How to Maintain a Healthy Hair

When it comes to hair, you will find all sorts of advice, to oil or not to oil, to condition or not to condition. It’s normal to lose about 100-150 strands of hair a day, so don’t panic when you see small bunch crawling across your tiled floor.

1. Get regular trims

Get to trim your hair as often as possible. Trim your hair every three to five months. Even if you are trying to grow your hair long, you need to get it trimmed to remove split ends and keep your hair healthy. Cut about ¼ an inch of your hair. Comb hair when wet with extreme care, because they’re fragile and prone to breakage. Take a broad tooth comb and run it through the hair gently while holding the roots.

2. Deep Conditioning

Even though you condition your hair after every wash, nothing works the magic like deep conditioners. Every once in a while, wash your hair with shampoo, ensure the excess water is squeezed out and dried. Take a generous amount of deep conditioner and apply to the root of your hair. Use a wide tooth comb and run it through your hair to make sure the conditioner reaches everywhere. Leave it in hair as instructed in the product label.

3. Keep away the heat

If you’re stepping out and want gorgeous curls or perfect waves, then there are few ways you can get those without the help of a dryer, curler or straightener.

  • Try homemade hair masks

Some might be delicious enough to eat but, the rest are just downright smelly But, the great thing is that you’ll easily find all of them in your kitchen and they can be great for your hair. The egg, curd and mustard oil is great for dry like hair. Egg a good source of protein and B12. Avocado and peppermint oil, also called the butter pear. Avocados are creamy and rich in fats, vitamins and mineral.  To be left in hair for about 15-20 minutes.

  • Oil is the answer
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A conditioner might work wonders for your hair but oil gives it certain minerals, vitamins and essential fatty acids that strengthen its roots and boosts overall hair health.Coconut oil comes as the most recommended oil by hair experts and mothers. It protects the hair from sun damage, dandruff etc. Olive oil is a great source for treating breakage.

4. LOC method

This is a real winner. Leave-in, oil and cream. First you use some water and then use a light weight oil like coconut, olive or almond.

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