All-Natural Care For Healthy Hair
For some of us, styling our hair has become a staple in our day to day routine. Whether it’s brushing it through and pulling it up into a hairband, or breaking out the straighteners or curlers for that extra ‘wow’ factor, it can all have an effect on the health of our hair and finding natural remedies to restore the life it once has can seem impossible. Thankfully, with a few things in our kitchen cupboards, a dash of essential oil, but also having the option of opting for modern FUE hair transplant techniques, we can provide our hair with the care it needs. Here’s what you can do:
The Kitchen Cupboards
The phrase ‘everything but the kitchen sink’ couldn’t be truer when it comes to our hair – well, mostly. While not everything in the kitchen cupboards will do your hair any good, there are a surprising number of natural products that could help improve the overall health of your scalp and locks. Take an avocado, for example – this popular good can be mashed and applied to your hair as a hair mask to help enrich each strand with minerals, vitamins and other essential fatty acids. Vinegar – particularly apple cider vinegar mixed with olive oil – could help give your hair a bit more life too!
One of the ways that you can help to boost your hair is stimulation, whether this is through the use of laser stimulation or through a scalp massage, this is ideal to give your hair the boost it needs. This can be done either with an at home treatment or in a studio to boost the hair folicule and ensure that your hair can grow naturally.
Essential oils can do wonders for our skin and hair and acts as an incredible natural remedy for damaged or limp and lifeless locks. Some of the best essential oils include:
- Lavender – Lavender oil can help promote the growth of your hair and holds antimicrobial properties, helping to combat any potential bacterial issues or infections.
- Chamomile – While chamomile is more commonly known for its health benefits when ingested – utilising chamomile oil on your scalp can help to add shine and softness to the hair and soothe an irritated or dry scalp.
- Peppermint – This is another oil that can help to promote growth, this time through stimulating blood flow to the scalp due to the cooling effect. It can help to treat dandruff and even reduce bacteria and lice.
Change Your Wash Routine
The shampoo you use, how hot the water is and even how often you wash your hair can all have an effect on the health and strength of your hair. While some may benefit from washing their hair every day, this can strip the hair of natural oils and cause the scalp to produce more and more to counter this, manifesting in greasier hair on a daily basis. Similarly, the shampoo you use can strip your hair of oils and, again, lead to increased production to counter this. Consider washing your hair less or investing in different products to see what works best for you.
While this is by no means an exhaustive list of natural hair care remedies, it’s certainly a starting point for those looking to adopt new methods of improving the strength and health of their locks. Which will you try first?