Your hair is your crowning glory! If you’re battling with some hair issues, you’ll be pleased to know that you can solve many of them naturally. Here is how to get more gorgeous locks.
- Eat Right
First things first: don’t underestimate the power of a nutritious, balanced diet on your hair health. Your hair needs protein (since it’s made of this nutrient itself) to be strong and beautiful. You can find great protein sources in grains, beans, lentils, nuts, seeds and vegetables. It can also help you to top up on your omega-3s, which can be found in walnuts, tofu and flaxseed oil.
- Treat Your Tresses
You can make your own hair goodies with natural ingredients, for smoother and more controllable hair. Here is a delicious papaya mask you can try. Since this fruit is packed with enzymes and vitamins, it can make your hair shinier and softer. Peel a papaya and remove its seeds, then place it into a blender with half a cup of dairy-free milk (you can try soy milk that has protein in it or creamy coconut milk). Once you've blended it, apply it to wet hair and wrap it in a towel for about half an hour. Rinse off and wash your hair.
- Ditch the Heat!
If you are tired of using a hair straightener or your hair is breaking, try a natural way to straighten your locks. Add a cup of water to two tablespoons of brown sugar and mix it well before pouring it into a clean spray bottle. Spritz it over your hair when it’s damp and allow it to dry. Giving your hair a bit of a break from heat can be highly beneficial to maintaining its beauty and health.
- Nutritious Hair Products
Get yourself some natural vegan hair products that will work to keep your hair natural and gorgeous. A great shampoo to try is Miss Treated Shampoo by Kiss My Face. This product works to whip dry, damaged hair into healthy locks as it’s packed with antioxidants, vitamins and fortifying oils.
- Brush it
A good hairbrush should never be ignored because it is a vital part of your hair care regime. Natural hairbrush bristles are usually made from boar hair which is not your cup of tea when you’re vegan, so rather choose a more natural option. Aveda Ceramic Round Brush is a must try. It has 100 per cent post-consumer recycled content for its bristles, so it’s really kind to the environment. It's also nice to you, giving you a stress-free experience with its ergonomic handle. The brush barrel is coated in ceramic so that it heats up fast and spreads heat evenly so that you don’t have to spend too long achieving the perfect blow-dry.
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