How to Strengthen Hair: 10 Tips, Food and DIY Treatments

Is your hair weak, thin and brittle? And above is it falling? You want to strengthen it and make it look healthy, beautiful and silky, don’t you?

Each woman has her hair type: fine, thick, sparse or abundant…. But if your hair changes and you notice it different from normal (thin, weak or dead), you need to invest in its care.

Some products are essential to strengthen your hair and leave it with the look you want . But truth be told, if you want gorgeous and wonderful hair, you usually have to pay the price! And I am not talking only in the material sense, but also of time and dedication. Your food and lifestyle also contribute greatly to the quality of your hair.

What is the cause for hair loss?

There are many factors that cause hair and root weakening : genetic predisposition, misuse (or abuse) of chemicals, poor diet, hormonal problems, use of cosmetics not suitable for your hair type, in addition to some diseases.

To find the cause, it is important that you consult a specialist to diagnose and carry out the appropriate treatment, we have an article that we highly recommend reading, we know that it is too long to read in one go, but you will learn all the causes of the fall of the I hair .

Tips to strengthen your hair

Capillary hydration

Moisturizing the hair at least once every 15 days is essential. This hydration can be done even at home, we recommend that you read the article that we have written with natural recipes to hydrate and strengthen hair , do not miss them !!! . To improve the result, you can add vitamins, enhancing ampoules, liquid keratin , argan oil , or even liquid bepanthol to your moisturizer.

Enhancing mask

If you have weak hair, apply homemade mask recipe with all the nutrients your hair needs . Some of the editorial staff did a treatment with this mask that we include in the article below and we had great results in strengthening hair.

Although if you really want to recover the shine of your hair, it is best to try this product from a Spanish laboratory (Nezeni Cosmetics) that has put on sale a high-end Hair Repair Mask.  A product that is careful with our hair as it does not contain sulfates, silicones, salts, etc. and with an INCREDIBLE reconstruction.

You can check its price on the brand’s website, here .

Good hygiene

To strengthen the hair it is essential that you wash it efficiently , always with warm, almost cold water . Another tip is to use good products and shampoos and conditioners. Never sleep with wet hair because it is prone to the proliferation of fungi that increase hair loss, therefore wash it and blow-dry it before going to bed. Try using strengthening shampoos that promise to strengthen your hair.

Hydrolyzed rice protein makes hair stronger. Hydrating emollients like aloe vera and avocado help get rid of split ends unpleasant, while the vitamins B5 and E make it stronger and healthier. Soy protein strengthens it and makes it less dry and more flexible, with less chance of breakage.

Brittle hair

If your problem is brittle hair and you apply chemicals frequently, take a break from progressive straightening , bleaching, and other harsh procedures. Let your hair “breathe” while you hydrate it weekly with a good cream, adding liquid keratin to strengthen and rebuild the hair. When hair is weak or brittle, there is likely a lack of keratin in its structure.

Food

A correct diet brings clear benefits for the body in general . Consumption of vitamins A and E, omega-3 fatty acids , nuts, fish, vegetables, and fruits also helps in skin and hair care.

In addition to a proper diet, the ideal is to supplement with vitamins and minerals, which will help a lot in strengthening your hair. To learn more, see the post ” Vitamins and minerals for hair .”

Plants that help strengthen hair

aloe vera

The aloe vera is eighteen essential amino acids in the formation of protein and vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12 and B13 and also over twenty minerals.

In addition to its moisturizing properties, aloe vera has a regenerative, healing, lubricating, hydrating and nourishing action. It is often used to strengthen strands of hair and treat hair loss, therefore much can be found in the formulation of products that serve this purpose.

Aloe vera can be used successfully to treat hair loss caused by various reasons, such as hormonal problems, changes in the thyroid, baldness, and chemical processes. In addition to strengthening it, it closes the cuticle and gives it shine.

For more information on how to use aloe vera, see the article ” Recipes with aloe for skin and hair .”

jaborandi

The jaborandi helps in hair renewal. It has been shown to strengthen and prevent hair loss because its properties act naturally on the scalp. Jaborandi is rich in pilocarpine, a substance that acts on the scalp, stimulating growth and preventing hair loss.

Jaborandi extract activates blood circulation, which leads to better oxygenation and nutrition of the roots. Therefore, it stimulates hair growth, although in Europe it is very difficult to achieve, we leave you some products that would be used for hair use:

  • Novex – Jaborandí Mask 1Kg
  • Novex ReVitay – Jaborandí Shampoo 300ml
  • Novex ReVitay – Jaborandí Conditioner 300ml
  • Novex – Jaborandí Combing Cream 300ml

Rosemary

Rosemary contains stimulating, antiseptic, tonic, astringent and healing properties. The rosemary essential oil promotes hair growth and is effective in treating dandruff, itching of the skin of the scalp and flaking. It stimulates the hair follicles and as a result the hair can grow stronger and stronger .

Other plants

  • Artichokes : Helps growth
  • Basil : Repairs damage;
  • Mulberry leaf : Helps to strengthen;
  • Arnica : Strengthens and adds shine;
  • Culantrillo : Anticaída;
  • Calendula : Strengthens hair, good for dry hair;
  • Cappuccino : Strengthens the hair and stimulates its growth;
  • Indian Chestnut : For hair loss, strengthens;
  • Horsetail : Hair tonic;
  • Mallow : Strengthens the hair;
  • Marjoram : Darkens and strengthens hair;
  • Parsley : Strengthens and gives shine;
  • Salvia : Darkens and strengthens;
  • Sandalwood : Darkens and strengthens;

Strengthening and anti-hair loss treatments

There are many products that promise to “end” hair loss, but do they really work? We have tried a lot and, depending on the cause of the fall , they do not work (my case, for example, is genetic). However, even though it may not work for you, it can still be very effective to try it at home.

Strengthening and enhancing mask recipe

Ingredients

How is the mask prepared?

Place avocado in blender or mixer; Add the egg yolks and beat until they turn into a cream. Put it in a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients. Mix well and then rub it all over your scalp to fully moisten. Put vegetable oil on the ends and let it sit for 30 minutes, then wash normally with shampoo and conditioner.

Benefits of the ingredients in the hair mask recipe

Avocado : Contains antioxidant acids and amino acids that are beneficial for healthy hair growth. It is rich in good fats, nourishes and hydrates dry and damaged hair to make it healthy and strong. More information about avocado.

Egg yolk: It is rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids and proteins. Helps in hair growth and strengthens its structure. It is rich in fat that acts as a moisturizer. More information about the egg.

Vegetable oil: Helps in hair hydration. The best are: coconut , avocado, wheat germ, almond, jojoba, and grapeseed oil .

Panthenol: It is a precursor of vitamin B5, which is why it is also called provitamin B5. Provides long-lasting hydration, resistance, flexibility, lightness, shine, reduces split ends and helps hair recovery. You can buy pure panthenol or the famous Bepanthol , which is available at any pharmacy. See more information here .

Aloe vera: Contains natural active agents that strengthen and hydrate weakened hair. It has the ability to renew hair and stimulate new hair growth. You can use natural aloe vera or pure aloe vera gel.

Rosemary essential oil: It is extremely rich in antioxidants, which fight free radicals, and therefore it is a good option to combat hair loss. Rosemary is good for both regrowing hair, treating hair loss, and stimulating growth. Check out these buying tips.

Peppermint essential oil: It has components that help hair loss. It is used in baldness treatments, as it stimulates the hair follicles. It also regulates the production of sebum on the scalp. Check out this purchase suggestion.

We know this recipe takes a bit of work, but it’s like this: Anything worth doing takes a bit of work. If you want, you can simplify it. For example, use only avocado, egg yolks, and vegetable oil. The more complete the recipe, the better; But that does not mean that you will not receive benefits with a simpler prescription. All the ingredients are useful and have nutrients and vitamins that weak hair needs.

Of course, the ideal is that in addition to applying the mask, you try to discover the root of your hair problem, there can be several, such as poor diet (lack of vitamins and minerals), fatigue, stress, illnesses, hormonal imbalances or the excessive use of dryers and irons. Treating the root of the problem is essential, but this enhancing mask will help too.

We hope you liked the recipe!

Foods that help strengthen hair

A balanced diet directly affects the health and appearance of hair. Learn what foods should be on your plate for your hair to grow strong and shiny.

Red meat

The protein found in red meat is essential to help hair absorb nutrients . Our hair is made of proteins and its deficit is directly noticeable in hair health. When ingested in small amounts or of poor quality, the hairs become brittle and lose color.

Carrot

Orange-colored foods, such as carrots, have beta-carotene, responsible for controlling sebum production and excessive oiliness from the scalp . This substance also contributes to the elasticity of the hair. More information on carrots.

Whole grains and seeds

Quinoa , oats, chia, flaxseed , white beans and other whole grains are sources of zinc , which stimulates cell proliferation, promoting hair growth and strengthening. More information about the seeds.

Spinach

The B vitamins present in spinach are essential for those who want their hair to grow healthy and fast, because this nutrient acts in cell multiplication.

Fish

Eating a serving of fish three times a week provides vitamin B3 for the body . This vitamin increases circulation to the scalp, facilitating the delivery of nutrients.

Banana

The magnesium in this fruit acts in the formation of proteins that make up the hair. Like keratin, magnesium forms a film around the hair, which protects it and gives it elasticity.

Learn about the banana: properties, uses and benefits in the article we have for it.

Soy

The iron present in soybeans is a mineral that participates in the formation of red blood cells and nourishes the hair follicles. In the absence of this substance, loss of shine, dryness and weakness appear.

Chicken

Folic acid, present in this bird, helps in the formation of red blood cells. This process helps to maintain the nervous system and the replacement of new cells, accelerating hair growth.

Ginger

Ginger has anti-inflammatory action, important to prevent hair loss. It can be eaten as a spice, adding it to food.

If you want to learn more, check out our article on ginger .

Melon

In addition to plenty of water, it has significant amounts of vitamin A , which controls the production of sebum on the scalp, preventing oiliness and diseases in the region such as seborrhea.

Walnuts

Biotin promotes healthy hair and helps prevent the appearance of gray hair. It is essential for the development of the hair follicle and is present in abundance in walnuts. It also prevents hair from being brittle. More information on walnuts.

Nonfat yogurt

Yogurt and skim milk have calcium, an important mineral for hair growth as it stimulates the production of enzymes that promote cell proliferation, strengthening the hair bulb.

Orange

Orange and other citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C, essential in the production of collagen. They also participate in the growth of hair follicles, the development of collagen and the fragmentation of iron, also necessary for hair.

Learn more about the properties of vitamin C and what they can do for your health and look at the ranking of the 50 foods with Vitamin C .

Salmon

The omega-3 and selenium present in this fish fight inflammation, protect the scalp from UV rays and improve circulation and the arrival of nutrients to the hair bulb.

Chestnuts

They are a source of vitamins that promote blood circulation and reduce hair loss. More information on chestnuts.

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Kathie Sand always saw the world of beauty as the terrain on which to build her professional career, a goal that was clear to her when she was only 15 years old. Her great concern to expand knowledge led her to settle in Paris where she studied hand in hand with the best beauty professionals and with the most advanced techniques for skin care.

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