You envy the gorgeous models flaunting their healthy and beautiful locks on TV ads? You got lured by the ads and have spent too much on expensive shampoos, conditioners and hair care products. But not getting the desired results that you see in the TV ads. You are not the only one who has fallen prey to such overly exaggerated results shown on the TV. These ads are designed to attract customers.
But, reality is far away from such ads. Your hair essentially needs a ton of care, in part because it tends to be dry and delicate. The good news? It doesn’t have to stay that way forever. Here are the things your “hair-goals idols” do that you can copy, too.
Instead of spending on those expensive branded shampoos and conditioners, follow these easy and simple natural beauty tips for hair. You will be surprised to find how these hair care dos and don’ts provide that luster and shine to your hair. Then you too can flaunt your hair like the models do…
Natural Beauty Tips For Hair Care And Home Remedies For Healthy Hair
The early graying and hair loss are due to stress, dandruff, getting your hair exposed to sun rays for long time, keeping hair dirty, not having nutritious diet. We have talked to the people who have healthy, strong and beautiful mane to know their hir secrets. Here are the Natural Hair Care Dos & Don’ts, which they actually follow:
(i) Have sufficient sleep for your hair care.
(ii) Do exercise to keep you healthy and fit.
(iii) Have nutritious diet. Eat foods which are rich in vitamin B, C & E. Add iron & minerals in natural form in your diet. A nutritious and balanced healthy diet is a must for keeping your healthy.
(iv) Wash your hair regularly at intervals according to the type of hair you have. Washing removes excessive hair oil, dirt, dead skin cells. (Read here for How To Wash Your Hair)
(v) Use shampoos & conditioners that match your hair type. Better use the mild one for better hair care. (Here are some of the best homemade conditioner recipes)
(vi) Shower with warm water; hot water can dry and/or irritate your scalp. Also do not wash your hair with very cold water.
(vii) Rinse your hair before applying any shampoo to remove any dust, dirt, and any other foreign particles.
(viii) Apply mild shampoo onto your scalp and massage it gently with your finger tips and work your way outwards. The quantity should be very little but sufficient to cover the hair entirely with lather. After this make sure that you thoroughly rinse out your hair to remove any shampoo residue that may be left. Shampoo residue may dry your scalp/hair and or attract dirt. It is recommended that you only lather once to avoid drying your hair out.
(ix) You should wash your hair as often as you feel necessary to keep it clean. As a general rule in case of oily hair you should wash your hair every day or every alternate day and for dry hair only wash it two – three times a week. (Read here for hair treatment for oily hair)
(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, reduce static, 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 the equivalent of moisturizer on your face.
(xiii) When conditioning your hair, try to spread conditioner evenly throughout your hair and leave it in for a couple of minutes before rinsing out your hair.
(xiv)Put the conditioner in at 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 the way 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 and then, rinse. If you do it regularly, you will see how this natural treatment breathes a new life in to 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 notice beneficial results – more volume and shine after regular use. (Read here for hair treatments with aloe vera)
(xvii) Plain yogurt / curd for beautiful hair: Mix 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt or curd with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Apply it on your hair, both on the roots and on the length, instead of hair conditioner after shampooing. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water. It will add a lot of shine, softness and “silky feel” to your hair. (Read here for yogurt hair mask recipes)
(xviii) For bouncy hair: Apply a one to one mixture of warm water and apple cider vinegar to your hair. Rinse it thoroughly after 5 minutes to get rid of the apple cider smell and provide natural bounce to your hair.
(xix) For strong hair: Use almond oil to treat dry and damaged hair. It is a very simple procedure, pour some almond oil in 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 cold water. (Read here for dry and damaged hair.)
(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 down your hair’s cuticle and provide your hair that amazing shine.
(xxi) Protein packed hair conditioner recipe: Mix well eggs and plain yogurt or curd. Message it into your scalp. Leave on for five or 10 minutes, and then wash it off completely.
(xxii) Egg treatment for hair: Use the entire egg to moisturize and condition your dry or brittle hair. Use ½ cup of any egg mixture (egg white, entire egg) and apply to clean, damp hair. Let it sit on your hair for 20 minutes and rinse with cool water. Try this one of the most effective beauty tips for hair and notice the change.
Caution: While using any egg recipe, don’t wash your hair with hot water because hot water will cook hair 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. After using this rinse, finally rinse your hair again after at least 5 minutes. This therapy will help to get rid of the excess shampoo and styling product 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 thereby 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 blow dryer don’t leave the blow dryer in one spot for more than a few seconds, keep it moving and at a good distance away from your hair. 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 your hair is drying.
(xxviii) Use 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 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 downwards stroke.
(xxxii) Avoid using plastic brushes/combs which create static electricity.
(xxxiii) Before going to bed every night brush your hair on a regular basis.
(xxxiv) Restrict use of hair dies, if you must use the mild & of best quality.
(xxxvi) Go in for a calcium supplement or else have two glasses of milk every day.
(xxxvii) Do not brush after perming of 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 which contain 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.