Hair comes in all forms of textures and thicknesses. Some of us can grow long locks, while others choose to keep their style short. Regardless of your hair type, we all want it to be healthy.
We often do a lot of damage to our locks by bleaching, blow-drying, straightening, swimming in chlorine pools, wearing hair ties, or brushing it when it’s still wet. We’re all guilty of at least one of these things.
Luckily there are ways to restore your hair’s health when you damage it. We’re going to give you four top tips.
When you damage your locks, it desperately needs moisture. The parts closest to our head benefit from our natural oils, but the locks further down lack these nutrients.
Using argan oil, which comes from the Moroccan argan tree, can condition, moisturize, and soften your locks. It’s loaded with vitamin E and antioxidants, which help repair cellular hair membranes and protect your hair from further damage.
Argan oil hair mask ideas include applying it to a wet head, letting it sit for 30 minutes, or longer, and then rinsing it out when you shower. This can be done once a week, or you can look for daily products that contain it.
Coconut oil works similarly to argan oil because it moisturizes your mane. It contains fatty acids, which help reduce protein loss in your locks. Loss of protein is why our hair breaks and is unable to grow long.
Protein loss can happen when you bleach your hair, chemically treat it with a perm, or expose it to UV light. When you have tight curls, it can be used every day to help keep your hair moisturized and reduce frizz. A weekly coconut oil mask can be used for 30 minutes, or overnight.
Your hair grows from within, and whatever you give your body is what it’s going to use. If you have a proper diet, that’s great, but we don’t all eat everything we’re supposed to. Investing in good quality skin, hair, and nail supplements can help grow strong locks.
These vitamins are loaded with biotin, vitamin C, vitamin E, and much more. Biotin strengthens your mane and increases its density. Vitamin C stimulates collagen, and vitamin E improves hair growth.
You can find all of these naturally in foods, but a supplement ensures that you’re getting enough vitamins for healthy locks.
Keratin is a protein that forms your hair and is an essential building block for your locks. You can look for keratin enriched products, or go to your salon for a keratin treatment.
When you get the treatment, your hair will be smoother, thicker, less frizzy, and easier to style. How it works is that your hair cuticles absorb the keratin, which results in shiny and strong locks.
Keratin treatments are a great addition to your haircut and color. It’s best for those with coarse, curly hair, but can be used on all types. However, if you have straight smooth hair, you won’t have to do it as often as those with other types of hair.
The Bottom Line
Having healthy hair is essential and makes us feel good about ourselves. There are many treatments you can try, but some work better than others.
We recommend you use argan oil, coconut oil, take a supplement, and add keratin treatments. After a few months of using these, you’ll see your mane healthier than it’s ever been.