Healthy hair comes in all forms. Whether your hair is thick and wavy, fine and straight, curly or extremely curly, a healthy head of hair is an undeniable crowning glory for most. But when it comes to hair, everything we put in our body and what we do to our body is reflected in our hair health. To keep your precious mane looking, growing, and feeling its best, try these all-natural and holistic practices which you can do at home.
1. Ditch the harsh chemicals
Most common and commercial shampoos and conditioners tend to mix a cocktail of chemicals into their hair care formulations. Sulfates are usually the cleansing component, while silicones are responsible for detangling and making your hair feel soft and smooth, and parabens and formaldehyde are meant to extend the shelf life.
These chemicals are known carcinogens that do nothing for your hair health. In fact, many consumers will notice that shampoos containing high amounts of sulfates leave their hair feeling dry and stripped of natural oils and increasing their rate of hair fall. Silicones have a type of plastic quality that coats your hair, making it feel smooth and soft, however with prolonged use, silicones can build up on your hair, blocking any nutrients from entering your hair and toxins to come out.
One the easiest and best things you can do to promote hair health is to eliminate using harsh chemicals on it. Opting for all-natural and organic formulations of shampoo and conditioner is an excellent place to start.
Where sulfates, parabens, and silicones are used in more conventional hair care, natural hair products are formulated to simultaneous cleanse and nourish your hair and scalp. Ingredients like tea tree oil, Argan oil, aloe vera, biotin, and coconut extract are just some common ingredients used to cleanse and nourish your hair and scalp in the place of conventional chemicals found in hair products.
Not only are all-natural ingredients usually gentler on your hair and scalp, you also nourish your strands each time you use them.
2. Apply Vitamin C Serum
If you don’t know it already, Vitamin C is a superstar ingredient for your skin. It helps to protect, repair and brighten your complexion, and is an excellent all-natural anti-aging ingredient for any age thanks to its highly nourishing and collagen-boosting properties. Learn more about the benefits of Vitamin C serum here.
But did you know that using Vitamin C doesn’t just apply to skincare and your immunity? This potent antioxidant can benefit your hair health when massaged directly into your scalp.
Try this DIY nourishing scalp mixture to nourish the roots of your hair and promote healthier hair growth, featuring our very own Nature’s Health Vitamin C Serum!
To create this nutrient dense nourishing scalp mixture, simply mix together in a bowl:
4-6 drops of Nature’s Health Vitamin C Serum
4 tablespoons of Aloe Vera Gel
Optional: 2 drops of rosemary essential oil
With a makeup brush, simply apply this mixture to your scalp, concentrating on your hairline, and gently massage it in. Leave the scalp mixture on for 15-20 minutes to allow the rosemary essential oil, Vitamin C and Aloe Vera to moisturize, nourish, and restore nutrients to your scalp before rinsing off and shampooing and conditioning as usual.
Hair health is unfortunately is one the most common things that suffers with chronic stress. Constant elevated levels of cortisol can leave our hair follicles to shrink and exaggerate hair loss.
Fortunately, extreme hair fall in the face of stress isn’t common and there are many ways to help your hair cope with a perpetually stressful lifestyle. Try incorporate Ashwagandha. This powerful adaptogen is particularly well renowned for its ability to help the body adapt to stress and control elevated levels of cortisol. Often referred to as ‘Indian Ginseng’ this ancient root has the contrasting ability to make you feel alert, yet not jittery, and calm yet not drowsy.
Where your hair health in concerned, lowered levels of cortisol helps to ensure you don’t lose more hair than necessary. Try incorporate Ashwagandha as part of your self-care routine and see how it benefits your hair.
Nourish your skin and scalp with Nature’s Health Skin Bright Vitamin C Serum. This potent serum is primarily for your skin but can easily double up to be used as a weekly treatment for your scalp. With 98% naturally derived Vitamin C mixed with skin and scalp nourishing ingredients like Aloe Vera, Jojoba Oil and Witch Hazel, let this potent serum help keep your skin and hair looking its best.