Hair loss, breakage, thinning, split ends, thin hair, and even frizziness, all these constant hair issues root back to one main problem — weak hair! When we expose our hair to excessive heat styling or tie them up in tight hairdos, we end up putting too much pressure on the roots and weakening our hair. Add to that hormonal issues and a poor diet, and you’ve got yourself a recipe for disaster.
So, while you can swear to lay off the hair straightener and eat all your veggies on time, your hair still needs some extra care to restore its strength. Ahead, we’ve listed down a few ways to strengthen your hair at home. Check ‘em out.
- Step 1: Make champi a part of your routine
- Step 2: Switch to mild, sulphate-free shampoo
- Step 3: Make conditioners your BFF
- Step 4: Weekly date with a hair mask
- Step 5: Use a microfiber towel for drying hair
Step 1: Make champi a part of your routine
The good ol’ champi is an old wives’ tale that works wonderfully to strengthen your hair. Massaging your scalp helps increase blood circulation to the hair follicles, which in turn helps make your hair stronger and healthy. You can leave the oil in your hair overnight or apply it an hour or so before you wash your hair and let the oil work its magic. Gently massage your scalp for a few minutes and let it relax your mind, and nourish the hair follicles.
Step 2: Switch to mild, sulphate-free shampoo
A shampoo is one of the most basic hair care products in our routine. To strengthen your hair, it is usually advised to not over shampoo your hair and opt for a mild shampoo that doesn’t contain harsh chemicals like sulphates and parabens. Sulphate tends to loosen the hair follicles around your roots, making your hair weak and brittle. While over-shampooing strips your hair of its essential oils needed to maintain the strength of your hair. Our go-to shampoo is the TRESemmé Pro Protect Sulphate Free Shampoo. This shampoo has no parabens and sulphates and helps strengthen your hair, retain moisture, and keep them hydrated while boosting shine.
Step 3: Make conditioners your BFF
Your conditioner goes hand-in-hand with your shampoo. While conditioners are usually known to make your hair softer and manageable, they also protect hair shafts from damage, which can, in turn, strengthen your hair. So, just like while choosing your shampoo, go for a mild and sulphate free conditioner to strengthen your hair. We recommend the TRESemmé Pro Protect Sulphate Free Conditioner. With no sulphates and parabens, this conditioner makes your hair smoother, softer, shinier and easier to detangle. If you have coloured hair, this conditioner is just what you need to add a long-lasting vibrancy to your mane. Apply from mid-length to ends (avoiding the scalp) and keep on for at least one minute (or refer to the product label for exact time) before rinsing off with cold water.
Step 4: Weekly date with a hair mask
Your hair needs an extra dose of love and care to stay healthy and happy. To make this happen, you must add a hair mask to your hair care routine. Hair masks moisturise and improve the health of your scalp. If you are having trouble picking the right one, we’d recommend you go for the Dove Intense Damage Repair Hair Mask. With a moisture lock system, this mask hydrates your dry, damaged hair and gives your soft, smooth and manageable hair with regular use. Take a dollop and apply to your freshly washed hair — from mid-lengths to tips — and gently massage through with your fingers to cover every strand. Let it sit for 20-30 minutes, and then rinse off. Use once or twice a week, and you’ll notice a considerable difference in your hair.
Step 5: Use a microfiber towel for drying hair
It is best to lay off hair styling tools like dryers and straighteners to make sure your weak hair doesn't worsen. Let your hair air dry and instead of using a regular towel, switch to a microfiber one for drying your locks. Microfiber towels are finer than cotton, clothes which allows them to absorb water better. They are also quite gentle on your tresses, leaving them easier to manage and frizz-free.