Hair care

Hair care is one of the trickiest things. Finding a hair care routine that works for you is difficult, because we have a lot of products to choose from, yet I feel that some products don’t do what they claim.

In a previous post I mentioned that I don’t use hair products with silicones. While I think is a good choice, depending on your hair type you’ll love to avoid silicones or the opposite. If your hair is damaged, consider doing an intensive repair treatment before starting using silicon free products.

I’m trying to find natural products that suit my hair needs. These are the ones that I’m using:

  • Apple cider vinegar. This is a natural ingredient that has a lot of benefits for health, people use this vinegar for multiple purposes. I use it only for my hair and once a week. I wash my hair, applying my shampoo and conditioner and finally I spray this vinegar (mixed with water, you can add one spoon of vinegar to a glass of water), I let it onto my hair for some minutes and then I rinse my hair. I prefer to use this amount of vinegar to avoid the smell in my hair, nevertheless when the hair has dried it won’t smell. After using this vinegar the hair is softer and without frizz. Using an organic vinegar is better.
  • Castor oil. This oil is regularly used for hair growth, specially eyelashes and eyebrows, but it can be use in hair too. Sometimes we’re not aware of the amount of hair that we lose, I think this is in part because of the use of chemicals in shampoos. Once a week I massage my scalp with castor oil an hour before washing it. This helps hair growth and moisturises the scalp.
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Apple cider vinegar and castor oil

Apart from using these products, avoid regular use of hair tools, such as curling irons and hair straighteners, to help improve your hair health. Also braiding your hair before sleeping will prevent your hair getting tangled, and therefore hair loss.

How do you take care of your hair?

Thanks for reading!

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