37 Proven Home Remedies for Dry Hair
December 6, 2013 by homeremedyshop.com
Home Remedies for Dry Hair
Just to look classy in parties, people try various hair styles and harsh products, which damage the natural beauty of hair. It is necessary that hair problems, like hair fall, split ends, dry hair, dandruff, itchy scalp, etc. should be treated somehow to maintain proper health of hair. Dry hair is a very common problem in today’s generation. Instead of taking several hair treatments, try some natural home remedies. Have a look at some beneficial ingredients, which are effective for dry strands…”
Top 15 Natural Home Remedies for Oily Hair and Scalp
Bipasha Mukherjee thefitindian.com
Unhealthy eating habits and excessive dependence on processed and junk foods can increase oiliness of skin and hair. Have a healthy and well-balanced diet with lots of vegetables, fruits and whole grains so that your body is supplied with all the important vitamins, minerals and nutrients for its proper functioning.
Overuse of Hair Products:
Excessive use of hair products like conditioners and hair masks and styling products like hair mousse, pomade, gels, hair sprays and failing to wash them off thoroughly often leads to increased oiliness, irritation and itchiness of scalp. Therefore, try to decrease the use of these artificial products loaded with chemicals as much as possible….”
Is the ‘No Shampoo’ Trend Healthy or Harmful? January 16, 2016 articles.mercola.com
“..The idea is that over-shampooing your hair strips it of its natural oils. Dr. Lisa Donofrio, cosmetic surgeon and associate clinical professor of Dermatology at Yale University School of Medicine, told HealthDay News:1
” … [B]y leaving the natural oils on the hair, the hair doesn’t need any styling products … If you don’t apply any styling products, then there is no need to wash your hair. No products, no need to wash them out.”
Beyond this, there’s growing recognition that perhaps we’ve become too clean as a society. Your skin is teeming with bacteria and other microorganisms, much of it beneficial.
All of that washing may be disturbing this microbial balance. Not to mention, the shampoos many people lather on their scalps are chemical-laden and problematic in their own right.
Coconut Oil Is an Excellent Natural Hair Treatment
According to a study that compared mineral oil, sunflower oil, and coconut oil as possible products for nurturing and conditioning hair, coconut oil was the only oil that reduced protein loss for both damaged and undamaged hair.11 Researchers noted in the Journal of Cosmetic Science:12
“Coconut oil, being a triglyceride of lauric acid (principal fatty acid), has a high affinity for hair proteins and, because of its low molecular weight and straight linear chain, is able to penetrate inside the hair shaft.”
Part of the reason why coconut oil is so beneficial for your hair is that it’s hydrophobic, meaning it repels water. So when applied as a pre-wash conditioner, it inhibits the penetration of water into each strand, which would otherwise cause the cuticle, or surface of your hair shaft, to rise, making it prone to damage and breakage.
Furthermore, when applied as a pre-wash treatment, a small amount of the coconut oil is able to penetrate deeper into your hair shaft during the wash, when your hair fiber swells slightly. This can also explain why so many rave about the oil’s ability to prevent “the frizzies” in humid weather — this is another feature of its hydrophobic activity…
No-Shampoo Movement Offers New Alternative For Cleaning Hair
November 10, 2015 6:54 PM newyork.cbslocal.com
“..The ‘no-poo’ trend started at Deva Curl Salon in SoHo. Stylists at the salon saw that shampoo detergents were stripping the hair of natural oils, so they developed chemical-free products they say restore the hair’s natural balance.
Tiffany Fisk makes her own homemade concoction, using baking soda and apple cider vinegar mixed with water to clean her hair.
“It’s been working better for my hair, my hairs been responding better and it just seems to be more lively and more full,” Fisk said
Some experts welcome the new trend…”
Natural Shampoo Alternatives: Lather, Rinse, Do Not Repeat motherearthliving.com
“…According to a survey by Procter & Gamble, Americans lather up an average of 4.59 times a week, yet many hairstylists and dermatologists agree that’s way too often. Hair is much like fine fibers in our wardrobes: The more we wash it, the more it shows signs of wear and tear. The longer and thicker your hair, the longer it can go in between washings. But even short, thin hair can skip a day without any treatment. Commercial shampoos strip the scalp of its natural oils, known as sebum. When these natural oils are constantly stripped, our oil glands compensate by producing even more oil—leaving hair feeling greasy and in need of another wash the very next day.
Water and harsh detergents make up nearly all of a conventional shampoo’s formulation, with moisturizing emollients and plant extracts often adding up to no more than 1 percent. The detergent (the foam-producing ingredient that dissolves oil) is the most important ingredient to note when buying shampoos. Avoid detergents from the sulfate and glycol families: Sodium lauryl sulfate and propylene glycol are two of the worst offenders. Sodium lauryl sulfate, also used in engine degreasers, is a suspected carcinogen; propylene glycol, a compound used in aircraft deicing fluid, may cause skin irritations such as hives and allergic reactions, even in low doses.
Unfortunately, even organic shampoos can contain harsh ingredients. To find the best shampoos, choose those with low ratings on the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep database at ewg.org/skindeep (see a few of our favorites on the next page)…”
Sal: Once a week, I use this (Avocado Butter Pre-Shampoo Hair Treatment) on my hair instead of shampooing. It’s a small tube, but it goes a long way-meaning it lasts long. I use a toothpaste size piece and rinse it in my hair and then leave it after soaping my whole body. I then finally rinse it and it does wonders to my hair. I don’t even use gel the following day as it keeps that shine for a day or so. In the long run, you save $ from using hair styling gel and it’s natural.
Sal: I use this (Apricot Kernel Oil – 16 oz. (Edible)) on my hair for styling and it really helps keep my hair shining and moist. Plus, it’s natural!
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