A healthy and voluminous hair is considered to be a barometer for beauty and health. Many celebrities are seen with such hair. However, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they are endowed with such hair naturally. Those who aren’t blessed with beautiful hair use extensions, different styles of brushing the hair, hair sprays and many more tricks.
The texture and thickness of our hair is dictated by our genes. Genes also dictate when our hair might start thinning and greying. Our health also clearly causes effect on our hair. Problems like hypothyroidism, diabetes etc can result in loss of hair and make it dry and brittle.
So, is all lost if our genes are not helping us? Do we need to resort to the expensive tricks used by celebrities? Not at all! A bit of love and care is what is going to change that perception. While everyone is not going to end up with hair like Rapunzel, but these natural hacks can get you close.
#1 Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera gel is like the God of skin and hair care. The medicinal properties are so vast that it can practically be used for any beauty treatment. When applied, it soothes the scalp, provides and locks in the moisture. All these help in promoting hair growth. The roots get the additional strength, and this arrests the hair fall too. It is essential that you apply the gel directly to the scalp and leave it at least for a good 45 mins to an hour. Wash it off with a gentle hair wash. Since this is a time consuming activity, once a week is recommended. Over a period of time you should start seeing the benefits.
#2 Essential Oil Massage
Nothing can be more relaxing than a good head massage. When you top it up with some warm oil and a few drops of essential oils, it is like the icing on the cake. For the carrier oil, there are number of options – sesame oil, olive oil, or coconut oil. The combination revitalizes and moisturizes the hair and scalp. A deep massage works up the blood circulation and revives the roots. The process is simple, take drops of this oil mixture and rub on your scalp. Repeat till your entire scalp is covered and keep massaging till you are fully refreshed and relaxed.
Mesmara brings to you a wide range of essential oils and carrier oils to choose from.
#3 Use Natural Hair Packs
Nature has bestowed us with a number of medicinal plants which help to keep our hair healthy. Brahmi, Amla, Shikakai, Bhringraj, Hibiscus and Reetha are few of such herbs. Mesmara’s herbal powders are 100% natural and chemical free. You can make various hair packs with these powders. Regular application of these hair packs will make your hair naturally healthy and voluminous. To learn more about these hair packs, click on the below links.
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#4 Regularly Change Your Hair Parting
The easiest of all the hacks is to keep changing the way you part your hair regularly. Might seem a pain initially, but you will notice your hair does not sag at the usual places. Instead, they are puffy and appear voluminous. From going middle parting to either side parting, think out of the box and make your own style. You can go for a zig-zag, a low side parting, or even without one at all. Undoubtedly, this simple trick adds more volume to your roots than you can image.
#5 Decision point – To Wash Or Not To Wash
Many of us neglect a proper wash and more importantly a timely wash. Healthy hair is clean and untangled. Most of bad hair days are caused when we have unwashed, sticky or unmanageable frizz. So, make sure you are cleaning up well and regularly. Also, giving it enough time to dry naturally is important. You will be amazed by how much your hair is now manageable, easy to style and is bouncier. A clean and bouncy hair will automatically show more volume.
Apart from these hacks, a healthy and balanced diet lets you sport long lustrous hair and a glowing skin every day. Though it is not a hack but a preferred lifestyle to follow, it adds volume to your hair naturally. Your diet must include the right amount of vitamins B, C, and minerals such as zinc, iron and copper for best results. To keep your body and hair well hydrated, drink at least 8 glasses of water every day. If you are still losing more than 100 strands of hair daily, it might be time for a complete body checkup.