Want long, shiny, shimmering locks?
But more than regular cleansing, our hair needs some TLC for it to grow healthy. It’s tricky considering that most shop-bought haircare products contain chemicals that can creep into our bloodstream, causing scary health effects including cancer!
We can choose a healthier, natural approach to hair care. Start today by following these simple at-home tips for growing healthy hair.
Shampoo hair the right way
Shampooing is a basic haircare step. Yet many of us are doing it the wrong way. There are two things to remember when it comes to hair-cleansing. One is frequency and the other is the type of shampoo we use.
Sure, we need to wash our hair everyday but we can do it without being too harsh with out hair. For some people, 2-3 times a week is an ideal schedule. Excessive shampoo use may lead to hair fall. Try to reduce the frequency. Or, choose a mild shampoo that are sulfate-free and contains nourishing plant extracts such as aloe vera, olive oil, jojoba, rosehip and other organic hair-nourishing oils, which promote scalp health and hair growth.
Be kind with your hair
Sometimes damage is self-inflicted. For example, we over-style or use heating tools that can wreak havoc to our strands. It is also good to use bands or clips that don’t break the hair shafts. Avoid rubber bands. There are hair accessories that are designed to protect your hair from unnecessary breakage. Also, stay away from artificial hair color or chemical straightening products.
Regular trimming can help avoid split ends and makes hair grow a bit faster. Give it a little snip off at least once in two months.
Add more protein to your diet
I can’t emphasize this enough. Protein is a crucial component of growing a healthy mane. Our hair is made up of keratin fibers. We can help boost keratin production by loading up on protein food sources such as chicken meat, eggs and legumes. Protein deficiency can lead to thinner and weaker hair.
Consider hair growth supplementation
Even Hollywood celebs don’t think twice in popping a pill just to maintain red-carpet-worthy locks. Oral hair growth supplements usually contain B vitamins such as B2, B6, B7 (biotin), EFAs, and antioxidants such as vitamins A, C, & E. There’s quite a number of choices in both tablet and liquid form, which makes it a lot easier for you to take them daily.
Massage the scalp on a regular basis
Scalp massage is relaxing and therapeutic. Doing this before bedtime helps us feel relieved from stress and stimulate our hair follicles. It boosts scalp circulation as well. Use hair-nourishing essential oils such as geranium or chamomile so you can enjoy a very relaxing scent while nourishing your scalp.
Lastly, be consistent in following better hair care routine. This helps achieve amazing and long-lasting hair results.