How to take care of your Dry Hair :
Hair on the whole has a moisture content of about 10%. If your hair's moisture content drops lower than this level the key is to raise the hair's capability of draw and retain moisture. This is accomplished by means of moisturizers.
Good ones include "humectants" that not simply restore lost moisture but actually catch the attention of moisture and keep hold of it in the cortex of the hair. Essential fatty aids (EFA's) are great moisturizers. One of the top and most cost effectual essential fatty acids is safflower oil. It is the type you can buy to cook with and it is very rich in EFA's. The scalp produces the top EFA's called sebum. The problems is once the hair grows past the neck line or does not have straight contact with the scalp the scalps natural oils can not be used right through the hair shaft.
You can manually restore the lost EFA's by:
* Placing 1 or 2 drops of safflower oil in your palms and massage them together. * There should only be enough to make your hands "shine" in the light. * Cautiously take your hair (while dry) and "scrunch" the small amount of oil to the ENDS first and work toward the scalp. * Leave this in your hair. * 1-2 drops of safflower oil on dry hair is as a result small, you won't see it is there. By doing the above as often as essential will make sure your dry hair will have the proper amount of humectants to pull towards you and retain moisture. The key is to facilitate a small amount will go a long way.
How to take care of your Oily Hair
Oily hair is a common complaint among teenagers. Because of excess sebum production our hair is oily. This leaves the hair greasy and unattractive
If you have oily hair, it is essential to wash your hair on a daily basis. This is for the reason that oily hair has a tendency to accumulate dirt as compared to other hair types.
For oily hair do not use conditioners use only shampoos, make sure while choosing a shampoo that it does not contain conditioner in it. Such kind of shampoo is available easily in the market and is cheap compared to shampoos with conditioners.
If you think that you need a conditioner, and then use a conditioner which is very mild. Apply the conditioner only at the tips and in the middle do not apply at the roots and scalp and take care that you rinse it completely. Do not select products, which have silicone, oils, or lanolin.
Massaging the hair is essential for oily hair. Instead of applying lotions or oils, you can use a toning lotion (which removes dead cells) to massage oily hair with regular brushing. This helps hair growth. A regular massage habit is necessary. Avoid applying oil to the hair as possible.
You can also try the following remedies:
Mix 4 tablespoons of lemon juice with 1 cup water and apply to your hair for 15 min and rinse with warm water.
Mix 1/4 cup of cider vinegar with a basin of water and apply to your hair for 15 min and rinse with warm water.
Try to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day and eat fresh fruits and vegetables to keep your self hydrated.