Have you been dreaming of those beautiful long luscious tresses? Or have you been wanting to wake up to a good hair day, where you hair makes you look like you’re coming straight out of a salon. Well, here are some tips for beautiful and healthy hair to get you a little closer to that dream.
The amount and quality of hair you have on your head has always been linked to beauty and charm. Everyone, mostly women, wants a bouffant shock of hair to be the crowning glory of their heads. With the constantly changing diet and lifestyle, your hair is continuously prone to damage causing it to become dry, dull, thin and frizzy.
Therefore it requires some effort to maintain your hair and keep it looking beautiful. Although there is no shortcut to achieve those perfect curly locks, investing a bit of time to take care of your hair can be worth the commitment. By incorporating small changes listed below in your day to day life, retaining attractive and healthy hair can be fairly undemanding.
Consume a healthy and balanced diet: Start your hair care with eating a balanced diet. Your hair strands are made up of protein so try and include iron and protein rich foods in your diet. Green leafy vegetables, beans, fish, eggs and nuts are a rich source of protein which helps in adding strength to your hair. Berries and citrus fruits containing Vitamin C and E encourage collagen production and result in fast hair growth.
Revise the way you wash your hair: Washing your hair 2-3 times a week using a mild shampoo and conditioner is enough. Don’t wash your hair every day. It removes the natural oils of the scalp making it dry and itchy causing hair loss. Using an appropriate amount of conditioner for about a minute after shampoo will help in managing frizzy hair and give you the required volume & shine. Remember to wash off the conditioner with cold water to seal the cuticles shut. Avoid brushing wet hair.
Say yes to home-made hair masks: You should apply a hair pack made with natural ingredients at least once a week. If your hair is dry then you should mix eggs and curd in your hair pack and use olive oil for speedy hair growth. Leave it on for 15 mins and wash. The homemade hair masks are not just easy to make but also leave your hair feeling soft and moisturised.
Get that good old champi: An oil head massage can work wonders for your hair. Coconut and olive oil provide the much needed vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids which promote hair growth and make your hair healthy and strong. They also protect the scalp from dandruff and sebum build up. A good massage boosts the blood circulation in the scalp and evenly spreads the oil strengthening the roots. You can add curry leaves and hibiscus to increase the effectiveness of the oil.
Protect your hair: Wear a scarf or hat when you are stepping out, especially if it’s dusty outside. Avoid splints ends by trimming your hair every 3 months. Try sleeping on a silk pillowcase to protect your hair cuticle. Stay away from chemical based hair colour particularly if you have dry hair. Heat damages the hair so avoid using straighteners and curlers very often. Use a hair serum if you must use your iron or curler.
The above mentioned tips for beautiful and healthy hair are simple and easy to follow. Adopt a proper hair care routine and witness your hair become coiffed and luxuriant.