What can be more beautiful than healthy natural hair? Damaged hair gets in the way of length retention and limits your style versatility. It can possibly affect your overall look. So if you are suffering from hair damage, these tips will help get your natural hair back to track.
First of all, it is a must to identify the culprit of your hair woes. Split ends, single strand knots, and tangles are all indication of the fact that your hair-care steps are going absolutely wrong. Lack of proper styling preparation can also be the reason of hair damage. Whatever the reason is, here are some other handy tips to retain the natural shiny look of your hair:
Wash your hair daily
When you look for a shampoo, it is better to go for a shampoo that includes organic ingredients and less chemicals as chemicals can strip hair of its moisture. To keep your hair lubricated you can use sulfate-free shampoos. Meanwhile wash your hair with conditioner. It is a way to keep your hair clean and replenish dry strands. Co-washing (using conditioner) will help to prevent damage from scalp sweat and keep your hair soft and hydrated especially during the summer time.
Oil treatment once in a week
Oil treatment is the most old and effective treatment. Use your favorite almond, coconut, or castor oil to nourish the scalp. Oil massage treatment can be used to treat various hair problems, as it reduces hair loss and stimulates hair growth. Beside, castor oil is rich in proteins, minerals and vitamin E. It is the best remedy to curb hair loss and repair damaged hair. It contains omega-9 fatty acid that penetrates into the pores of the hair follicles and provides nourishment for faster hair growth. Section your hair and gently massage the scalp with your fingertips for about 10 minutes in circular motions for the oil to get absorbed into the scalp. Keep the oil for one night (maximum) or one hour (minimum) to let the oil completely absorb into the hair. Wash off your hair using a natural shampoo. Repeat the treatment once a week.
Detangle with care
Detangling dry hair is a complete ‘no’. Often after a shower you can feel lazy but this attitude can hamper your hair and cause split ends. It is easy to detangle hair in the shower, when your hair wet. Another best way is to apply non-sticky hair oil spray before combing the hair. It helps to detangle without breakage and keeps hair moisturized.
Try to avoid heat as much as possible. If you are going to apply heat, use a heat protectant, keep temperatures low, and use a blow dryer with a comb attachment to prevent further damage. You can also apply aloevera gel on your hair to protect it from after-heat damage. Aloe vera has protective enzymes which repairs dead skin cells on scalp and promotes hair growth.
Get regular trims
Don’t be afraid to get haircuts. Getting a trim in every three and a half to four months will keep your hair in good shape.