Those with curly hair know quite well that they need lot of care and attention for maintaining their health and beauty. Somehow, more attention does not equal to expensive treatments since there are many natural products available in your kitchen which can help you restore and maintain beauty of your curly hair. Here are five valuable tips for maintaining your crowning glory.
Tips For Natural Curly Hair Care
1. Oil Your Hair Every Week
Oiling helps condition the hair from tip to roots and makes them manageable and soft. Olive oil, almond oil, jojoba oil, sesame oil all are good options for managing curly hair naturally. You can also try a mixture of all these oils. Mix olive oil, castor oil, almond oil and coconut oil in equal proportions and store them in a glass bottle. Leave the oil for at least 60 minutes before washing off with mild shampoo. Using warm oil for massage helps in better penetration of oil into the hair shaft.
2. Apply A Curd Mask Twice A Week
Curd is an instant soother for curly hair. Mix a cup of curd with a tablespoon of honey and one egg yolk. Apply this mix on damp hair from root to tips. Wait for 20 minutes and then wash off with shampoo and apply regular conditioner. Applying the curd mix on oiled hair also gives good results.
3. Use Homemade Gel For Managing Hair
Instead of using readymade hair serums, you can make one at home also. Take half a cup of flaxseed and mix it with a glass of water. Pour the water in a thick bottomed pan and stir it on medium flame. Keep stirring frequently to avoid sticking of flaxseed on the bottom of the pan. Soon, a frothy liquid will appear on the surface of the pan and the water will turn into a thick jelly. Turn off the gas and strain the water. Strain and store in a bottle. You can use this gel like any other hair serum. The gel can be stored in fridge for up to two weeks.
4. Deep Condition Fortnightly
Deep conditioning hair fortnightly help restore the ph balance and makes hair soft and manageable. You can deep condition your hair with readily available mayonnaise. It is easy to do and far cheaper than the bottles of deep conditioners available in market. Just take some mayonnaise and massage into your scalp and hair. Wear a shower cap and let it stay on your hair for 30 minutes. Wrap a hot towel around the shower cap after half an hour. Repeat the process after five minutes. Hot towel wrap will help the fats and oils of mayo enter deep into your hair and scalp. It will make hair shiny and manageable. Wash off with regular shampoo and conditioner.
5. Don’t Forget To Remove Product Build Up From Your Hair
The various types of hair products we use on daily basis tend to get accumulated in our hair. This product build up gradually makes a layer on our hair, making it difficult for the products to penetrate and produce results therefore it is important to remove product build up. This is not a tough task. You can simply do so by adding a teaspoon of baking soda in your shampoo. Apply the shampoo on your hair and wait for 5 minutes. Wash off with plain water. These simple and natural hair care tips can make your curly hair beautiful.