When we think of healthy hair, we imagine locks that are soft, shiny, and luxurious treatments to moisturise hair. As many opt fewer washes or “no-poo” routines, the focus has moved from stripping away our hair’s oils and letting nature do its thing. However, while our scalp and hair can care for themselves, they may need an extra hand with moisturising, especially on cold winter days. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to moisturise hair that suit almost any lifestyle or natural beauty preference. Read on to discover five methods to moisturise your hair and keep it naturally gorgeous.
Give Pre-Shampoo Treatments a Chance
A pre-shampoo treatment is a simple way to make up for losing all the natural oil from your hair when you wash. These treats can come in either oil or cream form and are prized by hair experts for their ability to make hair noticeably more healthy. Go-to pre-shampoo oils include argan oil, castor oil, and coconut oil, which are known for their superpowers when it comes to soothing, strengthening, and protecting hair. When using these treatments, simply apply them to your hair and scalp 30 minutes before washing to give them time to absorb properly and do their work.
Evaluate and Reschedule Your Washes
We’re all unique, and that’s why there can’t possibly be any perfect schedule for washing hair. However, it’s vital to check your hair and scalp health to determine if your current wash schedule is effective. The biggest clue that your wash schedule isn’t working is dry hair or a scalp that feels tight and itchy with small flakes. Should you find your scalp experiencing these symptoms, you’ll want to adjust your schedule gradually. First, begin by skipping one wash for a few weeks straight and evaluating your hair before deciding whether you should skip another or not. It will take time to find the washing rhythm for you, but pay attention to your hair and scalp to see if you’re headed in the right direction.
Lock in Moisture With Natural Oils
At WapoBeauty, we are lovers of natural oils, so we are the first to recommend using oils on your hair to take advantage of all their beneficial properties. Nonetheless, the science behind oils being good for hair is that they are occlusive, meaning that they create a barrier. Think oils like jojoba or olive and even waxes like carnauba, candelilla or beeswax. After washing your hair, applying oil or wax helps seal moisture, as well as nutrients from your shampoo or conditioner inside. Not to mention, they can help protect your hair from outside elements like heat, pollution, or other products.
Apply Hair Masks Regularly
Give your scalp and hair a little extra TLC now and again with masks. Hair masks are chock full of goodies that can provide nourishment and moisture to your hair. These treatments are commonly referred to as a “masque” or “deep treatment” and generally provide one of two things: moisture or protein. Healthy hair achieves the ideal balance between moisture and protein, so applying hair masks is like treating your hair to a spa day. Depending on your hair type, you’ll want to use heat and leave these treatments on for 20-30 minutes before you wash them away.
Use More Homemade Treatments
Sometimes the best thing to moisturise hair is your favourite homemade recipe. Not only are these more affordable, but they’re also quick and easy to make in pinch. Using a variety of homemade treatments can help give your hair all the different nutrients it may be hungry for without breaking the bank. Here’s a stunning hair mask recipe from Mayca that will make your hair shiny and strong. This recipe may smell a bit like mayo, but it’s simple to make with ingredients you’ve already got at home. What could be easier than that?
Ensuring that you moisturise your hair regularly will help keep it naturally happy and healthy. This gift-giving season, we recommend anyone looking to craft natural skincare or haircare gifts take advantage of the great discounts on our eBooks. You can even purchase a handmade gift set crafted by Mayca (view samples here.) Those searching for guided learning may want to find out more about WapoBeauty’s Complete Facial Skincare Online Course for Beginners and discover how to make professional, safe, and stable natural beauty products. Join the ranks of students who found this class valuable and rewarding!
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Ashuni Pérez is an American writer based in Valencia, Spain. She has a passion for natural beauty and the environment. Ashuni loves to cycle and drink smoothies in the sun. Follow her on Instagram at @ashuuuuni.