Women’s greatest asset is her hair. In this modern lifestyle, hair needs far more care than it did earlier. The reason being we expose our hair to harsh chemicals in the form of color perm and other treatments. Pollution
is another major factor that damages our hair. It’s hard to understand that even the shampoos and conditioners is nothing but a mix of chemicals we use. Hair care must be taken in the form of regular shampooing and conditioning, oiling, etc. Buying a right shampoo or conditioner is the most difficult decision. Every other day we come across new conditioners and shampoos.
Whether long or short your hair requires proper maintenance. Grooming beautiful hair is no more a natural concept. It is an artificial procedure as our understanding of beautiful hair has gone beyond natural hair to artificial highlights and colors that go with the trends. But apart from the chemicals we can also make our hair look beautiful by styling it differently. With long hair you could try out a number of styles, but with short hair the best option is to either use switches (artificial hair styled in a way that it can be clipped onto the actual hair), or hair clips to give that different look.No matter what type of hair nature blessed you with, there are things you can do to keep it healthy, lustrous, looking its best. Here are some tips for a healthy head of hair.
-Stay away from harsh chemical topical products that can damage hair over time. Look for gentle, natural cleansers and conditioners, especially if you wash your hair more than three times a week. Shampoos and conditioners that contain nourishing botanicals are even better. Read labels carefully – sometimes, products that say “herbal” or “natural” can include no-no chemicals.
– Never attack wet hair with a brush, no matter how rushed for time you are. Tangles in wet hair are best removed with a wide-toothed comb. Use a wooden comb if you can find one; it won’t generate static electricity. Excessive blow-drying can damage hair in the long-term, making it brittle and causing split ends. If you can, let your hair dry naturally, then brush into place.
– A warm oil scalp massage one or two times a week will help stimulate and moisturize the scalp. Oil really does wonders for your hair; coating each strand and making it shine. Besides oil massage also increases the circulation in the scalp and promotes hair growth. You can use good quality coconut, almond or olive oil. Ayurvedic hair oils also contain some of the herbs mentioned earlier. Apply some mildly warmed oil to your hair and gently massage into your scalp evenly with your fingertips. Leave on overnight if you can, if not, leave on for at least an hour or two, then get it out by shampooing your hair. The scalp massage helps you relax and aids sound sleep as well.
– Ayurvedic herbs that help hair health include Eclipta alba and Gotu Kola. Eclipta alba is called “Bhringaraj” – literally, king of tresses. It nourishes the hair and helps resistance to stress as well. Brahmi, sometimes called Gotu Kola, also helps balance the mind and nourishes the hair and scalp. Since Ayurveda considers the health, color and luster of hair so dependent on overall mind/body health, synergistic Ayurvedic herbal preparations for hair can also include herbs such as Country Mallow, which is supposed to strengthen the physiology, and Winter Cherry, which aids resistance to stress.
– Heat olive oil and massage into hair and then take steam. By doing this regularly you will get rid of split-ends.
– Grandmother advice still holds true. At night before going to sleep, give your hair a many strokes with a brush. This increases the blood circulation in the scalp and promotes hair growth. However brush your hair gently for vigorous stroking will cause breakage.
– Cashewnuts are very nutritious and good for your skin and also enhance hair growth.