Today, we are taking a break from blood pressure articles and talking about hair. In my course of suffering from high blood pressure, I found it difficult to grow my hair. This article addresses some tips I’ve come across on how to handle hair problems when living with high blood pressure.
When hair refuses to behave, or lacks volume and shine, it’s time for a conditioning treatment. Styling products, hair color, and even shampoo can create enough buildup to make hair unruly, limp, and dull.
A conditioning treatment can solve different hair problems or conditions. Choose among the following hair treatments for beautiful hair.
Hair Treatment for Damaged Hair
Without the proper care, hair color and hair relaxers make hair dry and brittle resulting in hair breakage and sometimes dandruff. This is especially true for black hair. Deep conditioning will protect hair and make hair color and relaxers last longer. Deep condition a week before applying hair color or relaxers, and continue once a week thereafter.
There are many home hair remedies, made with ingredients found in the kitchen that provide excellent results, including mayonnaise, olive oil, and other products. These items are high in emollients that penetrate dry, damaged hair nourishing, smoothing, and adding shine.
A mayonnaise hair mask or olive oil hair mask are simple, just apply throughout hair and scalp. Wrap hair with plastic wrap and leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse well and shampoo with a product specifically formulated for color treated or chemically relaxed hair. Keep a small container reserved for this purpose.
For those who do not have the inclination to use home hair remedies, the following brands promise to do an excellent job at bringing hair back to health: Fekkai Protein Rx Reparative, or Wella In-Depth Treatment and Queen Helene Cholesterol Hair Conditioning Cream, both inexpensive but excellent.
Conditioning Treatments for Thin Hair
Thin hair lacks volume and shine. Styling products designed to thicken hair build up, causing strands to collapse under their weight. Removing excess products requires more than shampoo but a deep conditioning treatment to detox and restore hair. In addition, thin hair can be oily, dry, curly, and frizzy, and treatments must address the specific type.
Thin oily hair will benefit from scalp treatments that get rid of excess sebum, aerating hair at root level. Try these simple hair home remedies:
Aloe Vera gel, enough to cover the scalp, add a squirt of lemon juice, and massage, or use ½ cup vinegar and with one teaspoon of salt, massage scalp with a cotton pad, wrap hair in a damp towel and remove after 15 minutes. Products to try, Rene Furterer Purifying Clay Mask or Phyto Phytopolleine Botanical Scalp Stimulant.
Thin dry frizzy hair, is characterized by dry, flaky scalp and dead ends. The hair root becomes clogged and oil doesn’t spread throughout the hair. Regular conditioning treatment will nourish, increase blood circulation, and improve growth. Homemade treatments are an egg mask or a hot oil treatment.
Make an egg mask by mixing an egg with a drop of lemon juice, massage over scalp and hair, cover in plastic wrap, leave for 15 minutes, and rinse well. Follow with shampoo. Try Motions At Home Weightless Clear Hairdress, or Phyto Pytosquame Intensive Treatment.
Thin curly frizzy hair is also on the dry side but it requires hair treatments that add control and coats strands. A nourishing home treatment is an avocado hair mask, rich enough to nourish and thicken strands. Mash ½ an avocado into a creamy texture, gently massage throughout scalp and hair, and cover with plastic wrap for 20 minutes. Shampoo and rinse well, final rinse with a cup of warm water mixed with ¼-cup vinegar.
Or try Rusk Pro Elements Keratin Smoothing Treatment or Ouidad Deep Treatment Intensive Conditioner.
Hair Extensions Treatments
Hair Extensions is also victim of styling products, over brushing, or pollution, making hair extensions look dull and lifeless. A deep conditioning treatment protects from future problems such as dryness. A homemade mask once or twice a month should give hair extensions the necessary nourishment to keep them looking new.
Try an olive oil hair mask. Just apply olive oil, massage throughout hair extensions. Wrap in a damp, warm towel for 20 minutes, rinse, and shampoo.
As an extra treat when possible, leave treatments on overnight and rinse out in the morning. Just remember to change the pillowcase.