Majority of our hair care products do more damage than we can see or will ever know.
Its been said that the things we enjoy the most, are usually the causes of our death. In this case, its our hair thats getting damaged by our favourite hair care products or habits.
Here are 7 easy tips on saving your hair and restoring its natural state:
Use mild hair colours:
Majority of hair colour formulas dry your hair out. If your hair looks or feels crispy, go for an ammonia-free, oil-based colour like Garnier Olia. The colour molecules are linked to droplets of oil that penetrate your hair, making it supple and unlikely to break.
Did you know that Certain foods help your scalp produce more natural oils, thereby moisturizing your hair. There are a number of hair special foods that can boost your strands such as Salmon, which is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, dark green vegetables for vitamins A and C, and nuts, which are a terrific source of zinc.
Natural hair mask:
A well-stocked kitchen, can save you some pretty bucks. you don't have to spend a lot of money on fancy treatment product. Mash up an avocado and apply to dry hair as a hair mask. The natural oils and omega fatty acids will moisturize your hair and leave it feeling silky.
Avoid heat treatment methods:
Obviously, heat dries our hair. That's why its suggested that you avoid the blow dryer and flat iron routine. If you don't have time to let your hair air dry, be sure to use a heat protection spray before you style. These products are made to infuse the hair with moisture, and the heat will actually help the hydrating ingredients penetrate each and every strand. While air-drying is still less damaging than any form of heat styling, heat protection sprays can help to make your hair look healthier.
Most women have given up shampoo altogether in favour of cleansing conditioners; this process is called "co-washing." This two-in-one product uses natural oils to remove build-ups and dirt from your hair, while simultaneously conditioning — leaving the hair feeling hydrated. While each cleansing conditioner may have slightly different instructions, Just apply a generous amount of the product from the roots to ends of your hair and let it soak while taking a shower. Rinse out and you're good to go.
Washing your hair every other day is actually one too many. Your hair only needs to be washed twice a week. When you shampoo, use a product that's gentle. Avoid sodium lauryl sulphates — detergents that make your shampoo foam at the same time, strip oil from your hair. Look out for products that contain natural cleansers like sodium coco-sulphate, which is derived from coconut oil. Some examples are Jason Long & Strong Jojoba Shampoo and Aveeno Pure Renewal Shampoo.
If your hair is still dry after all these steps, here’s one more thing to try. Include a weekly in-shower treatment into your routine. You must be ready to do some damage control with any deep conditioner. After co-washing shampooing as the case may be, apply a deep conditioner or hair mask from the mid-lengths to the ends of your hair. Let it soak in for 10 to 20 minutes before rinsing off. Deep conditioners, or hair masks, are highly charged with even more moisturizing ingredients than your daily conditioner. Be sure to use one that’s suited for your hair.