Who doesn’t want those luscious locks that make everyone go WOW! We all do. However, to get that stunning mane that steals the show you got to give your strands the right TLC. That doesn’t come by regular blow drys or heat styling; trust us, that just stirs up temporary compliments. The real #omg comes when you love your hair in the right way. At the end of it, if you neglect your hair it can lead to issues such as fall, early greying or even flakiness. Fortunately, we’re here to rescue you with not one but a couple of hair care tips that promise hair that’s healthy and beautiful! So, get scrolling.
A Complete Guide on Expert Approved Tips for Healthy Hair
Hair care tips that impress and take away the stress!
Tip #1: Oiling
Tbh, we can’t stress enough on the importance of oiling? Known to be an age-old way of getting stronger and thicker hair, this grandma recommended strat never disappoints. After all, using the right oil on your locks provides a source of hydration and supplements your hair with the right minerals that are required for keeping your locks healthy and strong. So much so, this magic portion also helps soothe frizz and aids growth by increasing blood circulation in your scalp. Plus, don’t just apply it to your locks, do the most by massaging into your hair. This makes the roots stronger and of course, happy!
For results that make ‘em all notice and go wow, it’s best to oil your mane twice a week. You can amp up its goodness with a number of oils; more the merrier. We’re a fan of oils like fenugreek, almond, castor, coconut, hibiscus, argan oil and avocado. Once done, don’t keep your strands open, fasten them neatly so all the magic comes together and works.
Tip #2: Wash it right
We all love hoping into the shower and coating our hair with that foamy shampoo goodness. At the end of it, freshness is always welcomed. However, you must take into account the weather and your lifestyle to determine how many times you need to wash your hair; an often ignored hair care tip. And wonder how you check that? Well, If you have straight and flat hair, you should cleanse twice a week with a degreasing sulphate-free wash. If you’re a wavy-haired woman then your hair needs a cleanse three times a week and lastly, if you’re a curly girl you should indulge into a deep wash and conditioning once a week. And if you’re wondering what’s the best shampoo and conditioner duo to get your hands on? It has to be the one and only - LBP’s Apple Cider Vinegar & Jasmine Shine Shampoo & Conditioner. Massage this A1 shampoo on your scalp for about 4-5 minutes to get rid of all the oil and dirt. Whereas, nourish the dry ends of your hair with the conditioner; keep it on for about 5-10 minutes for hair that impresses! And viola, there you are making mane character moves.
Tip #3: Use eggs to deep condition your hair
While these kitchen gurus bring with them a not-so-nice smell, the tag along awesome benefits! Masters of deep conditioning; a non-negotiable hair care tip, using eggs to do so can inject your locks with vibrancy and softness! And although you can use your regular conditioner for this, an egg mask is a good DIY alternative. Egg whites are a rich source of proteins and are also rich in biotin (vitamin H). An egg mask will help retain keratin in your hair strands. Make sure to whisk the egg whites with some milk or yoghurt for the best results.
Tip #4: Do your diet right
The diet does it all! What you eat shows because of which, create a diet that does the most for your hair. So, here’s what we suggest you make space for on your plate.
Rich in vitamin E, antioxidants and biotin, almonds should be soaked overnight and eaten in the morning. Antioxidants protect your mane from free radical damage caused by UV rays and pollution. Some other sources of antioxidants are guava, lemon, strawberries, and avocados.
If you are looking to add some volume in your hair, walnuts are the way to go about it.
Pumpkin and chia seeds are also rich in omega 3 fatty acids. They are also powerhouses of protein, zinc, and copper, and boost hair growth.
Spinach, broccoli and green leafy vegetables are rich sources of vitamins A and C, folic acid, beta carotene, and iron. Iron deficiency has been associated with hair loss and supplementing your diet with it can help maintain hair health. Other sources of iron are root veggies like carrots, beetroots and sweet potatoes.
Meat and seafood:
Vitamins B12 and D3, zinc and magnesium-rich foods are good for strengthening your hair from within. These nutrients are abundantly found in meat, seafood, eggs and shellfish.
Well, who knew a hair care tip could be delicious as well!
5. Tip #5: Beer to the rescue
Not just a tap bar requirement but also extending its charm to your locks, beer does the most! Using beer rinses can be a good hack to get instantly shiny hair. Wonder why? Well, because beer is loaded with proteins which nourish and repair dried out, damaged hair for a luscious bounce. In fact, some of the latest haircare trends include beer shampoos and conditioners, but nothing compared to the leftovers in your fridge. So, bottoms up on your hair for your next wash!
FAQs about Expert Approved Tips for Healthy Hair
Q1 Do DIY hair masks really work?
A. Yes. As a matter of fact, DIY hair masks can be better at conditioning your mane than using regular conditioners. While store-bought conditioners only condition the surface of your hair, homemade masks can go deep within the hair shaft to nourish it from the inside.
Q2 Is the alcohol in beer bad for your hair?
A. While beer is technically a boozy drink, the alcohol content is too low to cause any dryness in your hair. But make sure you are only using it once or twice a week in order to keep it effective in the long run.
Q3 Which essential oils are good for hair growth?
A. Some of the essential oils that are best known to boost hair growth are peppermint, rosemary, tea tree, ylang-ylang and lavender essential oils. Make sure to dilute essential oils with base oils like coconut and sesame before applying.
Written by Anushka Shah on Nov 24, 2022