Here are my top recommendations for how to get healthy hair… and how to keep your hair healthy for years to come.
HOW TO GET HEALTHY HAIR NATURALLY:
1. USE HEAT SPARINGLY
This is a tough one. I’ll bet if you have curly hair, you’ve been straightening it… and if you have straight hair, you’ve been rocking those flatiron curls.
When we’re talking about how to make hair stronger, we also have to talk about what we’re doing to weaken our hair’s natural strength.
It’s also important to protect your hair from the hair tool heat – which means prepping it correctly. Massage a drop of grapeseed oil into your ends before applying any heat to protect your hair from heat damage.
As for blow drying?
I know if you’re in a rush in the mornings, it’s hard not to rely on the hair dryer. Again, just be careful with the heat. Try to gently towel dry and then air dry your hair until it’s barely damp, and then use the lowest heat setting to finish it up.
2. APPLE CIDER VINEGAR RINSE
This is seriously one of the best natural hair growth tips on the planet.
Simply mix 1 part apple cider vinegar with 2 parts warm water. Rinse through your hair after washing (or between washes) at least 2-3 times per week. You can let it sit for 1-2 minutes, and then rinse out your hair completely.
Apple cider vinegar rinse closes up your hair follicle to prevent damage by keeping your hair’s pH levels balanced. This gives you smoother, shinier, stronger hair.
This one simple step can make a big difference for your hair.
3. HOW TO MAKE HAIR STRONGER WITH NUTRITION
One of my most important natural hair growth tips is: nutrition.
Reality is your body grows your hair by using materials you feed it. It can’t just make this stuff out of thin air, folks. You are part of the supply chain and you need to do your job — feed your hair!
Here’s how to keep your hair healthy by adding some key nutrients to your daily diet:
- Collagen protein
- Food-based B-vitamins
- Healthy fats
Seriously, one of the most crucial natural hair growth tips is to feed. your. hair. It might not make a difference in a few days (that’s what all the other tips are for!), but in the long run, you will notice a huge difference.
4. DIY ABUNDANT HAIR GROWTH SERUM
- 10 drops rosemary essential oil
- 10 drops cedarwood essential oil
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
- 2 drops peppermint essential oil
- 2 drops cypress essential oil
- Add these oils to 4 ounces of grapeseed oil OR aloe vera gel.
Apply a small amount to your fingertips after washing your hair and massage into your scalp daily.
You can also use the oil to do a deep moisture treatment by massaging a generous amount into your scalp and hair (especially the ends). Leave it in for about 30-60 minutes and then wash as usual. Do this especially if you use heat tools on your hair often.
5. DITCH THE SHAMPOO
Did you know commercial shampoos can contain as many as 15 toxic chemicals?
But before you go shopping for a pricey natural shampoo, consider the alternative: going without it. It might just be the key for how to get healthy hair — super naturally.
This is known as the “no poo” method and surprisingly a lot of women have had success with keeping their hair clean without shampoo.