Long, silky tresses are not only for the stars. Maintaining a healthy mane can be done at home no matter the length of your hair.
1. Scalp Treatments
We often focus too much on the ends of our hair, but it’s time to invest in scalp treatments. Think of it this way: the hair growing from your roots will eventually become the ends of your tresses so take care of it from the start and you won’t have to play catch up with damaged ends.
Start with invigorating scalp treatments.
What you’ll need:
- 1/3 c Honey
- 1 tsp Tea Tree Oil
- 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and apply treatment to freshly shampooed hair. Leave the treatment on for 15 minutes. This mask is great for those who suffer from product build-up and dandruff because the tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic and the honey is a great nourishing element. Wash out the mask and condition as usual.
If you’re a heat-junkie it’s time to put down the curling iron. Your addiction is threatening the life of your locks. Even if you aren’t rocking your natural hair texture, use any of these methods to save your hair from heat damage. Try to limit heat tool usage to 2-3 times a month and use thermal heat protection spray every time.
Sounds crazy, right? But ditch the regular box color and start using oils instead. Garnier makes a great at home hair dye that is free of ammonia, the culprit that robs hair of its luster. Restore your hair’s shine and get a hot new color at the same time with oils.
You’ve heard it 100 times but it’s worth repeating, drink water! H2O replenishes your skin, hair and nails. It’s the most important beauty treatment and it comes directly from your sink.
I can’t sing the praises of coconut oil enough. It is one of the only oils that the hair can fully absorb. Seal your twist outs with coconut oil, or warm it up for a deep conditioning treatment. You’ll find your hair will be stronger, shinier, thicker and longer after using coconut oil. Find it at your local health foods store and be sure to pick up “virgin” or “unprocessed” oil.