These inexpensive remedies will help rejuvenate dried out and brittle hair strands. With consistent application, these home treatments will breathe new life to damaged locks.
Commercially-produced shampoos contain harsh and toxic ingredients including sulfates. To prevent further damage, try switching to an all natural shampoo. Herbal shampoos are sulfate free and contain organic plant extracts such as virgin coconut oil, argan oil, lavender, jojoba, olive, rosemary, geranium, thyme, and other nutritious herbal oils that help revitalize dead hair. These natural oils contain vitamins and fatty acids that encourage healthier hair growth.
Traditionally, Moroccan women use this precious oil to treat dry hair and prevent hair loss. Argan oil has been popular due to its healing properties. It contains many nutrients that are therapeutic for both hair and skin.
Our scalp is actually an extension of our facial skin. It also needs constant care and proper moisturization to prevent inflammation. With the use of argan oil, we condition and nourish the scalp, stimulating our follicles to grow better and stronger strands. We can use argan oil as a hot oil treatment or a leave-in conditioner to treat dry and frizzy locks.
This oil is sourced from what is known to be the “tree of life”. From treating serious diseases, to healing common skin diseases, and regrowing hair, there are many reasons why coconut oil has gained scientific and medical approval.
Coconut oil has been proven to treat damaged tresses and regrow hair even in individuals with severe hair loss. This oil contains healthy fats, mostly linoleic acids, that can penetrate into our follicles, nourishing and stimulating them to grow better quality hair. It also wards off scalp fungal infections including dandruff and eczema.
Omega 3 acids
Omega fatty acids such as Linoleic acid (LA) and linolenic acid (ALA) are excellent scalp and hair moisturizers. They work inside our body and produce natural sebum in the scalp, leaving it hydrated and moisturized. Healthy scalp oils also fight bacterial buildup, which can cause scalp issues and hair loss.
Good quality omega 3 supplements are an option other than good dietary sources like fatty fish, almonds, walnuts, flax seeds, chia seeds, Pacific oysters, and crabs.
Many don’t know that biotin is a natural nutrient that our body needs to improve the quality of our hair. It is an affordable option of growing thicker and stronger tresses. Studies prove the effectiveness of this nutrient even in reversing severe hair loss. It has been proven effective in treating alopecia (hair loss) in both children and adults.(1) Biotin supplementation has also been found to improve the quality of hair, skin, and nails in individuals that do not have biotin deficiency.
Apple cider vinegarHerbal rinses, such as apple cider vinegar and tea, are found to help treat damaged hair. They help regain the luster and glow of damaged hair strands. They cleanse the scalp from pollutants, residues, and germs. Rinsing hair with an herbal rinse also helps nourish the follicles, encouraging healthy hair growth. Tea rinse can also serve as a natural hair dye.
Other ingredients that can be used as a herbal rinse include lemon juice, baking soda, olive oil and other herbs. If you prefer an apple cider vinegar rinse, just mix two cups of apple cider vinegar and a few drops of any essential oil. Store it in a clean jar or glass bottle (not plastic). When ready to use, you can dilute the vinegar-oil mixture with about a cup of water. Use it as a rinse after shampooing. Massage scalp and let it sit for about 15 minutes. Rinse with fresh cold water. Towel dry.
With regular use of any of these natural products, you should be able to see a world of difference in the shine and health of your hair. Start now!