6 ways to keep your hair thick and healthy
Giving your hair that natural shine simply means paying a little extra care to its needs. The secret to having ‘thicker’ hair is actually having ‘healthy’ hair at first. The usual wash or changing your shampoo may just not be sufficient to get the same healthy hair like those models from the TV adverts. It is hard to take our eyes off their bouncy luscious hair but if those products on the shelf are not fulfilling your dream set of hair it is time to give your hair a little bit of extra love it deserves.
Here are a few tips to help you turn those brittle dry locks to thick and healthy hair:
- Watch what you eat
The condition of your hair is a reflection of your health on the inside, healthier you are within the better your hair looks. Each strand of hair requires a regular supply of essential nutrients hence including vitamins, iron, and proteins are must for healthy hair growth. Iron and protein-rich foods like lentils, leafy vegetables, nuts, eggs or fruits like oranges which are filled with vitamin C can help strengthen hair shafts helping you keep not just hair but also skin problems away.
- Let your hair indulge
Olive oil and castor oil makes a great natural home remedy to give your hair that extra boost of shine. Apply some oil to your hair and then massage some onto your scalp, leave it for at least 2 hours or even overnight and wash as usual. You can also let your hair indulge in deep conditioning mask by preparing a mixture from olive oil and banana together, apply this mask and then wash using your normal shampoo.
- Rethink your mornings
Even though green tea comes from the same plant as black tea it is less processed and is filled with plenty of benefits, drinking two to three cups of green tea can help reduce dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This hormone can cause hair loss and even lead to male pattern baldness and female pattern baldness. Green tea helps to bind the essential compounds and is found to be good for growing healthy hair. To seal in moisture and add shine, you can also use green tea to rinse hair. So why not give it a shot?
- Finish it off with cold water
We often get told by our parents that ‘cold water will make us fall sick’ and hence most learn to shower with steaming hot water instead. Using hot water has a similar effect to using any of the heat hair styling products. Cold water on the other hand, helps reduce frizz and locks in moisture too. However, the best way to washing your hair is using a combination of both, shampoo with lukewarm water first and later wash off the conditioner with some cold water.
- Avoid hair styling products
Great looking hair is nearly impossible when you are constantly damaging it, one should refrain as much as possible from flat iron and hair dryers as this can damage your hair and eventually make it harder to style. Some stylists suggest while curling your hair start from the top and then work the way down this helps reduce split ends. Though, it might be difficult to completely avoid it is at least best to use water-based heat protectants which can help rescue your hair.
- Get natural support
Unhealthy hair is the first sign of distress within the body and failing to maintain could possibly be an indication of an underlying medical condition and hence besides lifestyle changes, homeopathy can help you get back the healthy hair you dream of. People who experience sudden or unexplained hair issues could resort to homeopathy for hair loss treatment. It looks to address any underlying condition which if left untreated can further even lead to a cause of hair loss, in females it could even be one of the menopause symptoms. While hair thinning can also result from underlying thyroid disease so what may work for one may not work the same for another and hence homeopathy’s holistic approach can be the most effective and safe treatment for hair problems.
While there might not be sudden visible boost overnight, making sure you follow above tips along with the right homeopathic treatment can help keep hair follicle healthy which is a great way to improve its thickness. All that will be left to do is flip your hair while others envy.