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17 Extremely Effective Tips For Healthy Hair

When we watch Disney movies featuring Rapunzel or Cinderella, it is hard to take our eyes off their clothes and hairstyles. They look simply mesmerizing. Our eyes invariably wander back to their lovely hair. Thick, shiny, and bouncy hair pulled back into a brilliant and glamorous hairdo!

Knowing how to create these magical hairdos is definitely a plus point but what you also need is healthy hair. Here are our tips for healthy hair that will give you long and lustrous hair like these Disney princesses!

Healthy hair tips – How to get healthy hair with some simple precautions:

Tip 1: Always protect your hair from sun, wind, and rain. Exposure to excessive sun, heat, dirt, pollution, etc. adds to our already existent hair woes. These can lead to dirt build up, drying out of hair and scalp, and increased susceptibility to infections on the scalp. Cover your hair with an umbrella or a hat. Even your dupatta will do.

Tip 2: Wet hair is very fragile and breaks easily. When wet, the shaft and roots of your hair are more prone to sustaining damage. Don’t be too harsh when shampooing. Breakage begins there. And also avoid brushing immediately after a shower. If you have to then use a shower cap instead.

Tip 3: Use a moisturizing conditioner after every wash. Never walk out of a shower without it. Missing this step could be the reason why your hair is frizzy.

Tip 4: Conditioning needs to be done right. Conditioners are formulated to seal the moisture content in the hair shaft. They are not meant for the scalp. Start conditioning about 2 inches away from your scalp. Too much conditioner on the scalp will only make your scalp excessively oily.

Tip 5: Choose a shampoo and a conditioner from the same line as it has a similar formulation. These are made for a specific hair type and a specific purpose. It shows better results when you use a single line instead of two individual products.

Tip 6: Avoid using heat on your hair. Heat further strips the moisture content from your hair making it dry and frizzy. When overused, it can also burn your hair. Use iron/curl, straighteners only if necessary, and remember to use a hair protectant before!

Tip 7: Avoid using super tight hair ties; instead opt for scrunchies with cloth around them. Tight hair ties tend to pull your hair back real tight which increases friction. This can cause breakage.

Tip 8: When you go to bed at night, loosely braid your hair to avoid a frizzy mess, a side braid is a better option. Leaving your hair open, tends to knot it which means you need to subject it to pulling and brushing in the morning. Over brushing results in frizziness.

Tip 9: Sleeping on satin pillow covers is known to reduce hair breakage due to friction. Cotton and other materials are quite rough in texture. Due to this they also cause more friction against your hair.

Tip 10: When drying hair, pat dry. Do not ever rub. You might dry your hair faster but the amount of hair that breaks and falls away also doubles up.

Tip 11: Oil your hair as frequently as you can and use a gentle shampoo to get rid of the oil. Oiling the scalp is good for your hair. But do not overdo it. Dripping oil from your hair will only need you to use more shampoo which strips out more of your natural oils no matter how mild it is.

Tip 12: Use hair masks that are suited for your hair. Hair needs vary as per your hair type and troubles. It is necessary that you use the right masks otherwise it can further aggravate your problem.

Tip 13: Avoid teasing your hair; even if it provides a lot of volumes, it ruins the hair texture.

Tip 14: Use cold water to wash your hair. Yes, our parents scream at us for it will probably make us sick but hot water affects hair the same way as heat styling methods do. Cold doesn’t exactly mean freezing cold but you can use water at room temperature ins

Tip 15: A clarifying shampoo once every month is a good idea. This eliminates the trouble of product build up due to which the shampoo and conditioners tend to lose effectiveness.

Tip 16: Brushing, this is a sure shot way to increase the luster of your hair. It spreads the natural oils through the length of your hair. But don’t overdo this. And do not use plastic brushes as they cause increased breakage.

Tip 17: Eat right. Health on the inside reflects on your hair too. The healthier you are, the better your hair looks. Certain nutrients like vitamins, iron, and proteins are very essential for your hair growth and health. If you are unable to obtain enough from your diet, then you need to consider supplements.

The basics are where it begins but additional care is something we cannot skip in today’s environment. How to keep hair healthy? or how to maintain healthy hair? These are questions we all have. Your hair needs a little bit extra loving if you hope to keep it beautiful forever. And if those products on the shelf are no longer cutting it for you, then it is time to move to more natural solutions. Solutions that you can cook up in your kitchens with very little effort.

Homemade Tips For Healthy Hair

Let’s start with the ever famous hair masks.

Mask 1:

Apply a pack of soaked fenugreek with yogurt, grind it the night before and use it the next morning. Wash it off with a gentle shampoo and don’t forget to condition it.

Mask 2:

A paste of honey and a ripe banana makes your hair soft, just like baby hair.

Mask 3:

A plain yogurt mask softens the hair and provides a glossy finish.

Mask 4:

Use hibiscus leaves paste or powder with water; it makes hair smooth and prevents dandruff.

Mask 5:

Henna conditions hair, but the results vary based on the hair texture. 

But a hair mask is not the only hair care tip you can whip up at home! Shampoo, conditioners, and final rinses are quite simple to do too!

Shampoo 1: Dandruff Removal:

Here are a few homemade shampoo recipes.

Things needed:

  • 1/4th cup of distilled water
  • 1/4th cup of liquid castile soap
  • 1/2 tsp of light vegetable oil or jojoba oil
  • 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp of apple juice
  • 6 finely ground cloves
  • Dispenser

How to make:

Mix all the ingredients in a blender and use as you would use your regular shampoo. Refrigerate leftovers and never store them for over 3 days. 

Shampoo 2: Add Shine:

Things needed:

  • 1/4th cup of distilled water
  • 1/4th cup of liquid castile soap
  • 2 tbsp of dried rosemary
  • 2 tbsp sweet almond oil
  • 1/4th lemon essential oil
  • dispenser

How to make:

First, boil the rosemary and distilled water till you can smell the fragrance. Then strain out the leaves. To this add the remaining ingredients. And store. 

And a few conditioners are coming your way.

Conditioner 1: For Strengthening:

Things needed:

  • 4 tbsp of extra virgin coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp of pure honey

How to make:

Melt both together by placing the cup with the ingredients in boiling water. Pour the mixture onto washed hair and wrap in a towel for 20 mins. After washout 80-90% of the conditioner. 

Conditioner 2: Style Setting Conditioner:

Things needed:

  • 1 tsp of gelatin
  • Water

How to make:

Mix the gelatin in water and rinse your hair with it. 

Rinse 1: For shine

Now for the homemade rinses!

Things needed:

  • 4 tsp of water
  • 2 tsp of apple cider vinegar
  • 3 drops of lemon essential oil

How to use:

Add this to the final rinse and rinse well. 

Rinse 2: Remove Styling Products:

Things needed:

  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • 1 cup of water

How to use:

Massage the paste well into your hair scalp. Wash with warm water and then cold water. 

These long hair tips help if you use them on a regular basis. Share your comments and let us know your suggestions!

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