A bad hair day can make the whole day bad! When your hair feels good, looks good, and is styled just the way you like it you undoubtedly are on your way to a much better day!
If you’ve invested in a hair transplant to help boost your confidence and feel better about your appearance, or you’re thinking about having one in the near future, you’re now going to want to do everything you can to help your hair stay looking healthy. There are some amazing natural remedies out there that can keep your locks looking their best. You do not need to spend a ton of money constantly visiting the spa, there are simple home remedies and routine tips you can incorporate into your daily life to help revitalize your hair. Here’s our list of the top five tips for healthy hair!
Take hair growth boosting vitamins
If you’re looking for a remedy to help you achieve healthy looking hair or aid the effectiveness of a hair transplant before and after, there are some wonderful vitamins and minerals you can take. Whilst they won’t reverse baldness, they can promote hair growth for any hairs already present (including ones transferred in a hair transplant). The best vitamins and minerals to help keep the hair growth cycle working effectively include Vitamins C and E (which improve blood circulation to the scalp) as well as iron and zinc. The easiest way to boost these vitamins is by altering your diet to include more foods with higher Vitamin C and E content as well as higher sources of iron and zinc. Fish, berries, avocadoes, and spinach to name a few foods high in these vitamins to help achieve and maintain healthy hair. If you cannot incorporate enough of these foods into your diet, look to add these vitamins through supplements.
Exfoliate your head
Healthy hair starts at your scalp. Often times dry or brittle hair can stem from a dry and itchy scalp, so it is just as important to treat your scalp as it is your hair. Apple cider vinegar is a secret weapon for your hair and can help clear your scalp, leaving new hair free to grow through. As well as this, it will leave your hair incredibly shiny and healthy looking! Simply mix one-part apple cider vinegar with one-part water before washing your hair normally and applying the solution onto your head, concentrating on the scalp. After rinsing, brush your hair with a natural bristle brush. This also helps stimulate the scalp and increase blood flow. Important note, make sure you start at the bottom of your hair and detangle it first, then brush your hair from the roots down to help get the most benefits!
Turn the shower temperature down
Most people like to take a nice, hot shower, but your water temperature may actually harm your hair more than it helps it! Hot water can make your hair dry and brittle, stripping protective oils away and leaving it dull and flat. To strengthen the hair and restore it to its natural and healthy state, try showering with water that is slightly warmer than your body temperature (it should feel tepid) or, if you’re feeling really brave, cold water. This keeps those protective oils locked in place and allows them to keep your hair looking shiny and healthy.
Use a natural deep conditioning treatment
Conditioning your hair is an important step. Conditioning helps protect your hair from the elements, makes it softer, and provides a nice, luscious shine to your hair. If your hair feels a bit dry and damaged, almond oil could become your new best friend. For a great home remedy, take some almond oil and heat it in a bowl for about 30 seconds. Ensure it’s not too hot, just warm, and distribute evenly all over your hair. Leave this to work its magic for 30 minutes and then rinse normally with shampoo and conditioner if required. The result? Glossy, healthy locks that feel as good as they look (plus they’ll smell great too).
Try alcohol and curry!
No, unfortunately this one is not as fun as it sounds! Our final natural remedy solution for healthy looking hair is a secret blend of cayenne pepper and vodka. It sounds strange but it works! Mix three ounces of cayenne pepper with about 1/5 of a bottle of vodka. This little mixture will stimulate your hair follicles and promote blood flow to the head, encouraging new hair to grow! As it’s completely natural, you could even do this every morning if you wished!
So, there are our five top natural remedies to promote healthy looking hair. Whether you’re looking to stimulate growth before or after a hair transplant or you’re looking to give some loving to your locks, try them out today. There is no shortcut to having healthy hair, but making the small changes above to incorporate into your daily routine can help you easily achieve the luscious hair you desire!