Healthy and beautiful hair is the best decoration andthe main symbol of femininity. Long and shiny curls are a sign of good health, female inner strength. So let's urgently understand how to strengthen your hair! The visible segment of the hair is called the stem. The part that is under the skin - a root or an onion. The rod is surrounded by an outer layer (cuticle), which performs a protective function. When the scales of the cuticle are tightly pressed against each other, the hair looks smooth, they are silky and shiny. If the surface of the cuticle is damaged, the hair becomes dull, and the tips split. The root of the hair with a special secret feeds the sebaceous gland. If the secret is small, the hair is dry and dull, if too much, they quickly get dirty and look untidy. So, we have briefly studied the theory, and now let's consider practical advice.
Rules for basic hair care
First of all, pick up a shampoo, suitablefor your hair type. If the shampoo dries the tips, pay attention to its composition. In most shampoos, sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) is used as the foaming base. Such shampoos are perfectly foamed and washed curls "to the creak," but they often overdry them. If this is your case, pay attention to non-sulfate shampoos with softer washing bases. It is best to give your preference to natural remedies without dyes, with a weak, non-chemical flavor and with little foaming. After shampoo, always use a balm rinse. This remedy helps to "seal" the hair scales opened during washing and smooth them. And, therefore, the curls will be smooth and shiny. Taking a shower, remember that to wash your head, water should be cool, at room temperature. If your hair is fat at the roots, and on the tips dry, apply shampoo only to the scalp. The tips of the hair will be washed away when you wash the foam. Wipe your hair, do not rub it. Just gently pat the hair with a towel, so that it absorbs excess moisture, and dry the hair in a natural way. Great damage can bring a hair comb to your hair. The fact is that under the influence of static electricity, not only the hair itself is shaken, but also their scales-cuticle particles, which negatively affects the condition and appearance of the hairstyle. A good alternative is a wooden comb. But let it be made of solid wood - ash or oak. Softer wood, birch or pine, will eventually be damaged and covered with fine burrs, the hair will be cut. Another great option is a brush made of pig bristle. It does not electrify or damage the hair. It will also come in handy with a massage comb with rounded teeth. Combing with it gently, without traumatizing the scalp, stimulates nerve endings and activates the blood circulation of the skin, which in turn strengthens the hair and stimulates their growth. And try to take note of a little trick from our great-grandmothers. For the night, braid the curls in a pigtail. There is an opinion that hair rest only when they are collected, and during sleep they will be less confused. But no hard tails!
Beauty menu: hair food inside and out
The condition of the hair depends on the food of the wholethe body, the flow through the blood into the hair follicle of proteins, keratins, ceramides, fats and microelements. For the health of hair, include in the diet foods rich in calcium, iron and protein. These are greens, vegetables, fatty fish, beans, nuts, eggs, whole grains, white meat, wheat germ, cottage cheese. Listen to your body, try to catch the relationship between your nutrition and the state of your hair, and he will prompt you the recipe of your health that is right for you. The number and condition of hair primarily depend on genetics, but competent care can significantly improve their appearance. The basic vegetable oils -100% natural oils, rich in essential fatty acids, proved to be very good. They can be used both in pure form, and in the form of mixtures with other oils. Here is the list of the best base oils for hair strengthening:
- castor oil (nourishes, strengthens, stimulates growth);
- burdock oil (strengthens the capillary circulation, restores metabolism in the scalp, nourishes and strengthens the roots and structure);
- olive oil (contains a whole complex of various vitamins that contribute to health, recovery, and rapid growth);
- coconut oil (makes hair shiny, moisturizes and restores them);
- avocado oil (improves structure, has natural sun protection properties);
- Almond oil (feeding roots, stimulates their hair growth and makes them elastic).
Eating essential oils
Base oil or a mixture of oils can be enrichedethers. Essential oil is a fragrant mixture of liquid volatile substances isolated from plant materials by distillation, extraction or pressing. The strongest stimulator of hair growth is butter bei. Here is the list of essential oils that will strengthen the hair:
- essential oil of lavender;
- essential oil ylang-ylang;
- essential oil of rosemary,
- essential oil of juniper;
- essential oil of cinnamon;
- essential oil bei.
Esters must be mixed in a plant baseoil and only then apply to the scalp and hair. The general rule is this: for 50 ml of base oil we take no more than 10 drops of esters. Ready mixture should be heated in a water bath or rubbed in the palms and applied to the hair and scalp. Leave for at least 20 minutes, or it can be overnight. You can put on a cellophane cap and warm the head with a towel for a better penetrating effect. If you apply oil to the scalp, consider that it can clog pores, so do not make this mask too often. Speaking of strengthening action, it is worth noting that the strengthening needs first of all the roots of the hair, so as a bonus we will get their increased growth. In general, you need to select the oils and the way of their application individually, depending on the characteristics and needs of your curls, having previously conducted an allergy test. Some oils are dangerous for pregnant and lactating mothers, so carefully read the instructions and beware of fakes and synthetic analogues.
Peeling, aromatherapy and other ways of healing hair
How to strengthen hair additionally? A good effect gives a salt peeling for the scalp. It cleanses the skin of dead cells, stimulates hair growth, nourishes the scalp with microelements and prevents hair loss, strengthening them. For the preparation of peeling you will need a handful of sea salt, 2 drops of essential oils, for example, lavender and bee. All the ingredients need to be mixed and add water so much that the mass has acquired the consistency of scrub. Apply everything to damp hair and massage for 5-7 minutes. One of the simplest and most pleasant ways to care for curls is aroma-combing. Add a couple of drops of your favorite essential oil to a comb made of wood or bristles and comb your hair slowly, thoughtfully. Everything, to wash off oil is not necessary. The procedure will improve the roots and strengthen them. Very good for strengthening the roots and mask of onion juice. For its preparation, grate the onion on the grater, squeeze the juice through the cheesecloth, rub it into the scalp, put everything under the cellophane and warm it. Rinse off after about an hour. The mask works very well, strengthening the roots of hair, but has one minus - onion smell, which for a long time will remind you. Another great recipe is rinsing with herbal decoctions. The most useful rinsing is with nettle. It is rich in a wide variety of vitamins and microelements. And vitamin C in nettles is more than in apples and lemons, but it is not suitable for light and especially for discolored hair. There is one nuance. Nettle can give a greenish tint to light and discolored hair. But the daisy will give them a shiny sun. Henna has also been used since ancient times to strengthen hair. In masks from it usually takes 100 g of colorless henna for 300 ml of very hot water. The dishes should be ceramic or glass, you can not use metal spoons for mixing. The duration of the procedure is from 30 minutes to 1 hour. The peculiarity of masks from henna is that the hair thickens, becomes more shiny and less divided. Of course, this is not all the recipes with which you can strengthen your hair. Adhere to the basic rules, combine masks, oils and decoctions, try it, and you will surely find something that will appeal to your hair. Good luck!