Establish A Hair Care Routine Using Organic Products
Making a daily routine for hair can be a hassle and we often forget the importance of a healthy scalp and hair. To get the most from your hair and to ease the pain of styling or detangling you need to plan a routine to help your hair look it's best. A routine can be as simple as washing, conditioning and using some sort of mask weekly. Some people cannot handle a simple routine because they have special needs for their hair because their hair is chemically treated, curly or kinky or fine and limp. Organic products, in general, should make hair more manageable and healthier. Chemicals in shampoos strip hair's natural sebum or oil and corrode the hair follicles over time. By reading this post, you will know about certain chemicals in hair products that you should avoid and help for making a daily healthy hair routine. Happy hair days! -xoxo Lexie Hair
Chemicals You Should Always Avoid...Sulphates -(anti-greasers, strip hair and cause cataracts in adults)
Phosphates- (swell hair and strip nutrients)
Parabens -(preservatives used in shampoo, are also found in breast cancer tissue)
Silicones -(these so called "shine enhancers" make a barrier on your hair and dry it out)
Mineral Oil- (manufactured from petroleum so it isn't natural, may be phototoxic)
Propylene Glycol ( or better know as Anti-Freeze)
Know that you are aware of the chemicals in shampoos you can try to find organic products that substitute chemicals with natural ingredients and preservatives. Do your hair a favor and keep it healthy by using less chemicals as possible!
My Favorite Brands Of Shampoos, Conditioners & Styling Products:
Live Clean - http://live-clean.com/
Burt's Bees- http://www.burtsbees.ca/
Alba Botanica- http://www.albabotanica.com/?id=60&pid=522
Organix- http://www.organixhair.com/Now you know a few good quality organic hair care brands! I tested them all and they are fairly priced and highly respectable. All can be found in drugstores.
Determine Your Hair Type :Curly Hair- Is usually dry and rough, the main problems with curly hair is frizz and tangles. When curly hair is wet it is usually easier to manage than when it is dry. Products for curly hair should be moisturizing and nourishing. Limit heat use and use oil treatments weekly to get soft curls. A detangling pick or comb is your best friend, try not to abuse your hair. Use a mask weekly for well moisturized curls. Avoid straightening hair daily and refrain from using perms.
Straight Hair - Usually lacks body and volume. Women with fine, straight hair should use light products that deliver volume without adding heaviness. Women with thicker, straight hair should use repairing or moisturizing products and a mask weekly. Straight hair should not be abused with heat as it breaks easily and damage is more visible on straighter hair. Get trims frequently.
Act On It: What Your Hair NeedsCurly Hair- Moisturizing shampoo & conditioner, weekly mask, leave-in cream, home remedies for moisture (avocado and olive oil is a simple way to moisturize hair).
Straight Hair- Volumizing shampoo or repairing shampoo with compatible conditioners, mask, leave-in treatment, hot oil treatments weekly.
Wavy Hair- Wave enhancing shampoo and conditioner, deep moisture mask weekly, hot oil treatment weekly, texturizing sea salt spray.
*All products that you will need can be obtained from any drugstore, just make sure you read the ingredients to see if the products have beneficial and organic ingredients like lavender oil or shea butter. Healthy ingredients = healthy scalp!*
Tips For A Successful Routine- Every day or every other day, brush hair gently with a nice flexible brush, a detangling comb (after washing hair), and a boar bristle brush when oiling hair to spread the oil evenly down your hair.
- Use heat sparingly and do not fry hair each day with heat appliances.
- Eat a healthy diet + drink plenty of water and it will show on your hair.
- Once you know your hair type, don't be afraid to experiment with different lotions and potions. With organic products you can almost never go wrong.
- If your second-day hair is greasy, make a rosemary and water spritz to revive roots and battle oiliness. Combine 1 cup of water with 5-8 drops of rosemary oil or rosemary herb. Spritz on roots and lengths, comb out.
- Use home remedies to battle dryness. See my other posts for some ideas, I will put new recipes up each day.
- Protect hair with low braids and buns for when it is hot out, always spray hair with a sunscreen or hide it with a hat when it is exposed to the sun. If it is cold out, wear a hat and make sure the ends of your hair aren't poking out and being harmed by the cold winter wind.
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