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How To Moisturize Hair At Home?

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Busy and hectic lifestyle of today prevents us from taking care of ourselves. We tend to ignore so much about our own selves. Have you ever wondered why your hair has become so dry and rough? It is because it hasn’t received the care it requires. All those abuses done to your hair by using blow dryers, flat irons, curling irons and hot rollers can’t be set right in a day.

Moreover, high temperature strips off the natural moisture from hair. But there are ways in which you can keep your hair moisturized. In this article, we are going to discuss how to keep hair moisturized and all you need to do is follow the simple steps below.

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How To Keep Hair Moisturized:

1. Keep The Heating Appliances To A Minimum:

It is a known fact that blow dryers, curling irons, etc. make our hair look beautiful but it is also one of the major reasons why our hair is so brittle and dry. So it is advisable to keep your heating appliances to a minimum. Try different hairstyles like braids, buns, ponytails and give your hair some rest. Also try using a thermal protective formula which acts as a barrier between the hair strands and the heat radiated from blow dryers and irons. Select blow dryers and irons with lower heating temperature.

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2. Learn When And How To Wash Your Hair:

Shampooing your hair regularly also leads to dryness because it strips out the natural oils of your hair. Skip shampooing your hair daily and allow a gap of two to three days. Also, select the right shampoo. Look for ingredients like aloe vera or apricot kernel as those shampoos are specially designed for dry hair. Do not use too much conditioner either. You can opt for a rinse-out conditioner instead of shampooing as it does the work of both shampoo and conditioner.

3. Keep Your Hair Protected From Sun, Chlorine, Wind, Saltwater And Dry Hair:

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Exposure of your hair to too much sun, chlorine, wind, saltwater and dry air will dry out your hair. Harmful UV rays, harsh or dry weather, swimming pool or ocean can all damage your hair and thus, it is necessary to take precautions when outside. When you are exposed to harsh environmental conditions, cover your hair with a hat or scarf. They make cute accessories for your hair too. There are leave-in sprays available in the market to keep your hair protected from UV rays. Spray that before you leave home. If you are planning to go for a swim, cover your hair with treatment oil or thick conditioning cream and put a swim cap on. Also, change your conditioning routine accordingly in the winters.

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4. Lessen Chemical Treatments On The Hair:

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Coloring, highlighting and perming your hair definitely makes you look prettier but it also damages your hair and leads to dryness. If it’s must for you to color your hair then select hair colors which are free of ammonia. Talk to your stylist for further recommendations. You can try a technique call biology instead of highlights which is more natural. Also, try straightening your hair without flat irons. There are many smoothing formulas which will not only straighten your hair and make it fizz free but will also condition your hair.

5. Choose A Proper Hair Brush:

Poorly made or metal brushes can also dry your hair. Never brush your hair when it’s wet because it’s the most delicate then and can easily be torn. Using a wide tooth comb with good boar bristle is recommended. Start from the top and slowly detangle your hair up to the top.

Here are a few more tips on how to moisturize dry natural hair using home remedies:

1. Home Made Hot Oil Treatment:

  • Mix equal quantities of almond oil, olive oil, jojoba oil and coconut oil and warm it.
  • Massage your hair with this warm oil.
  • Leave it on for an hour or wrap your hair up in a hot towel for 30 minutes.
  • Shampoo and rinse as usual.

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2. Vegetable oil and Honey Hair Mask:

  • Mix two tablespoons of honey with two tablespoons of vegetable oil.
  • Apply this paste to your hair and wrap it with a mask.
  • Leave it on for 15 minutes.
  • Shampoo and rinse as usual.

3. Try that Mayonnaise:

  • Whip half a cup of mayonnaise until it is fluffy
  • Apply this to your wet hair.
  • Cover your hair with a mask or shower cup and leave it on for 30 minutes.
  • Shampoo and rinse as usual.

4. Strawberries are not Just for Ice-Creams:

  • Blend 4 strawberries with 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise.
  • Apply this mixture to your hair, from the roots to the tips
  • Leave it on for 15-20 minutes.
  • Shampoo and rinse as usual.

These simple home remedies are easy to try and regular use of these tips leave you with gorgeous and moisturized hair. Always wash your hair with cold water and minimize the use of heating tools. Sulfate-free shampoos are gentle on your hair and help retain moisture. Another important tip is to drink plenty of water and eat a healthy and balanced diet, as you need to nourish your hair from inside.

Follow these tips and remedies and in no time, you will have luscious hair.

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