The correct condition of the hair depends on innate predisposition, good care and the influence of external factors. We cannot influence all aspects, but we can undoubtedly restore damaged hair structures at home and in an ecological way to get them back to full strength. Simple, fast and in harmony with nature? Naturally! Learn about the methods of caring for your hair that will surprise you with amazing effect.
Dry, brittle and dull hair. Why are we dealing with this?
Wiola Lis, a specialist at the ecological center Arkana Smaku, reveals: “Air pollution has a significant impact on the condition of the hair. Dust, heavy metals, smoke and exhaust fumes contained in it not only weaken and dry the hair, but also penetrate it, causing it to gradually delaminate. Hence the split ends problem. Unfortunately, UV radiation is another harmful factor, which is difficult to avoid, especially in summer. The following also has a bad influence on the condition of the haircut:
- improper diet low in vitamins,
- insufficient water supply,
- dry air,
- air conditioning,
- frequent straightening and the use of a dryer,
- use of unsuitable shampoos and conditioners with an unnatural composition.
Well, we already know what finishes the image and health of our hair. Now let’s see how we can act effectively to regenerate them.
With which natural products and plants can you make a homemade hair mask? The range of ingredients that can be used as a base for a hair mask is very wide. Flowers, herbs, fruits – there is a lot to choose from.
The expert notes: “However, the basis for selecting the right ingredients is to carefully control their source. They must come from ecological and sustainable crops. Otherwise, they may contain pesticides and harmful substances, which we want to avoid!”
For dry, brittle, split and dull hair, the mask is perfect for:
- olive oil,
- egg yolks,
- lemon juice,
- yogurt (but only the natural ones).
You can change almost endlessly, but the basis for making your own mask is not only the selection of ingredients, but also getting the right consistency that allows it to be evenly distributed over the entire length of the hair.
So, for example, if you want to make a banana mask, first blend the fruit and then make it slightly liquid by adding a little oil, juice or yogurt.
Ingredients for the mask designed for oily hair:
- apple cider vinegar,
- Soft drink,
- chicken protein.
Many of these ingredients were already used by our grandmothers at a time when handy items were considered the most effective in caring for oily hair. It is worth remembering that home masks should be rinsed thoroughly after leaving on clean and slightly damp hair for 15 minutes.
Why is it worth using home masks and hair conditioners?
First of all – ready-made masks and conditioners bought in a drugstore or store have a long shelf life and therefore contain preservatives (unnatural and unnecessary elements) that can have a questionable effect on the health of the hair. Second, even the ingredients of natural origin, contained in the finished mask, have lost their original rich nutrient supply through manufacturing, extraction and the right consistency.
Third, and most important for many people: ready-made masks are not enough that they are more expensive than the ones we can make ourselves, they also come in non-environmental and difficult to recycle packaging.
To make a mask of your own design with an individual and targeted composition, you usually need only a bowl and a spoon, which will not become a waste later. It is also important that we know exactly what is in it when making your own care product. Depending on your own needs, you can exclude ingredients that make us sensitive or whose smell does not quite suit us.
Of course, we don’t always have the opportunity to prepare a mask or conditioner ourselves, and our hair is crying out for help. Wiola Lis reassures: “The natural cosmetics market is now experiencing a real boom and perfectly meets the needs of today’s
customer. Among the certified products, everyone will find something for themselves – something that is safe and effective and at the same time harmless to the environment ”. Ready-to-use natural cosmetics are therefore the best solution for traveling or for an unexpected meeting! But when it’s possible – let’s mix something ourselves and our hair will surely pay us back.