Best hair decisions you’ll ever make

2016-04-07 06:00
PHOTO: sourced Having great hair is not difficult.

PHOTO: sourced Having great hair is not difficult.

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OF course, you can pick out a shampoo faster than you can read this sentence, but dealing with the aftermath of using a bad shampoo may take longer than the internet took to revolutionise.

This summer, the sun will shine brighter than ever before as this year may be the hottest to date. But being under the harsh rays of the sun can mean a lot of damage to your hair.

Here are a few fantastic products and regime tips to try:

• Flaxseed: consuming flaxseed is great if you’re a vegetarian. But this is not all. Enriched with Vitamin E, using flaxseed oil as a conditioner or hair mask is perfect for stronger, shinier hair.

• Choosing non-sulphate shampoo: the best part of shampooing is making a mo-hawk with all the foam or putting it all over your face to create a father Christmas-like beard. But next time you want to do this, ensure that your shampoo is sulphate-free. Because what that fun foam really is, is strong chemical detergent.

• Aloe vera, the miracle plant is the superhero of all hair remedies. Best used for its hydrating, nourishing and cleansing qualities, aloe vera helps to ease a dry, itchy scalp while creating that perfect glow for your healthy hair.

• Leave-in conditioner: according to Naturally Curly, leave-in conditioners are formulated differently. They’re more watery, which is great and causes a lot less build up on your tresses. They also contain humectant, which attracts more moisture to your hair.

Here’s a leave-in that is available in stores.

• Tea tree oil: we are sure you’ve noted how often tea tree is listed under ingredients of so many products. That’s because the wonderful benefits of this oil is no secret. By simply massaging a few drops into your scalp, you’re nourishing your roots to ensure the greatest surge in hair growth.

• Rooibos tea. What could be better than a cup of strong, black rooibos tea to soothe away brittle hair? Greatly enriched with zinc, calcium and potassium, rooibos tea ideal for strong and healthy hair.

• Try a new shampoo. Your hair can become immune or intolerant to products. Try and change up your hair routine every three months, especially if you’ve made changes to you hair such as adding highlights. Chemically treating your hair strips away moisture, so you need to pay special attention when putting the moisture back.

• African black soap shampoo also known as Anago soap or Ose Dude. It’s okay if you’ve never heard of this, but now that you have, you’ll do well in using this information. African black soap is traditionally made West Africa. Its amazing healing properties will eliminate all stubborn and excessive oil and dirt from the hair and scalp.

• Brushing from the roots. Remember the time your hair was just too knotty and you decided to start combing it through from the bottom? Turns out that is the best way to go about brushing your hair. Brushing your hair from root to tip and can cause great breakage as the comb moves through all those knots and snags. So, start from the bottom and gently work your way up. If your hair is wet, always opt for a wide tooth comb because your hair is a lot more delicate and prone to breakage.

• Shea butter. The cream of all hair creams. If ever you wish to add an extra sealant to your hair, make sure to use a shea butter hair cream to lock in all that moisture. It’s an all-round hair wizard in heat protection, styling and UV, dry and brittle hair and de-tangling. - Women24.

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