Rinse your hair with beer, wrap it in a microwave-heated towel, give your scalp a coffee grounds scrub... discover our 40 tips to pamper your head without getting caught!
Colorations, discolorations, heating devices, chlorine, salt, wind... every day, our hair is subjected to a multitude of attacks. Dry, damaged, even brittle, they no longer have their former vigor and we sometimes look gray when we wake up when we discover them. And if we know that using adapted care helps to strengthen them, we sometimes forget that other simple actions, to adopt on a daily basis, are just as essential to their good health. We have gathered 40 of them, from the most notorious (start by disentangling your hair by the ends, rinsing it in cold water, having it cut regularly at the hairdresser...) to the less known. Did you know, for example, that avocado, banana, yogurt, and honey have no place in cooking, but that they can also nourish and hydrate your hair, respectively? Does that cold air fix a hairstyle where the heat softens it? That cornstarch can work well as a natural dry shampoo? Does that aloe vera replace artificial gels? We hope these simple hair tips help you achieve beautiful hair without quartering it.
If you really want to apply it, choose a suitable formula - alcohol-free - or spray it only on the underside of the hair, to spare the more visible part.
If the first function of the product is to absorb excess sebum, it also helps restore the body to the roots. Ideal before an improvised evening!
This smooths the frizz and limits their appearance, without cardboard the material.
It tends to break the curls. If you prefer them well-drawn, it is better to detangle them delicately with your fingers and only use the comb when they are wet.
If heat helps shape matter, cold fixes it. Ideal for long-lasting brushing!
It tends to grease them.
To disinfect your brushes and combs naturally, pour a tablespoon of white vinegar in a bowl of water and immerse your hair tools in it for a good half an hour before rinsing them.
Then gradually go up to the roots. This method avoids weakening the hair that tends to get tangled.
This helps to remove dead cells and stimulate blood circulation. Be careful, however, in order not to be irritating, it must be carried out less frequently than on the face and on the body: once a month, no more. If there are scrubs specially designed for them in the trade, they are not yet widespread enough. While waiting for them to be more accessible, we concoct one ourselves: coffee grounds.
To hydrate and protect your ends, nothing like a dab of cream, replacing its usual oil.
Just because we want to change haircuts doesn't mean we have to put our hair routine aside. If you have specific desires (formulas without parabens, sulfates, silicones...), you don't hesitate to take your own care at the salon!
By tightening the scales, it makes the hair shiny. To make the method more bearable, we rinse them upside down, so that the icy liquid does not touch our feet!
This airs the hair and helps remove dust and impurities in depth. Then raise your head and brush them as usual, to restore them to a suitable shape.
To protect the lengths from friction against the pillow which can, over time, break them, they are tied in a macaroon, braid, or bun - loose style, in order to let the scalp breathe.
In case of shortage, you can also opt for cornstarch, just as absorbent!
Softer than their spoked counterparts, they limit the breakage of weakened hair.
When it is swollen with water, the material is more fragile. A comb with wide teeth, in which the hair will cling less, will be more suitable for disentangling it.
By applying an aqueous product (aloe vera, hydrosol) followed by an oil (jojoba, argan) to seal in hydration, and thus protect them from external aggressions.
Present in most conventional shampoos, aggressive sulfates can damage fragile hair in the long term. The solution? Opt for their organic counterparts, which contain milder cleansing agents (coconut glucosides from sugar, or glutamates from proteins).
This orange fabric ribbon of Moroccan origin wraps firmly around the hair gathered in a low tail before bedtime. The primary objective? Protect it from nocturnal friction which weakens it. But it also naturally smooths the material and can even strengthen it, if you first apply a moisturizing or nourishing product (depending on the condition of the hair) before wearing it. It can be purchased for around 6 euros on the Internet.
To bring pretty reflections to his hair without damaging it, we put on the infusion of chamomile: we pour a few flowers in a liter of boiling water, we let infuse then cool, and we use the mixture as the last water of rinsing!
Cutting her hair in a rising moon would make it grow faster and make it more vigorous. Whether or not the belief is true, we lose nothing by trying!
Nothing replaces a real appointment with the hairdresser. But when you don't want to shorten your lengths, you can exceptionally get rid of your split ends yourself, while keeping your ends healthy. Equipped with hairdressing scissors, we observe each lock of hair in full light. If (and only if) forks appear, we cut only a few millimeters higher than on the hair concerned, and voila!
This softens it and improves micro-circulation. At the key? Healthy hair, if you take the trouble to indulge in it regularly. Be careful, for the massage to be effective, you have to move the skin and not rub your fingers on it. We work in circular movements, from the neck to the forehead, then in the opposite direction, for several minutes.
In addition to their softness, microfibers have the ability to quickly absorb moisture from the hair. A tip that allows you to use the hairdryer for a shorter period.
Because we don't always have the patience to respect the hair mask application time once in the shower, we alternate with natural pre-shampoo treatments! You can apply them before washing your hair, wrap a towel around your head and continue to go about your business, keeping them between an hour and overnight. To concoct them, you don't need to be an expert. Damaged hair will favor nourishing active ingredients such as vegetable oils (argan, jojoba, coconut, etc.), avocado or banana; dehydrated hair aloe vera, yogurt, or honey.
They break the lengths!
This will allow the product to better penetrate the material.
Borage, brewer's yeast, biotin, B vitamins, zinc... or a cocktail already prepared, easy to find in drugstores.
Contrary to what the legend says, this does not accelerate hair growth, but prevents the forks from going up and eventually, inevitably, shortening them.
Although the idea may be confusing, beer brings volume, hold and shine to hair.
This will protect the hair from chlorine, which dries it out and weakens it in the long run. Then proceed with your usual washing routine (without skipping a nourishing mask).
Because the more you wash your hair, the more it has a tendency to grease - to protect itself. However, it will take a little time to adapt before the scalp produces less sebum.
To prevent it from drying out and tight, it is best to wear a hat or scarf. Do not forget, either, to protect your hair from salt and chlorine by applying an oily product (whose formula ideally contains a sun filter).
By opening the scales of the hair, the heat increases the benefits of hair care tenfold. After putting on a mask, there's nothing like putting a wet (and wrung out) towel in the microwave for a minute and wrapping it around the head to boost its effectiveness!
Softer and more slippery than cotton, it grips the hairless and prevents them from tangling during the night.
Not content with protecting the lengths from friction against the pillow, it will give them pretty wavy waves when they wake up - an effect increased tenfold by spraying hair lotion, hydrosol, or mineral water. Another possibility, for thick hair: roll them up on themselves in 4 small macaroons.
It makes them shine! The recipe: pour 3 tablespoons in 1 liter of water (mineral, ideally), mix well and pour over the rinsed hair.
Too high a dose (when it appears in the first ingredients of the INCI list), can dry out the scalp and hair.
Applied to dry hair, it attenuates spikes and frizz like a conventional gel, the drying side less, the moisturizing properties, and more!