & herbal hair or good quality hair color.

Follow the above natural hair care tips to make your hair look healthy and shiny. These tips will also prevent dandruff, hair loss, and early greying of your hair.

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