Do you want thick, shiny, and healthy hair?
We spend hundreds and in some cases thousands of pounds every year getting our hair to look effortlessly Flawless.
The look that we are desperately trying to achieve is the look of healthy hair. The problem is, that many of the products available on the market are designed to make our hair appear healthy, rather than simply be healthy.
Some of you might think, “well, That’s not so bad, is it !” but actually, it is. what some of us don’t realize is that in addition to coating the hair shaft, reflecting light and giving the desired appearance, Ingredients such as mineral oil, petroleum, and silicone can be the very thing causing dryness, dandruff and oh yes, splits ends.
At Black & Lovely, we believe that healthy hair should be more than just an illusion so we have put together a list of our top seven natural remedies that can be used to achieving healthy, shining, and dare I say flawless strands….
1. Eat plenty of protein
A diet rich in protein can stimulate faster hair growth because the essential component of hair is protein. If the body is not getting sufficient amounts, then neither will your hair, Great sources of protein include fish, eggs, yogurt, and pulses.
2. Drink Nettle tea!
Rich in vitamins A, C, K, calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, and chlorophyllin, Nettle is a fantastic ingredient for our tresses. Drinking Nettle tea can improves hair texture, color, and vibrancy.
It increases blood flow to the scalp, blocks the conversion of testosterone into DHT (the chemical in the body that contributes to hair loss) which helps keep the hair in the growing phase for longer.
Nettle also oxygenates the hair follicles and strengthens hair fibers, promoting healthier, shinier, fuller hair. It is also effective for getting rid of dandruff and other problems of the scalp.
3. A daily head Massage
We all know that the blood is the body’s transport system, delivering oxygen, nutrients and minerals to your body’s cells.
Your scalp is the part of you that stays farthest away from gravity, always stays up and so blood supply to the roots of the hair isn’t always sufficient for optimal hair growth.
regular massages can help to stimulate the blood flow to the scalp area and feed the follicles with essential vitamins and minerals which encourages healthy hair growth.
Drink plenty of water. On average the hair shaft is comprised of one part water, slightly less in afro hair types.
Staying hydrated and maintaining optimum levels of water in the hair helps to increase the hair’s elasticity and reduce breakage.
There are many other benefits to drinking water besides hair growth. Good skin, increased immunity function, a better digestive system, and a healthier gut.
5. Herbal hair rinse
Before the days of bottled shampoo and conditioners, herbal hair rinses were used to naturally soften hair, restore luster, body, shine and increase hair manageability.
Herbal Hair Tea can help stimulate hair growth, control dandruff, soothe scalp irritation, and enrich natural color. Herbal hair rinses contain blends of organic botanical ingredients and essential oils which are well known for their abilities to enhance the health of your strands, A natural hair rinse may be just what you need to put the oomph back into your hair.
Iron plays a vital role in the body including the health of our hair, the rate at which it grows and the maximum length which can be achieved. For more information on the role Iron plays in our hair health please check out future blogs. Great sources of iron include walnuts, red meat, spinach, and kale.
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