It is often said that the health of the hair indicates the health and lifestyle of its possessor. A healthy mane signifies that the owner is healthy and has a healthy lifestyle. Pollution in our air and water, and styling demands can prevent the hair from being shiny and bouncy. Many of us follow trends by doing hair bleaching, coloring and highlighting - which all have their own consequences. While chemicals and excessive heat are the worst hair offenders, washing and styling habits can also contribute in their own ways, to ultimately wreak havoc on the hair. Hair begins to look lifeless, develop split ends, becoming brittle and unmanageable; with perhaps the most unsightly disorder: that being dry and frizzy hair. In the quest to obtain beautiful healthy hair, even with the best intentions, increased application of seemingly harmless chemicals & excessive heat can end up ruining the natural gift; so less is definitely more!
Dry or frizzy hair is generally caused by lack of moisture. When the cuticles of the hair are sealed, hair’s natural oils are locked in and moisture remains balanced, which is optimum. Hair cuticles are hair’s outermost layer, and any damage to them, such as split ends, is what triggers dry hair, and the dreaded frizzy hair condition. When this happens, normally healthy hair can quickly start to appear dull and unhealthy. In summary, dry hair can be caused by nature, over-use of styling products or improper hair care habits (such as over-washing). And the market is flooded with solutions to battle hair dryness - but the available products all too often contain harsh chemicals and synthetic compounds which offer only temporary (if not momentary) relief, and in the long run can cause even greater hair damage.
To combat this unwanted frizzy, dry hair condition it is advisable to utilize only natural hair treatments, which greatly improve the overall hair quality and appearance of your precious strands without causing any collateral damage. Of the many natural hair treatments available, the most highly recommended is the hot oil treatment or natural hair mask.
Hot oil treatments are very effective and easy to do at home. A good hot oil treatment not only deals with dry and frizzy hair, it’s also effectively used as one of the best hair conditioners, by restoring lost moisture, and sealing the hair cuticles to lock-in moisture where it belongs: inside the hair shaft. Hot oil treatments for hair are also known to stimulate new hair growth, as well as help promote a healthy scalp -which is also essential to healthy, strong hair for obvious reasons. There are a multitude of oils which can be used for this hair treatment but of all the hair oils out there, coconut oil has been found to be the single most effective.
Be aware that simply applying the hair oil may not help. For best effectiveness, heating of the oil is advised as heating is well known to help the oil penetrate into the hair shafts to fix problems where they originate. As an added bonus, hot oil hair treatments are also excellent for your scalp, improving blood circulation at the same time. As a result the scalp and hair become nourished thereby bestowing healthy and well textured hair, with great shine and manageability.
Hair masks are also found to be very beneficial in getting that thick and glossy hair we all desire. Hair masks are known to be beneficial as they supply hair with multiple proteins & vitamins and keep the hair moisture locked in, giving a long lasting result when used frequently. While there are many types of hair masks, research shows that again, a coconut oil hair mask will deliver the best possible results time and time again.
The wonders of a coconut oil hair treatment are innumerable. Our Mothers were definitely right when they insisted that all hair problems would be taken care of if we applied this amazing, versatile oil regularly. It is nothing less than 'elixir' for a wonderful mane. Coconut oil is rich in proteins, fatty acids, vitamins B and C, zinc, potassium and iron. Components of the oil help in keeping the hair strong, nourished and protected from damage. Hair masks using coconut oil in combination with other proven & natural ingredients are a definite way to get on the fast track to beautiful healthy hair. The best example of this on the market would be the ST. TROPICA Hair Mask. It’s the only product out there that offers all of the proteins & vitamins of a hair mask, plus the natural hair oils and “heat” of a hot oil treatment – so you get the best of both worlds. And it’s so natural it is actually 100% Certified USDA Organic. If only hair could smile!
Along with the hair treatments above, slight changes in your daily hair care routine can go a long way in protecting those tresses and giving you soft, beautiful, bouncy and healthy hair. Your hair care routine should also include:
The world is now looking to natural hair products and natural hair treatments to protect their tresses from damage and to regain the healthy hair most of us started with: the soft & strong, bouncy, lustrous hair we all love.
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