Everyone's coveting for the perfect hair and end up turning to pricey, fad treatments that do more to drain your wallet than treat your strands. Instead, pick up some daily habits that will actually make a difference.
What are the natural ways to stick to for the happiest, healthiest hair of your life? We gathered the best habits for you!
Do a scalp massage
Think of it this way: Just like good quality soil is essential to grow healthy plants and flowers, a healthy scalp is the foundation for healthy hair growth. Massaging will increase the blood flow on your scalp, enhance the strength of your roots, and help nutrients get to your follicle faster. Not only that, a scalp massage also has beneficial effects on stress hormones, blood pressure, and heart rate.
Trim your split ends regularly
Counterproductive as it may be if you're trying to grow your hair but trimmings get rid of dry, damaged split ends that only cause your hair to break into longer lengths. Depending on the condition of your hair, your hairstyle, and your daily routine, you could need a trim anywhere from every six weeks to six months.
Avoid hot water
We know how nice a hot shower is (especially during winter) but try not to get your hair soaked in too much hot water. Hot water will make your hair dry and brittle as it strips protective oils from your hair. Ideally, you can prefer water that's just a bit warmer than your body temperature.
Remember your grandmother telling you to brush your hair like it's the most important priority in your existence? We know you have your priorities but brushing your hair should be one of them (no matter how crazy your time is that you "literally have no time even to brush your hair"). Regular and deliberate brushing can affect your hair’s thickness because it helps distribute the natural oils that will help protect it from damage and add shine. Brushing every day, regardless of your hair texture, will also help exfoliate the scalp and remove dead hair.
Get your healthy fats
Eating your way to stronger (and longer!) hair is a smart, nutritionist-approved way to make your hair be at its besst. Vitamins and minerals occurring naturally in foods are easier for your body to utilize, and they'll naturally deliver a healthier ratio of nutrients...just the way Mother Nature intended. Healthy fats like omega-3s can jump-start your hair growth--nourishing hair follicles to give strands that strong, shiny, lustrous glow. Now note that since our bodies can't produce omega-3 fatty acids on their own, it's important to get these fats through our diet.
Avoid tight buns or wearing the same style frequently
If you’ve ever noticed patches of hair that are prone to flyaways, frizz, and breakage, there may be a culprit that's quite overlooked: your everyday hairstyle! Having your hair kept in the same spot can cause frizz and breakage. If you must wear your hair up, change the location of your ponytail or wear a looser style to prevent unwanted breakage.
Limit heat styling
Are we telling you to get rid of your blow dryer, hair iron and whatnot? Certainly not (they're helpful for emergencies and bad hair days, we know). Still, try to ditch your heat tools during some days to avoid making your hair dry and brittle which can lead to breakage. Alternate your routine with heat styling and air-drying when you have more time. If you do need to use a tool, try to use a heat-protectant spray.
Daily shampoos remove the natural oils that are essential to protecting your hair and keeping it healthy. Washing your hair with shampoo does depend on your hair type. Thicker, coarser hair types can get away without washing their hair for a few days but thinner hair types may start to feel greasy even after one day. If you have thin hair, you can try a dry shampoo that works wonders in soaking up excess grease that shampoo usually does for your hair.
Give your hair some love with natural ingredients
Getting the healthy and strong hair that you aspire means that you need to feed it with the goodness of natural ingredients. Instead of chemicals, natural and organic hair care products use plant extracts, essential oils and other natural ingredients to clean hair and improve everything from shine to body. This is not only gentler on your hair, it’s also beneficial to your body and your health, because you’re not absorbing the chemicals found in regular shampoos.
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