How to look after your hair naturally!

Sunday, 20 August 2017

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

28 comments

  1. I had no idea that egg was good for your hair, but I'll definitely give it a try.

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  2. I've not tried the egg treatment before. I definitely wash my hair too frequently though.

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  3. Hair is the beauty of any person. I am also use egg for our hairs. crypto wallet Egg and milk best things for us

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  4. I will try the egg treatment, it sounds very nutritious for the hair. I try to use as much as possible natural products in my hair to keep it healthy.

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  5. All of these tips are great! Like you I try not to have too many chemicals in my beauty products. I don't wash my hair a lot it's a killer. Instead I rinse my hair because it's curly and dry and it has worked beautifully. Doing all of these tips you've listed will give you beautiful hair. We've been brainwashed by commercials to be believe we need a ton of product, but it isn't true.

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  6. I keep hearing bits about using egg treatments on your hair, mine is in such a state at the moment I really should try and give it a whirl.

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  7. I definitely need to remember to use heat protectant in the sun and before I straighten or curl my hair as well as something to help when I'm on holiday in the chloriney pool!

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  8. Great tips! Not washing your hair too often is a big one, I used to wash mine every day and now I wash it less it's in better condition!

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  9. I've never tried the egg treatment! I had actually forgotten about it but I really want to give it a go. I always use heat protectant spray though, it's just become part of my routine now.

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  10. I firmly agree with not washing hair too often. Quite a few make that mistake and it strips the oils from the hair which isn't good.

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  11. I am trying to get out of the habit of washing my hair every day as I know it isn't good for my hair x

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  12. I've heard of this putting an egg on your hair treatment before but didn't find the time to try it though. Thanks for sharing these tips! ^^

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  13. Love these tips, I try to just wash my hair twice a week now x

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  14. I wash my hair once a week and try not to use too many products on it either. I have noticed how healthier and shiner it looks now x

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  15. I never tried to use egg yet and this is the first time I also learned about it. For all the other tips, I definitely agree on all of it. - ANOSA

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  16. Egg!! Who would have thought it! I have dry hair and scalp so always willing to try new things

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  17. I swim 3/4 times a week, so the tip about leave-in conditioner before taking the plunge is deffo a great help to me :) x

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  18. Totally agree with not washing your hair too regularly. My mummy washes her hair once a week if she's lucky but it still looks healthy.

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  19. My OH is a huge believer in natural health care. Definitely showing this to her

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  20. everyone always compliments me on my long thick hair and i have to admit its all due to (in my opinon) less frequent washing , x

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  21. Ooh the egg treatment sound intriguing, my hair is in so much need of help at the moment.

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  22. Not washing your hair too frequently is so important. When I was travelling it was so hot that I washed it all the time and it didn't do it any good!

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  23. These are all great tips for treating your hair naturally! I have done the egg treatment and avocado treatment they really work wonders for your hair :-)

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  24. Some great ideas. I've recently gone from daily hair washing to 1-3 times a week and my hair is so much better for it x

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  25. Such fantastic tips, I use organic products on my hair and it's so much better now x

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  26. These are some great tips. I have such long hair so I really need to take care of it! xo

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  27. I recently switched from using a mobile hairdresser to a salon, and I've learnt SO much about how to take better care of my hair since doing so. I can now go 3-4 days between washes, and my hair looks stronger and shinier than it ever has done before. They mentioned a lot of the points that you did in your post, but nothing about egg. I'll have to give that one a try :)

    Louise x

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  28. My hair is suffering a little at the moment and I had forgotten all about the egg treatment! I will be giving this a go over the weekend x

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