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Good hair is HEALTHY hair. But did you know that there are other alternatives to shampoos?
Here are few options to cleanse your scalp and hair:
Clay/Mud: When used on the hair it acts as a detoxifying mask. Clay helps cleanse the hair and scalp, and leaves the hair shiny. It is good for fine hair as it can also make hair thicker. Bentonite clay, rhassoul or kaolin clay are the most popular ones. Mix the clay with water and apply directly on the scalp, massage and rinse. Other ingredients can be added to the mix like extra virgin olive oil, honey or camomile tea.
Baking soda and apple cider vinegar: baking soda cleanses the scalp however try to avoid it on your tresses as it can dry them out. Mix a bit of baking soda with water, apply directly to the scalp, massage and rinse. To condition the hair, mix equal amounts of apple cider vinegar and water and pour the mix on your hair and scalp, let it sit for few minutes and rinse. Apple cider vinegar smoothes the cuticles and leave your hair shiny and smooth. It also enables to balance the pH of your mane and is excellent for dandruff.
Have you tried any of them? Share your experience.
Have you ever wondered why your hair isn’t growing? Why is it breaking?
I have a good news for you 🙂 . Your hair is growing, you are just not retaining length.
Here are few reasons why and solutions:
– Your hairstyles: over manipulation and heat can seriously damage your hair. Leave your hair alone! Use protective styles so you don’t have to manipulate them too much and slow down on the heat.
– Your diet: check your diet. You know what they say: “You are what you eat”. It also works for the hair.
– Loss of moisture: There is only two solutions here. Moisture AND seal your ends. Water (the gold liquid) is a natural’s best friend and should be used daily in your diet or directly on the hair.
Use humectants to retain the moisture and make them more flexible. Humectants act like magnets, their role is to attract moisture that is in the air. However, they should be used with caution depending on the climate you are in. In dry climate, like winter, use moisturising conditionner instead, as there are not enough moisture in the air, otherwise they are excellent to avoid dry hair. Great humectants include glycerin, honey and panthenol.
Once that moisture is in your mane you need to seal it, as it evaporates quickly. Oils and butters such as shea butter, extra virgin olive oil, jojoba oil, and coconut oil are great sealants.
p.s.: if you suffer from excessive hair loss, you might want to consult your GP.
Stay tuned for more tips!
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Cute little red head!