Monday, October 4, 2010

How to keep your hair moisturized?

This is probably one of the most pertinent questions as the cold season approaches and winter often dries out the hair.

How to keep your hair moisturized?

Here are some pieces of advice to follow in order to keep your hair moisturized even through the driest winter.

Start from the inside:

Your diet is probably one of the most important steps to follow, and yet so many disregard it and neglect it.
Yes, I know it is much easier to slather some highly-advertised super expensive moisturizing creme on top of your tresses and hope for the best. But that alone will not work.

Water will keep you and your tresses hydrated. The amount of water you should drink per day is a little less than half your body weight in ounces. If you exercise, you should add 16 oz to the total for very 45 minutes of strenuous activity. For every ounce of caffeinated beverage that you drink, you need to drink additional 2 oz of water.

Fruits and Veggies that are high in water content should be included in your daily diet. Keep red-orange fruits and veggies, leafy greens, citrus and berries at your home and at work.

Vitamins and Minerals are also absorbed through a proper diet. Vitamin A, C, E, zinc, selenium , as well as omega-3 fatty acids are very important. You can find those in fish, nuts (macadamia, walnuts and almonds), and oils.

Now that we've got the inside covered, lets go over the outside treatments recommended.

Choose your shampoo. Most shampoos contain harsh, drying sulfates that are extremely damaging for curly hair. Instead use shampoo with mild cleaners or simply use your conditioner which will equally well clean your hair but will keep it moisturized.

Deep condition with precaution. Deep conditioning treatments are good for your hair as long as you avoid these ingredients: mineral oil & petroleum which coats the hair and prevents moisture from getting in.

Use oils. Coconut and olive oils are especially beneficial when moisturizing hair. Jojoba oil is also recommended for locking in moisture on the scalp.

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1 comment:

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It is a natural product and works really well for us.