Don't you love it when you have a good hair day? On such days, everything seems to be perfect. You feel confident, and the world bows at your feet, so to speak.
Good news: you can enjoy these days more often! We have some handy tips and tricks to keep your hair strong and healthy.
Without the correct components, your body can't grow beautiful hair. Your hair is made up mainly of protein, so you need lots of it in your diet.
Beans or lentils are an excellent source of protein.
The horsetail plant converts inorganic silica to a form that the body can use. As such, it's one of the best sources of silica on earth. Silica gives our hair shine and makes our skin soft.
Note: raw, whole horsetail is too abrasive. Instead, use horsetail herbal tea, juice, or tincture for healthy hair and nails. You can also even brew a pot and use it as a hair rinse or add it to your bath.
If you heat style often or dye your hair regularly, you probably notice that this weakens your hair. However, there are other subtle causes of weak and dull hair.
MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH
Eastern medicine links hair health with the strength of the kidneys and the blood. Brigitte Mars notes in her book Beauty by Nature that negative emotions such as hatred and envy can decrease your hair health. Take a look at your overall mental and physical wellness if you're on the quest to grow longer and more beautiful hair.
4. Let it all hang out
Always tying your hair back tightly with elastic bands creates tension on your roots and scalp. The hair ties with metal pieces irritate the hair and lead to breakage.
Wearing your hair down more often eases the pressure. Alternatively, use claw hair clips- these don't cause breakage.
5. Appropriate hair tools
Using a brush with natural bristles that absorbs oils helps to evenly distribute the oils throughout your hair, thus promoting growth.
NATURAL BRISTLES AND HANDLES
Boar bristle brushes are the most popular. However, if you're against using animal products, there are other options.
Wood brushes reduce static and distribute the oils throughout your hair. They are a practical way of reducing your plastic footprint, thus protecting the environment. Other options include beechwood and bamboo.
Biotin is scientifically proven to contribute to hair growth. You can find it in sweet potato, peanuts, eggs, or oats.
Certain oils are nourishing to the hair. Essential oils, for instance, will help you achieve your hair goals if used correctly. Add a few drops to your hairbrush, your shampoo or, or mix with a carrier oil and use it as a deep conditioner.
OILING FOR YOUR HAIR TYPE
- Chamomile, lemongrass, or lemon oil aid in brightening dull hair
- Carrot seed oil, lavender, or thyme oil are great for dry hair.
- Oily hair will love basil, clary sage, or grapefruit oil.
- If you have damaged hair, use rosemary, sandalwood, or geranium oil for restoration.
8. Tea rinses
Doing a tea rinse after rinsing off the conditioner gives you additional natural benefits. Brew a strong cup of tea (½ cup herbs to 1 cup of water) and refrigerate the strained liquid in a bottle. After rinsing out the conditioner, pour a cup of the tea over your hair and leave it in.
TYPES OF RINSES
Lemon balm is fantastic for excessively oily hair. Horsetail works well as a hair rinse for most hair types. Chamomile is a cure for dry hair, and also for adding light highlights to your strands. Rosemary is an excellent herb for stimulating hair growth.
Rosemary is a herb that stimulates. Use a rosemary mist to spritz your hair and as needed. You'll notice improved hair growth over time.
10. Pump up your circulation
Several hair growth treatments work by stimulating blood flow to the scalp. You can do this by staying upside down for a few minutes. Do a headstand or handstand every day if you can. Alternatively, you can lie on a slanted surface with your head lower than the rest of your body.
11. Natural is best!
At Sole Toscana, we preach natural hair care in addition to natural skincare. If you want your hair to thrive, you need to avoid chemicals.
We love this recipe for natural hair conditioner from Brigitte Mars’ Beauty by Nature.
BANANA HAIR CONDITIONER
1 ripe banana
1 cup of hot water
½ cup dried chamomile or rosemary
1 tablespoon honey
1 tbsp coconut oil
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Apply to your hair for at least10 minutes. Rinse with cold water.
We hope these tips will help you grow and maintain healthy hair.
The Sole Toscana Beauty Team