Your crowning glory needs care and attention if you want to grow it long and strong, and shiny.
Using natural beauty therapies should be your goal as chemicals just damage your scalp and cause more problems than they cure in most cases.
We all want tresses that glow in the sunlight with shiny good health.
Adding shine to your hair is something you can easily do at home. Your first step is to start getting in the habit of using a bit of cold water when showering. There is no need to stand directly under the shower head and get blasted by cold water.
Simply angle the shower head or purchase the type of head that has a hose attachment so it can used at any angle. Now angle the cold water, so it just hits your scalp… which will seal up the cuticles.
They have opened in the warm to hot warm you used to shower with. When your hair cuticles are closed, they reflect the sunlight rather than absorbing it.
Some people love really hot showers, but you need to remember that when it comes time to rinsing, hot water makes the scalp sweat and can result in increased oil production from your scalp, so try to turn the temperature down and finish off your rinse with as cool a temperature as you can tolerate.
Pick the right type of shampoo for your cleaning. If you haven’t been coloring your hair, then all you need is to pick the shampoo for your specific texture. When coloring, you’ll need to pick a shampoo and conditioner that is for hair that has been colored.
There are many more natural beauty therapy tips you can try to maintain your colour while washing and drying.
Selecting the right shampoo for your texture is truly important so that you don’t smother your hair follicles and don’t dry your scalp out too much.
These shampoos and conditioners will also protect you when you blow dry, keeping the moisture in. Blowing drying can remove moisture from it and leave it looking dull, so where possible try to let it dry naturally without added stresses, just let your tresses air dry.
People have tried adding things like beer or eggs to their wash or rinse for added natural shine.
Let’s talk about some other proven methods that you should definitely try now. Vinegar is the first option but not the white vinegar you might use in home cleaning.
You want to purchase a bottle of apple cider vinegar. To apply it, pour into a spray bottle and apply all over your scalp. Do this in the shower and wait for a few minutes before rinsing it out. Try this application two to three times a week.
Use any essential oils at home for health benefits? Try taking a capful of your best shampoo and mix in a teaspoon of tea tree oil. Wash thoroughly and rinse. Another method is to use oil.
Here we are talking about a nice almond or olive oil. When applying it, gently massage it into your scalp. Once you have completed this step, move onto brushing it out along the length of your tresses.
To get a really nice shine before you head off to work, brush it for three to five minutes. This will fluff and help shine your hair at the same time. The massaging effect of the brush is also good for your scalp.
To really have beautiful shiny hair, you need to work from the inside out. That means what you are putting into your body. Your tresses need nourishment from Vitamin E and healthy oils.
Some foods that are great for Vitamin E are nuts and seeds, that are roasted or raw without salt. Avocado is also tasty and full of Vitamin E.
Finally, be sure to drink plenty of water, preferably distilled instead of sparkling. Shiny hair can be yours, if you stick to a few of these ideas.
There are several things you can do to protect your tresses now that you have applied different ingredients to get it healthy. After you finishing washing it, don’t take a towel and rub it dry.
Instead, wrap a cotton towel around your head, completely covering your tresses. This will greatly reduce the split ends as the towel slowly absorbs the moisture.
At night time before you sleep, turn on your humidifier to put moisture into the air. This is especially important if you live in a part of the country where the temperature dips and you have a furnace or electrical heat running.
The dry heat will take moisture out of your tresses. Finally when you retire for the night, remove any elastic or other accessories. Those items pull on your roots, especially at night if you happen to move frequently.
Many people forget the simple advice that healthy hair starts with a healthy body.
After all, your body has so much to do already that, if you don’t give it the nutrients and care it needs, it will stop putting energy into growing your hair.