Our hair is the crown of our appearance, literally and figuratively. Long hairs, beautiful and healthy locks are every girl’s dream, but most of us end up crying over our dull, lifeless hair. With our hectic modern lifestyles that include daily stress and pollution, long hair can be difficult to achieve.
Maintaining long hair and shiny is not a one-day job. It requires a good and specific hair care regimen that is easy to follow. If you dream of long locks like Rapunzel’s, here are some tips to follow:
Tip 1: Go to the root directory
If you experience a lot of hair loss and hair loss, you should immediately consult a professional. Let the doctor get to the root of the problem. Your problem may have several causes. Taking professional help will help you identify the exact problem and deal with it as soon as possible.
Tip 2: Oil your hair at least twice a week
Good nutrition is just as essential for your hair as it is for any other part of your body. Oiling the roots provides nourishment and strength to grow your hair long and strong. It also helps in rejuvenating dead hair shafts.
After applying warm (warm) oil to the scalp, gently massage the scalp with your fingertips.
Apply oil to the strands of the hair. Let them enjoy the goodness of the oil.
You can also wrap a warm towel around the head for 10 minutes to help the oil absorb into the hair better.
After one to two hours, wash with a mild shampoo.
You will notice clear results after your first use.
Oils enriched with herbs give your hair strength and stimulate blood circulation. Together, it helps you grow thicker hair.
Tip 3: Give yourself a regular head massage
Massage is one of the easiest and most soothing hair care tips. It improves blood circulation and stimulates the circulation of the whole body. You can use coconut oil or almond oil to massage your scalp. Using lavender oil also promotes hair growth.
We can never deny the importance of a good hot oil head massage. This is one of the most famous home remedies for long hair. A good ‘champi’ is the best for our hair. Get it done at a salon, with a family member or friend, or do it yourself.
Tip 4: Skip the daily shampoo
Washing your hair two or three times a week will allow the natural oils to penetrate the hair, allowing it to hydrate and repair itself. The purpose of shampoo is to wash away dirt and product deposits. But daily use can make your hair dry, frizzy, brittle and prone to breakage. Shampoos contain sulfates and excessive use of sulfates can cause damage to your hair.
Tip 5: Be gentle when washing your hair
You have to be careful when shampooing. Lather on the scalp and simply let the lather slide down the strands. Your hair softens when it’s wet, and rubbing shampoo into soft hair can lead to breakage. Using the right shampoo is a must. Always choose the one that best suits your hair needs based on your hair type. It should be mild to avoid stripping the natural oils from the hair.
Tip 6: Use conditioner every time you shampoo
Conditioning is a key factor in maintaining good hair. It locks in moisture in the shaft, prevents dehydration and offers protection from dirt and pollution and to some extent from the sun. It also helps replace lipids and proteins in the hair shaft and seal the cuticles to prevent further damage.
We know that finding the right shampoo and conditioner is a big task. Brands are also sometimes deceiving. Often these shampoos and conditioners do more harm than good. Here’s what you can do to save yourself the horror. Swap your branded shampoo and conditioner for homemade shampoo and conditioner. Here’s a quick recipe to get you started.
Before I share the recipe, I’ll give you two reasons (from an otherwise huge list) why you should try this homemade shampoo.
You will know exactly what you are using on your hair and in what quantity
To make this shampoo you will need:
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1 cup of water
- Mix both ingredients evenly in a bowl.
- Repeat the process until the container is full.
- Gently spray the liquid on the scalp and hair.
- Massage your scalp well for a minute or two to remove any impurities.
- Follow up with a thorough rinse.
Tip 7: Finish the shower with a cold rinse
A super steamy shower can be rough on your hair and can leave it rough and dry. Rinsing with cool water, on the other hand, helps seal the cuticles and strengthen your shafts, making your hair longer and healthy.
Tip 8: Dry your hair carefully
Drying your hair roughly with a towel increases the possibility of breakage. Choose a soft towel or an old t-shirt, dry your hair with it and let it air dry for a while.
Tip 9: Avoid brushing wet hair
Damp hair tends to stretch more and break easily compared to dry hair. Therefore, avoid brushing while the hair is still wet. Use your fingers to detangle and gently work through the tangles.
Tip 10: Use a wide-toothed comb
It is always recommended to use a wide tooth comb on your hair. Once your hair is dry, brush it from underneath and work it in gradually. This prevents unnecessary hairs. Constant and careless hair pulling leads to physical damage to your hair. Bristle brushes are also good for distributing the scalp’s natural oils throughout the hair.
Brush your hair twice a day. Don’t forget to brush your teeth before bed. This ensures good circulation to the scalp while you sleep (we all know that our hair grows the most during sleep.
Tip 11: Trim your hair regularly
Cutting hair more often helps hair grow faster and eliminates split ends. Regular styling and pollution will make your hair prone to split ends and cuticle damage. Trimming the bottom of your hair every six to eight weeks is always recommended as this minimizes damage and promotes healthy hair growth.
Tip 12: Close the cotton pillowcase
Cotton pillowcases and a selection of satin fabrics will keep your hair healthy and hydrated. Since satin and silk fabrics have a softer surface, they cause less friction compared to cotton fabrics, so you’ll wake up with fewer or no knots.
Tip 13: Stop abusing your hair with styling tools
Hot tools are the biggest culprits behind damaged hair. Stop styling your hair too much. Instead, take some natural methods to curl and straighten your hair.
Excessive heat damages hair, menstruation. Using too many styling products, chemicals and heat are the main reasons for hair loss. It reduces thickness and hair loses its shine, leaving it looking dull and dry. Avoid using straightening/curling machines. Try to limit blow drying. If you need to straighten or curl your hair, try using natural methods that are less damaging and damaging.
Tip 14: Choose the right products for your hair
Chemically laden shampoos, conditioners and styling products can have long-term adverse effects on our hair. Their accumulation and long-term effects are bad for your hair and overall health. Use mild shampoos and conditioners.
Tip 15: Try herbal preparations and hair treatment
Herbal remedies and treatments are very effective in promoting hair growth. We spend a lot on expensive products that may or may not produce the desired results. You can use ingredients like egg, honey, aloe vera, coconut milk, amla juice, vinegar, etc. for hair care. These ingredients keep your hair healthy, strong and chemical free. You can make your own hair rinses at home and apply them regularly.
Herbal preparations and treatments are very effective in promoting hair growth. We spend a lot on expensive products that may or may not produce the desired results. For hair care, you can use ingredients like egg, honey, aloe vera, coconut milk, amla juice, vinegar etc. These ingredients will keep your hair healthy, strong and chemical free. You can make your own hair rinses at home and apply them regularly.
Tip16. Wash your hair thicker
Washing your hair will make your hair look thicker. Dirty, greasy hair has zero volume and just sits a little on the head. If your hair is oily, it will also make your scalp look lighter and give you the impression that you are balding. For best results, use an anti-dandruff shampoo. In addition to being the most effective way to remove oil from your hair, this shampoo also fights dandruff. Dandruff, in turn, can make your hair break more easily, making you bald faster. Anti-dandruff shampoo for the win.
Tip17. Use hair thickening products
Choose a shampoo, conditioner, or spray that contains hair-thickening polymers. It fills the hair shaft, which immediately provides more volume and optically denser hair. The effect of these preparations is temporary, which means that you have to use them with some regularity. If you stick to it, the thickness of your hair can increase by about 20 percent.
Tip18. Use the right styling products
If you use heavy wax and gel on thinning hair, you are not doing your hair any good. Since these are relatively ‘heavy’ products, your hair will only become flatter. It makes it look thinner. The most effective styling product is foam along with sprays designed to lift hair from the roots.
Tip19. Get rid of those bums
A study by the Harvard School of Public Health in America shows that smoking triggers hormones that play a role in hair loss. In addition, smoking clogs the blood vessels in the skull that nourish the hair to grow faster.
Tip 20: Include vitamin E in your hair care routine
Vitamin E is extremely good for hair and has been an essential ingredient in body lotions, shampoos and conditioners. Use it alone or mix it with coconut oil and apply it to your scalp.