Hair treatments for healthy hair

Hair care

Hair health is so important to your overall hair happiness. Glossy, shiny, healthy locks move more freely, catch the sun and help you to feel gorgeously confident.

We’ve put together some top tips to help you improve your hair health:

1. Avoid sun and chlorine

Tie your hair up when you’re swimming to prevent the chlorine from drying out your hair. Seawater can also cause your hair to become straw-like and dry. Make sure you wear a hat in the sun to protect your hair.

2. Don’t over-wash your hair

You should wash your hair 2-3 times per week maximum. Over-washing can strip your hair of its natural oils and leave it looking lacklustre and limp. You should wash your hair in cold to lukewarm water, as hot water can be damaging to the hair. Installing a water softener in your home can help to improve your hair health, as softened water doesn’t contain harmful minerals.

3. Eat well

Eating foods rich in omega 3, such as fatty fish, nuts and seeds, will improve the condition of your hair as the fats will nourish your hair and scalp. Foods rich in antioxidants are packed with vitamins and will visibly improve the condition of your hair.

4. Get your mineral intake right

Taking daily supplements can help to improve your overall health, as well as the appearance of hair and skin.

5. Use a hair mask

Hair masks are another way to keep your hair healthy. Here are some of our favourites:

Vinegar Rinse

A vinegar rinse is a great way to improve the appearance and texture of your hair. It helps to balance the pH of your scalp and hair, as well as removing the build-up of your shampoo and hair products. If you hate the smell of vinegar, try adding a few drops of essential oil to your mixture.

  • Mix one part vinegar with 3 parts water
  • Apply to clean, damp hair
  • Leave for 3 minutes
  • Rinse off with warm water

Your hair won’t smell like vinegar once you’ve rinsed out the mixture. Use this remedy once every few weeks to remove the build-up in your hair.

Hot Oil

Using a hot oil treatment once or twice a month can help to seal in moisture and improve the condition of the hair. The most popular oils to use on your hair are:

  • Olive Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Argan Oil
  • Castor Oil

Here are the steps for using a hot oil treatment (always follow the instructions):

  • Warm the oil in a small pan for a few minutes (do not boil)
  • Allow to cool until it is at room temperature
  • Gently massage the oil into the hair, focusing on the ends and working up towards the scalp
  • Wrap your hair in a towel
  • Leave for 30-45 minutes
  • Wash out with shampoo and warm water

Your hair will look shiny and feel smooth. Use a heat protectant spray and dry your hair with a hairdryer. Do not leave your hair wet, as this can cause split ends.

Egg Hair Mask

Although this one may smell, it has great benefits for your hair. Eggs are full of protein and fat which will nourish your hair and scalp. You can add a drop of lemon to the mixture to reduce the odour. Here is how to apply an egg mask to your hair:

  • Whisk together 2 or 3 eggs in a small bowl
  • You could also add a tablespoon of olive oil for extra moisture
  • Apply to the hair, focusing mainly on the ends
  • Cover the hair with a shower cap or an old towel
  • Leave for 20-30 minutes
  • Wash off in cool water to avoid the egg becoming clumpy in your hair
  • Shampoo and condition your hair
  • Dry your hair immediately with heat protectant spray to avoid split ends.

Banana Hair Mask

Bananas are full of vitamins and minerals, which can help to nourish the hair and balance the pH of your scalp. This simple hair mask can give your hair a refresh and leave it feeling silky smooth.

  • Mash the banana until smooth
  • Add some honey for extra shine
  • Mix together and apply to the ends of the hair
  • Massage the remainder into your scalp
  • Cover your hair with a shower cap or an old towel
  • Leave in for 30 minutes
  • Wash out with cold water
  • Shampoo and condition your hair
  • Dry your hair immediately with heat protectant spray to avoid split ends.

Use whenever your hair needs a boost of moisture.

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