Glycerin is great for year around use even during the winter despite what you may have heard. When added to water it saturates itself and will not draw the water away from the hair.
Putting a few drops of glycerin in your spray bottle is a great way to keep your hair moisturized especially in the colder, dryer months.
Aloe Vera is a pH balancer for hair and a natural moisturizer whether you use the liquid or the gel as the properties stay the same. I still have a bottle in my bathroom cabinet and I think it’s about time I gave it a try.
2. Feeding Your Hair – Our hair needs nutrients to keep it healthy. A crappy diet is just as harmful to your hair as a lack of moisture and although we take painstaking steps to find the right products for our hair we have to take care of the inside as well.
There seems to be a rift in the natural hair world over supplement use and healthy hair. Some naturals feel that all the nutrients and vitamins your body and/or hair needs can come from the food you consume while others feel that supplements are just as good if not better for those vitamins.
Dr. Oz, Oprah’s favorite doctor, feels that supplements are necessary. He deems it’s completely essential for everyone to take a multivitamin, omega-3 fatty acids, and calcium with magnesium and tailor other supplements according to your sex, age, and health goals.
He also feels people should avoid taking more than 5 supplements a day to avoid potential negative pill interactions and to consult your physician or pharmacist when using any drugs.
Back when food wasn’t full of hormones or wasn’t stripped of its nutrients, it was possible to obtain all the vitamins we needed in our bodies just from food. Juicing is also an excellent way of upping your vitamin intake naturally but supplements are necessary and a great way to ensure your body and hair has all it needs to be healthy.
Originally posted 2014-03-19 15:00:09.