Healthy hair is essential, if a girl wants to look her best, and constant hair treatments mixed with the urban pollution, puts a tremendous strain on the hair. There are many ways to nourish the hair and rejuvenate new growth, and here are a few tips to ensure your hair is always looking as it should.
Nourish the Tips of Long Hair
It is common for long hair to become brittle at the ends, so condition the last few inches of your hair every other day, and you’ll notice the difference within a few weeks. The longer the hair, the more nutrients are required and with a busy lifestyle, the tips of long hair can suffer if not treated regularly.
A Cold Rinse
After shampooing, condition the hair as normal, making sure to massage it into the hair for a few minutes before rinsing out. Then rinse your hair in cold water, as this seals the cuticle, making it harder for moisture to enter follicle, which causes fizz.
If volume is what you’re after, spray some volumiser on the roots while your hair is dry, then flip the hair over and blow dry, while smoothing stray strands with a brush.
The Right Diet
Before we think of all the lotions, potions, and oils on the market, let us consider diet, as this can have a dramatic effect on the health of your hair. Hair cells are the fastest growing cells in the human body, yet they are the first to be affected when certain deficiencies occur. Iron rich vegetables are ideal, and proteins can be obtained from milk, cheese, soy, and yoghurt.
Apart from regular shampoo and conditioning, perhaps once a month, wash your hair and then gently towel dry, then use a liberal amount of conditioner and massage it into the roots. Take a wide toothed comb and slowly comb the hair through, making sure the conditioner covers every strand. Leave it for at least five minutes, to give the moisturising properties time to work.
Avoid the Heat
There are many styling options, but try to avoid anything that involves the application of heat, as this really damages the hair. There are modern solutions for straightening that are less harmful to the hair.
The benefits of coconut oil are many, and the hair really responds well to an oil massage. Use liberal amounts of pure coconut oil and gently comb it through the hair, making sure the roots are well massaged. This magical oil protects the hair from sun damage, so the summer months are an ideal time to give your hair a tonic. Research suggests that coconut oil encourages new hair growth, another reason for regular application.
We often take our hair for granted, and by spending a few minutes a day, we can nourish our hair and help it to retain that healthy shine. If you notice your hair becoming dull or brittle, visit Circles of Hair salon and they can give your hair a much needed tonic.