Everybody's hair is a little different, and speaking from personal experience of having curly unmanageable hair, I conclude that although we should all learn to love our hair the way it is, we still need to nurture it so it can look and feel its best. And is bouncy, strong, shiny hair really not on your wishlist? So, today I’m going to be sharing some hair hacks for girls and boys that you can experiment with and figure out what works best for your hair. These beauty hacks for hair haven’t let me down and I hope they’ll be just as magical for you.
Trimming Hair Benefits
Yes, as per popular opinion, it is good to trim one’s hair regularly. However, we don’t completely agree. We believe that for some types of hair, trimming regularly works but for others, not. Like for the people who have very thick hair naturally, should trim their hair regularly as after a certain growth their hair starts to split. On the other hand, some people who have thin textured hair should trim their hair less regularly as their hair doesn’t split at the end that often. So if you want to grow your hair, try to understand your hair first and then go forward and trim your hair.
DIY Hair Care
If you search the internet for beauty hacks for hair, you will feel like you’ve opened Pandora’s box and it can be quite overwhelming. I’ve tried quite a few of these and have zeroed into what works best for me and my friends. These tried-and-tested recipes are easy and made with ingredients easily available in every Indian kitchen.
Fenugreek Paste For Hair
Yes, Fenugreek seeds. They have moisturising properties. All you need to do is soak up some Fenugreek seeds overnight in water, and then blend them into a paste. Apply the paste to your hair. Just to avoid its husk, instead of blending the Fenugreek, you can also simply drain the water and apply it on your hair. Additionally, you can also take some Fenugreek seeds and soak them in the oil of your choice, and keep that oil under the sun for a day or two. Use once a week for thicker, stronger hair.
Egg & Banana Mask
Egg yolks contain a high level of protein and nutrients that are good for your hair; bananas are rich in potassium and other natural oils that soften the hair and protect the hair’s natural elasticity. Thus, the mask of two egg yolks and a banana is a great conditioning recipe for your hair. You can leave this hair mask for half an hour to one hour and then wash it off to achieve thick, fast-growing and shiny hair (after repeated use, of course).
Lemon Juice And Coconut Oil For Hair
If you want to deep clean your hair then create a concoction of coconut oil and lemon. Coconut oil moisturises your hair and lemon is a natural cleanser. This mask is like a gentle cleanser that is going to ensure clean scalp and promote healthy hair growth.Other ingredients that are good for your hair are Argania Spinosa also known as argan, hibiscus, and Eclipta Prostrata also known as Bhringraj. So, if you don’t have the time to go completely DIY, watch out for products which contain these ingredients. And of course, keep it organic and chemical-free.
Best Hair Care Products To Buy
Which type of products should one use to ensure healthy hair? It is very tricky to answer this question as different hair calls for different haircare. However, we will give you some general guidelines and tell you about products which suit most. More chemically-inclined products spoil hair. So it is better that you use products which are made using natural ingredients and do not contain parabens or SLS.
Basing its products on the authentic Ayurveda recipes, Biotique is the most economical bands available in the market. Some of their best-selling products include Bio Walnut Bark- body building shampoo, Bio Soya Protein- fresh nourishing shampoo, Bio Kelp- Fresh growth protein shampoo, Bio Green Apple- fresh daily purifying shampoo, Bio Neem- Margosa anti-dandruff shampoo. Check out their full range here.
You can also opt for Himalaya products.
This is again another brand based on the principles of Ayurveda. Its shampoos and other hair products are best suitable for those people who prefer mild or gentle shampoo for their hair.
Check it out here.
This upcoming brand also has a good range of natural products and chemical-free products that you can surely experiment with. Their Argan Oil Of Morocco shampoo and Weightless Hydration Coconut Water Shampoo are the bomb.
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One of India’s biggest luxury organic brands, Forest Essentials uses local ingredients such as shikakai, brahmi, mulethi with a special focus for Indian hair and skin. Their Brahmi shampoo and Bhringraj oil have great reviews from peeps we know.
Check them out here.
Their Lavender Patchouli hair cleanser is great for everyday use and the Bringadi Intensive Hair Treatment oil is very good for those experiencing hairfall.
Check them out here.
Just Herbs offers all-natural haircare and skincare. Their wheatgerm shampoo is great for those who wash their hair on a daily basis.
Buy it here.
Fabindia’s Avocado protein shampoo is good for strengthening the hair and also has a very pleasing fragrance. You might also want to invest in their cold-pressed coconut oil for the winters.
Check them out here.
The main idea here is that you try and avoid shampoos and conditioners having harsh chemicals like sulfates, parabens and silicone. So, go ahead and try out and experiment with natural products.
Best Ways To Style Your Hair
You must have heard it many times, but it's true that heat spoils the hair. It makes the hair dry and weak, and who wants that? I know, straightening your hair makes life easier, but in the long run, not so much. Heat makes the hair dry and increases breakage. So, don't straighten your hair every day because you want to make your life easier, but keep that for those special occasions where you want to stand out.
Additionally, avoid using serums and other styling products that have a high ratio of chemicals in them. Instead, use more natural and organic hair products that not only make you look beautiful but also adds to your hair health. You can also stick to oils and style your hair without products.
How To Maintain Your Hair Naturally
The most difficult part of making your hair look beautiful and healthy is maintaining it. So we are going to tell you some tips and tricks that you can add to your daily regimen and make others turn to you for hair advice.
Use satin pillow covers to make your hair frizz-free.
Use rubber bands that are not going to pull your hair or tear them.
Use microfibre fabric towel to pat dry your hair after a shower.
Eat superfoods that promotes healthy hair growth.
YouTubers Who Gives The Best Hair Advice
Here are a few YouTubers who we think give good hair advice:
Penny Tovar : She gives the best curly hair advice, and also is a supporter of healthy body image.
Lana Summer: She too gives great advice on how to grow healthy curly hair.
Holistichabits and Camelia Katoozian: they have some great hair tips up their sleeves.
Now that you know all the tips and tricks to beautify your hair, get going. Love yourself, love your hair and go natural!
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