Do you have dry and damaged hair? Let’s discover the healthy habits to always have them healthy and shiny and how to prepare a DIY wrap for damaged hair.
Hair is undoubtedly a very delicate and important part for us women, but too often we stress and damage it with the use of the wrong products, and above all real tools of torture for styling such as irons, straighteners and straightening brushes.
There are therefore different harmful habits that we adopt every day on our hair and many times it is also very difficult to remedy broken hair, full of split ends, dry and brittle. But let’s find out how to take care of our hair correctly and how to prepare a miracle pack at home, a unique treatment based on natural ingredients rich in beneficial properties such as butters.
Hair, especially if you choose to wear it long, should always be treated with specific care, delicacy and the right products. The important thing to be able to choose the beauty routine to dedicate to your hair is undoubtedly identifying what type of skin and hair you have.
You may have oily or dry hair, and your hair may be brittle, damaged or have many split ends. Choosing specific products for your hair type will help us take care of it in the right way.
The pre shampoo treatment
There are several pre-shampoo treatments that are on the market or as we will discover also to be prepared at home. These treatments are distinguished from a hair mask or conditioner for their much richer, emollient and full-bodied formulation. A pre shampoo treatment therefore acts in a targeted way on the hair fiber but needs to be washed off with shampoo and not with a simple rinse.
A real shock treatment for damaged hair that needs an extra pampering, maybe once or twice a month.
The shampoo should be a cleanser free of very aggressive surfactants and possibly silicones that create a real film on the hair that gives the effect of a smooth and silky hair but causes it to dry deeply.
Another sore point regarding the shampoo is its absolute use. The shampoo should always be diluted before use. In this way the hair will be gently and effectively cleansed.
The conditioning conditioner is a product that should not be used on all hair. There are those who do not feel the need, such as people with short hair or those who have straight and very fine hair. The conditioner should also be chosen from the organic products and should be silicone-free.
Once applied to wet hair, it will be kept on for a few minutes, while combing and detangling the hair and then rinsed. It is very important to detangle wet hair with extreme delicacy and using your fingers or a very wide-toothed comb. In fact, wet hair tends to be much more fragile.
The treatment mask
The treatment mask can replace the conditioner after shampoo even once a week and contemplates a longer exposure and a more effective rinse. This product should also be chosen silicone-free and can be prepared at home with simple and natural ingredients. Find out how to make a homemade hair mask.
Drying and styling
Hair should be air dried completely avoiding heat sources. This habit would help keep them healthy, strong and particularly bright. For the more adventurous, quickly dry the roots with a hair dryer and let the lengths air dry, it could really be the most effective solution to regain enchanting hair.
Also with regard to the fold, the ideal would be to avoid the use of electric straightening brushes, plates and irons. The desired effect for styling can also be achieved with natural drying techniques.
To get waves, you could make braids, to have a cascade of curls you could use curlers and to straighten the hair, use the old Swedish wheel grandmother method.
To prepare the pre shampoo pack you will need:
- 40 grams of coconut oil
- 5 grams of cocoa butter
- 5 grams of shea butter
- 50 grams of conditioner
- 10 grams of honey
- 3 grams of wheat protein (optional)