Healthy Hair Tips: Top Tips for Shiny, Healthy Hair

Healthy Hair Tips

Want healthy hair like this? Keep reading!

Today I’m sharing a great article on how to attain healthy hair naturally. These healthy hair tips will revitalize your mane and make you feel beautiful again. Do you already do any of these tips? Do you do anything different and have lovely locks to show for it? Please share in the comment section below!

Healthy Hair Tips: Top Tips for Healthy Hair

By Jacqui Alarie

The tips below are simple… you may already practice some of them. But it all adds up. Everything from your comb to your shampoo can make a difference in the appearance of your hair. Just a small amount of daily attention will pay off in healthy, shiny locks.

Trivia

* The scalp contains approximately 100,000 strands of hair, on average.

* We lose about 100 hairs a day. So don’t panic when you see strands in your brush.

* Hair grows at the rate of 1/2 per month.

* Each strand lasts about 4 1/2 years… all the more reason to take care of your hair!

Shampoo and a Massage

The first tip is to treat your hair gently. Excessive washing and blow drying are harsh. Shampoo often enough to keep clean, but no more. This may be daily for oily hair… less often for dry. For shiny, healthy hair, treat your scalp to a mini-massage before you shampoo. My hairdresser does this and it feels so good!

A scalp massage will:

* Stimulate blood flow

* Nourish hair follicles

* Encourage skin cell renewal

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Using your fingertips and thumbs on dry hair, begin the massage at your forehead. Work in a circular motion, pressing the scalp beneath your fingers. Continue massaging, moving on to the crown. Finish at the back of your head.

(Side note: Stressed? Don’t wait for shampoo time. A scalp massage is a great stress reliever anytime.)

Next, rinse with plain water to remove dirt and residual product. Then apply shampoo to the scalp. Work through to ends. Rinse thoroughly. Finish by applying conditioner as needed… again, rinse thoroughly.

To avoid potentially toxic ingredients, choose natural shampoo. The best shampoo is free of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES). SLS and SLES are harsh detergents found in most shampoos, shower gels, and liquid soaps. Their job is to make suds. Unfortunately, they may irritate your scalp in the process and may contribute to hair loss.

Be gentle!

Wet hair is especially delicate. Use a wide toothed comb, not a brush, to gently untangle hair. Work from the ends up. Combs and brushes should have round, smooth tips and widely spaced teeth or bristles.

Fun in the Sun and Swimming Pools

Sun, wind, chlorine, and salt water can be harsh. Dry, chemically treated hair is particularly vulnerable. The sun harms hair protein while salt water and chlorine rob moisture from the cuticle.

Minimize exposure when in the sun for extended periods. The best protection is a hat. Alternatively, wear hair up or in a ponytail. And replenish moisture with conditioner after swimming.

Healthy Hair Tips: Aromatherapy for Hair

Here’s a tip you’ll love. It’s a simple pleasure with dual benefits. It will enhance your hair and your well-being. Rub 2-3 drops of pure essential oil onto your hair brush and gently work through.

Yes… it’s that easy!

Choose an essential oil for your hair type:

* Dry – Rosemary or Sandalwood oil.

* Oily – Eucalyptus, Lemon, Cedarwood, or Sage oil.

* All types – Geranium, Rose, or Lavender oil.

Experiment by mixing two or three of your favorite oils together.

Now that’s a tip you and your hair will both love!

Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse

Product buildup can dull hair. A simple solution is a homemade hair rinse. Apple cider vinegar is ideal as it encourages blood circulation as it corrects the PH balance of your hair.

Healthy Hair Rinse

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1 cup water

2-4 drops essential oil (optional)

Mix ingredients in a glass or plastic bottle. Shampoo and rinse hair thoroughly. Use the apple cider mixture as a final rinse. Allow to soak into hair for a few seconds. Rinse with cool water.

Voila… soft, shiny hair!

Treat your hair to this rinse once a week.

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    Great tips! Loved the article.

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    Thanks….I think you inspired me with you post, Sonja! ;-)

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    These are great information and tips!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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    You have some really good common sense tips here. I have found that using a good shower filter is a natural way to keep your hair and skin hydrated. There’s chlorine in tap water too, and like you said, chlorine robs the hair cuticle of moisture. I bought mine at http://www.best-showerfilter.com I installed it myself and love the way my skin and hair feel now that I bathe in truly clean water. Hair products even work better.
    Thanks for your good info!
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    As usual, a great article full or wonderful and easy to use tips. Anything that reduces the toxic overload is a plus as far as I am concerned! Thanks for sharing this valuable information and tips with us.
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    For the aroma therapy, would you just add a few drops to shampoo?

  • http://www.toxicbeautyblog.com Natural Organics

    Hi Karen,
    You can…but I’d think the efficacy of the oils would dissipate when added to the shampoo plus you’re washing it off…You can always add a few drops of the oil to your freshly washed hair and comb through for maximum effect. Don’t forget to take a deep whiff for even more benefit!

  • http://www.toxicbeautyblog.com Natural Organics

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  • http://www.toxicbeautyblog.com Natural Organics

    Glad you enjoyed it, Loi.

  • http://baldones-dunas.lv Baldones Dunas

    Thanks for the tips! I even massaged my head while i was reading that part :D
    But i am so happy i stopped to die my hair. Soon my hair started to look so much better.

  • http://www.toxicbeautyblog.com Natural Organics

    So glad you liked them Baldones. Sometimes we need to take a breath and pamper ourselves, even if it’s with something as simple as a head massage. :-)

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    These are great tips for healthy and beautiful hair. Thanks for posting!

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    Great tips, some I have never thought of . thanks
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    Lovely article and great tips! My hair gets especially bad and dry during the winter, so I am tyring to be as gentle as possible when applayng different home made masks and things :)

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    I’m sure I have product build up since yesterday! I actually used the Dr Bonner’s Tea Tree oil 18in1 soap…I tried it on my hair = do not ever do this! It was so weird, could hardly pass my fingers in my hair and even less rising it! I’ll try that apple cider vinegar mixture tomorrow. Thanks for the recipe.
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