While most of us are dipping our toes in the world of wellness, we often overlook the hair. There is a reason why they say, hair is the ultimate accessory, and there is more to hair care than just shampoos, conditioners, and serums. In today’s blog we will discuss, how can overall well-being be integrated into haircare for healthy tresses, mind, and body.
Weekends are the perfect time to treat your hair and skin. You can opt for a facial massage, manicure, or pedicure but you should not neglect your hair's needs. Don't forget your hair needs the same care and attention which you give to your skin. You can indulge in a relaxing hair spa or any other hair treatment which will make your hair soft, and smooth.
Good sleep, a balanced diet, and exercise also play a crucial role in improving your hair health. Adhere to your weekend hair care routine, and choose your hair care products wisely. You can try out some DIY hair treatments in your free time to provide some extra TLC to your hair.
In this blog, we will be sharing the top 10 ways to integrate wellness into your haircare regime to transform your unruly tresses into smooth, glossy, and voluminous hair.
10 Ways To Integrate Wellness In Your Hair Care Regime
Self-care and enjoying me-time is very essential for improved mental and physical health. You can have youthful skin and vibrant hair only if you are healthy mentally and physically. Here are some ways to foster the overall well-being in your hair care routine for healthy tresses, mind, and body.
Hydration plays a crucial role in ensuring you are ready for the day. It might seem a little silly but your hair health becomes much better when you're able to replenish your body with the water it needs. If you drink adequate water, you may not need to pump in a lot of hair moisturizers to keep your hair hydrated.
2. Eating Healthy
Just like your body and skin, your hair also requires an adequate amount of proteins, vitamins, and essential fatty acids to keep itself healthy. Eating a balanced food that includes all the essential nutrients in the correct amount ensures a healthy, long, and luscious mane.
Your body requires adequate sleep to repair, heal and revive itself from a long, stressful day. Restful sleep can make a difference in your attitude, by boosting your confidence, mood, and energy level. Develop a restorative sleep routine. Never bring any electrical device such as a laptop, TV, or mobile in your bedroom. Instead, read a good book, take a warm water bath or have a cup of chamomile tea. Get a good night's sleep and you'll notice its positive effect on the hair, skin, mind, and body.
Stress can drain out your hair, body, and mind. Consider areas of your life where you could reduce stress. Exercise is a great way to reduce stress. It doesn't matter if it's meditation or simply taking deep breaths. You can relieve yourself from stress and anxiety, by staying grounded and taking deep breaths. This allows you to release stress and return to a euphoric state. Try to find ways to integrate self-care, hair care, and de-stressing.
5. Essential Oils
Essential oils are considered to be a boon for your health and beauty. They contain the essence of the plant parts which are of great therapeutic value. Tea tree oil treats dry, itchy, and flaky scalp. Peppermint oil is beneficial for treating dandruff and other scalp conditions. Almond oil and castor oil promotes hair growth. Essential oils are used by professionals in various hair treatments and aromatherapy, to improve your hair and health.
The health and beauty benefits of yoga are aplenty, including its positive effects on your hair and skin. Yogasanas like kapalbhati and Sarvangasana promote blood circulation in the scalp which is great news if you're suffering from hair loss, as they are known to make your hair look healthier than ever. It can also be effective at reducing anxiety and stress levels in your body which is beneficial for your mind, body, and hair.
7. Oil Massage
Oil massage is beneficial for restoring the lost moisture of your hair and scalp. The lipids in the oil lock the moisture inside your cuticle, eliminating dry and brittle hair. You can use coconut oil or argan oil for massaging your scalp. It improves blood circulation and fortifies the hair follicles with nutrients. It moisturizes the scalp, leaving your hair look soft, smooth, and shiny.
8. Steam Your Strands
After oiling your hair, tie it up to form a messy bun and tie a warm towel around your head. Steaming is beneficial for opening up the pores of your scalp. This facilitates better penetration of the oil into the scalp, which in turn fortifies the scalp with nutrients required for hair growth.
Start by wetting a towel in hot water, wring it out, and placing it on your head. If possible, sit in a warm (but not uncomfortably hot) steamy shower. The heat helps promote blood circulation through the scalp which helps strengthen and hydrate dry strands. The steam helps open up the cuticle layer to allow improved absorption of conditioning treatments and making hair more receptive to any oil-based products.
9. Multi-Masking For Multiple Hair Concerns
Some people have multiple hair concerns. The most common hair concern is having dry hair at the ends, frizzy in the middle, and oily on top. Apply hair masks having purifying properties of clay and charcoal as they can draw out unwanted grime, oil, and buildup from styling products or shampoos.
Experts recommend using a hydrating mask or a hair moisturizer on the dry, frizzy areas of your hair such as the ends and mid-length of your hair. Since your scalp is oily with dirt and dead skin cells accumulated over it, a clarifying hair mask will be beneficial for keeping your scalp clean.
10. Shampoo And Condition
Always use hair care products that are devoid of harmful chemicals such as sulphates and parabens. Wash your hair with a sulphate-free shampoo and then apply conditioner focusing on the tip of your hair as that area is more prone to dryness.
Make sure that you wash your hair with cold water as it helps to close the cuticle which was opened during the hair steaming process. The cuticle locks the moisture inside your strands adding strength to your hair while improving its elasticity.
Merging hair care and wellness practices provide two-fold benefits, that will not only keep your locks happy but will also help reduce mental stress. This in turn not only improves beauty but internal peace and health as well!
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