May 21, 2013
Although there are many high quality products designed to fix any imaginable flaw with a person’s hair, these products may not always be the best solution. For many, hair products can be too expensive, or simply do not respond to their hair type needs. However, there are many easy, inexpensive natural hair care tips that can help improve one’s hair. Many of the natural remedies utilize products that many people already purchase regularly, and thus will not be an added cost to their lifestyle. All of, or the combination of, some of these tips may be used to improve the overall condition of any hair type, but may need to be used differently for each individual.
Rinse Hair in Cold Water
- Cold water helps seal the cuticle
- A sealed cuticle reduces frizz
- Prevents breakage
- Locks in moisture, which will prevent brittleness or dryness
- Water does not have to be ice cold, just cool
- Do not use a terrycloth towel
- The roughness of a towel may push up the cuticle, causing frizz and damage over time.
- T-shirt is smoother on the hair
- Helps fight frizz
Drink Lots of Water
- Necessary for body processes as well as skin, nail, and hair health
- Dehydration, even mild, will create dry hair
- Water will ensure moisture, as well as shine
Consume Enough Protein
- Hair is made of protein (keratin), so it needs protein to be strong
- Strengthens hair, which prevents breakage later on
- If one is protein deficient, there hair will be weak and thin
- Do not add too much protein, as it can make hair too stiff so it breaks off. Make sure to balance the amount of protein and moisture added to the hair.
Use an Essential Oil
- Oils will help to seal in moisture
- Use them on top of a wet hair or a leave-in conditioner
- Make sure not to apply near the scalp, and use moderately. Adding too much oil will create the appearance of greasy hair.
- Some popular oils include: coconut oil, olive oil, Moroccan oil, argon oil, jojoba oil, tea tree oil, rose oil, palm oil, and Castor oil.
- Oils may also BE used during scalp massages, but should be thoroughly removed using shampoo.
- For a dry, itchy scalp, small amounts of oil will help to moisturize. Tea tree oil is one of the best for achieving a clean, healthy scalp.
If you are interested in learning more easy, all natural hair remedies and want to develop the skills for a cosmetology career, contact us at Avalon School of Cosmetology. Not only will you be able to receive top of the line, professional treatment from an Avalon specialist, you will also be able to learn more about how to take care of your own hair.