Throughout the year, our hair faces aggressive environmental factors.
In the summer period - it is the sun's rays, dry wind, and sometimes sea water. But here come the cold, and with them new adversity: temperature and humidity drops, cold winds, frosts and other "charms" from which hair becomes brittle, dull and split.
To avoid such consequences, it is extremely important to take care of the beauty and health of your hair in advance through a variety of preventive measures. So, in the summer should make stocks medicinal plant materials, such as chamomile flowers, hypericum, calendula, hop inflorescences, burdock root, rosehips.
All this in the future, along with other products, can be useful for making homemade masks, rinses and other products that will strengthen the hair and prepare it for a difficult period of cold weather and bad weather.
Vegetable raw materials for hair care.
Recharge hair with the natural power of herbs can help Chamomile and Hypericum tincture, which soothes the inflamed scalp, improves blood circulation in it, and, accordingly, accelerates hair growth, and also makes them shiny and strong.
Infusion of inflorescences of hops and burdock root treats oily seborrhea, strengthens hair follicles (this is especially necessary in the winter), accelerates hair growth.
Rosehip decoction restores the pH balance of the scalp, nourishes it with vitamins A, C, K, P, PP and many others. After the use of such a decoction, the hair gets shine, becomes alive, and also protected from the winter cold.
And here are some simple recipes for homemade masks, with which you can prepare your hair for the cold, strengthen and give extra strength.
The composition of this mask is more suitable for dry hair. Its ingredients are: 2 egg yolks and 15 ml (1 tbsp.) Of castor oil (mix). The mask is applied to the dry ends of the hair, and, if necessary, rubbed into the scalp. The duration of the composition of at least 20 minutes, after which it is washed off with warm water using regular shampoo.
Henna Iranian or colorless
For centuries, henna has been valued for its beneficial properties. She not only tinted hair, but also strengthened it, treated oily seborrhea. Henna can be recommended for people whose scalp is prone to fat.
To strengthen the hair, henna powder must be poured with hot water and mixed well until a homogeneous creamy mass is obtained. To avoid hair coloring, you need to use colorless henna.
In the mask of the usual coloring henna, you can add a little lemon juice. Such a composition is applied to freshly washed wet hair (it lasts from 20 minutes to several hours), and is washed off with water without the use of shampoo.
Masked Potato MaskThis mask, like the egg, is more suitable for dry hair and scalp. To cook it, boiled potatoes (3-4 medium potatoes) need to be peeled, mashed and thoroughly mixed with 2-3 tbsp. l Sour cream or cream.
The mixture should be gently rubbed into the scalp and evenly distributed over the hair, leave for at least half an hour, and then wash your head with warm water.
Apple Vinegar Nettle MaskCrushed nettle leaves (fresh or dry) in the amount of 50 g should be poured with half a liter of a mixture of water and apple cider vinegar, taken in equal proportions and stewed in a water bath for half an hour, then let it brew and cool the infusion to filter.
The resulting "potion" rubbed into the scalp and applied to the hair as a compress or used as a conditioner, adding to the water for rinsing the hair at the rate of 4-5 tablespoons. l on 1 l of water. This procedure will help to effectively prepare your hair for the cold, make it strong and very shiny.