As the season changes from hot and humid to crisp and dry, our beauty routine undergoes a transformation of its own. You definitely switch up your wardrobe. Makeup colors and skin care products often require a bit of modifying too. What about your fall hair care routine?
Yep, how you treat your hair needs to change along with the rest of your scene. No, we are not talking complete overhaul here. Just a few tiny tweaks to keep your mane gorgeous through autumn and beyond.
With summer humidity out of the picture, your ‘do may look better in the fall than any other time of year. Why on earth would you make changes when your hair is behaving itself?
You know that scarecrow look that begins to enter the picture mid-winter? Yeah, that! Don’t wait until there’s no turning back. Get your hair care situation in order while your mane is healthy and you won’t have to deal with haystack head later.
5 Simple Fall Hair Care Tips to Make Now
1. Use Gentle Shampoo and Conditioner: If you aren’t already using organic hair products, now’s the time to start. Choose shampoos and conditioners made for your hair type to ensure compatibility. And always check ingredient listings to be sure products don’t contain any harsh toxic ingredients, like sulfates, parabens, silicones, and artificial fragrance.
2. Shampoo Less: With steamy pool time taking a backseat to breezy walks, your hair should be able to take a day (or two) off between washings. Even when using gentle nontoxic shampoo hair can become dry from over washing. Give it a break and let your natural hair oils do their thang.
3. Get a Trim: A change of season is always a good time for, well, a change. Thinking of a shorter hair style or bangs? Go for it! If not, a barely-there trim rids locks of split ends and fuzziness that can cause your mane to look dry.
4. Give It a Rest: All of those hair ties, bobby pins, and clips? Those are summertime essentials, right? Give your hair a rest and wear it down to avoid breakage as cold weather approaches. Try keeping up ‘dos to no more than twice weekly. Bad hair day? Coil hair loosely and secure with chopsticks.
5. Moisture Surge: Hair loves moisture year ‘round. Make a weekly (or twice weekly) habit of indulging in a healthy hair mask. Our coconut oil hair mask delivers a quenching dose of deep down moisture that makes hair behave, and staves off dryness and damage. Simply apply and relax while it does all the work. Perfect used prior to washing or as a nighttime treatment.
A few easy fall hair care switch ups and your strands will stay healthy and beautiful straight through the season. You may not wear another pony or messy bun until next summer.
Lustrous, glossy, smooth, shiny locks. Every girl’s dream. And hey, guys want nice looking hair too. Unless you were born with a gorgeous, easy to manage mane, you may think no product could ever get you there.
My hair is too frizzy to ever hope for smoothness.
No product could tame these curls.
A hair mask that works on my kinky hair? Not a chance.
If this is what you’ve been telling yourself, we have a surprise in store for you. There is one ingredient that is practically magic for hair. And guess what? It works on all hair types. Better yet, it is all natural and good for hair and skin.
What is this miracle worker? Coconut oil!
It’s no secret coconut oil is a beauty hit. But how can it be beneficial to all hair types at once?
Coconut Oil for Frizzy, Kinky, and Curly Hair Types
Coconut oil has the unique ability to penetrate the hair shaft, hydrating and repairing hair from the inside out. Frizzy, kinky, and very curly hair types tend to be dry. This infusion of healthy oil tones down dryness and smooths strands. Hair is left soft and manageable.
ST. TROPICA Hair Mask is made with Organic Virgin Coconut Oil and other healthy hair ingredients perfect for frizzy, kinky, or curly hair types. Organic Amla is rich in essential fatty acids which strengthen hair and soften strands from root to tip. An ideal ingredient for dry hair. Organic Horsetail smooths the hair shaft and gives a revitalized look.
Use our hair mask twice weekly for maximum benefits to frizzy, kinky, or curly hair.
For Oily, Fine, and Limp Hair Types
So, what about hair types that aren’t in need of as much moisture, like thin or oily hair types? It is important to remember when treating oily hair and scalp, that drying products can cause frizziness, flyaways, and split ends, and may even lead to excess oil production. Essential moisture helps to balance an oily scalp and keep hair healthy.
As for fine or thinning hair? Coconut oil is lightweight and won’t weigh hair down, so the perfect choice when dealing with less-than-beefy locks. This nutrient-rich oil also helps to promote hair growth by preventing breakage, boosting circulation, and keeping hair follicles clear.
We’ve included ingredients in our hair mask well suited to oily, thinning, and fine hair types. Organic green tea strengthens and promotes hair growth, while Organic Hibiscus helps to reduce hair loss. Organic Biotin increases elasticity, minimizing hair breakage.
Use ST. TROPICA Hair Mask weekly on oily, limp, or fine hair for best results.
For All Other Hair Types
No hair issues to speak of? Lucky ducky. You can still get in on the goodness of a coconut oil hair mask. Coconut oil adds brilliant shine and manageability to all hair types, even those that are relatively well behaved to begin with. Plus, healthy hair care helps to ward off future damage.
Our hair mask is designed to be heated and applied to dry hair. Heat opens the hair cuticle, allowing the coconut oil to more easily penetrate strands. Dry hair readily absorbs the oil, so use the mask prior to washing. Let the mask absorb into hair for at least 20 minutes, longer if you are treating dryness, frizziness, or damage.
As you can see, there is practically nothing Coconut Oil can’t do. This all natural superstar ingredient is well suited to all hair types.
Now, if we could get it to do the laundry we’d really be on to something.
You know that super soft feel hair has after a fresh color job? You know how it is short lived and hair is left dried out and straw-like after continuous coloring or bleaching? Let’s discuss.
Yes, regularly coloring and bleaching hair leads to dryness, split ends, and frizziness. No doubt about it. We’ve all been told to steer clear of hair damage by avoiding coloring or bleaching, heated styling tools, and even over-washing. But we also want what we want, and if that is covering grey or going in for the latest hair dye trend, we are going to do what makes us happy.
This doesn’t mean you have to bow down to haystack head in the name of color. There are ways to combat hair damage due to color treating and bleaching. Better yet, prevent damage in the first place while still getting the gorgeous color you love.
What Coloring and Bleaching Does to Hair
Let’s back up just a sec and talk about how hair color works. Our hair gets its natural color from melanin, the pigment that also gives color to our skin. Varying degrees of melanin account for variations in hair color. Grey or white hair has lost its melanin. You get the picture.
Permanent hair color does not simply coat strands in color. It has to open up the hair shaft, break down natural pigment, and deposit color. Bleaching works the same way, but strips away the color rather than depositing new color.
Blowing out the hair cuticle like this strips the hair shaft of natural oils. This causes permanent damage, worsening with repeated coloring.
How to Prevent and Repair Damage
Restoring oil lost during coloring and bleaching is essential to repairing color damaged hair. Hot tip: Ditch the synthetic loaded hair treatment.
Coconut oil is better at penetrating the hair follicle than mineral oil and other conventional hair conditioning ingredients, restoring moisture to damaged hair. We recommend heating our coconut oil hair mask, made with Organic Virgin Coconut Oil and other healthy hair ingredients, to deliver reparative ingredients deeper into strands.
We also use Organic Green Tea, loaded with Panthenol, to strengthen hair and control split ends. The anchor of our mask, Organic Horsetail, helps to repair and revitalize damaged locks, perfect for over-processed hair.
How to Use the ST. TROPICA Hair Mask on Color Damaged Hair
Using our hair mask once you begin to experience damage will help to restore softness, shine, and bounce. To protect hair from the damaging effects of hair dye and bleaching, apply our heated hair mask the day before you plan to have your hair colored. For maximum results when treating color-treated hair, leave the mask on overnight.
If you color your hair on a regular basis, keep your mane healthy and looking its best by making ST. TROPICA Hair Mask a regular part of your hair care plan. A weekly or twice weekly application will keep hair lustrous.
Will the mask dull your color? Absolutely not. Not only is our hair mask perfectly safe for all hair types, including color-treated hair, but will help to maintain color by increasing smoothness and shine. Healthy hair is beautiful hair!
It’s no revelation that what we eat affects how we look and feel. Too much junk, caffeine, or alcohol shows up on our bodies. Midsection bloat, sallow skin, and dark circles are all telltale signs of a less-than-healthy diet.
Did you know unhealthy eating can also affect your hair? It’s true. Not getting enough of the good stuff could be causing dryness, dullness, breakage, and even hair loss.
The good news? It couldn’t be easier to get healthy-hair essentials into your life. Before you reach for supplements or chemical hair treatments for a quick fix, take a look at the best foods for healthy hair and get them into your regular eating plan for gorgeous, shiny locks. Of course, you’ll get the biggest payoff by opting for organic foods whenever possible. And don’t forget to drink plenty of filtered water.
10 Best Foods for Healthy Hair
1. Blueberries: These teensy berries are antioxidant powerhouses, ranked #1 fruit in antioxidant activity by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This means they fight free radical damage and protect against premature aging. Get your daily dose, especially if you are dealing with thinning, brittle hair.
2. Coconut oil: When we don’t eat enough healthy fats it shows up on our skin and hair. Dry, dull looking locks can signal a deficiency. Coconut oil is chock full of essential fatty acids that help to keep hair follicles moisturized and supple, and support healthy hair growth. It also works topically to give hair luster and shine. Be sure you are using the highest quality coconut oil, like the Organic Virgin Coconut Oil we use in ST. TROPICA Hair Mask.
3. Green Tea: We know that this superfood protects against environmental damage and premature aging. Did you know it also helps stimulate hair growth? That’s right, adding green tea into your daily regimen will keep your mane full and healthy. We’ve added Panthenol-containing Organic Green Tea to our hair mask, perfect for those concerned with hair growth.
4. Eggs: This incredible edible is rich in biotin that helps to thicken and strengthen hair. It also gives locks a healthy shine. Good for dealing with thinning hair. Other ways to get biotin? Almonds, salmon, and avocados contain this B vitamin. And, of course, we use Organic Biotin in our hair mask too.
5. Lentils: These little legumes are a great source of iron-rich protein, important for healthy hair growth. Lean meats are also good for supplying iron, but if you prefer a veg diet, you can’t beat lentils. Make a place for healthy protein in your diet if you are seeing hair loss.
6. Nuts and Seeds: Zinc is essential to tissue health, and that includes hair. The mineral ensures proper growth and repair, and a great source is through seeds and nuts. Also peanut butter, yogurt, lean beef, and oysters. Good for those experiencing dryness or flaky scalp.
7. Sweet potatoes: This orange veg is rich in vitamin A, which helps with cell growth. A deficiency can mean dull, dry locks. On the flip side, too much vitamin A can cause hair loss. Rather than turning to supplements to get more of this vitamin, add beta-carotene rich foods to your diet, like sweet potatoes, carrots, dark leafy greens, asparagus, cantaloupe, and pumpkin.
8. Shiitake Mushrooms: If your natural hair color has faded or appears dull, get some of these healthy hair beauties in your diet. Shiitake mushrooms are rich in copper, which helps to maintain natural color and may prevent premature graying. Seaweed and sesame seeds are other options for getting your copper.
9. Spinach: If you’ve ever been low in iron, you know that spinach should be in your diet. This iron-rich leafy green is also high in folate, a B vitamin that keeps the body properly oxygenated. Since low iron can mean hair loss, it is extra important to eat foods like spinach during times of physical, emotional, or hormonal stress.
10. Strawberries: Hair breaking off? You need some vitamin C. And strawberries are packed with it. Vitamin C supports collagen production and strengthens hair, helping to ward off breakage. Other sources are citrus fruits and bell peppers.
Coconut Oil for Hair is the Ultimate Frizz Fixer
Summer isn’t even officially here yet, but you may already be fighting the frizz. It doesn’t take much humidity to send certain hair types into a frizzy funk. Here’s how coconut oil for hair is going to change your life this summer.
First, of all. What makes certain hair frizz at the first whiff of moisture while others seem to bask in smooth glossiness year ‘round? Hey, we are all born with our own skin and hair types. Best to embrace what you’ve got and learn how best to manage it.
Yes, that naturally sleek hair some are lucky enough to sport may seem like a hair dream come true. But even those with straight hair can succumb to bouts of frizz.
Frizzy hair turns up in different forms. You can have whole head frizz, where you experience out of control strands on your entire head. Maybe only the top layer of your hair goes frizzy, leaving the bottom disproportionately straighter. And then there is the frizz halo, that messy little cloud that mostly plagues straight-haired guys and gals.
No matter what type of frizz you deal with, the cause is dry hair. When hair is dried out, the outside cuticle layer is roughed up, rather than the flat cuticle layer that comes with sleek, glossy, healthy hair. This raised hair cuticle layer is what causes hair to look frizzy.
Ok. So now that we know what causes frizz, how do we fix it?
Frizz does not have to derail your whole beauty plan. All you need is to rehydrate hair with healthy natural ingredients. And the best way to do that is with natural coconut oil.
Remember, not just any old coconut oil will do. Virgin Organic Coconut Oil, like we use in ST. TROPICA Hair Mask, is the healthiest way to treat frizz and persuade curly hair to behave. The unique molecular structure of Virgin Coconut Oil enables it to fully penetrate the human hair shaft, getting past the cuticle and into the cortex. The result? A flat hair cuticle layer. And you know what that means…buh-bye frizz.
We include other healthy hair ingredients in our hair mask to banish fuzz. Organic Amla is high in essential fatty acids, making hair incredibly soft. And Organic Horsetail is a celebrity hair ingredient that repairs damaged hair tissue along the hair shaft. Both great for battling less-than-silky locks.
Regular use of ST. TROPICA Hair Mask will keep your mane sleek, shiny, and manageable all summer long. No need to sweat rain or humidity (or sweat, for that matter) with this glossy hair trick in your hair care arsenal.
And we aren’t the only ones who believe in coconut oil for hair as the best frizzy hair treatment. See what our fans are saying about our healthy hair mask.
Here at ST. TROPICA we take coconut oil very seriously. It’s what the healthy hair benefits of our organic coconut oil Hair Mask are based on, after all. So when we see false claims in relation to this remarkable oil, it gets our attention.
If you have been anywhere near a health food store or natural cosmetics shop lately, you’ve probably seen the term “extra virgin coconut oil”. Food and cosmetic companies both flaunt this moniker on product labels.
So, what is the truth behind extra virgin coconut oil? Hold onto to your bulletproof coffee, because…there isn’t any.
That’s right, the U.S. has no legal definition or standard for the term “extra virgin” related to coconut oil. Olive oil, yes. Coconut oil, no.
Here’s the deal. The term “extra virgin” refers to oil obtained from the first pressing, as in olive oil. But coconut oil only undergoes one pressing, making “extra” virgin an impossibility.
If “extra” is meaningless where virgin coconut oil is concerned, why do so many brands label products that way?
As with many organic cosmetic labels, it boils down to marketing. Many manufacturers add “extra virgin coconut oil” to product labels in an attempt to make their product seem of higher quality. Now you know to step away from that misleading advertising.
And it’s not just cosmetics brands getting in on the extra hype surrounding extra virgin coconut oil. Food companies are using the term too. Popular coconut oil brand, Nutiva, announced in January of 2014 that it was removing the word “extra” from its product label, and admitted to using the misleading term “to distinguish our dedication to the highest quality”. Oops.
There are two types of coconut oil: 1) Virgin coconut oil (VCO) and 2) Refined, Bleached & Deodorized coconut oil (RBD). VCO is made by cold pressing the liquid that comes from the meat of the coconut, and separating the oil. This type of oil tastes and smells like coconut, and is usually produced in smaller batches. RBD is a mass produced (refined) oil, obtained from dried coconut and is chemically treated. This is why RBD coconut oil is also odorless and flavorless.
If you are purchasing coconut oil to eat or use on your skin and hair, or products made with coconut oil, choose those with VCO. The only oil we use in the ST. TROPICA Hair Mask is VCO: cold pressed, unrefined, Certified USDA Organic, Virgin Coconut Oil. As with all of our ingredients, our coconut oil is Certified Cruelty-Free and Vegan.
The high quality oil we use in our hair mask has been proven by Princeton U to fully penetrate the human hair shaft, repairing damage from the inside out. Government studies also show coconut oil has the ability to increase hair strength by reducing loss of protein.
Because cosmetics are vastly under-regulated in the U.S., it is up to you to make sure the products you purchase are safe. The best way to do this? Forget what the front label of a product says and look at the back. The ingredient listing shows you exactly what it is made of. And always follow brands with transparent labelling you can trust.
We know that a healthy hair mask is the best way to repair dry and damaged hair. And coconut oil can’t be beat for hydrating and smoothing frazzled locks. Did you also know heat is important in getting those healthy benefits to penetrate deep into strands? If you are feeling shy about heating a coconut oil hair mask packet in your microwave, read on.
Why You Want Heat
Yes, coconut oil will benefit hair to some extent whether it is warm or not. Studies show the oil is better at penetrating the hair follicle than mineral oil and other conventional hair conditioning ingredients. It not only hydrates but protects hair too.
Coconut oil will warm up a bit in your hands. But microwave heating the oil makes application a breeze and offers best benefits to hair.
Here’s how it works. Heat opens the cuticle layer of strands, allowing healthy ingredients to more easily penetrate and work their magic. You know how a facialist applies a warm towel to open pores so skin better absorbs the products applied? Heating a hair mask is similar. Better absorption.
The Safety of Microwaving Your Hair Mask
Maybe you have heard that heating coconut oil in the microwave will degrade the quality of the oil or cause it to form free radicals. You’ll be happy to learn that, unlike some other oils, coconut oil remains stable when heated and does not oxidize, which is what causes free radical formation.
Another concern over using the microwave method of heating a coconut oil mask is burn risk. It is true that oil holds more heat than water. You know how it seems to take forever to bring water to a boil in the microwave? Yeah, not so much with oil. This is why it is important to follow directions on microwave warming your St. Tropica Organic Coconut Hot Oil Hair Mask to avoid overheating.
How to Heat Your Hair Mask in the Microwave
Ok, so we’ve covered the why behind heating a hair mask. Now for the how.
The beauty of coconut oil is, it melts easily. With a melting point of just 76 degrees, this oil does not require a lot of heat. A quick 20 seconds in the microwave and you are good to go.
If you have a funky microwave or are simply not feeling this way of heating your hair mask, it is perfectly effective and safe to use the kettle method. It takes a wee bit longer but you still get in on the amazing results.
Wondering about plastic leaching into your hair mask? No worries! St. Tropica Hair Mask comes in a heat safe, BPA-free packet for nontoxic heating.
Now that you know that microwaving your hair mask is safe and have the deets on how to pull it off, let’s talk about cranking up the heat for maximum benefits to hair.
Once you’ve heated and applied your coconut oil hair mask, wrap in a warm towel or BPA-free shower cap to activate ingredients and help them sink into strands. This may also be an ideal time to get your 20 minutes of vitamin D loaded sunshine for the day. Of course, longer than that and you’d better be wearing some mineral sun protection.
There is no need to be afraid heating your coconut oil mask in the microwave. As long as you follow our simple instructions it won’t blow up, burn you, or become unsafe for use.
Spring has sprung. Your skin is regaining a bit of its glow. Pretty colors are reappearing in your wardrobe. Your hair is…ok, let’s talk about the hair.
Winter has a way of wreaking havoc on our locks. Indoor heating, static-inducing hats, cold wind and temps, and excessive use of heated styling tools tend to dry hair out. This leaves hair frizzy and prone to breakage. Not exactly what you had in mind for the season.
Want hair that looks great paired up with sundresses and sandals? Let’s undo the damage winter has done and get your tresses ready to ring in spring.
Treating winter ravaged hair doesn’t mean chopping off inches. A healthy hair treatment can do wonders in restoring shine, luster, and softness to sapped strands.
Want to know the most important thing to consider when choosing a hair mask? The ingredients. As with skincare, organic ingredients are a healthier choice.
But wait!, you may say. The synthetic loaded product I’m using is making my hair feel a lot softer and shinier.
And it’s true. Conventional hair treatments do make hair feel better. That is, until you wash your hair and all that softness goes down the drain. Know why? They are made with a heaping helping of synthetic silicones to make your hair feel soft and silky. But that’s it. They don’t heal or repair damage, they simply coat strands and mask the problem.
Another issue with silicone hair treatments? Your hair becomes dependent on them. These chemical ingredients create a seal on the outside of strands, preventing hair’s ability to draw in moisture from the environment and healthy ingredients. Your hair then requires more of the silicone product to feel soft and moisturized. These chemical products actually exacerbate winter hair syndrome, rather than improve it.
To be sure you are steering clear of products that contain silicones, learn how to identify them on product labels. The most commonly found silicone ingredient in cosmetics is dimethicone, which is a potential eye, skin, and respiratory irritant, and may be harmful if absorbed through the skin. Other silicone ingredients to watch for are amodimethicone and cyclomethicone.
Rather than using a silicone bandage, let’s talk actually restoring your hair to pre-winter status. Healthy, organic ingredients support and repair damaged hair, infusing strands and scalp with valuable moisture and nourishment.
The best ingredient for treating a mangled mane? Coconut oil. And not just any coconut oil, but organic virgin coconut oil. This nutrient rich oil fully penetrates the hair shaft, rather than simply coating it, and repairs damage. Organic virgin coconut oil not only restores softness and luster to hair, but helps to prevent further protein and moisture loss.
Another natural hair smoothing ingredient is organic horsetail. This celeb secret contains natural silica, which repairs stressed hair tissue and strengthens the hair shaft, giving locks moisture and shine. Horsetail is also mildly astringent, so works to remove product build up and normalize the scalp. Say goodbye to silicone residue for good.
ST. TROPICA Organic Coconut Hot Oil Hair Mask contains both of these hair healing ingredients and more. You can be sure that our hair mask is made with 100% certified organic ingredients and completely free from harmful synthetics.
Not only will using our coconut oil hair mask have you on the way to healthier tresses, but you will see immediate improvement in the look and texture of your hair. Added bonus, that itchy scalp of winter is gone too.
Before you go running to the salon to chop off those split ends, or worse, head to the drugstore to stock up on silicone hair treatment, take advantage of a coconut oil hair mask. It’s the fastest and healthiest way to undo winter hair damage.
Favorite hairstyle of summer? Has to be the up do. As we climb out of winter hibernation and get ready to kick our heated styling tools to the curb, one thing you may be wondering is … What can I do to get longer hair fast? Good news! We have a way to boost hair growth naturally, just in time for summer.
If you’ve been using prescription or chemical hair treatments for hair growth with no results, you will love this tip. It’s natural, simple, and feels luxurious.
What’s the big secret? A coconut oil hair mask!
Yes, the world has gone crazy over this natural oil. And for good reason. Coconut oil works wonders on dry skin, helps to calm irritation and inflammation, makes an ideal makeup remover, is a natural teeth whitener, and many people love it in their morning cup of coffee. It is also the ultimate hair care ingredient.
Before we go further, let’s talk about what causes hair growth to slow down. Think about it in terms of skin. When skin becomes dry from too much sun exposure, indoor heating, or synthetic skincare ingredients, it looks less vibrant and lifeless, right? Same goes for the skin on your head. When the scalp is dry it can not only turn flaky, but causes hair to become limp, lifeless, and even inhibits proper hair growth.
Harmful chemicals used to make conventional hair care, like petrolatum, plasticizers, and harsh surfactants, dry out hair and scalp, and may cause irritation. This encourages flakiness, which clogs hair follicles and traps sebum. Not good for hair growth or beautiful locks.
The best way to keep strands and scalp healthy, and promote hair growth, is by using safe, natural hair care. Our Organic Coconut Oil Hair Mask is hand crafted with Certified Organic Virgin Coconut Oil. This Virgin Coconut Oil is proven to strengthen hair. We add in hair superfood ingredients for a big boost of vitamins and nutrients to keep locks healthy. And strong, healthy hair doesn’t break or thin.
But can a hair mask actually boost hair growth?
The answer is yes! And here’s how. Using a coconut oil hair mask moisturizes the scalp, and keeps hair soft and supple, so strands won’t become brittle and break. It also boosts circulation, removes sebum build up, and unclogs hair follicles. All important in stimulating hair growth. That, in addition to the magical “hair superfood factor” only found in our ST. TROPICA hair mask, are really what all the excitement is about.
How should you use our Organic Coconut Oil Hair Mask?
Apply the heated coconut oil hair mask to dry hair, massage into scalp and hair, and wrap in a towel or shower cap. Now sit back for 20 indulgent minutes (or preferably overnight) while the mask works its magic, and sip a green tea or (what the heck, it’s almost summer) margarita. Wash and style hair as usual. Use our hair mask weekly for best results.
Who is a coconut oil hair mask best for?
Anyone who wants shiny, healthy, longer hair. Our Organic Hair Mask is safe for all hair types, even color-treated, is super gentle, and smells amazing. It is also easily transportable, so no need to miss a treatment while traveling.
When will you see hair growth results?Of course, hair can only grow so fast. Don’t expect added inches by next week. But you will notice healthy, shiny looking hair after the first use. Treating hair and scalp to a coconut oil mask regularly will de-stress your tresses, and you’ll be sporting longer hair for summer months. Better invest in some cute hair accessories.
The quest for healthy, shiny hair is not always easy but it doesn’t have to be impossible. If you know what it takes to have healthy, shiny hair then you can easily accomplish your objective. The trick is to be aware and then take a few corrective and necessary steps.
Understanding Hair Damage
People have dry or oily hair, straight or curly hair, dense or thin hair, soft or coarse hair and there are many such variations. Hair is partly genetic, partly unique to a person, partly subjected to how one cares for their hair and partly attributed to hormones, nutrition and general health of the person. No single element can make your hair amazing, although one single factor can often ruin your hair.
Let us first understand hair damage. Skin is the largest organ in the human body. Just as you have to take care of the skin on your face, arms and other parts of the body, the skin on your head, what we refer to as the scalp also needs to be cleansed. There are dead cells, scar tissues and all common problems of the skin on your scalp. Should you ignore these, you will have poorer hair.
Pollution, use of chemicals and various synthetically produced products are common causes of hair damage. Ultraviolet rays of the sun, wind, dust and dirt are also common causes. Lack of sufficient nutrition to the hair, the follicles and the scalp would damage your hair. Genetic issues will also impair your hair growth, may facilitate hair fall or damaged hair, and can lead to hair loss. Then there are dandruffs, itchy scalp, wrong choice of hair care products and several medical conditions that can damage your hair. Hormonal imbalance, digestive problems, skin conditions, protein or vitamin deficiencies and various other health problems can damage your hair. So much to think about, right?
How to get Healthy, Shiny Hair
The trick is quite simple. You need to ensure that your hair is well protected from the threats. Your hair must be clean, the scalp must be cleansed but moisturized enough, and you must consume the foods or provide the nutrition necessary for the hair follicles to be strengthened which would facilitate hair growth. The hair should get its proteins and vitamins so they can be strong. If your hair is strong, it would be almost always be lustrous too.
Here is a brief guide to help you on the quest for healthy, shiny hair.