We all want to spot that exquisite, bouncy, and healthy-looking hair. That, in part, explains the frenzy around hair care products, chemicals, and the range of processes aimed at giving your hair that extra head-turning look. However, trying to find an actual solution that works and is not damaging to our hair amidst the flood of information and range of procedures can be something of a gamble. As always, mother nature provides safe and natural methods on how to look after your hair naturally and still maintain that healthy and beautiful look. Let’s explore a few of these methods:

1. Get the Right Products
Up until the last few decades, we had no leave-in conditioners or shampoos. Naturally available ingredients were all it took to look after our hair. Could this perhaps be more than a cue for you to get back there? You can begin by getting products that have all-natural ingredients. But don’t just pick a product because it has a picture of your favourite celebrity on the packaging. You may also want to consider natural options such as Aloe-Vera, egg, or even yoghurt which will naturally nourish your hair without the harmful effects of chemical products.

2. Treat Your Hair Gently
Go easy on your hair while combing, styling or even when drying it. Rough and harsh movements can damage your hair especially when it is wet. Always wash your hair with lukewarm or cold water, rather than hot water. Skip the hot showers as well. Too hot water will damage the tips of your hair. Rather than using a hair-dryer, let your hair dry up naturally, and avoid combing it when it is still wet. Also, try to avoid using hair straighteners, straightening brushes and other
hair straightening techniques.

3. Try Some Egg Treatment
This is one of the oldest and most effective tips on how to look after your hair naturally. Take half a cup of any egg mixture and apply to damp and clean hair. Leave it in for around 20 minutes and then use cold water to rinse off. You can use the entire egg to condition your hair or just the egg whites to moisturize your hair if it is brittle or dry. You will notice an almost immediate change in your hair.

4. Don’t Wash Your Hair Too Frequently
There’s a lot of confusion about how often you should wash your hair. There is really no rule of thumb or magic number. However, washing your hair less often, about 2-3 times each week will help keep a balance. On one hand, you will avoid stripping it of the natural oils which are critical for healthy hair growth and on the other, help to keep dirt or dust at a minimum. Find a good balance, depending on the oiliness of your skin.

5. Maintain a Healthy Diet 
The connection may not be too apparent, but a proper diet is
absolutely essential for healthy hair
. Include a lot of proteins, raw vegetables and fruits, and lots of water in your diet. Hair that is already out there can no longer derive the benefits of even the most nutritional supplements or foods. Therefore, the trick is to ensure that the proper nutrients are supplied for new healthy hair growth.

6. Use Proper Brushing Techniques
It is generally recommended that you brush your hair at least once a day. Begin with the ends, to get rid of the tangles and knots, then work your way up to the roots. Finally, take long strokes from the roots all the way to the ends so as to help spread the natural hair oils and to prevent potential breakage. You’ll want to avoid combs with plastic bristles which break your hair easily because of the static electricity.

7. Remember To Use Protection Before You Jump Into The Swimming Pool
Swimming pools contain a great deal of damaging and harmful chemicals. The longer you spend in the pool, the more damage your hair will experience. Other than tucking your hair under a nice and sleek swimming cap, you can also add a little leave-in conditioner to your hair as extra protection before you dive into the pool.

8. Change Your Hairstyle Frequently
Don’t get too hung up on one hairstyle just because everyone thinks you look fabulous. If the hairstyle in question is harsh on your hair, don’t wear it for more than a few days. In fact, many of the hairdos that tug on your air or force you to pull back on your hair too tightly usually cause breakage.

Thanks to emphatic marketing, the urge to try out every single new hair product is enormous. However, there are plenty of tips and tricks on how to look after your hair naturally. If you follow the above tips, you’ll be good to go.

*Guest post from Nicky @ Haircare Club