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Natural remedies for damaged hair

Tues, 29 Jul.

Healthy hair plays an important part in enhancing the individual personality and can help boost one’s confidence. Use of shampoos and conditioners made from strong chemical formula, excessive use of chemicals and frequent exposure to heat lead to damaged hair. Straightening, curling and back combing hair lead to the hair roots getting weak to the extent where the hair does not have the strength to nourish itself. Taking medications can help gain the healthy hair, however they have side effects which may lead to further problems. In order to avoid such problems, an individual need to opt for natural remedies to repair damaged hair.

1. Use of Avocado

Mixing mashed avocado with an egg and using the mixture as a mask for hair, restores the hair strength and fights the dryness of the scalp. Avocado is rich in nutrients and vitamins, which are essential for luscious hair, and thus combining it with egg gives it a smoother texture. Applying the mixture at least once a week on wet hair is bound to yield positive results.

2. Butter as a massaging agent

Dry, brittle hair is a result of excessive dryness of the scalp and the roots being deficient of the basic nutrients. If these nutrients are not replenished in time and the brittle hair are not moisturized, they tend to fall leading to excessive hair loss. Butter is one of ingredients often used in massaging agents. Thus, massaging brittle and dry hair with butter helps restoring the glossy look and the nutrients of the hair, thus allowing them to look better. Massage the dry hair with butter and after ten minutes using shampoo rinse it all the butter out.

3. Olive oil as a conditioner

Using conditioners after shampoo to have silkier and smooth hair is a common practice, which often leads to increased damage. Using olive oil as a conditioner prevents the hair from being exposed to excessive chemicals and helps in fighting the dryness of the scalp. The dryness of the scalp causes the roots to become weak, making the hair brittle. Using ½ cup of olive oil (at room temperature) before shampoo, allows the individual to have glossier and lush hair even without the use of a conditioner. Massage the hair with olive oil properly and leave it for 45 minutes after wrapping the olive oil covered hair in a plastic bag. Rinse the oil with shampoo and get glossier and healthier hair.

4. Adding egg into the shampoo

Use of shampoo is bound to damage hair to some extent. While excessive use of shampoo leaves your hair limp, dry and damaged, infrequent use of shampoo may cause excessive oil to be secreted. In order to fight the dilemma of determining the correct amount of shampoo, it is often suggested to tone down its adverse effects. Adding an egg to the shampoo and mixing them together, helps the chemicals to become less harmful.

Along with using the home remedies, infrequent exposure to heat, tying them lightly and oiling them frequently also helps in preventing and fighting damaged, brittle hair.

Why Avocado is the best resource for hair rejuvenation?

Tues, 28 Jun.

Avocados are already known for helping with muscle tissue rejuvenation, helping the skin, and treating different symptoms of certain ailments. An additional benefit of having an Avocado every day is that it can help with preventing or treating hair loss. Additionally, it can also help with dry scalp and dry hair, which are symptoms of bad hair health. We talk about how precisely Avocado is able to help with our hair follicles and different things related to it are also touched upon. We finally reflect upon the title itself and whether its statement is true or not.

How hair loss takes place?

Hair loss tends to come when there is a vitamin deficiency inside the hair follicles or outside environmental pressure cause them to lose their health. When we talk about external pressures, we are talking about extreme stress arising from sun, heat, and cold. It is also a fact that many styling products like gel, or styling machines like blow dryers help your hair gradually lose its health. These external pressures can also include the chemical downpour brought on by an assortment of shampoos and soaps that one may be using. Now with keeping this in mind, you are having an existential crisis of decisions made in the past. Instead of doing that, use Avocados to help you overcome the crisis. In the next section, we precisely see how an Avocado is able to do just that.

How an Avocado prevents or treats hair loss?

Avocados are enriched with abundant natural nutrients. This is true because it is considered a superfood by many in the science community. Take this one study as an example: A study published in a Journal called Nutrients which was published in the year 2017 says consumption of one Avocado per day is more than enough to raise lutein levels in the eye and the brain. High lutein levels in the brain and the eye are synonymous with better cognitive function and a lower rate of hair loss, which is also evident in the said study. Lutein is a carotenoid vitamin whose accumulation in areas near an eye, brain, and in the blood provides the body with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant help. Lutein is associated with Vitamin A. This is just one of many examples of benefits that this superfood can reap to the user.

Additional benefits include lots of vitamins (which can overcome vitamin deficiency) which strengthens the hair. And minerals like potassium that may provide better health to the hair also available in abundant amounts inside this superfood. There is a reason many are opting for using Avocado daily instead of creams or oils.

Final words

Avocados should be part of the diet no matter what, but it is important that one uses it, especially if there are any symptoms of hair loss persisting presently or in the near future.