Protective-hairstyles

How To Prevent Hair Loss

Did you know that some hairstyles can cause hair damage?

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Unnecessary hair loss can easily be prevented by simply taking more care in our daily hair routine, but what does this actually entail? Sometimes your hair loss could be a sign of a hormone imbalance (this usually happens after a pregnancy), so take care with the following tips:

Coconut oil

Not only is coconut oil great for cooking, but it’s also fantastic for hair and skincare. Apply directly onto your roots and make sure to massage slowly  it also doubles up as a soothing head massage! Keeping your scalp hydrated and healthy will actually encourage hair growth in the long-term and will also decrease the chance of dandruff.

Biotin

Primarily found in eggs, whole grains and bananas, biotin is great for repairing hair and nails. It is packed with vitamin H, which benefits the entire body – even though it’s quite rare to suffer from a deficiency. If your hair is looking brittle and lacklustre, you can purchase a supplement which is also normally combined with silica for healthy skin.

Fenugreek seeds

If your hair is particularly dry or brittle, then you may want to consider Fenugreek seeds. They are so quick and easy to prepare, and adds instant softness to dry or damaged hair. Make your own DIY hair mask which includes Fenugreek seeds, coconut oil, and water to replenish the hair follicle once a week.

Protective hairstyles

Did you know that even the most common hairstyles could be damaging your hair? As a general rule, never put wet hair into a bun or ponytail since the follicles are actually most vulnerable. If hair is wet, leave it down or use a clip instead to divide your hair.

Wet brush

Use a soft bristle brush such as a wet brush to detangle any impending knots. They’re actually much more gentle on hair than a comb and won’t lead to nearly as much breakage. Use on dry hair to protect the hair follicle from damaging.

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April 15, 2015

Protective Hairstyles For Damaged Hair

Hair which has been left damaged by the elements, dye, or too many styling products often difficult to style.

Rather than walking around with a gym ponytail (you know what we’re referring to), or just a simple bun, we give you some inspiration which won’t cause any additional damage.

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Slicked back

Nothing looks more classic than a slicked back hairstyle, and this is perfect for disguising any damage to your hair. Start with clean, freshly washed hair, and apply a smoothing mousse throughout. Comb the product from root to tip, then secure in a ponytail at the nape of your neck.

Protective Hairstyles For Damaged Hair

Plaits

Who doesn’t love a set of cute plaits? Part your hair down the middle with the help of a wide-tooth comb, and plait each hair down the side. It will help to protect your hair from the sun, rain, and wind without looking too boring.

Protective Hairstyles For Damaged Hair

Knotted bun

Take your bun to the ultimate twist by braiding your hair on one side, then creating a messy knot in the middle. This hairstyle won’t add any additional breakage to your hair, but rather, keeps it all together and out of your face. Don’t forget to use a bit of hairspray to keep it all in place!

Protective Hairstyles For Damaged Hair

Tips

  • Limit the amount of heat and styling tools you use on your hair. If you are already dealing with chemically treated hair, this won’t help to increase its overall quality. Air dry your hair whenever you can, and only use products which are natural.
  • Rinse your hair once a week with rosemary, apple cider vinegar, or even baking soda. You will immediately notice a difference in the quality of your hair, plus it’ll look and feel extra shiny!
  • You are what you eat, so remember to eat a balanced diet. Biotin is important in growing healthy hair, so add some eggs into your diet or take natural supplements.

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February 19, 2015