The hair cells are the fastest growing cells of human body, but they are also the first ones to be affected. If you don’t eat right or suffer with deficiencies, because they are not required for survival. Try to eat iron rich food like fish, leafy vegetables, pumpkin seeds, chickpea, beans, soybeans and cereals in your diet. Doctors recommended that, you consume around 12 mg of iron daily, You also need protein because that’s what strengthens your hair. Include complete proteins which are also rich in amino acids: like soy, cheese, lentil, milk, mogurt, peas and quinoa.Below are Some Tips for You to Maintain Healthy Hair:
• Trim your hair every few weeks to get rid of those brown and rough split ends. Cut about 1/4th an inch of your hair every six to seven weeks to avoid the split ends to grow out again.
• It’s normal to lose 100 to 150 strands of hair a day so don’t panic when you see a small bunch crawling across your floor.
• Comb wet hair with extreme care because they’re fragile and prone to breakage. Take a broad toothed comb and run it from the roots to the ends of your hair as gently as possible. Be careful while combing your hair, after shampooing your use wide tooth comb.
• Rinse the conditioner off with cold water as its good for shine and strength.
• Don’t wash your hair every day and whenever you do, apply some conditioner on the ends. Always Try to use the same brand of shampoo and conditioner.
• Try to avoid coloring if you have got dry hair. If you can’t resist that gorgeous shade of brown, especially under the winter sun then follow this advice. Use lemon, chamomile tea or honey as they work as great hair lighteners. You can add lemon juice to water and spray it over your hair when you’re heading out. You can rinse hair with brewed chamomile tea after you wash them with shampoo or add honey to the water you use to wash your hair.
• Unlike the labels on the back of our food items, the labels on the back of our shampoos are mostly left unread. In the last few years, there has been a lot of focus on sulfate in shampoos. What are sulfates? They’re the reason your shampoo lathers the way it does. They clean your scalp and hair, departing the dirt from it. But some researchers also suggest that they strip your hair of essential oils. They’re also why your eye stings when shampoo runs down the side of your face. If you feel any kind of irritation on the scalp or find your hair drying up over time then try and buy a shampoo that’s sulfate-free.
Below are few home-remedies that’s will take you a long way. From heat protecting serums to home-made masks, we have got it all.
Keep Away the Heat
If you’re stepping out and want gorgeous curls or perfect waves, then there are a few ways you can get those without taking the help of a dryer, straightener. If you must use your iron or curler then buy a serum of your choice or if you’ve got some time on your hands, you can try to make one at home.
• It’s all about butter with this one. Take four ounces of shea butter, four ounces of cocoa butter and 20 drops of any essential oil of your choice. Heat the butter till it’s all liquid and let it cool. Add the essential oil to an empty, sterilized jar and pour the butter. Let the jar cool down till the butter takes a solid form again.
• Take some coconut oil, almond oil, hair conditioner, 250 ml water and a small empty spray bottle. Pour 200 ml of water in the spray bottle and add two – three drops of coconut and four to five almond oils to it. Add two really tiny drops of conditioner.
Do not use too much of it because it will lather. You can add lavender or some nice smelling oil if you’d like. Add the remaining water and shake well. Let the lather settle and it’s ready for use.
· Home Made Hair Masks
· Egg, coconut oil and olive oil. this one is the ultimate mask for speedy hair growth. Warm two tablespoons of coconut oil, let it cool, add one or two eggs and two tablespoons of olive oil after that apply.
· Curd, egg and mustard oil – If you’ve got hay-like dry hair then here’s the answer to all of your problems. Eggs are rich in vitamin A, B12, D and E, protein and fatty acids. the fatty acids make it a natural hair conditioner, The protein helps strengthen the roots and B12 helps add volume.
· Peppermint oil and avocado. Also referred to as the butter pear, avocados are creamy, rich and the only fruit combines the protein of meat, fat of butter, vitamins and minerals of green vegetables and a nutty flavor. Mash some avocado, add a drop or two of peppermint oil and apply this mask on your hair. Leave it in for fifteen-twenty minutes and wash off.
Even though you condition your hair after every wash, nothing quite works as good as deep conditioningEvery once in a while, wash your hair with shampoo, squeeze out the extra water and towel dry it. Then take generous amounts of conditioner and apply it right to the root of your hair.
Best to use broad toothed comb and run it through your hair to make sure the conditioner reaches everywhere between of hair. After that, pull them up and clip them together. Leave the conditioner in for anywhere between 20-30 minutes. Pull them down, rinse thoroughly and enjoy silky smooth hair.
Oil is the Answer
A conditioner might work wonders for your hair but oil gives it certain minerals, vitamins and essential fatty acids that don’t just strengthen your roots but also boost overall health of your hair. Coconut oil comes most recommended by hair experts.
It can protect your hair from dandruff, sun damage and removes sebum build-up from hair follicles accelerating hair growth. You could also boil some curry leaves in coconut oil, strain the oil and apply. You could also use Chinese hibiscus flowers instead of curry leaves.
If you’re suffering from hair fall then olive oil would be a better bet. You can combine it with a host of other ingredients. Below are our top few:
· Olive oil with cinnamon powder and honey (as suggested by the American Athletic Institute) – Massage this paste into your scalp, leave for fifteen minutes and wash.
· Leave in, oil and cream. First you use some water and then use a light weight oil like olive, coconut or almond. Follow this with any creamy conditioner or shea butter of your choice. Leave it in for a while and then wash thoroughly.