Keeping your hair healthy can be tough.
Keeping your hair healthy, and doing it for an affordable price can be even tougher.
The cold winter air dries it out, the summer sun fries it, and the pool water damages it. Add to these any styling from blow drying and curling irons, which burns and breaks it.
So, what’s the best way to restore moisture and beauty to your hair for luscious locks? Read on for these unconventional, yet effective, hair care tips:
Put A Mask On It
One of the best measures you can take for your hair to aid in restoration and moisture retention is to create a hair mask.
A great, at-home option that’s quick and easy is to combine one whole egg, plain yogurt, 1/4 avocado, 2 tbsp olive oil, and 1 tbsp honey. Add mint or lemon juice for scent. Combine the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
Apply the mixture to hair, put on a shower cap, and let sit for 1-2 hours.
When finished, rinse well. The oils and proteins from the ingredients will leave your hair feeling full and healthy; the avocado will help to reduce any unwanted frizz.
For added shine and strength, try rinsing your hair with a beer after you’ve washed it. It may sound strange, but if you let the beer sit on your hair for about 15 minute before rinsing with cool water, the liquid evaporates and the remaining protein residues (from the hops/wheat/and malt) stay on the hair, adding strength to the strands.
If your hair is feeling heavy, greasy, or just plain out of control, it may be a result of buildup from styling products and conditioners that haven’t been properly removed.
The buildup can leave even the healthiest hair feeling dull.
The Huffington Post suggests adding course sea salt to your regular shampoo. The salt works to remove any residue on your hair without causing any damage to your strands, creating an easy at-home method of detoxing your mane.
Give Your Hair Some Nutrients
By giving your body some nutrients, you also give your hair nutrients.
Yep, that’s right, one of the most important aspects of healthy hair is a healthy you.
Bad eating habits seriously impede you from enjoying beautiful, healthy hair. If you’re not getting enough protein, iron, B-vitamins or other vitamins and minerals, there’s a good chance your hair isn’t growing at a healthy rate, but may be dry and brittle, and even fall out.
It’s critical to make sure you’re getting enough protein in your diet, especially if you’re a vegetarian. If you’re struggling to maintain healthy tresses, try adding high-protein Greek yogurt, leafy greens, and lean-meats to your diet.
Cut It Out
You may think that cutting or trimming your hair in order to get longer locks may be counter-intuitive – why cut when you’re trying to lengthen?!
But actually, cutting your hair can be one of the most beneficial actions you can take for longer hair.
If you blow dry or straighten your hair regularly, you’ll likely need a trim more than the average person. Heat can seriously damage and dull hair, causing breakage and split ends.
For healthier hair, get your hair trimmed routinely and watch out for split ends–your head will thank you!