When it comes to hair care, people suddenly assume that branded products in the market are their only option to healthy hair. The pricier the product, the better result. This statement cannot be more wrong. The products you buy for your hair or hair growth always contain some chemicals or other elements that carry several side effects with them. Sulfate and Silicone are the most common culprits. Both are found in almost all shampoos and conditioners out there. You have to actually dig for those which do not contain these two or their derivatives.
What am I doing wrong?
Starting from excessive heat and regular hair dyes, there is a lot you are doing wrong to your hair. The more you do both, the more damaged you will do to your hair. The more damaged the hair are, the bigger chops you need to get done. If you do not mind instant haircuts that ruin your length, you are most welcome to do to your hair whatever pleases you. Applying conditioner to your roots is another major problem. Apart from shampoo, be very careful of what you let close to the roots. Choosing shampoos which do more harm than heal is another problem which’s unawareness is really common.
What is in your shampoo?
Apart from Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES), there are many common ingredients which you need to avoid at all cost. These include Polyethylene Glycol, Diethanolamine (DEA), Triethanolamine (TEA) and several others. These elements extract all the moisture from your hair and resulting in dry and dull hair. They cause hair fall, irritate your skin, make your hair limp and lifeless, cause an allergic reaction to your skin. They also block the natural oils from being absorbed by hair. The scalp produces these oils.
Care for your hair naturally
For better hair growth and healthier and fuller hair, these are the natural hair care methods tried and tested. It is a chemical-free diet for your hair.
- Protein Treatment At-Home: Egg Treatment
Egg works as a natural conditioner for your hair. For dry and dull hair, take half a cup of egg (entire egg or just egg whites) and apply it to the roots of your hair with a brush or your fingers. Leave the egg on for 20-30 minutes wrapped in a shower cap. Then rinse. It smells terrible – you should be warned.
- Yoghurt Goodness
Styling products, weather, and heat (blow dryers, straighteners, and curling irons) can leave your hair dull, dry and frizzy. There is a reason why you need to think twice before applying dairy products to your face – they are good for speedy hair growth. Take 1/2 cup of plain yogurt or sour cream and just apply it directly to your hair. Put on a shower cap and stay like this for 20-30 minutes. Shampoo and apply conditioner to your hair as usual. You also use a mixture of two – egg and yogurt. The smell is unbearable.
- Castor Oil = Longer Hair
Longer hair, eyelashes or thick eyebrows – castor oil is your answer for faster hair growth. Mix it with Coconut Oil, Sesame Seed Oil, Olive Oil or something similar. Apply it before washing your hair. The reason we are mixing it with other oils is that the Castor Oil is thick in consistency. Not mixing it will make it harder to apply. Leave it on for at least 3 hours, you can also apply it before going to sleep and wash it off in the morning. Shampoo and apply conditioner to your hair as usual.