Transitioning from chemically straightened to natural hair
could be a tough act for every woman to brave. This is particularly true for
girls with coarse and thick hair, who have to solve shrinkage, breakage,
dullness and lack of moisture. Add to this, the harsh winter weather could
further wear down your hair at its worst. Do not freak out. There are
tested-and-proven natural hair care tips that could help restore your hair back
to its shiny, healthy, luscious looks, without resorting to chemical products.
Prevent Product Buildup
A frequent trip to the salon to color, straighten or relax
your hair could hasten product buildup on it, which could lead to dullness and
breakage. Prevent this with this simple and very affordable
solution: Mix two tablespoons of clarifying shampoo with a tablespoon of baking
soda. Shampoo your hair, rinse, and then apply a conditioner.
Quit using chemicals on your hair—or at least, slow down.
Aloe vera, castor, coconut oil and flax are among the most excellent, natural
alternatives that you could try. Apply and rinse as you would using a
conditioner. But if you don’t want to go full blast with natural products, at
least be wise with the hair products you buy. Choose products that are rich in
tea tree, vitamin E or jujube oil.
Moisturize Your Hair
The winter months could deplete your hair’s supply of
natural oil, leaving it dull and dry. So, it’s really important to maintain its
moisture by using leave-on moisturizers or more natural options, like
olive oil and coconut milk. Olive oil is cheaper and acts as an effective
sealant to maintain your hair’s moisture. It is also loaded with vitamins and minerals to maintain that softness and smoothness throughout the day. For a less fatty option that will work well for thin hair, coconut oil is an equally effective
Wrap Your Hair When Sleeping
Hair friction, which is another factor that can lead to hair
loss, happens more when you are sleeping than when you are awake. Since your
head is moving on your pillow, your hair will rub against it, thereby causing
friction. So, before sleeping, tie a scarf or wrap your hair in a cloth so that
something stands to prevent the friction between your hair and the pillow.
Who says you need to spend so much to keep you hair good-looking? There are so many natural hair care options to guarantee the best effects.