When you talk about achieving healthy and shiny hair; there are all kinds of advice that one can follow. Coconut oil, Moroccan Oil, Hair spa, split end treatment, hot oil treatment and whatnot. Honestly, it’s a bafflement squad out here. No one knows for sure what does the trick right for healthy and shiny hair. However, there are few basics which, when done right will get your going places and one step closer towards your crowning glory.
That’s right. The adage goes without saying, one looks what he eats. While that applies more towards your physique, your tresses also demand you eat right to stay healthy and shining from within. Speaking of diet, protein and iron are two essential components that contribute towards hair health. The hair cells grow awfully fast but also get affected fast by a bad or unhealthy diet. As such, any deficiency in diet would lead straight to hair fall and other scalp related problems. Try including leafy veggies, chickpea, fish and cereals that are rich sources of iron. Also consider cheese, lentils, soy for optimum protein intake.
When you are looking to take care of your hair, nothing beats deep hair conditioning. Whenever you shampoo your hair, ensure to squeeze out the extra water and towel dry the same before you apply the hair conditioner. If you prefer using natural products, you might as well use coconut hair oil and leave it for some time and follow up with a regular bath the next day. For other conditioners, you should start applying it from the root of the hair and all across the length. Follow it up with a wide-toothed comb and run it through. Uses a hair clip to tie your hair with the conditioner on and keep at it for at least 15-20 minutes before you rinse it off. This shall ensure silky smooth hair all the time.
Say no to heat
Waves and curls are adorable, but many styling products that help you achieve the same use heat to make things happen. Prolonged use of such styling products actually does more harm to your hair than impart style. However, if you resort to using a curler or straightener, make sure you put hair serum after the heat treatment. If you can’t seem to find the right kind of serum for your hair, consider making one at home. Here are the steps to follow:
- Take almond oil in small amount and mix it well with hair conditioner and water and keep it in a small spray bottle. You might as well use lavender oil for a lingering essence and shake well before you use it.
- Alternately, you can use shea and cocoa butter and mix any essential oil that you like. Now, heat the mixture for some time when it turns into liquid. Next, put it in a sterilized jar and let it cool all the way till back to its solid form to put into use.
Try Hair Masks for good
Hair masks, when prepared right, works exceedingly well for your hair follicles. Here’s how to go about it, nice and easy.
Egg, mustard oil, and curd mask – An excellent antidote for dry hair, this mask has eggs that are a natural source of vitamin B12, D, E, A, along with protein and fatty acids. It helps strengthen roots while fatty acids contribute towards making it a great hair conditioner and the presence of B12 adds to the volume.
Egg, olive, and coconut oil mask – Want to speed up your hair growth? This hair mask can help you do the same. Proceed to lukewarm just two tablespoons of coconut oil and add olive oil in the same amount and two eggs to complete making the hair mask.
Nothing beats good old oiling
Hair masks and conditioner might work wonders for hair, but nothing beats good old oiling that has stood the test of time for good. Speaking of which, coconut hair oil is the holy grail of oiling that has formed the bedrock of hair care for over generations and stands true to this day. Not only it offers ready nourishment to one’s scalp and helps in growth, but it also takes care of many recurring issues like damage due to heat and pollution, itchiness and dandruff. Apart from oiling, there are some other tips that one can adapt to their life to achieve healthy and shiny hair and keep at it for over the years.
- Use olive oil with honey and a pinch of cinnamon powder and massage your scalp after you keep it for 15 minutes. Finally, rinse it off with a mild shampoo.
- Take some water, coconut hair oil along with almond or olive oil. Now, top it up with shea butter or any conditioner you like. Keep it for an hour or so and rinse off to natural shining hair.