10 tips for beautiful hair
Considering it’s technically dead tissue, we spend a great deal of time, money and energy on our hair. In addition to being fun to style and colour, hair serves a valuable purpose, keeping heads warm and helping to regulate body temperature. The typical hair cell stays with us for three to five years until it falls or grows out.
Mix a few drops of your favourite fragrance into your hair gel before applying. You’ll end up with hair that not only looks good but smells great too. Another aromatic option is to transform ordinary shampoo into a herbal experience by adding a few drops of an essential oil. Dilute a 250ml (9fl oz) bottle of shampoo by half with water and add 20 drops of essential oil of lavender.
For soft, natural highlights, squeeze some lemon juice on your hair before going out into the sun. Or use shampoos and styling products that contain citrus fruits. After washing your hair, and while it is still wet, wrap it gently in a towel and let the cotton absorb the moisture for a few minutes instead of rubbing. If you are prone to split ends, get your hair trimmed at least every six weeks, which will help to eliminate them.
One of the worst mistakes balding men make is the comb-over. A sexier, more modern style is to keep it closely trimmed. As a bonus, your hair will be easy to maintain. Available at health-food shops, olive, jojoba and sweet almond oils are all great hair elixirs. If your hair is thick and heavy, coconut oil works wonders. Dampen your hair and apply small amounts of the botanical oil until your hair is thoroughly covered. Cover with a shower cap and warm towel for half an hour, then rinse and shampoo as usual. READ MORE…