Your hair is brittle, fragile or dull? Your care routine may be responsible. Shampoos, after-shampoos, masks, serums… Conventional cosmetics are full of aggressive and unecological ingredients. And what if we turned to tips as natural as effective and to organic products that are also eco-friendly?
Grandmothers' recipes for your hair and the simple gestures to apply daily are the best way to have a beautiful mane. In this article, you will discover 5 secrets to take care of your hair naturally.
1. Brewers yeast
If you want to take care of your hair, yeast is excellent. It can be taken as tablets, capsules or powder and mixed with your diet during meals. It contains vitamin B8 which helps to revitalize and strengthen your hair. By promoting the synthesis of keratin, it also contributes to the faster growth of your hair!
The habit to take up: a good diet.
It is often said that the appearance of our hair, just like our skin, reflects our health. Choose a healthy and balanced diet: cook foods based on iron (meat, fish, but also lentils, almonds, hazelnuts…) and those rich in vitamins B and C found mainly in fruits and vegetables. Kale cabbage is known to contain all these properties: make it back in the pan or mix it with your favorite smoothies!
2. Aloe vera
If you thought that the moisturizing properties of this plant were beneficial only for the skin, well you were wrong! It is just as good for the well-being of your hair. Used as a conditioner, apply a dab of aloe vera gel to the lengths of your hair, then rinse.
The habit to take up: organic products and adapted to your hair type.
To take care of your mane, determine what is your hair type. Normal hair, dry hair or oily hair? Kinky, smooth or wavy? Each hair has its particularity. Again, favor natural products by avoiding buying shampoos and after shampoos containing silicone.
3. The oil baths
Said like that, this method can be scary but be careful, it's not about soaking your hair in a bowl of oil but to apply on all your lengths only. If the oil touches the scalp, it may grease. Leave the mask on for a few hours, or even better, a whole night, it will restore shine and softness to the hair. Olive oil, argan or castor oil are suitable for these night masks.
The habit to take up: masks before shampoo.
Less known, they are the most natural and the most beneficial. Again, adapt your mask according to the nature of your hair. It is applied before your daily care, on dry hair and must rest between 30 minutes to 1h. To make this kind of mask, the list of natural ingredients that can be used is long: avocado, egg yolks, coconut milk, shea butter, bananas…
If you are a fan of almost hot showers, cold water may not be the best advice you can get. And yet, it allows to close the scales of the hair and make it brighter. Cold water also reactivates the blood microcirculation of the scalp, which prevents hair loss. After your shampoo, finish your rinsing with some jets of cold water will do them only good!
The habit to take up: the heat protector.
If you're a regular blow-dry or straightener, you may have already noticed that between the heat of hair styling and your hair, it's not the big love. Too high a temperature damages the hair in depth and breaks it. Choose natural drying when washing your hair. If you have to confront your hair with what they dread most, use a natural heat protector. Coconut oil, thanks to its thick consistency and ability to increase the moisture of your hair, is known to be protective.
5. Bristle brush or sisal fiber
Wild boar hairs or vegetable fibers of sisal spread the sebum of the scalp up to the lengths and feeds them at the same time. This brush also helps to have stronger hair. Be careful though, this is not a styling brush. Before using it, your hair must be detangled beforehand.
The habit to take up: the right hair brushing technique.
An old saying says that it would take 100 brushes every night to have a dreamy hair. Caution! Too much hair brushing breaks them. It's about using the right technique and not over-abusing it. Brush your mane gently, starting points towards the scalp not to spoil them.