The Natural Way for Healthy Looking Hair

The natural way for healthy looking hair

Do you long for shiny, resilient hair as shown on television commercials for hair products? You can quickly go to those products to be disappointed when you try them on your own moons.

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Do not despair! You can get the look you want from natural products that cost less and perform better. First, you have to understand the structure of your hair and how both internal and external factors can influence the way it looks.

A healthy diet and sufficient physical exercise will bring the bloodstream to your scalp and is one of the best things you can do to keep your hair healthy and shiny. External factors such as sun and harsh chemicals in products used to color your hair can also dry out your hair and make it dull and listless.

Chemicals in most commercial shampoos and conditioners can also be negative for your hair. Here are some natural methods for cleaning, conditioning and taking care of your hair that should bring it back to a lush, manageable state:

• Use shampoos with natural ingredients – Look for shampoos that contain chamomile, lemon verbena, seaweed extract, rosemary, keratin, tea tree oil, and vegetable proteins. Stay away from products that contain harsh cleaning agents that can cause a lot of foam and soap bubbles, but are harmful to your hair.

• The condition with natural remedies – Jojoba oil, aloe, and henna are just a few herbal remedies that can condition your hair without making it greasy and limp.

• Use a brush made of boar bristles. They are natural and help to lubricate your hair with the natural oils that come from your scalp. Never brush your hair while it is still wet. Use a coarse comb to untangle your hair and wait until it is partially dry before using the brush.

• Dry your hair on the lowest setting of a hair dryer. Warmth tends to dry your hair and sprays, styling mousse and gels that only make alcohol worse.

• If your hair has been damaged by the sun and has been over-processed, repair it using deep-conditioners made from plant products. Look for ‘leave-in’ conditioners – these repair the damage much faster.

If you color your hair, ask the colorist if there is a product that prepares your hair for side effects or general coloring. Using the products as recommended also helps to prevent damage.