Do You Care For Your Hair: Hair Products

 As you already know, hair health is a hot topic during winter season: hats, cold temperatures outside, dry heat inside.

My post Do You Care For Your Hair: Food was about the food our hair needs the most.

Now, what about external care?

Let’s start with some fun facts about hair:

  1. Black is the most common hair color in the world. Red, which only exists in about 1 percent of the world’s population, is the rarest. Blonde hair comes in a close second, with only 2 percent of the population.
  2. When did it become popular to color hair? In 1950, only about 7% of women colored their hair, but in 2015, it’s up to about 75%.
  3. Beauty can take time. The average time a woman spends to wash, dry and style her hair is 1 hour and 53 minutes a week. By the time she is 65, she will have spent 7 months of her life doing her hair.

There are hundreds of hair product to chose: from basic shampoos and hair conditioners to masks and balms. So what is right for your hair?

You have no other way but to try and find what is good for you. But I can help by streamlining your choices with only the healthiest options.

First, I would suggest to shop for your shampoo only in a Health Store. Even there, you may find shampoos with unhealthy ingredients, but certainly much less than in a conventional retail store.

I have tried quite a few of them, and here are the brands I would recommend to try:

  • Biotene H-24 by Mill Creek
  • BioFen
  • Anti-hairloss shampoo by Hair wonder
  • Variety from Herbal Glo

My hair likes Biotene H-24 the most, my husband’s prefers BioFen (his hair must have more expensive taste!).

From time to time you might want to give your hair a break from any shampoo and try the Baking Soda And Vinegar Shampoo Method.

The lack of foaming might feel unusual at first, but this is worth it in the end.You’d be surprised how your hair feels after a couple of washes.

Baking Soda

Mix 1 part baking soda with 3 parts water in a small squeeze bottle. Apply the baking soda and water mixture to dry or wet hair by starting at the roots and working to the ends.

Wait for 1 – 3 minutes then rinse with warm water.

Right after, apply a vinegar rinse.

Vinegar Rinse

Mix 1 part white or apple cider vinegar with 4 parts water in a squeeze bottle. Distribute through your hair. After a few seconds, rinse with cool water.

Note: If vinegar smell bothers you, add lavender, peppermint, and/or rosemary essential oils to the vinegar mixture.

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