Hair is part of the image. Hair guards us against cold and the heat. How to protect hair from damage? Nowadays, we encounter and experience more harmful factors such as acid rain, unpredictable change of temperatures, the lack of proper nutrition, polluted air, and water.
Take Care Of Your Hair
We can take care of hair in the same way as we watch after our bodies and minds.
However, people come in different shapes, sizes, and color. Hair is not an exception. Compare Asians and Europeans, Native Americans and people from New Zealand. The care for different hair can have many variations. However, natural products never will harm but will help.
Hair does not like direct sun and cold. The fast change of temperature, the dry air can damage outer layers. Tight bandana headbands or rubber fixations can break hair.
You can think why my friend has no problems with hair or why hair becomes thinner with age. It depends on many factors, such as genes, environment, and nutrition.
We Are Different And Unique
I wondered why people living on different continents have different hair. It seems that nature is thousands of times smarter and knows how to protect us. African people have curly hair. They brought these traits to other continents. It is in their genes. Curly hair protects from heat.
How does it happen?
Curly hair creates the layer between the head and surface of the hair. The air is more cooling by the head and does not let overheat so fast as it would be for people with straight hair. I think that it is cool how the environment shapes us.
How To Protect Hair From Damage?
People who get vitamins, proteins, enzymes, and minerals with food can reap the benefits of proper nutrition. Organic food and supplements provide the needed material for the growth and excellent appearance of hair.
Care of Hair
Protection from heat, sun, and cold makes a difference. Hair does not like constant changes in temperatures.
Chemicals in dyes can influence the damage of hair. Fortunately, there are plenty of colors nowadays, which are enriched with vitamins. Beauty companies invent new products which benefit informed consumers.
When you go to a hairdresser, you must ask what type of products he or she uses. Fewer chemicals are in beauty products, less harm your hair will get.
There are significant factors to keep your hair happy.
Water used for shower and washing hair can be full of chemicals. Chlorine in the water makes hair dry. Chlorine makes the skin itchy and irritant. Besides, you can get dandruff. It is advisable to use filters in a showerhead. Water free of additional stuff such as chlorine will make hair clean.
How can you protect your hair and skin in the shower?
- Using shower filters. The Pure Earth company makes KDF shower filters. (www.pure-earth.com)
- Radiant Wash shower filters are filled with vitamin C. It sounds like the trick but thanks to vitamin C, the chlorine is converted to the pure salt.
Masks and Treatments
There plenty of costumes made by beauty companies. However, home remedies can provide the same and better results without harm to health.
You know that the FDA does not test beauty products, do you? It means that consumers must be attentive and careful with choices regarding their health. Chemicals can go into your skin and give unwanted problems such as allergies or rashes.
What does it mean? We can use home remedies which came from our parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents.
For example, onion. Maybe you do not like the smell and the taste, but this vegetable is full of benefits. The sulfur does tricks.
The mask with onion overnight can make differences.
How to do it:
- Pick an onion
- Cut into small pieces
- Put all thing on the great cotton cloth and wrap all it around your head. Try not to scatter pieces.
- Use few more of cotton pieces to hold everything together warm
- You can put a wool cap on the head for the whole time.
It is beneficial to hair to have onion through the whole night. One thing if you sleep not alone, your partner cannot be happy with the smell. I parade with onion on my hair during the day when nobody is home — the peace of the mind.
In the morning, you remove onion and cloths.
To remove the smell of onion, you can use lemon juice or the vinegar. After rinsing with it, the hair will smell fresh.
Sesame Oil Treatment
It perfectly works for thin and tired hair.
- Two yolks
- One teaspoon of honey
- Two teaspoons of sesame oil
I use organic ingredients, mixing them in a bowl with the spoon until everything becomes one smooth liquid mass. I apply it to clean hair, carefully spreading and watching that good stuff would cover and do not drop on the floor or clothes. Later on, I wrap with the cotton scarf or light towel and cover it with the warm cap to keep for a half hour. Later on, I rinse and dry without the fan.
The Help From Herbs
The famous Maria Treben, world-renowned herbalist offers simple recipes on how to improve the quality of hair and prevent loss.
For Hair Growth
Burdock root rinse
- Soak 4 oz of burdock root in cold water for twelve hours
- Warm up the infusion and strain it
- Wash hair using Castile soap with half of the liquid.
- Rinse the soap out with the other half of infusion.
The stinging nettle is an old remedy to promote hair growth and strengthen them.
- Ten handfuls of fresh stinging nettles put in saucepan covering with one gallon of water
- Heat the water but not boil it
- Let nettles stay for five minutes
- Strain them and use the liquid to wash your hair
For me, the onion is a first helper. However, Maria Treben offers a couple of recipes for hair loss which are easy to follow and apply.
Walnut Leaf lotion
- Chop two full teaspoons of walnut leaves
- Pour hot water into the cup with walnut leaves
- Let stay for half of the minute
- Strain the liquid
- Massage the lotion into your scalp
Wild Chicory juice for loss of eyebrow hair and eyelashes
- Chew wild chicory stalk
- Apply the juice from it with fingers on eyebrows and eyelashes
Hair needs attention as everything in our bodies and around us. How to protect hair from damage? First, do not hurt them, exposing to direct sun and cold or rain. You never know what falls from the sky. Acid rain is the more common thing nowadays.
Second, watch your diet. Junk food does not have vital nutrients. Hair needs minerals, vitamins, proteins, and enzymes.
Third, take good care of them using safe beauty products and washing with water without chemicals.
Do you have any questions? Please leave a comment below.