(BlackDoctor.org) – Raise your hand if you spend hundreds of dollars a month getting your hair done. You shave off a few dollars from grocery money or forgo paying a bill just to get that straight-out-of-the-chair look. And although your hair stylist may give you tips on how to achieve the same thing in the comfort of your own home, you don’t have the confidence in your ability. But the truth is, you can.
The key to healthy and beautiful hair at home is product. The best products make the best hair! You can purchase quality products at a salon or beauty supply, or you can make your own from natural ingredients.
In addition to good products, you need to make sure that you give your locks a trim every 6-10 weeks. This will ensure that you grow healthy, strong hair. Allowing hair to become dry and split will only halt the growing process because ends will break off and can split up to the scalp. Biotin supplements can also help to increase the strength and growth of hair and can be found at local health food stores.
Do-It-Yourself Natural Treatments
Anyone can create conditioning and detoxifying treatments at home with natural ingredients. Coconut oil is a great answer for dry scalp, skin and hair. You can find it at your health foods store. Massage coconut on to hair to add shine and moisture. For a detoxifying treat, combine 1 tablespoon of lemon juice with 1 tablespoon of white vinegar and combine with your shampoo when washing. Lemon cleanses hair and scalp while vinegar neutralizes build-up.
No special ingredients are required to make your own organic hair products. Many of the items can be found in your store cupboard right now! Eggs, honey, cider vinegar and olive oil not only make a wonderful salad dressing, but also are great for use on hair to give you smooth, silky locks. The most important thing to remember is that the better quality the ingredients, the better the end result will be. Therefore use the freshest of ingredients wherever possible. The benefit of using certified organic ingredients is that you have the reassurance that the ingredients you are using have been grown without the use of harmful chemicals or chemically derived substances.
Some of the most common ingredients used in homemade hair products are:
• Coconut Oil
• Cider Vinegar
Where the Damage Comes From and How To Avoid It
For at home styling, be sure to always hold your blow-dryer at least 4 inches away from your head and keep the air flow moving. If you focus too long on one spot, you’ll over-drying or burn hair.