Such a beautiful sight it is to see a lady smiling while the soft wind swings between her lovely locks. And not only do the lads like to see this, but even the lasses love their hair the most. For them, hair care is the most important thing, and then skin care. It cannot be denied that women can do anything and everything to save their locks. The only motivating factor for keeping hair healthy and beautiful is their own mind.
It is a globally known fact that women suffer from bad mood swings, which every man wants to avoid encountering. But even when they have a destructive mindset, they would still make sure that nothing wrong happens to their hair. When in anger they decide to go for a haircut, even at that time they are cautious of every inch of their hair. Never mess up with their hair, else you will have to face the wrath of the woman!
The thing which makes a woman cranky beyond expectations of a man is Hair Problem. We are aware of hair problems like
Brittle and Frizzy Hair
Stoppage of Hair Growth after one point
These are very common problems, and needless to say that they need proper attention. There are many natural treatments to these problems, which we can apply on regular basis, but before that, we must know about what we already are using. The hair care products that we use need to be intelligently chosen and not just because we are seeing their advertisements on the television
Most of us stay unaware of the fact that our shampoos and conditioners contain some chemicals which harm our hair, or might not be suiting our hair type. The most important thing to keep in mind for hair care is to know your hair type. There are different types of products which are used for different hair types. Let us get the knowledge of our hair care products and see whether they really are taking care of our hair or are destroying them slowly.
1. Check the Ingredients of your Product- make sure that your product has least amount of Surfactants, that is the lather forming chemical. Specially those who have oily scalp, they should not randomly pick up a foam forming shampoo. Avoid using products with SLS (Sodium Laurel/Laurel Sulphate). This chemical forms good lather, but you must know that it is used in industrial detergents! Stop your hair from getting damaged There is a natural surf called Reetha also called Areetha. You can break just two balls of reetha and mix in water, stir it up a bit, and that would form enough of lather for you to clean your scalp. Those who have a dry scalp, they must pick up a very natural shampoo which would not make their dry and scalp flaky.. This is how we check the chemical composition: the ones written first have the most of the amount in that shampoo, and the ones written in the last are used in little amounts.
Hair fall is caused by which is commonly used in conditions, shampoos and hair gels. It gives a very deceptive shine to the hair, but the inside story is that it breaks the healthy protein and cells which are root cause of hair growth and maintenance. For shiny hair, use oils, rather than chemicals.
2. Check for Paraben and Formaldehyde- is a preservative used in beauty products. It is harmful because it seeps in through the hair and skin, and interferes with endocrine system, causing premature ageing and graying of hair. We need to be aware of all the chemicals which cause harm not only to hair, but also skin and our internal system. Formaldehyde is a very harmful chemical which is used in straightening of hair. Some shampoos contain formaldehyde to help people have frizz free hair. Beware of the Keratin Hair Straightening shampoos, because they contain formaldehyde. Formaldehyde causes intense damage to hair and along with that it causes irritation in throat, coughing, skin rashes, affects eyesight and causes nasal problems too. Long term use can cause dermatitis and excessive use for long time periods can be cancerous too.
3. Choose your Oils Intelligently- If you are regularly oiling your hair and still suffering from hair problems, then it is time to know which oil to use. Not all oils are used to grease your hair. Nature is rich with healthy nutrients and minerals for our nourishment. Use them intelligently. If you want frizz free hair, instead of using such hard shampoos containing formaldehyde, you can use Argon Oil also called the Moroccan Oil. It also acts like a healthy and natural Leave In Conditioner. It does not cause your hair to look oily, but is like a good serum. We have already read above that hair fall is caused by the chemical called Proplyene glycol (PG), and oils must be used instead of using chemicals. Jojoba Oil controls hair fall by regenerating the hair roots and the cell structure. Stay away from shampoos which contain Alcohol (Isopropyl, Cetyl, Stearyl, Oleyl etc). Alcohol is used in anti-dandruff shampoos, but it is very harmful to the hair and scalp because it can be excessively drying too, causing fungal and bacterial infection. Tea tree oil is very effective oil in keeping away bacteria and fungus from our scalp. It is an anti dandruff oil, non greasy oil.
If you want thick hair with good volume, then start massaging with Castor Oil. it is a very greasy and thick oil, which is difficult to settle in the pores, that is why it is suggested to use it with Coconut Oil, olive oil and almond oil. The mixture of these three oils is the best hair care product. If you have a dandruff problem, then you can simply slice a lemon and squeeze it in Mustard Oil and massage it on your scalp gently.
4. Which Chemicals are Permissible for Hair- We understand that we cannot completely do away with the market made hair care products like shampoos because of the changing environmental conditions. Therefore it is suggested to look for PANTHENOL, the chemical equivalent to Vitamin B in products. Also check for Citric Acid, which easily cleans the scalp and helps us have a healthy hair cuticle. It gives a natural shine to the hair. Shea Butter is good for having a natural shine on hair. So a conditioner having a blend of oils and shea butter can be used without worrying about side effects.