With the fall season among us, nature’s elements are in full swing, gradually affecting our hair, skin, and overall health. Because your hair is at risk of losing its moisture and weakening at the cuticle, it is important to properly nourish and rehydrate when necessary. These tips, will help you keep your hair moisturized and glowing, even in the dull, cold days ahead.
1. Salon Treatment. Visit a salon to get a once-monthly professional hair mask or hair serum, specially formulated to boost moisture levels in the hair. We have the option of a wonderful keratin smoothing treatment or a conditioning treatment that will leave your hair glowing and easier to style.
2. At-Home Oil Conditioning. If you can’t make it to the salon, use high-quality oils like Moroccan oil, Argan oil, almond oil, or coconut oil. Don’t waste money on the cheap alternative. Most drugstore hair oils are imitations, and only have the benefit of smelling nicely. Oil hair once a month, making sure to gently massage the oil into the scalp using your fingertips.
3. Less washing. Do not wash your hair every day! Allow your hair’s natural oils to accumulate between washes, instead of stripping them every night in the shower. The more you wash your hair, the dryer it becomes. If you have excessive oil in your hair, or are prone to breakouts due to oily skin, try a dry shampoo to soak up the extra oil and eliminate smell.
4. Finger Combing. Try finger combing instead of using a bristly brush. Finger combing allows your hair’s natural oils to be evenly distributed from the roots to the ends, without running the risk of breakage.
5. Minimal Product Use. Hair gels, curl creams, hair sprays, and everything in between are full of chemicals that suck all of the hydrating properties out of your hair. Lessen your use of these extra products, and use a mask conditioner instead on top of your normal conditioner.
6. Fish Oil. Add a once-daily fish oil pill to your vitamin regimen. Don’t have a vitamin regimen? Start one with this beneficial supplement! Fish oils provide Omega-3 fatty acids that restore moisture in your hair, nails, and skin.
7. Water. Drink water! Yeah, yeah, it sounds obvious, but something as simple as getting your recommended 9 cups a day (for women) can dramatically increase the health of your hair and your overall health as well.
8. Go Clean. Many shampoos and conditioners have harmful chemicals, just like the extra hair products we use. Try a shampoo and conditioner combination free of sulfates or dyes that uses organic ingredients instead, such as avocado oil or shea butter.
9. Give it a break. If your hair is excessively brittle from dryness, abstain from coloring or hi-lighting it for at least six months. This allows the hair to repair itself over time and build the cuticle back up to its original strength.
10. View. And don’t forget, we would love to have a consultation with you! If you’re unsure of the best remedy to your hair issue, swing by the salon and let us help you find it. From our specialty treatments, to tips that you can try at home, we are always an advocate for luscious locks, even in the colder months!
Information gathered from: dnaindia.com and allwomenstalk.com