Best Ways to Add Nourishment To Your Hair
The modern regimen of hair care, with its plethora of hair products and obsession over cleanliness, unfortunately ends up stripping hair of its natural oils and overloading it with harmful chemicals and residues. Luckily, there are plenty of hair treatments that remove the build-up and add moisture back into your stressed out tresses, and some of them you may even have at home!
The best things you can do for your hair are to simply eat more nutritious food and drink plenty of water — two things you should be doing anyway. By giving your body an optimal diet and plenty of good water, you are giving it the basic ingredients it requires for repairing and maintaining your hair. Good foods to eat include dark leafy greens, colourful vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds, dark berries, citrus fruits, fish and other seafood, and eggs. Nutrients to focus on are proteins, essential fats like omega-3, vitamins A, B, C, D, and E, minerals and antioxidants.
Eating the right foods can also help prevent or even stop hair loss, especially if the cause of the loss is due to nutritional deficiency. Nutritional deficiencies in the body can make your scalp unhealthy so that it produces listless, dry hair that breaks easily. A lack of proper oils in your scalp may result in dandruff and blocked pores, which can negatively impact hair re-growth. The B vitamins help to make hair strong, and vitamins A and C are used in the production of sebum, the scalp’s natural oil.
Olive and coconut oil
Olive oil and coconut oil make great natural conditioners for your hair. They contain vitamins and essential oils that help to nourish and replenish both your hair and scalp. To give yourself hair treatment at home, gently heat the oil until it is warm and massage it into your scalp and hair with your fingertips. Wrap your head in a towel and leave it on for a half hour to an hour. Wash it out thoroughly using a gentle shampoo.
Avocado is an excellent source of nutrients for your hair, whether you eat it or apply it to your scalp, as it contains plenty of good fats, proteins and vitamins A, D and E. You can mash an avocado and make it into a paste to rub into your scalp, or simply use avocado oil. Apply the oil or paste as previously described for olive and coconut oil.
Eggs and mayonnaise
Eggs and mayonnaise are more fantastic natural alternatives for nourishing your hair. Both contain proteins, fats, zinc, biotin and other vitamins that not only feed your scalp, but can also prevent hair loss. You can add an egg to your avocado paste before massaging it into your scalp and hair, cover, and leave on for a half hour before washing it off with a mild shampoo.
If you give your hair any of these natural treatments two or three times a week, you will soon notice a significant difference in the appearance and texture of your hair. Plus, you can get it all at your local grocery store!