Your hair is a living extension of yourself, born from your blood and nourished by your digestive system.
Hair is also closely linked to the nervous system and is made up of keratin, proteins, silica, and oils. While we always want it to look great for beauty’s sake, hair also performs a biological function that stabilizes the body and acts as an external sensory organ.
To have beautiful hair you have to constantly care for it, because unfortunately it’s exposed to countless factors that weaken and damage it.
But there are plenty of easy and natural ways to improve hair health, making it look amazing and soft, with spectacular shine.
Want to learn more about caring for your hair?
Tips for beautiful hair
Most people only worry about their hair hygiene, shampooing regularly and giving it a good once over with the brush. But you might not know about other daily habits that can hydrate hair and make it healthier. In this article we’ll tell you what you can do:
Brush your hair every day
Brushing your hair each day, multiple times, stimulates good blood circulation in the scalp, which makes the hair grow and be healthy.
If you want smoother, longer, more beautiful hair then it’s time to become friends with your brush and comb, and brush your hair two to three times a day.
Rinse with cold water
Using hot water in the shower actually weakens the scalp, making hair look dry and dull.
Cold water, on the other hand, is very good for the hair, sealing the cuticles of the hair follicle and making it look more shiny and silky.
We’re not saying you should rinse your hair with ice water, of course, but if you make a habit of showering with moderately cool or lukewarm water, you’ll see the difference.
Avoid excessive exposure to heat
Frequent exposure to excessive heat causes the scalp to dry out, and as a result your hair loses its shine and body with each passing day.
Regular use of curling irons, hair dryers, and tweezers also weaken the hair and cause split ends to form, which slows growth.
To prevent this damage from occurring it’s best to avoid these products altogether, but if you must use them, be sure to apply a good moisturizing treatment for the scalp and hair.
Be careful when untangling knots
Tangles are a common problem for people with long hair and they can worsen if you don’t choose the right treatment.
Some people try to brush or comb them out quickly, and that’s not the best way because it can break hair strands.
All this does is cause more damage to your hair. Want to know a good trick? Put a little jojoba or coconut oil on the tangle, let it set for a few minutes, and then easily brush the annoying knot out.
Trim the ends often
The tips of hair strands suffer the most over time and dry out, making hair look less healthy and shiny.
Experts recommend trimming the ends at least once every two months to promote healthier looking and feeling hair.
Keep a healthy diet
Your diet plays an important role in the health of your hair because the nutrients contained in the food you eat is also vital to hair growth and formation.
One of the most basic things you can do is to increase your consumption of fruits, vegetables, nuts, dairy, fish, and remember to always drink plenty of water during the day.
Treatments for healthy and beautiful hair
To complement your daily routine for getting smooth, beautiful hair, you should always choose natural treatments that will hydrate and strengthen it.
Although there are plenty of masks, conditioners, shampoos, and other hair care products to choose from, here we recommend two of the best – one for dry hair types, and one for combination hair.
Egg and avocado mask
Avocados are known for their many health benefits, especially for the hair and skin, because they are rich in nutrients and essential oils.
In this treatment, avocado is combined with egg to make a powerful mask for your hair.
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
How do you prepare it?
Mash the flesh from the avocado in a bowl, then add the egg yolk and olive oil.
Mix all ingredients well and then apply this mask to the hair and scalp.
Leave it on for 20-30 minutes before rinsing as usual. This treatment is ideal for dry hair, and can be done twice a month.
Banana and lemon mask
This simple mask adds moisture to the hair while thoroughly cleaning it and fighting damage.
- 1 ripe banana
- lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon sunflower oil
How do you prepare it?
Mash the banana with a fork and mix in the lemon juice and sunflower oil.
Once a paste forms, apply this mask to damp hair and leave it on for 20-30 minutes.