Having a healthy, shiny and silky hair is every woman’s dream but due to poor maintenance and care, combing wet hair, over processing, tight hair.
Here are some healthy tips to stop hair breakage:
1. Aloe Vera Gel
This is very effective because it contains excellent antimicrobial and antioxidant properties that help maintain hair and also for scalp health. It also conditions and nourishes the hair.
Use twice a week for good results and leave for 5 minutes.
Extract the aloe vera gel from the leaf, then wash and condition your hair, once you have rinsed off the conditioner out of the hair, massage the aloe vera gel into your scalp and hair. Cover your hair with a shower cap, leave it on for about 5 minutes, then you rinse out the gel with water. Always air dry your hair.
This helps to boost hair growth and makes your hair smoother when combined with oils, it helps condition your hair and improve its over all texture.
Use 2- 3 times a week and leave for 20 minutes.
Gather these items; 10 large cloves of garlic, 4 tablespoons of olive oil, 1/2 cup of coconut oil, 1 tablespoon of jojoba oil, 4 drops of tea tree oil, hot towel.
First, peel and blend the garlic until you get a fine paste, add olive oil to the paste and blend for another couple of minutes. Use a strainer to separate the pulp from the garlic infused olive oil.
Collect the oil, pour the rest of the ingredients into a jar and mix well.
Then go ahead to apply this oil blend on your scalp and hair.
Remember to concentrate on the tips of your hair because these are the most damaged parts. Once all of your hair is covered in oil, wrap your head in a hot towel and leave it for about 20 minutes. Wash your hair with a mild sulfate – free shampoo, condition your hair and let your hair air dry.
3. Onion juice mixed with Honey
This boosts healthy hair growth while strengthening the shafts. It also nourishes your hair and follicles with its high sulfur content and helps seal moisture into your hair while the honey seals moisture into your hair.
Use once a week and leave for 30 minutes.
One needs 1/4th cup onion juice, 1 tbsp of honey and cheesecloth.
Chop some onions, blend them and squeeze out the juice using a cheesecloth. Add a tablespoon of honey to the onion juice and mix well, apply to your hair and scalp.
Cover your hair with a shower cap and leave for half an hour, once 30 minutes have passed, wash your hair with a mild sulpfate – free shampoo and cool or lukewarm water, finish by conditioning your hair.
4. Shea Butter
This also helps to stop hair breakage and makes the hair scalp healthy. Leave for about 30 minutes.
2 tablespoon coconut oil, 1 tablespoon argan oil, 1 tablespoon sheabutter.
Pour oils into a bowel and heat it until it is warm, mix well, start massaging into the scalp first, then work it into your hair.
Concentrate on the tips, once the hair is covered in oil, wrap your head in a hot towel and leave it for 30 minutes. Wash your hair with a mild sulfate free shampoo, proceed to condition your hair, Let ur hair dry.
Yeah, this might sound weird but vaseline is not only good for the skin but for the hair too, it helps seal moisture in your hair, prevent breakage and spilt ends. It smoothens your hair.
2 tablespoon vaseline, hair towel.
Apply the vaseline to your hair, concentrate on the tips more, wrap your hair in a towel then go to bed, leave overnight, in the morning, wash your hair with a mild sulfate free shampoo, finish by conditioning your hair. Do this once a week.
We have a large variety of oils to choose from to suit your hair type, although coconut, olive, castor and jojoba oil are popular, one can actually go for morocean organ, grape seed oil or even a homemade blend of your favourite oils.
2 – 3 tablespoons of oil ( any of the types of oil listed above ), hot towel.
Pour the oil into a bowl, heat for a couple of seconds until warm, massage oil into your scalp then work into your hair, concentrate on the tips, then wrap your head in a hot towel, leave for about 45 minutes. Then wash your hair with a mild sulfate free shampoo.
Proceed to condition your hair, let your hair air dry. Do this for 2 – 3 times a week.
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