Every woman understands the importance of healthy hair, but very little know what to do to achieve this. Interested in basic steps to take in achieving the hair of your dreams? The following suggestions are sure to guide you in ways you can best take care of your mane.
The first step in re-booting your new hair care regime is to start by booking an appointment with a hair specialist; the reason for this is that an expert will inform you of the current nature of your hair, and advice you on the best way to care for your tresses. The most important step in caring for your hair is to begin with the roots. It is important to have a “root-stimulating” treatment for your tresses at the salon, this type of treatment (as well as other varieties offered by different salons) help to rid your scalp of impurities that optimizes your hair’s growth capacity.
One of the factors that deter your hair from growing the way it should is the nature of your scalp. Unhealthy scalp is usually characterized by product buildup, sweat, dryness, dirt and dead cells that clog up the pores of your scalp; slowing down its growth process. Much of this can be eradicated by washing the hair with non-aggressive shampoos that contain natural ingredients. But be sure not to wash the hair frequently, as to avoid irritating the scalp. The best thing to do in order to protect the health of your scalp is to remember to switch up your shampoos, in order to ensure that your hair never gets used to a particular product.
Once the initial foundation has been laid, it is up to you to continue caring for your tresses. The most important thing to remember when caring for your tresses yourself is to always remember to CONDITION. Conditioning is important because it helps to moisturize, replenish, strengthen, add gloss, and seal your hair with proper nutrients it lacks everyday due to stress and heat. Conditioners also help to ensure that the pH level of your hair is properly balanced, and for those with limp and fine hair, volumizing conditioners work to add vitality to your hair. The wonderful thing about hair conditioners is that you don’t have to break your budget in order to achieve their wonderful benefits, you can condition your hair by simply mixing ingredients you have in your fridge (See tips below).
The final step in strengthening the health of your hair is to remember to always moisturize with natural oils. You can help restore health to your hair by using natural oils that help in treating frizzy, dry, coarse and damaged hair. Such natural oils include Jojoba oil which conditions your hair and prevents it from being brittle and dull; it is an ideal moisturizer and conditioner that is derived from a natural plant.
Finally, remember that your hair structure is made up of protein, so having a diet filled with protein, ensures that most of your hair problems are solved in little time and that your hair’s growth potentials are strengthened.
AT-HOME CONDITIONING RECIPE
• 1 cup mayonnaise
• 1/2 cup olive oil
• 3 egg yolks
Blend all these ingredients together in a bowl, and be sure to use full fat regular mayonnaise. After mixing allow for ingredients to warm up to room temperature, and then apply all over hair. After apply the mixture all over hair, cover with a plastic shower cap and then cover it with a towel to retain the heat from your head. Leave this on for 30minutes to an hour depending on how damaged your hair is, then rinse it out. After the time is over, rinse your hair with cold water and be sure to not shampoo afterwards.