Summers and sun have set in and it’s time to gear up to protect our hair from the scorching heat, sweat and UV rays. Prevent your hair from splitting and becoming dry, damaged and dull this summer with these simple natural hair masks and tips.
We also need to know that hair is made of protein, so keeping a healthy diet and practicing good hygiene are essential parts of maintaining luscious locks.
Nature Provides the Best Shampoo
Have you heard about the trending hashtag “No Poo”? This means instead of allowing chemicals in shampoo to strip your hair, strip away the chemicals instead. Our world is full of toxins. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has a database rating the toxicity of over 71,000 personal care products.
Lets checkout the “No Poo Method” for shampoo free healthy hair. All you need are three ingredients.
Sapindus Mukorossi (Reetha) – Found from temperate to tropical regions
Shikakai (Acacia concinna) is a climbing shrub native to central and south India
Amla (Indian gooseberry) :
All the three are valuable hair tonics and form a regular part of hair care ritual. They are available in whole pods or powder form in the market easily.
How to Make?
All you need to do is mix 10 grams shikakai pods, 10 grams amla pieces, 5 gram reetha berry or 2 tsps of shikakai powder, 2 tsps of amla powder and 1 tsp of reetha powder in a container, mix them with water in a quantity required for shampoo usually 1 -2 cups for medium length hair. Keep this overnight and use this instead of shampoo. Also if you have stubborn hair, then this can be used as a conditioner after shampoo.
Natural Deep Conditioning Hair Mask
Sun and summers make the hair is dry, brittle and moisture-deprived, the banana hair mask will add plenty of moisture and shine into your dull, lifeless tresses. So the over-ripe bananas sitting on the kitchen counter can make your hair incredibly moisturizing, super soft and smooth. This is an absolute frizz controller for the hair kind. Do you want to give it a try?
Making banana mask is more like making a banana shake, you blend it to a smooth paste. And instead of drinking it you apply it on your hair.
Blend one or two ripe bananas, depending on the hair length, add 1 tsp honey and 2 tsp of olive oil. You can also add milk or coconut oil as your choice. Massage it through your hair like a pro (starting at roots and working your way to the ends). Keep it for an hour and rinse off with a very light natural shampoo. Let your hair dry and enjoy your beautiful hair.
Natural Hair Spa Cream (DIY)
Let’s say you pamper yourself with an overrated treatment that not only drills a big hole in the pocket but also takes your time and effort, that can be replaced with treating yourself at home being comfortable and the money can be instead invested in foods and health habits that give the spa-look for a longer way.
Checkout this “hair rebirth therapy,” where your hair will be nourished and conditioned with ingredients that help reverse damage and boost hair health.
All you need is to give a nice good toss to the following in bowl , depending on hair length, 2tsp of almond oil, 2tsp of aloe vera gel(awesome if you get them from the actual aloe leaf), 2-3 tsp of honey, 2tsp of glycerin, 1 Vitamin E capsule. You can also add a few drops of hair serum and any natural conditioner, but that is absolutely optional.
Massage it through your hair, dip a towel in warm water and wrap it around to enjoy the nice steamy effect. After 30 mins, wash your hair and enjoy the after effects.
No matter what your hair type, these simple hair solutions give happier and more manageable tresses and banish bad hair days forever this summer. Dont forget to share this with your besties.