Spending too much on costly shampoos but not seeing the desired results you see in TV ads? It’s most likely and very common since these advertisements are designed to attract customers. Also, the truth is telling a different story. Instead of spending on the advertised shampoos and conditioners, Dr. Sandeep Suttar- surgeon at Hair Revive, Mumbai, shares some natural treatments for better hair care. Follow these simple, easy-to-use hair care tips to have lasting shine, and flaunt your hair like the models do.
How to Keep Hair Healthy: A Few Simple Treatments
- It’s normal to lose between 100 and 150 strands of hair a day, so don’t worry when you see a small bunch crawling around your tiled floor.
- Comb wet hair with extreme care because it is delicate and prone to breakage.
- Trim your hair every couple of weeks. Cut about 1/4 of an inch of your hair every 6 to 8 weeks to prevent split ends.
- Don’t wash your hair every day, and apply some conditioner to the ends.
- Wash the conditioner off with cold water as this is great for both strength and shine.
- If you feel any irritation on your scalp or notice your hair drying out over time, consider buying a sulfate-free shampoo.
Now, let’s discuss the 10 hair care treatments you can follow to get shiny, silky, and beautiful hair.
1. Deep Conditioning
Even if you’re conditioning your hair after every shower, nothing works as well as deep conditioning. Once in a while, wash your hair with a shampoo, squeeze out the excess water, and towel dries it. Then take generous amounts of the conditioner and apply it to the root of your hair. Using a big-toothed comb and run it through the hair to make sure the conditioner is everywhere. Now, pull it up and clip it together. Leave the conditioner in about 10 minutes to an hour. Bring them down, rinse thoroughly, and enjoy the smooth, silk hair.
2. Heighten your shine with tea
Some of us need tea to begin the day and get us back to reality, and as it happens, it can have the same impact on your hair. If your hair has been looking a little dull recently, black tea is the best way to give a revitalized shine to your locks. If you’re not a tea drinker, then this at-home solution is going to be super easy to apply to your routine. Also, black tea has been known to help with the loss of curl.
How To Use: Brew some black tea and let it sit until it’s cooled down. Pour the tea over your hair and let it rest for 10 minutes. Wash the tea and enjoy the shine on your hair.
3. Add moisture with butter
We all know that butter is creamy and smooth. So, it can also add moisture and softness to your hair. According to the Daily Mail, a long-standing tradition inspires Ethiopia’s treatment, where people use butter to moisturize their hair and protect it from sun damage. According to Curly Natural, using butter is a brilliant way to improve the natural texture while adding moisture and shine to curly hair.
How To Use: Take a few tablespoons of room-temperature butter and rub it in your hair. Cover your head with a shower cap and let it rest for up to one hour. Then wash your hair as you would always do.
4. Keep the heat away
Do you want to go out and want gorgeous curls or beautiful waves? There are a few methods you can get them without using a dryer, straightener, or curler. If you need to use your iron or curler, buy a serum that you like, or if you have any time on your hands, make one at home.
How To Use: Take some almond oil, coconut oil, a hair conditioner, 250 ml of water, and a small empty spray bottle. Put 200 ml of water in the spray bottle, then apply 2-3 drops of coconut then 4 or 5 drops of almond oil. Add two tiny drops of the conditioner. Please don’t use too much of it, because it’s going to be lather. If you like, you can add lavender or some good smelling oil. Add the remaining water and mix well. Let the lather settle down, and it’s ready for use.
5. Revitalize your hair with bananas
It’s no wonder that bananas are healthy for us. They’re nutrient-packed and rich in potassium, regulating our bodies. And all of those good advantages help make bananas an amazing choice for hair masks. According to Healthline, bananas contain the mineral silica, which helps your body synthesize collagen, making your hair healthier and smoother. Banana hair masks can also be used to moisturize the hair and help relieve dry, itchy scalp.
How To Use: Mix two ripe bananas and half a cup of coconut milk. Coat your hair in a paste and let it sit for 30 minutes, then wash your mask out of your hair.
6. Transform all hair types with eggs
The [raw] egg is the finest of all the worlds. The yolk, high in fats and proteins, naturally moisturizes. Also, egg white includes bacteria-eating enzymes, eliminates unwanted oils.
How To Use: For normal hair, use the whole egg to condition your hair; use egg whites only to treat oily hair; use egg yolks only to moisturize dry, brittle hair, says Cox. Mix about 1/2 cup of any egg mixture suitable for you and apply to clean wet hair. If there is not enough egg to coat the scalp and hair, use more if required. Leave on for 20 minutes, clean with cold water (to avoid egg from cooking), and shampoo hair. Whole egg and yolk-only treatments should be applied once a month, while white-only treatment should be applied every two weeks.
7. Itchy scalp solution
Itchy scalp may be caused by various complications, from severe as psoriasis or as minor as dryness. First, reach for tea tree oil, an effective remedy for almost any scalp disease, including antifungal conditions.
How To Solve: Drop three drops of oil on to cotton swab and dab onto the scalp. If the oil is irritating, dilute 1 1⁄2 tablespoon of oil in one cup of warm water. You can also break vitamin E capsule and rub oil on itchy areas to moisturize the scalp, slough off dead skin cells, and unclog hair follicles to reduce dryness. Keep the oil overnight and wash it out in the morning.
8. Baking soda treatment
One of the beauty tricks for your hair is soda baking. This treatment will help to remove excess shampoo and styling products from your hair. Deep cleaning hair care treatment for extra clean hair.
How To Use: Make a paste of 3 tbsp: baking soda and some water. Rinse your hair with this solution after shampooing. Let it be at least 5 minutes before the last rinse.
9. Treat sun-damaged hair
Whatever the hair-dehydrating demon is — hard water, sun overexposure, or the trusty flat iron — the sweetener of nature may help. Honey is a natural moisturizer. It means that it locks moisture.
How To Use: Create a mixture of 1⁄2 cup of honey, 1-2 tbsp of olive oil, and 1-2 tbsp of egg yolk. Apply this mixture to the hair for 20 minutes and then clean with warm water. This therapy will help to refill keratin protein bonds.
10. Remove grease with cornmeal
Cornmeal or cornstarch is an affordable way to remove oil and grease if you use it correctly. Also, cornmeal is a perfect source of iron that contributes to the development of hair cells. Get rid of clogged hair roots and remove excess oils with this ultimate hair care treatment.
How To Use: Add 1 tbsp of cornmeal or cornstarch to an empty salt or pepper shaker and spray on dry hair and scalp until you use all of it. After 10 minutes, use a paddle hairbrush to brush it thoroughly. It would be best if you used this treatment every other day.
The bottom line
If you want to make your hair cleaner, come up with a strategy, and stay consistent. Remember that these hair care treatments can take a few months to show noticeable results. Be inventive with the treatments and combine them as well as you want.
You must take time every day to focus on nourishing your hair to get the luscious locks you want. Stay positive and do your best to maintain a healthy. It will enhance your hair treatment plan. Talk to your doctor about treatments or procedures if these natural remedies do not work for you.