How To Build A Natural Hair Care Routine?
Your hair has a biological significance when it comes to the protection of your head. It is your defence against the sun's UV rays. Since it is often exposed to environmental stressors such as pollution, dust and sunlight, following a hair care routine to maintain the health of your hair becomes all the more necessary.
Having an inconsistent hair care routine can affect hair growth and cause dandruff, hair fall, dryness and dullness. Following a suitable hair, practice can help you to avoid such concerns. To figure out which products should be incorporated into your routine, you need to analyse your hair problems and understand the cause behind them.
Causes Of Hair Problems
1. Genetics - Genetics play a key role when it comes to your hair’s overall appearance. Hair problems such as thin hair, premature greying, hair loss and coarse hair can occur if they have been passed on to you through your genes.
2. Hormonal Changes - Hormonal changes during certain phases of your life, such as pregnancy, childbirth or menopause, are likely to give you temporary hair fall and dryness. People who are going through puberty often experience increased oiliness and dandruff on their scalp.
3.Surgery Or Illness - Going through a major surgery or recovering from an illness makes your body go into repair mode which causes thinning, hair breakage and hair loss.
4. Nutritional Deficiencies - A well balanced and nutritious diet is vital for the proper functioning of the body as well as for maintaining your hair’s health. Nutritional deficiencies can lead to hair fall and cause rough hair.
5. Unsuitable Hair Care Products - Sometimes not choosing the right hair care products for your hair and scalp type can have an adverse effect on your hair and scalp health.
6. Hard Water - Regularly washing your hair with hard water causes a build-up of minerals, such as calcium and magnesium, on your hair and scalp. This build-up makes it difficult for moisture to penetrate your hair strands which causes dehydration in your hair and leads to coarse hair and hair breakage.
Factors Determining Your Hair Care Routine And Hare Care Tips To Tackle ThemScalp Type - Dry scalp requires regular nourishment, so it benefits from creamy and buttery hair products that prevent dryness and make hair soft. If you have an oily scalp, prefer lightweight oils and use a clarifying shampoo to clear build-up and excess oil from the scalp.
Tip - If you have a dry scalp, prefer hair care products made with nourishing oils and butters such as coconut oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil and mango butter. If you have an oily scalp, choose products made with antibacterial and antifungal ingredients such as tea tree oil, rosemary essential oil and neem oil.Allergies Or Sensitivities - Any known allergies or sensitivities to certain ingredients used in hair care products affect your choice of products.
Tip - If you have a sensitive scalp, opt for fragrance-free products made with soothing, anti-inflammatory ingredients such as lavender, chamomile, aloe vera, hemp oil and rosehip oil.Age - As we age, our hair needs extra care and attention to delay signs of ageing and tackle hair loss.
Tip - Look for hair care formulas that are made with ingredients that delay hair ageing and provide nourishment, such as coconut oil, apricot oil, amla oil, brahmi and bhringraj oil.Chemical Treatments - If you have coloured or chemically treated hair, it requires special hair care products for maintaining the treatment.
Tip - Always check the product label to make sure that the formula is fine for use on chemically treated hair, or reach out to the hair care brand and ask them about it.Working Conditions - If you have an outdoor job or your work requires you to be physically active, you need a hair care routine that will not only keep your hair clean, but also protect it from external damage.
Tip - Use a shampoo that is made with antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory ingredients like tea tree, neem, rosemary and lavender to keep your scalp clean. Keep your head covered with a hat or use an umbrella to prevent your hair from getting exposed to sunlight.Physical Health - If you are suffering from nutritional deficiencies, your hair can benefit more when you follow a diet plan suggested by your nutritionist, along with supplements prescribed by your doctor.
Tip - Look for hair products that are fortified with ingredients that strengthen your hair and promote barrier function, such as rosehip oil, sea buckthorn, bhringraj oil and amla oil.
5 Steps To Your Natural Hair Care RoutineStep 1: Treatment - Use a water-based scalp serum to gently massage your scalp. It will allow your hair oils to penetrate deeper and promote scalp and hair health.
Step 2: Oiling - Massaging your scalp with a natural hair oil or hair mask can reduce stress in your body and hence reduce stress-induced hair fall. It increases blood circulation on your scalp, provides nourishment to your hair and makes them manageable and shiny. Oil your hair once or twice a week consistently for a few months to see an improvement in hair growth.
Step 3: Cleansing - Cleansing is the elementary part of any hair care routine. Washing your hair properly and regularly helps to keep it clean and maintain scalp hygiene. Selecting a mild shampoo or cold-process shampoo bar according to your hair type is crucial for maintaining the softness of your hair. Always use lukewarm water to rinse out the shampoo from your hair.
Step 4: Conditioning - Use a conditioner after you shampoo your hair. It will keep your hair moisturised and prevent dryness in the future. Applying a conditioner on damp hair improves your hair texture and makes the detangling process easy. Remember to always apply the conditioner to your hair and not to your scalp.
Step 5: Post-Care - After washing your hair, pat it try with a soft t-shirt to prevent static and frizz. Prefer air-drying your hair rather than blow-drying it to prevent damage. If required, apply a few drops of your preferred cold pressed oil to your hair ends at the end of your routine to keep them nourished.
Juicy Chemistry Products For Your Natural Hair Care Routine
Scalp Stimulating Serumis a natural hair serum made with plant-derived active ingredients that reduce scalp irritation, promote hair growth and reduce hair fall.
Chilli, Horsetail And Black Seed Oilis an organic hair oil which is clinically proven to improve hair growth and reduce hair fall.
Neem Butter, Pumpkin And Ginger Hair Maskis a pre-shampoo organic hair mask which reduces dandruff and soothes itch.
Sacha Inchi, Argan And Mango Butter Hair Maskis a nourishing organic hair mask which deeply conditions dry hair and prevents frizz.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to use Juicy Chemistry hair masks?
Our hair masks can be used in the place of hair oils. Pump out some hair mask in your palm and massage it on your scalp just like you would use a hair oil.
Can I leave hair oil in my hair overnight?
Yes. To get maximum benefits from our hair oils and hair masks, we recommend leaving them in your hair overnight, or you can wash them off after 30 minutes if you are in a hurry.
Can I use Juicy Chemistry soaps on my hair?
Yes. Our organic gourmet soaps are suitable for using on your face, body and hair.