Former American model Cindy Crawford wishes that she should have known about the norms of haircare at a younger age. The 48-year-old has admitted she never knew that washing her locks too often and using too many products could make it age prematurely, reports contactmusic.com.
She said, 'No one tells you about your hair! You don't expect the texture to change and that it will break more easily. I'm definitely kinder to it now. I don't wash and dry it every day.'
'I try to make a blow-dry last. If I work out, I'll pin it up in a top knot so I don't get dents in it. I'll sleep with it pinned up.'
However, she is still a fan of masks, which helps bring her hair back to life but chooses quick-fix formulas that allow her to spend less time 'naked in the shower'.
To restore damaged hair, hair packs with natural ingredients like vinegar, egg, vegetable oil, aloe vera among others prove beneficial when done regularly. Here are some hair packs for healthy hair:
Vinegar acts like a conditioner on dry hair; it also has the desirable effect of removing dandruff that may be contributing to the lacklustre appearance of your hair. Take about half a cup of vinegar and mix in 2 cups of water. Use this liquid as a conditioner after you have rinsed the shampoo out of your hair. Allow it to stay on for a few minutes and then rinse off completely with water. You could also try some more home remedies for deep-conditioned hair.
Eggs are rich in proteins, fatty acids as well as the fat-soluble vitamins and this makes them an excellent nutrient; besides, they also have a cleansing and conditioning effect, which means they can work wonders on dry hair. Collect the white of a single egg and mix in 3 tablespoons of water; apply this mixture onto your hair, leave it on for about 30 minutes and then rinse out thoroughly. To manage dry and frizzy hair with easy home remedies, read here.
Other TipsAvoid combing your hair when wet
Along with these home remedies, you should also pay attention to how you handle your hair. Do you brush or comb hair when it is wet? This could cause hair to lose its strength, grow dry and brittle.
Don't shampoo frequently
Shampooing hair very often to give it a squeaky clean feeling is also bad; it can deplete the natural oil present in the hair, making it dry and weak. See how to shampoo your hair the right way.
Keep away from heated styling appliances
Every time you blow dry your hair remember that you are paving the path for dry and brittle hair. Use the lower setting for the dryer, and use it sparingly to just get the moisture down a little from where it can dry naturally on its own.
With inputs from IANS
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