Hair is often one of the very first things that people notice about one another. If a woman has beautiful, glossy hair, you immediately notice and point it out. We love caring for hair and trying new things with it. However, sometimes we try to do too much with our hair and we end up hurting it more than we’re helping it. If you’re ready to take a break from the intense products and heating, here’s how you can still maintain beautiful and natural hair and let your hair take a break.
1. Eat Food for Your Hair
At first, this might sound funny, but it’s incredibly important. The food you eat impacts your hair. If you’re eating ramen every night, your hair will become brittle, dull, and full of split ends. You need to be conscious of what you’re eating and how it reflects back on how your hair will look. You should be eating lots of fruits and vegetables every day. Try to include a serving of fruits and vegetables in every meal that you eat and do your best to avoid heavy and “dirty” meats like red meats. If you’re going to eat meat in your diet, stick to fish and poultry. Never eat anything taller than your forearm if you’re interested in keeping your hair as healthy as possible.
2. Use Natural Formulas
If you’re tired of using harsh chemicals on your hair but you want to have darker hair, you’ll need to learn how to darken hair naturally. Using natural hair tools to darken your hair will make sure that your hair is healthy, happy, and still dyed naturally. Some great tools that you can use are tea bags, coffee, henna, and even beet juice. These things can be soaked into your hair and will darken it while also strengthening the strands and helping it to shine in the sunlight.
When you wash your hair, you should check to make sure that your shampoos and conditioners don’t contain harmful chemicals. Alcohol is one of the worst things that you can put into your hair but a surprising number of shampoos and conditioners have alcohol in it in abundance. Stay clear of any of those ingredients. Ensure that the ingredients are natural, pure, and good for your hair.
3. Stay Away From Heat
Something that can wreck your hair faster than anything else is heat. This doesn’t mean the sun (though the sun can cause damage to hair strands). This means straighteners, hair dryers, and curlers. When high heat comes in contact with your hair, your hair recoils from it the bonds in the hair start to break down. This is why hair might become brittle and the ends start to split. The hair will grow weak and well and seem thinner the more you use heat on your hair. Rather than using a product to protect your hair from the heat, avoid heat altogether. If you want curls in your hair, sleep with your hair in a braid. Find a way around using heat on your hair at all costs. If you absolutely need the heat, set the heat as low as possible and go from there.
4. Get Regular Trims
One way that you can help your hair to grow strong, healthy, and look completely natural is by getting it trimmed regularly. You should trim your hair every 4 to 6 weeks to make sure that the ends are healthy. This also helps the hair to grow faster because you’re cutting off the dead end. It’s similar to growing a plant. If a branch or leaf dies, you need to cut off the dead part before the hair can grow quickly again.
Keeping your hair healthy is more than just washing and brushing it. You need to pay attention to the food that you’re eating and getting the right vitamins and minerals in your body to strengthen your hair. You should also make sure to stay away from heat and get regular trims. If you do all 4 of these things, you will have beautiful and natural hair within the month.