The Human hair does more than just protect the head.... to some it is a symbol of power and beauty, to others it helps enhance their total over all package.
Whichever your option is, hair is important. So today we go on a search to find what ways are needed to give our hair that much needed enhancement.
Maintaining your hair is relatively easy with the right kind of steps. Hair is made of protein, so keeping a healthy diet and good hygiene is an essential part of maintaining luscious locks. At the same time, here are some other tips about hair care, and what you can do
at home to get unbelievably beautiful hair.
So here they are, read on.!!
1) Wash hair sparingly and use a good-quality
shampoo. Washing hair too often can leave
hair dried out, leached of its natural oils, and may damage your hair. Aim to shampoo your hair at most every other day or even only twice a week.
2) Try shampoos that do not contain sulfates
or parabens. Sulfates are the chemicals that
make shampoos lather up. Parabens are preservatives that cause irritation and eye problems after prolonged use. Both of these chemicals aren't healthy for you or the environment so try to use shampoos with natural cleansers.
Choose a shampoo that suits your hair type.
Don't just go for any old shampoo; go for
the shampoo that works for your hair type.
Typical types include (but are not limited
    -> Curly or coarse hair probably wants
frizz-minimizing and softening
    -> Straight or oily hair probably wants a
gentle shampoo designed for daily
   -> Colored or treated hair probably needs
a shampoo that's fortified with extracts
or amino acids, because treating your
hair is essentially damaging it.
    -> Dry hair probably needs shampoos with
glycerin and collagen to help restore
some moisture into the hair.
3) Use conditioner that matches your hair type, length, and treatment damage. A good rule of thumb is to condition every time you shampoo your hair, although very processed or dyed hair probably needs a little more love than natural hair.
   -> Deep condition once a week. Use a store-
bought hair care product, or venture out on
your own and try a homemade solution.
4) Deep conditioning is very good for your hair. It keeps hair soft, healthy and moisturized.
Condition your hair properly based on hair
  -> For fine hair: If you have very limp hair, try
a botanical oil treatment before you shampoo. Use lavender or tea-tree oil, for example, and work it under your cuticles before shampooing. Wash shampoo away and apply conditioner from the mid-shaft down to the end. Leave in for a minute before washing.
  -> For medium to thick hair
Use a moisturizer with natural hydrators. Keep your conditioner light. Apply conditioner all over your head and let stay for 2-3 minutes.
5) Be careful about using hair care products
with too much protein. Too much protein
can leave your hair feeling desiccated and brittle. While protein is the building block of healthy hair, use conditioners that come with balanced ingredients.
   -> Frizz-control serum can be used in small
quantities to tame frizzes. Make sure you do
not use too much, and wash once a week
with a deep-cleanse shampoo to avoid
build-up, which will leave hair looking dull
and flaky.
6) Rinse your hair with vinegar before
shampooing. Doing this helps to make your
hair look shinier and cleaner; plus, it treats
dandruff. Use 1 part vinegar (preferably organic apple cider vinegar) to 3 parts warm water, then rinse and wash your hair as normal.
7) Moisturize your hair. Use five oils: almond,
castor, olive, coconut and lavender oils. Mix
together equal proportions of each. Apply to thehair and leave in for four hours prior to showering out.
               Washing hair properly
Let hair dry naturally. After you get out of
the shower, wrap your hair in a cotton T-
Shirt. Towels are made of fabric that is very
rough and damaging to your hair, causing
frizziness and split ends. Avoid brushing hair
while wet, as it makes the hair brittle and weak.
Only use a wide tooth comb to brush out tangles while hair is wet.
  -> Try not to use a blow-dryer. Healthy hair
does not respond well to heat. Hair can
sustain heat damage easily, especially from
blow-dryers. If you have to use a blow-
dryer, dry your hair using the lowest-
temperature setting and limit usage to once
a week.
   -> If you shower before you sleep overnight, put your hair up in a bun and let it air-dry
overnight. Your hair should be dry in the morning.
                      Drying your hair
Don't brush your hair too much. Brushing
your hair stimulates the follicles which
promotes growth, but brushing too much too
often, will cause damage to your hair strands that results in frizz and split ends. After you shower, try using a wide toothed comb. Or, use your fingers, rather than a brush.
And lastly,
Eat healthily
Give your hair the right amount of vitamins. Since hair is made of proteins, eat a balanced diet rich in lean protein, whole grains, fruits and vegetables. A healthy diet will ensure hair that looks and feels better.
  -> Make sure you get plenty of vitamin C. This vitamin strengthens hair. In addition, iron helps transport oxygen to blood vessels, zinc grows and repairs tissue, and omega-3 fatty acids grow healthy hair.
  -> Give your hair some time to show new
brilliance. What you eat will not have an
immediate difference on the hair you already
have, but it will help with hair that is newly
So there you have it. We hope you find all these hair maintenance tips very useful.
Ref: WikiHow
Pictures were also culled from wikiHow
and American Model, Sandra Nakawunde



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