How to maintain healthy hair – Hair care tips

Everyone likes long, silky and shiny hair. Having healthy hair boosts confidence, sometimes it is the ultimate way to be in limelight. Few lucky people are blessed with long and thick hair, this post is for those people who are worrying day and night about the increased hair loss.

 

How to maintain healthy hair?

Trimming is the solution

 

Image of a girl trimming hair ends

I’m not telling you that cutting ends makes hair grow faster. No! That’s a myth. Basically, follicles help hair to grow faster. Since hair ends don’t affect follicles there is no direct relationship between hair ends and hair growth.

However, trimming hair results in healthy hair growth.

How?

If you let the hair grow on its own after some period you might start noticing split ends. Once the hair gets splits then hair strands gradually turn weak resulting in hair fall. Excessive appliance of heat, sun exposure, pollution, chemicals, Over washing etc are the reason for split ends.

These split ends are nothing but damaged hair strands. Hence it is very important to get rid of them as soon as you notice.

Thus trimming hair for every 6 months helps you to avoid split ends resulting in healthy hair growth.

 

 

Vitamin supply to hair

 

Hair oil essentials

What happens if you leave food and water for a few days? You will start feeling week and broken right! Exactly same thing happens to hair when there is no supply of required vitamins.

Vitamin A, C, E, Iron, Zinc all these are important for hair growth. We often research a lot about shampoos & conditioners, spend money on hair styling products but forget the basic necessity.

What is that?

Hair oil! Oil is the only regular supplement of vitamins to hair. Apply oil once in a week and leave at least for two hours.

For better results, boil curry leaves and fenugreek in oil. Massage scalp with this warm oil. This promotes hair growth along with that helps to fight dandruff.

 

Don’t forget hair serum

 

Hair serum to protect hair from damage

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We saw how vitamins are necessary to maintain healthy hair. Oil alone is not enough to provide the essentials and protect hair from damage.

Our hair is directly exposed to sun, dust and other pollutions in the environment. Oil will be completely washed away after a hair wash. Now again hair is free from protection. Pollution and dust may cause dandruff, sun exposure may cause scalp problems.

How to protect hair?

Hair serums help to avoid frizziness, drying, tangles and protects hair from sun & pollution. After hair wash, apply 5-6 drops of hair serum to wet hair. Find a hair serum with sweet scent to give a fresh feeling to hair.

Most of the hair serum contain silicon which is believed to be bad in the long run. Instead, try making homemade hair serum using avocado and olive oil.

 

Don’t bleach

 

If your hair is black or on the darker side bleaching is considered to be most damaging. Because natural black hair needs constant retouch which makes your hair look like fried and burnt.

Exposing bleached hair to heat, Sun, wind, pollution will cause further damage. This makes hair look dull, frizzy and lifeless.

There is a high risk of damage to bleached hair. Though people suggest safe ways to get hair bleached, my advice is not to take any risk with your hair considering long run.

 

Hair Masks

While hair oil provides the necessary vitamins, Hair Masks contribute extra nutrients. Variety of hair masks are available in the market promising to fulfill the hair growth and protection.

It is better to avoid chemicals on hair. Choose easily available, natural products like Avocado, Banana, Egg, Henna, organic oils, Papaya, lemon, fenugreek, hibiscus etc which are chemical free. Not only hair growth these also helps to get naturally soft and silky hair.

Make your own hair mask to nourish hair in a better way.

 

 

Sleep on silk pillows

Always sleep on silk pillows

We rest for more than 8 hours on pillows while sleeping. This fact is often neglected and forgotten.

Rubbing hair against rough cloth pillows may cause tangling resulting in damage of hair cuticles. This might be one of the causes of your increased hair fall.

Cotton pillows absorb oil, moisture from air leaving it dry by morning. Use silk pillows which gives comfort as well as protection to hair.

Make a habit of braiding hair before going to bed. As loose hair strands rub against pillow, causing tangle, braided hair helps to keep hair intact.

 

Let hair dry naturally

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These days it became quite common to use hair dryers. We are forgetting that our ancestors used sun rays which also supplies Vitamin D to hair.

As already mentioned exposing hair to heat more often leads to damaged cuticles. This may result in split ends, hair loss, lack of moisturization and may even stop hair growth.

Always leave your hair to dry naturally. Stay away from chemicals, heat, hair stylers, Chemical colors in order to maintain healthy hair.

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