I think hair also becomes a part of a person’s identity.
It helps define the persona you aim to create to impress others, whether as an intellectual, a sexual being, a rebel, or some combination of the above.
Hair can also influence the way you define yourself to yourself, as an extension of your identity.
For many of us, loving our natural hair came at the end of a long emotional journey, filled with frustration, insecurity, and pain.
Many of us felt in order to be accepted, we had to put dangerous chemicals in our hair, burn it with smoking hot combs and curling irons or slick it down with a hand full of gel.
But over time we began to realize that our hair is just fine the way it grows from our heads. That our hair is beautiful.
If your hair is dull, frayed, or damaged from the use of dyes and chemicals, you can start right now to get healthier hair.
Using healthy washing and styling habits, avoiding harsh hair treatments, and eating a nourishing diet will have your hair looking healthy again in no time.
Here are some tips:
1. Using Healthy Washing and Styling Habits
Change your washing routine.
Don’t wash your hair every single day, This can really dry it out, since you’re washing away the oils your scalp produces to keep your hair shiny and healthy.
Washing every day can also lead to oily hair, since stripping your hair of its oils causes your oil glands to go into overdrive.
Try this routine instead:
Wash your hair just three or four times a week. Giving your hair a break in between washings will restore its balance. It might be a little oily for the first week or so, but your hair will soon look more healthy and vibrant than ever.
Rinse out your conditioner with cold water. Hot water is hard on your hair and can lead to split ends and frizz. Rinsing out your conditioner with cold water seals the cuticle, resulting in shiny, bouncy hair.
Handle your hair gently.
Think of your hair like your best silk dress. After hand washing it, would you ball it up and wring it out? No, that would destroy its shape and fibers. Your hair is similarly fragile and needs to be treated with care to stay healthy.
After washing your hair, gently pat it dry with a towel instead of wringing it out. Let it finish air drying.
Use a comb instead of a brush. Forcing a brush through tangled hair can cause it to rip and break.Use a wide-toothed comb to gently work through the tangles from bottom to top to prevent breakage.
Use heat styling devices sparingly.
Put away your hair dryer, straightener, curling iron, and hot rollers unless you have a special occasion at hand. Applying heat to your hair can damage it, so it’s best to let your hair air dry instead.
If you want to use the blow dryer sometimes, use it on a cool setting.
When you do use heat styling devices, be sure to put a protective serum in your hair beforehand.
Use homemade treatments.
Use egg oil (Eyova):Egg oil contains Omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and cholesterol, and is like a complete solution to hair problems like hair loss, grey hair, and frizzy hair.
Using Healthy Products for your hair
Try to use natural hair care shampoos ,Choose a natural, sulfate-free shampoo made with cleansing herbs and oils instead.
If you want soft, shiny, manageable hair, it all starts with finding the best conditioner for your hair type like Conditioners made with aloe, coconut oil,
Oil The Scalp Frequently
Oil your hair as frequently as you can and use a gentle shampoo to get rid of the oil. Oiling the scalp is good for your hair.
But do not over do it. Dripping oil from your hair will only need you to use more shampoo which strips out more of your natural oils no matter how mild it is.
Cold Water Is Good For Hair
Use cold water to wash your hair. Yes, our parents scream at us for it will probably make us sick but hot water affects hair the same way as heat styling methods do. Cold doesn’t exactly mean freezing cold, but you can use
water at room temperature instead.
Brushing, this is a sure shot way to increase the luster of your hair. It spreads the natural oils through the length of your hair.
But don’t over do this. And do not use plastic brushes as they cause increased breakage.
Health on the inside reflects on your hair too. The healthier you are, the better your hair looks. If you want to have really good and healthy hair, eating right is a must. Certain nutrients like vitamins, iron and proteins are
essential for your hair growth and health. If you are unable to obtain enough from your diet, then you need to consider supplements. A good diet for hair will also boost your confidence to stay healthy and smart.
Get your hair trimmed often.
This is an important step for keeping your hair healthy. You should get a trim every 6 weeks, or as soon as your ends begin to split. Keeping your hair trimmed will make sure the ends don’t split very far up the shaft. Your hair
will be less likely to break, and it will look healthy and full of life