Updated: Feb 24
In order to care of damaged hair and improve its appearance, it is important to look after it from the outside as well as from the inside. Our diet is also be crucial to achieving healthy, strong hair.
Although we don't like to believe it, having a poor diet, anxiety and stress can take a toll on your hair.
Hair is also affected by hormonal changes, the weather, hair dyes and treatments with aggressive products, hair dryers, etc.
All these factors act against us and result in hair that is mistreated, devitalised, dry and dull.
Discover the 7 essential tips for putting an end to mistreated hair and get moisturized, soft and beautiful hair.
Egg yolk, olive oil and lemon With three homemade and natural ingredients you can prepare a nourishing and repairing homemade mask to fight the mistreated hair. It will also help prevent hair loss and provide shine and softness. Ingredients: Freshly squeezed lemon (30 ml) Egg yolk Extra virgin olive oil (32 g) Benefits of the egg: In this case we will use the egg yolk, raw. This ingredient is rich in healthy fats that deeply nourish the hair. It also provides vitamins (A, riboflavin, folic acid, B6 and B12) and minerals such as iron, calcium, phosphorus or potassium. Benefits of olive oil: To obtain the maximum benefits try to choose an extra virgin olive oil, of first extraction in cold. This oil provides essential fatty acids that are very suitable for repairing hair fibers, closing the cuticle and giving the hair extra shine and softness. Benefits of lemon juice: Lemon provides a lot of shine and volume to the hair and helps regulate excess sebum that leads to greasy roots. In addition, it compensates for the fat content of the other two ingredients. Mix these ingredients together well and apply the mixture, first to the roots and then to the rest of the hair. If possible, when you go to bed, leave this mask all night long. You can use a plastic cap or a towel. The next day you will wash our hair as usual, with your usual shampoo. Note: Remember not to use hot water to prevent the egg from cooking, as it would be more difficult to remove it.
Jojoba oil Jojoba oil has the same texture and consistency as natural hair sebum, because it is an excellent product for nourishing damaged or dry hair without greasing it. It should always be applied to wet hair, in small quantities, or only to the ends, at any time of day, to prevent them from splitting.
A balanced diet Nutrition is fundamental to have a healthy and beautiful hair, since we need to obtain the necessary nutrients to avoid suffering deficiencies. Our diet must be complete: ● Fruits and vegetables, raw and cooked ● Meats: If possible, poultry and organic, and red meat in moderation ● Salmon and white fish ● Eggs ● Vegetables, at least twice a week ● Wholemeal cereals such as rice, oats, millet, buckwheat or quinoa ● Nuts and seeds ● Avoid dairy products, sugar, refined flours and excess salt
Biotin supplement For people who want to prevent hair loss or have healthier hair, we recommend taking a biotin supplement from time to time. You can find this vitamin in some of the foods we mentioned earlier and also in the following foods: ● Egg yolk ● Liver ● Brewer's yeast ● Wholemeal cereals ● Mushrooms Biotin provides strength and shine to the hair if we consume it regularly, in our diet or as a supplement. Although there are some shampoos that claim to contain biotin, most of them do not have this vitamin among their components. As a result, its difficult to confirm their effectiveness.
Brush every night Brushing our hair every night like the princesses in fairytales is not a ridiculous piece of advice, but a solution to have much softer and nourished hair. With this simple habit we spread the natural sebum of the hair from the roots to the ends, so that we avoid the imbalance of greasy roots and dry ends.
Protecting your hair from the sun Sun exposure can be very harmful to hair and progressively weaken it. We can use hats or caps, as well as jojoba oil.
Cutting damaged hair Even if you don't want to cut your hair, if your ends are dry or open they won’t grow. Cut them a little every month or two, even if it's only an inch. With all these tips you’ll have spectacular hair in no time.