To put it in a way Khalil Gibran once famously did –
“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.”
I’m sure this puts everyone, as even myself, in a fix. We all love our hair and looking at gorgeous hair because it makes us feel beautiful on the inside. But the predicament remains: How do we get there? The process is too tedious, isn’t it?
Well, not anymore! I’ve compiled together a simple list of to-do’s to achieve the kind of hair you only dream about! These to-dos however fit right into your life and are extremely easy to follow.
• It all comes down to the right shampoo
Rule no #1 is to avoid all kinds of cheap and unreliable shampoos and only opt for shampoos that guarantee damage control, because that’s when they really work wonders on your hair. Dandruff shampoos make a bigger difference as they cleanse your scalp, even if you don’t have any dandruff. So you know what to do. An bonus would be a shampoo that doubles up as a conditioner and hence does all the work that you don’t have to worry for later!
Speaking of conditioners, not only are they essential for heat protection, but they make your hair super shiny and take care of it as they are a better source of coating hair. Great conditioners are the secret to voluminous and lustrous locks. Shh. Don’t tell anyone.
One of the most basic yet most underrated liquids that keeps our hair alive from the within: Oil! They make everything better- improve hair growth, result in shinier hair, reduce dandruff and get rid of the unwanted dry skin as also other unnecessary particles. Ayurveda, as most of us are aware is the idea of a balance in bodily systems which uses diet and herbal treatment. Luckily for us, there are hair oils in Patanjali, ranging from Coconut, Amla, and Almonds, that can also be used for dandruff to make the process easier!
• It’s time for that foodie in you to come alive!
Almost everything you consume has everything to do with how your hair looks and feels. It’s true. Maintaining a proper diet will go a long way for growth and volume. This is how:
Meats and fish are unmatchable when it comes to a healthy hair growth. What’s essential is that they contain the required fats which help to sustain the hormones and keeping you healthy.
Spinach, Citrus, and Brocolli are some of the examples of Vitamin C that are commonly used to promote the extensive growth of hair. Regular use of these will ensure you flourishing hair.
Simply put, heat or hot water can reduce the volume of your hair. If cold is too cold for you, go for lukewarm water that doesn’t tear up your strands, even if you end up with a cold later! As for conditioning after the nourishing shampoo, it works best with cold water to leave you feeling like a princess and utterly satisfied with your hair.
• Even your hair needs special treatment
Every once in a while, don’t forget to treat your hair to a little something extravagant. Deep conditioning treatments like all organic and exquisite oils, conditioners, natural treatments and hair masks are all a day’s work for you that are everlasting with your hair. It’s these little things that will relieve you and work their magic in a mystical way!
• Cleanliness is Godliness
Probably the easiest and probably the most difficult for all of humanity. Keep your hair clean! From using quality products that are suitable along with your hair, chopping off those split ends when you see them coming, washing your hair regularly according to the climate of the area you live in to tying it up and handling it with care, these are the most known yet unknown cheats to achieving better hair over the years. Practice makes a man perfect, doesn’t it?
• It’s that time of the day.. hormones!
The next time you don’t sleep well or are stressed out because of something’s been bothering you: think again. It might be the reason you’re losing hair. Literally. Not everyone knows that our hormones also play a vital role in hair growth, which can ultimately be poor, if the hormones stay unbalanced. So, work towards your health and have a balanced lifestyle that is easy for you to maintain and beneficial for your locks.
• This might hurt: Avoid heat styling.
The first tip to heat styling goes: don’t do it. It’s a common phenomenon that it affects and damages hair to a certain extent and no matter what your hairdresser may tell you, it’s always a good option to avoid it so you don’t have any permanent damage to your hair. If you absolutely must, use heat rollers and ones that have the heat protectant spray to protect your lovely tresses.
Ugh, the very thought of this is excruciatingly painful. It’s difficult to chop off hair when you literally live with, and have grown (with) it all by yourself, however, this only brings you a step closer to fuller and shinier hair. Trimming a little of those unwanted split ends help hair prevent breakage and hence maintain a healthy balance without all those split ends living with you throughout the years.
It’s going to take some work, yes. But it’s going to be worth it, because we’re all worth it!