Shampoo your hair less often. Many store-bought shampoo contain sulfates and harsh ingredients that strip natural oils from your hair. For most of us, it is not necessary to wash our hair everyday. You’ll likely find that the less you wash, the longer you can go between shampooings. Your hair will stop making excess oil to replace lost moisture. If you must shampoo your hair everyday, look for a sulfate-free shampoo.
Give co-washing a try. This method uses conditioner only instead of shampoo. What to do when you’ve worked up a sweat and need to rinse your hair? Simply skip the regular shampoo and lather up with conditioner. Let the cream sit for three to minutes and rinse out well. You can give this method a go for a couple times a week.
Banish build-up with baking soda. You don’t have to purchase an expensive clarifying shampoo to remove excess product from your hair. Instead, create your own cleaning treatment. Mix one part baking soda with three parts water. Scrub into your roots and throughout your hair. Allow the baking soda to work its magic but sitting for a few minutes. Rinse and condition as usual. Or try a homemade hair mask!
Put down the flat iron and blow-dryer. That whole daily hair-drying thing you’re doing? Your locks hate it! The heat can cause breakage, split ends and dryness. It also weakens the hair, making it look brittle and well, old. Aim to use your hair dryer two times a week a less than you already are. Only use warm or cool setting on mostly dry hair. Remember to protect your hair with anti-aging products before you style.
Avoid excessive sun exposure. It turns out UVA/UVB rays are not only bad for your skin but also for your hairdo. Ever noticed that fried out feeling your hair gets after too many days at the beach? Imagine how much damage your hair occurs over years of sun rays. Double up on skin and hair coverage with a wide-brim hat. Use hair sunscreen when it outdoors for long periods of time. Always avoid any kind of sun bleaching enhancing products. They merely exacerbate damage.
Fortify your hair with beer. Have some old cans of beer lying around? You don’t need anything fancy for this hair treatment. In fact, the flatter the beer the better. Simply pour flat beer over dry locks (as they are more absorbent dry than when wet). Allow it to sit for 10 minutes before rinsing and shampooing as usual. The yeast in the beer will naturally plump up and gloss your hair.
Lastly, don’t forget the importance of supplements. To repair damage from the inside, you’ll need collagen and biotin supplements. Collagen add volume and gloss while biotin keeps your hair strong. LifeCell’s collagen supplement is the perfect way to safeguard that collagen that makes your skin and hair lush.
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