The cosmetic industry has seen a huge rise in hair product sales in the last 20 to 30 years as well as in the types of hair product available to buy.
Whilst this undoubtedly gives us a lot more choice, it can be really hard to tell what kind of ingredients the average products has. Some of them may even contain volatile ingredients which could put the health of our body and skin at risk.
Luckily, we are more aware of the variety of chemicals that go into our products and today, more than ever, we are trying to turn to natural solutions and products.
Here are 6 great tips to keep your hair naturally beautiful from Nick Stoyanov, content strategist for HollywoodMirrors.co.uk , an online family-run business in the UK helping to bring glamour to the home with lighted mirrors.
Start with your diet
No matter what you do, it is necessary to start with your diet. Hair receives a lot of nutrients from your food such as vitamins, minerals and proteins.
If you’re malnourished, this will affect your cells leading to loss of hair and lower quality of follicles. You can make a huge difference to the condition of your hair by eating more foods such as salmon, oranges and carrot.
Be careful when buying hair products
A lot of women make a mistake by using the wrong products for their hair type. First of all, you should always be suspicious about products making grand claims and offering instant results.
Although the product may be good for your current appearance, it may lead to long-term damage to your hair.
In fact, you should choose products that have a smaller number of ingredients. With each additional ingredient, the risk of hair damage increases. Simply put, you can never know how your hair will react to something. Try to focus on natural products instead.
Too much treatment
If you’re a neat freak, you probably comb your hair often. In fact, you probably comb it too often.
Like most other systems in our body, natural processes work to keep our hair healthy such as the secretion of sebum.
Excessive treatment (for example, too much washing) can remove natural oils from your hair making it more susceptible to damage.
Let your hair be wild from time to time. Give it a rest by avoiding combing it in the evening unless you are going out.
Similar to combing and washing, heat is something that can ruin your hair. It dries out both your scalp and the hair follicles making them rough and easy to break which can lead to split ends.
Ideally, you should wash your hair several hours before going out, then use a drier just a bit so that it remains damp. After that, it will dry out on its own while you’re still at home.
Check your scalp
Besides your follicles, the skin on your scalp can also pose a problem. Various issues such as hair loss, hair thinning or dandruff may be caused by scalp issues.
There are numerous problems you can have with your skin. For example, it may be dehydrated or perhaps it doesn’t have enough natural oils.
Stress and malnutrition are also common causes of hair issues.
Condition your hair with natural oils
Oil is crucial for your hair but some people deplete their hair's natural oils by over-treatment.
This is why you should add some artificially. A good choice is tea tree oil or coconut oil - the purer and more natural the oil the better.
By feeding your hair with them, you will definitely see an improvement in its condition.
Like everything else in life, you need to be moderate when it comes to hair care. Overdoing it can only endanger your cells leading to various health issues.
Make sure to use a lot of natural products and place emphasis on vitamins and minerals.
With such a strict regime, you will have beautiful hair that will last for ages.