Hair is sensitive to a lot of things: humidity, heat, the mineral content of water, ultraviolet rays, the hairstyle you choose, stress…it’s hard to always have shiny, beautiful, healthy hair, but you can do it. Don’t worry too much and get out a paper and pen because today we’ll show you 14 great tips to help you have healthier hair in no time!
14 tips for healthier hair
Tip # 1: Brushing and styling
When caring for hair it’s important to use brushes with natural bristles and to brush gently, to avoid damaging the roots and the hair fibers. Avoid brushing hair when it’s wet because it’s more sensitive and can break easily. To untangle wet hair, use a comb with thick teeth, and remember to always start at the ends.
Tip # 2: What products should you use?
You already know that there are a lot of chemical products out there that your hair is exposed to every day, and you can always replace them with natural products. If you have dry hair, for example, opt for a good natural hot oil treatment. Shampoos that contain alcohol are really aggressive on the scalp, as are certain hair gels or mousses. Finally, never rinse with water that’s too hot or too cold when washing your hair – warm water is best. If you notice that some of your hair is falling out, stop using any permanent hair dyes or other chemical treatments immediately.
Tip # 3: Cut hair at the right time
Did you know that there’s a mysterious relationship between cutting your hair and the moon? If you cut your hair on a day when the moon is a waxing gibbous, in the fourth quarter, it will grow faster; however, if you cut it on a day when the moon is a waning gibbous, in the first quarter, it will grow more slowly. But you should always trim split ends to increase oxygen flow to the hair and improve its strength and continued growth.
Tip # 4: Be careful when using a hairdryer
Hot air from a hairdryer can damage hair roots, so be sure to hold the hairdryer at least 6 inches from your head. If you only need to set your hairstyle, using the cold air setting is your best bet.
Tip # 5: Shiny HairWho doesn’t want to have shiny, beautiful hair? Unfortunately, dust, a lack of nutrients, and exposure to smoke from cigarettes and cigars can dull your hair’s natural shine. But this treatment will return your hair to its original brilliance: you just need to wash hair using a solution of warm water and apple cider vinegar. You can also use lemon juice. This method will also remove dandruff and any bacteria present in the hair.
Tip # 6: Dirty combs and brushes
You already know what dust and grease do to hair, but you need to remember that the tools you use to style your hair do get dirty and in turn, make your hair dirty. We recommend that you soak them in a bowl of warm water mixed with four teaspoons of baking powder. Leave them for twenty minutes and then rinse. You’ll be able to see how much cleaner they are!
Tip # 7: Best shampoos for normal hairGel from aloe vera has many beneficial properties. It’s been used in pharmacies to make lotions, hydrating milks, emulsions for massages… And this shampoo will leave hair silky smooth and shiny after just one week of use, but remember if you have dry or greasy hair you should avoid it.
You need 100 ml of a honey-based shampoo, 200 ml aloe vera gel, and 2 tablespoons of whiskey. Mix these three ingredients and shake vigorously. Store it in a bottle in a dark place for six months, and then use it to wash your hair.
Tip # 8: For oily hair and dandruff
This mixture is a perfect solution to strengthen hair, stop dandruff, and remove excess oils. In just a month, you’ll notice your hair is growing faster and stronger. You need a quart of white wine, 10 grams of agar seaweed, 10 grams of hijiki seaweed, 10 grams of kombu seaweed, and molasses.
Add the wine and three types of seaweed to a saucepan and bring them to a simmer for 15 minutes. Pour the warm mixture into a container and seal it tightly, then let it sit in a dry, dark place for three days, shaking occasionally to mix. Strain the liquid out and add the same volume of molasses to double the mixture. Stir it and store it. Drink half a cup three times a day, before each meal. Because seaweed is highly gelatinous, you might want to warm the mixture slightly before drinking it.
Tip # 9 Homemade conditionerDo you want your hair to be soft and shiny? You just need a simple homemade conditioner: rub the scalp with homemade mayonnaise for five minutes before shampooing normally. You’ll notice how much brighter your hair looks!
Tip # 10: Homemade moisturizer
It’s easy for hair to become dry: environmental conditions, certain shampoos, and hard water can cause dry hair, but you can fix that with this moisturizer. Pretend you’re a professional stylist and mix it up. You’ll need a ceramic bowl and a wooden spoon, and in the bowl mix two teaspoons of honey, some olive oil, and one egg yolk. Using a gentle massage with the fingertips, rub this mixture into the scalp and hair. Cover your head with a towel for twenty minutes. Then wash hair as usual. Let us know how it works!
Tip # 11: Hair restoration
It’s so frustrating to have unruly, broken strands of hair sticking out everywhere! Don’t worry – after this treatment your hair will be smooth and restored. Mix a tablespoon of honey, two egg yolks, a tablespoon of yogurt, and a tablespoon of warm water. Using a light massage, apply it to your hair and wrap the head with foil. Wait twenty minutes and then rinse with warm water.
Tip # 12: Nourishing creamsThere’s nothing better for your hair than a good nourishing cream – it strengthens the roots and accelerates hair growth. Mash a banana and a ripe avocado in a bowl. Massage the mixture thoroughly into the hair, then cover with a cloth and let sit for fifteen minutes. Then you can rinse with water and wash normally. Repeat this treatment every week.
Tip # 13: Prevent head lice
Head lice are a nuisance that mostly affects children, but adults can also suffer from this pest. They are very unpleasant not only from an aesthetic point of view, but also because they can transmit diseases and cause an unbearable itching of the scalp. Are you ready to get rid of them? Just wash your hair twice a week with vinegar. Applying vinegar after rinsing out your shampoo will also make hair shiny and silky.
Tip # 14 Other suggestions
To conclude, here are some final tips for strengthening and revitalizing your hair:
- Avoid stress, as it can weaken hair and cause it to fall out
- Don’t’ smoke – nicotine interacts with proteins in the body and can affect hair.
- Add foods to your diet that are rich in vitamin C and B complex vitamins like guava, dates, peaches, and whole grains.