For many of us, one of the keys to looking our healthiest and feeling our best is to have lustrous, shiny hair.
Yet, unfortunately, between our hectic lifestyles and colouring habits, many of us will suffer with dry, dull and brittle hair, with split ends also a common problem.
If this sounds like you, then fret no more - there is plenty of help at hand, thanks to Mother Nature and our very own NOAH remedies! If you are looking to rejuvenate your hair, then here are our favourite natural remedies for dry hair.
Eat Healthy Fats
Heathy fats not only taste delicious, but they are also fantastic at keeping both skin and hair healthy and happy. In particular, oily fish, such as salmon, mackerel, tuna and sardines are rich in peptides and omega-3s, which are known for supporting hair health and helping to make your locks stronger and shinier. Similarly, avocados are also full of healthy fats, which can give our hair a boost.
You can also eat your way to better hair by boosting the amount of antioxidants in your diet. Antioxidants help our bodies to combat oxidative stress, which can be ageing for both our hair and our skin. Foods rich in antioxidants include berries, broccoli and tomatoes.
Use An At-Home Mask
One of the best things you can do to repair dull, damaged hair is to give it some TLC with an at-home mask. Using a good hair mask can help to smooth split ends and also give back some much-needed lustre. Our NOAH Regenerating Hair Mask With Argan Oil is perfect rfor repairing split ends and restoring dry, damaged or treated hair. We recommend using once a week to really reap the rewards.
Take Breaks From Hair Styling
While it may sound like your idea of a nightmare, taking regular breaks from blow drying or straightening can work wonders if you suffer with damaged locks. If the thought of this makes you want to bury your head beneath the pillow in the morning, then it may be worth trying out some new ‘dos - you could try a textured ponytail, for example, or a chic, low bun.
In the meantime, we suggest using a thermal protection spray every time you use a heat appliance on your hair. Our NOAH Thermal Protection Spray is rich in pro-vitamin B5 and rice protein to protect your hair from heat damage.
Get a Trim!
For healthy hair, a regular trim (think every few months) is a must, especially if you suffer with split ends. For bouncy, glossy locks, visit your stylist to get a trim and encourage new hair to come through.
A healthy diet is important for lustrous locks, but you may want to consider supplementing, too. There are certain vitamins (think vitamin A and vitamin C, as well as iron) which can affect the health of our hair, while ensuring you eat enough protein is key, too. If you’re looking for healthier hair, you may also want to consider a collagen supplement, which can support hair growth and prevent ageing.
Try Cold Showers
While taking a long, hot shower can seem like heaven after a hard day at work, it’s not always the best thing for your hair. In fact, many scientists believe that cold showers have plenty of health benefits - and helping your hair to grow faster may be one of them! If you can bear it, try to rinse your hair in cold water (as cold as you dare!) after shampooing and conditioning.
Avoid Washing Hair Daily
Washing your hair every day may leave you feeling clean and fresh, yet too much hair washing can strip your hair of its natural oils, or sebum. Sebum makes your hair easier to maintain, and also makes your hair look glossier and shinier.
To avoid stripping your hair of these beneficial oils, try to avoid washing your locks every day. If you can’t avoid this, or if you swim or exercise regularly, then you might like to try a gentle shampoo that is designed for regular washing, such as our NOAH Strengthening Shampoo With Lavender.