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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

healthy living ~ natural hair treatments

I have discussed the matter of thinning hair or loss several times in the Healthy Living section, and I have said many times that “I would rather lose my teeth, than my hair.” And it is true. Hair loss is a common problem nowadays. As hair is regarded as an asset that enhances one’s physical appearance, balding or thinning hair is a problem that many want to correct as soon as possible. Some of the common factors contributing to thinning hair are excessive physical or emotional stress, hormonal imbalances, nutritional deficiencies, pollution, allergies, use of wrong hair care products, poor hair care routine, and heredity. If you have thinning hair, as I do, there is no need to spend money on expensive treatments and products. There are many natural remedies to help you get thicker and voluminous hair.

Here are the top 4 ways that I am going to try and get my hair thicker naturally. I am going to try one at a time, for a substantial length of time, to make sure it is the right treatment or not, before seeing what the next has to offer.  If you try any of these I would love to know your results, email or just leave a comment on this page, anonymously is okay is you prefer.


1. Eggs
Regular protein treatment is essential to enjoy stronger and thicker hair. For a protein hair treatment, the best ingredient is eggs.

Take one or two eggs, depending on the length of your hair, and beat it properly. Apply the egg on wet hair and allow it to sit for about 30 minutes. Wash your hair with lukewarm water and shampoo. You can use this protein treatment once or twice a week.

Another option is to mix together one egg yolk, one tablespoon of a hair oil of your choice and two tablespoons of water. Use this mixture to massage your scalp thoroughly. Follow this remedy once a week to enjoy thicker hair.


2. Avocado
Avocado can also be used to get thicker hair as it moisturizes and adds body to your hair. Plus, the vitamin E in this fruit contributes to the overall health of the hair shaft.

Make a mixture of one mashed avocado, one mashed banana and one tablespoon of olive oil. Massage it on your scalp and leave the mixture on your hair for about 30 minutes so that the nutrients are absorbed by the scalp. Finally, rinse it out and shampoo your hair.

Or, you can also make a hydrating hair mask by mixing two tablespoons of wheatgerm oil with half of a ripe mashed avocado. Apply this hair mask on freshly shampooed hair and allow it to sit for at least 20 minutes. Rinse your hair thoroughly and then shampoo your hair. Use either of these avocado hair masks once a week.

3. Olive Oil
Olive oil will also add body to your hair. Plus, it will help soften and strengthen your tresses. A friend suggested to wet your hair before applyin, this will make it easier to washing the oil out later.

Massage your hair and scalp with warm olive oil and leave it on for at least 30 to 45 minutes. Rinse it out thoroughly and wash your hair using a mild shampoo. You can also leave the oil on your hair overnight and then shampoo your hair the next morning.

Another option is to mix olive oil with some honey and apply the mixture on your hair. Leave it on for at least 30 minutes and then wash your hair. Use either or these remedies once or twice a week.

4. Castor Oil ~ when researching for this I found many references to Castor Oil and hair health- The information available, and other's comments on this product, has made me want to do an entire post on Castor Oil and Hair Health- see it next week's post. In the meantime, this will get you started.

Massaging your scalp regularly with cold-pressed castor oil is one of the easiest ways to get thicker hair naturally. Due to its high viscosity, it coats the hair thoroughly and protects against hair fall. Plus, being high in vitamin E and fatty acids, it promote hair growth.

Heat a mixture of equal parts of castor oil and coconut oil. Simply using castor oil will also work but it tends to be too thick.
Apply it on your head and scalp and massage in circular motions.
Comb your hair to distribute the oil throughout your hair and remove tangles.
Cover your hair with a towel moistened with warm water.
Leave it on for at least one hour and then shampoo your hair as usual.
Follow this remedy once a week to enjoy lustrous and thick hair.

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