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By Wendy Dessler
Sometimes it seems like no matter what you do or how hard you try, your hair just won’t cooperate. If you’ve spent hundreds of dollars on products and still struggle with hair health, you aren’t alone. The best way to make your hair beautiful and healthy is to take a natural approach.
Get the hair of your dreams with these natural tips!
Turn Down the Heat
It’s not new knowledge that heat does a lot of damage to your hair. If you use heat tools often, then heat protectant spray should be a top priority in your styling routine.
But what if that’s not enough?
Turning down the heat on your hair tools can help keep your hair healthy and shiny without breaking the bank on new products. Take the flat iron temperature down a notch, and never use your blow dryer without a funnel attachment, which stops you from pressing a hot element to your sensitive locks.
Heat tools aren’t the only thing doing damage, though.
Your hair, like your skin, is sensitive to the sun. Cover your hair when you are in the sun for a while, and you’ll see a huge difference.
And one other thing.
Stop rinsing your hair with hot water. Instead, turn the temperature down and give it a room-temperature rinse. This practice will seal the hair follicles and trap in moisture for luscious locks you’ll love.
Choose the Right Products for Natural Healthy Hair
Instead of using expensive, heavy products in your hair, look no further than your kitchen to start restoring your hair’s health.
Create a hair care routine that includes regular cleansing to reduce build-up and deep conditioning.
What natural products can you use to make your hair healthier?
Creating a hair mask using banana, avocado, honey, and coconut oil can trap in moisture revitalize your hair and scalp to promote new growth while argan oil is a fantastic solution for natural hair. Deep conditioning is one of the best natural ways to have beautiful and healthy hair.
For removing build-up from product use, rinse your hair with rose water and diluted apple cider vinegar.
Does this mean that you should stop using the products you love?
However, adding in some natural nourishment will help keep your hair healthy no matter how much hairspray you use each day.
Nourish Your Body
The best way to heal your hair is from the inside out. After all, your hair is made from the protein in the body. The better your body is operating, the healthier your hair (and skin and nails) will be.
So, what should you eat?
Try to eat a diverse diet with plenty of lean protein and a mix of various fruit and vegetables. Ideally, this will make up the majority of your diet and replace processed foods so that you get the nutrients you need to make your hair healthy.
But that’s not all.
Drinking enough water will also play a pivotal role in your overall health and wellness, which is reflected in your hair. Aim to ingest the minimum recommended amount of 64 ounces each day.
And one more thing.
Various natural vitamins and minerals play a role in hair health. To get naturally beautiful hair, ensuring that you’re not experiencing a vitamin deficiency is paramount. Consider supplementing your diet with a multivitamin or talking to your doctor about getting bloodwork to identify any deficiencies.
Reduce the Friction
Your hair deals with a lot of drama. Not only does it endure heat and product use, but it also experiences a lot of friction.
How can you reduce that friction?
Start by swapping out your terrycloth towels for microfiber alternatives or an old t-shirt. Rather than rubbing your hair dry, loosely wrap it and squeeze. Within a few weeks, you’ll notice less frizz and happier, healthier hair.
Your pillowcase is another culprit for friction. Swap out your old cotton blends for a silk pillowcase that will help you get healthier hair naturally. This is a must-have for those with curly or kinky hair too.
Getting Healthy Hair Naturally
There are plenty of natural ways to get healthy hair— just give it what it needs. A little heat protection, nourishment, and TLC go a long way.
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