Applying these rules to your natural hair care routine will bring bounce and shine back to hairPosted on September 23, 2023 Written by: 100% PURE®
If you’re hoping to wake up to naturally perfect hair every day, time to bring your expectations back down to earth. Can you increase your odds of having a good hair day, every day? Yes! Start by throwing out your chemical-filled hair products. Now, replace them with nourishing, natural hair care.
Now you’re ready to incorporate these 10 hair do’s and don’ts for healthier, shiner hair. Following these tips will help you ditch any harm-harming habits to level-up your hair game for good. As a bonus, we have the best hair growth serum to add to your regimen for bouncy locks and bountiful strands!
Every achy body loves a steamy sauna, but did you know that hair benefits from steam, too? If you feel like your hair mask and conditioner don’t work as well as they should, try adding steam to your natural hair care routine.
Warm steam circulates blood flow deep down in your scalp, but won’t cause damage like hot hair tools would (more on that later). Steaming also allows every inch of your hair shaft to absorb maximum moisture and nutrition, from roots to ends. There’s no need to pay for a high-priced salon treatment. Use your favorite natural hair conditioner or mask while sitting in a sauna, or even your steamy shower. Let the steam penetrate your strands while you enjoy some much-deserved R&R.
Use an Oil
We recommend using pure Argan Oil after cleansing and before conditioning to boost moisture in your strands. Dirt and product residues adhere to your hair daily, so you should always use your oil on freshly-washed hair. This way, your hair can grab as much nutrition from the oil as possible. Finish off with your favorite natural hair care (conditioner or mask) and rinse. Argan oil is a fairly thin, light oil, so any excess will be rinsed away. No need to have to worry about any greasiness.
Use Hair Serum Before Styling
To protect hair from heat damage, use a strengthening hair serum every time you’re about to use hot tools to style your hair. From blow drying to curling hair, we can’t seem to get our strands off these heaven-sent hair tools! When you’re using a hair serum pre-heat styling, start from your hair ends and work the serum up towards the roots. Vitamins B5 and E in our Pro-Vitamin B5 Smoothing Hair Serum prep hair for easy styling, and create a barrier that protects your hair from direct heat.
Make a Hair Growth Serum
When it comes to timeless ingredients that have stood the test of time, offering health, skincare, and hair care benefits, rosemary is right up there on top! When it comes to the quest for luscious locks, the use of rosemary oil is not only backed by historical relevance, it’s backed by scientific evidence.
Rosemary contains several key nutrients that contribute to its beneficial effects on hair health. One of the primary ways rosemary oil contributes to hair growth is by stimulating blood circulation to the scalp, which encourages new, healthy hair growth. The super versatile oil also strengthens hair strands and reduces breakage.
When it comes to stimulating hair growth, purity and potency are paramount in our hair formulas to support your hair goals. That’s precisely why 100% PURE Rosemary Grow Serum stands out as a game changer for those seeking to stimulate hair growth. This serum is free from additives and fillers, ensuring that every drop is packed with the full spectrum of rosemary oil's natural benefits.
It has been clinically proven to be as effective as prescription drugs that stimulate hair growth from active and inactive hair follicles for visibly increased fullness.
Applying Tips: Before washing hair, massage the scalp with rosemary grow serum, concentrating on areas that need the most re-growth. Leave on for a minimum of 15 minutes before shampooing. Use 3-7 times a week for 3-6 months to see results.
Exfoliate Your Scalp
Using a gentle scalp exfoliating mask 1-2 times a month (depending on your hair type) will keep your scalp healthy, clean, and vibrant. We know that regular exfoliation is crucial for face and body, and your scalp deserves the same love! Just like skin, our scalp produces oil and sebum. Over time, a buildup of oil, pollutants, and residue will lead to itchiness, dandruff, irritation, and lackluster hair. If you have pre-existing scalp conditions like psoriasis or eczema, ask your hairstylist for tips on how to exfoliate for your scalp and hair.
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Don’t Scorch Your Hair
Exposure to high heat will extract moisture and leave strands dry and frizzy. Without enough moisture hair shafts become brittle, leading to excessive breakage and split-ends. We’re not telling you to throw your pricey styling tools in the trash, but our suggestion is to do just do some damage control.
If you have fine or thin hair, NEVER use the high heat setting. It’s ok to use high heat to remove initial moisture if you have very thick, coarse hair. If you’re using styling irons, follow the hair serum hair ‘do’ to protect hair from heat damage. More on protecting hair from heat in the next step.
Use an SPF on Your Hair
No, we don’t mean slathering sunscreen all over your hair. If you’re planning on spending your day outdoors, bring a hat with you! Weather is responsible for many instances of hair damage, which can be easily avoided. UV rays damage hair by zapping moisture from your mane, leaving it dehydrated. Hair looking dull, or color treatment fading fast? You might need to boost the sun protection for your hair.
Watch out for cold and windy days, too. Strong winds cause excessive tangling, while cold air draws moisture from your strands. Both create tangles, frizz, and breakage in your hair. Never underestimate the damage weather can do to your hair. It might be a major cause of your hair disasters.
Don’t Skip Cleansing
You’re not the only one who’s searched ‘how to make dirty hair look clean’. When you choose the ‘snooze’ button over a shower, a good dry shampoo can save the day. But don’t rely on them full time. Denying the importance of regular cleansing could lead to bigger hair blunders down the road.
Every day our scalp is exposed to pollution, sweat, and other environmental debris, all while producing its own natural oil. If you skip cleansing, this oil continues to build up, grabbing onto the dirt and pollutants that have clung to your scalp and hair. A quick application of dry shampoo might spray away the look of greasiness, but that’s just adding one more product to the pile-up.
Residue and dirt buildup lead to unhealthy scalp, because they clog the follicle. A clogged follicle can cause stunted hair growth, and even hair loss. Cleanse your hair regularly with natural hair care products made for your hair type, so that you don’t have to worry about damage caused by synthetic chemicals.
Don’t Brush Too Hard
Brushing too hard is the fastest route to hair breakage. Do you brush faster when you’re in a hurry? Tried to remove a knot or tangle by forcing the brush through your hair? Both are major no-no’s when it comes to brushing hair. By brushing too hard, you yank your hair straight from the root while causing excessive breakage.
The result is messy, uneven, and simply sad strands. Another way to reduce breakage while brushing? Regularly remove loose hairs from your brush bristles, as they can catch and tangle on hair while you brush.
Don’t Forget to Brush
So, you shouldn’t brush your hair too hard, but that doesn't mean you should quit brushing altogether. In fact, regular brushing can be a simple fix for shiny, smooth looking hair. Hair that is not being brushed regularly is often tangled and messy. When you don’t brush multiple times a day, dead hairs and debris are left in hair, creating knots and, you guessed it, more tangles.
This will lead back to the temptation to aggressively tug at tangles when you do finally brush (see above). Brushing your hair before using your favorite natural hair care products is also extremely helpful, so that the products can coat every hair strand evenly to cleanse and nourish.
What are the benefits of switching to a natural hair care routine?
The short answer to this is no harmful chemicals, which can adversely affect health and hair care, more sustainable options, which is also kinder to the planet, not using harsh, toxic chemicals often in conventional formulas, which can affect hair health, including scalp issues. In the end, your hair and scalp will thank you for all the natural TLC you’ve provided for these essential components to the best locks of your life!
How do natural hair care products differ from conventional ones in terms of ingredients?
Natural hair products feature ingredients from Mother Nature instead of hair and health-harming chemicals in conventional products. Natural ingredients are often studied and backed by scientific evidence at being all-stars for addressing certain hair care needs and concerns, while being safer and gentler for your strands and your health.
Can natural hair care products help with common issues like dandruff and hair fall?
Absolutely! As for dandruff, the best natural shampoo and conditioner for your hair will purify and unclog pores, while also stimulating circulation in the scalp. Look for key ingredients like burdock and neem to alleviate dryness, itching, and flaking, and you’ll be ‘back in black’ in no time!
As for hair fall, one of the top natural oils to stimulate growth and halt hair fall is rosemary. This super hair oil improves circulation in the scalp, and that increased blood flow can lead to cellular turnover and growth.
Rosemary is also anti-inflammatory, and because inflammation plays a big role in a lot of hair loss conditions, it can be a helpful hair hero in managing and treating hair fall.
Do natural hair care products have a shorter shelf life compared to their synthetic counterparts?
Natural hair products often have a shorter shelf life compared to their synthetic counterparts due to the absence of chemical preservatives. However, natural preservatives like essential oils and vitamin E are added to extend the shelf life.
What are the top natural oils recommended for hair growth and strength?
Argan oil is one of the top oils for hair growth and scalp health. Argan oil promotes collagen production for fortified hair growth and fights against breakage. It features deep moisturizing properties to nourish scalp and strands, which can lead to enhanced hair growth and thicker, fuller hair.
Coconut oil is one of the top holy grails of hair oil. It acts as a heat protectant, repairs damaged hair and breakage, helps to prevent hair loss, as well as aids in hair growth. It helps improve blood circulation in the scalp, which in turn nourishes the hair follicles and stimulates their activity.
For centuries, rosemary has been known for its extraordinary scalp and hair-strengthening abilities, as it nourishes the scalp to promote healthy cell turnover and improve circulation, helping new strands of hair to sprout more quickly. Additionally, rosemary can even help reduce scalp inflammation, relieve dryness and itchiness, and fend off dandruff.
Our Rosemary Grow Serum stimulates hair growth from active and inactive hair follicles for visibly increased fullness. Just a few drops on the scalp and roots daily can help promote healthy hair. Try using it after washing your hair for additional conditioning benefits. Rosemary's unique scent will invigorate both your senses and your scalp.
Congratulations, you’ve made it to the promised land of healthier hair! If you continue to use these helpful hair commandments in your natural hair care routine, your locks will be shining and bouncing at their truest potential in no time.
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