Everyone wants advert-like good looking hair, shiny and silky smooth, but how difficult is that to get? If you follow these 5 tips you will certainly start seeing a difference, so get started.
Add more proteins on your plate
Hair, just like nails, is an extension of the outer layer of your skin, and is made of protein, hence adding more proteins to your plate will help the growth and shine of your hair. Eat more eggs, meat, fish and dairy food regularly to increase growth and shine.
Baking Soda with Shampoo
Adding baking soda to your shampoo will help cleaning your hair deeper – this tip is particularly for anyone who uses products on dry hair, such as fixing sprays, gel, wax and dry shampoo. Once a month add one tablespoon of baking soda to two tablespoons of shampoo and wash deeply. This will help clear out your hair from any excessive sticky residue.
Many people fear that using conditioner will result in oily hair, and hence avoid using it, resulting in dry and easily damaged hair. It is important to apply conditioner every time you use shampoo, as it helps to moisturise. There are many homemade conditioners that are excellent to use, such as coconut oil with honey – simply mix 4 tablespoons of coconut oil with 2 tablespoons of honey, heat up over hot water and then apply it on wet hair. Wear a shower cap and leave it on for half an hour and then rinse off with water.
Be gentle with the towel
Rubbing your hair dry with a towel will result in hair breaking off. Keep in mind that the hair is fragile when wet, so gently squeeze and let the water drip. Also, avoid brushing it when wet, as this tends to pull the hair. We recommend leaving it to dry naturally for a few minutes, with a towel placed on the shoulder to avoid wetting the clothes.
Careful with the heat
If you use a hairdryer or straighteners make sure to apply a heat resistant product to avoid damaging. High heat directly applied to the hair can cause bad damages, so it’s fundamental to protect your hair and avoid using heat regularly. Coconut oil is an excellent natural product to use to protect it from the heat – you can also use it during those hot summer months to prevent hair damage due to the sunlight.