9 natural hair care remedies for long and shiny hair

Hair thickness, length and shine have a lot to do with how one treats their hair, but they’re also a reflection of scalp health, which is often sidelined. In this article, we take you through some of the most effective natural hair care tips that you can easily follow at home!

How can I care for my hair at home?

Omega 3 fatty acids are essential to keep your scalp and hair follicles from drying out and reducing inflammation, a major cause of hair shedding, and promoting hair growth. 

Pre-shampoo practices like oiling and massaging improve blood circulation on the scalp, relax your muscles, boost shine, and nourish the hair. Hair oils are effective for hair growth and act as natural conditioners as they are packed with essential vitamins that are necessary for your scalp health. 

Avocado and hempseed are wonderful sources of omega 3 fatty acids, both of which are present in the Arata Nourishing Hempocado Oil, so massaging with it gives you the best of both worlds!

How can I keep my hair healthy naturally?

You can’t control all the environmental factors that damage your hair, but what you can control is the kind of hair care products you use. Sulfates and parabens in shampoos cause skin irritation over time and increase the risk of hormonal disruptions.

Go for toxin-free, natural hair cleansers like the Arata Cleansing Shampoo, suitable for all hair types.

How do you keep your hair healthy?

Washing your hair regularly with a natural hair cleanser ensures that your hair is free of dirt and excess oil. If you have extremely dry hair, limit your washing to twice a week. If you have an oily scalp, washing your hair on alternate days can help.

Let your hair dry before you comb. Brushing wet hair will result in hair fall since the hair roots are soft when wet and can easily lose their grip.

Condition Your Hair Regularly

It is important that you condition your hair using a mild hair conditioner, such as the Arata Nourishing Conditioner. Applying a good amount of this will keep your hair free from knots that will prevent hair breakage. It also helps manage frizzy hair while adding shine and volume to it.

It should be applied only to the tips of the hair and not on your scalp. Also, make sure to rinse it off thoroughly post-application.

Deep Conditioning

Wash your hair with shampoo, squeeze out the extra water, and dry it. Then take generous amounts of a mild hair conditioner and apply it right to the root of your hair. Now, pull them up and clip them together. Leave the conditioner in for anywhere between 10 minutes to an hour. Pull them down, rinse thoroughly and enjoy silky smooth hair. 

Dry Your Hair Naturally

Excessive heat styling can damage your hair scalp. Air drying is the best way to go. 

Harsh rubbing with a towel can damage the cuticle of your hair. Use a hair wrap or old t-shirt to dry wet hair without causing damage. Towels can be rough on your hair cuticles and damage your hair over time. 

Trim Your Hair Regularly

Trim your hair every 6-8 weeks to get rid of split ends. Split ends form when hair is damaged due to heat styling, pollution, smoking, stress, etc. Trimming does not make the hair grow faster since hair growth happens at the scalp level, but it ensures healthy hair.

How can I make my damaged hair shiny- Hair Care Don’ts

  1. Hot Showers- Avoid hot showers as they strip off the natural oils from your scalp leaving it dry and flaky. 
  2. Stress- Stress can cause hair fall and unhealthy hair.
  3. Chemicals- Chemicals from dying, perming, and other hair treatments affect your hair follicles, disrupt hair growth, and can also lead to hair fall. Use natural hair care products for styling from the Arata haircare range.

Follow a healthy diet

Hair is made up of a protein called keratin, and our hair tends to be stripped off it, with everyday styling, pollution, and stress. It is essential to increase the protein levels in your diet by consuming a diet rich in dairy.

The body also needs zinc and iron to ensure healthy hair growth and strength, so remember to eat your greens! Eat vitamins as well – fresh fruits and vegetables. Don’t forget to add fluids, particularly water and coconut water to your diet to keep the body hydrated. 

How long does it take to fully regrow hair?

It's normal to lose 100 to 150 strands of hair a day. On average, hair grows around half an inch per month, which results in roughly six inches a year. There are various factors that impact an individual’s hair growth, including genetics and ethnicity. Age also affects hair growth, as the anagen phase shortens and the time hair actually spends growing is lessened.

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