Autumn and winter weather can take its toll on your hair, leaving it dry and brittle, whilst cold winds and central heating can exacerbate an itchy, flaky scalp, causing your hair to become weakened and damaged.
Home treatments for hair can help to restore softness and shine whilst boosting the health of your scalp and, used in conjunction with a healthy diet and nutritional supplements such as Hair Vitalics, they can help to make your hair stronger and prevent hair loss from occurring.
Unfortunately, hair treatments won’t magically reverse hair loss or treat hair loss conditions, but they can help to protect against styling damage, scalp conditions and other factors which could lead to hair loss. If you are concerned about thinning hair or a receding hairline, it’s important to see a specialist as soon as possible, who can help you identify the cause of the problem, and formulate a personalised hair loss treatment plan.
Here are a couple of seasonal hair treatments you can make at home that may help to keep your hair silky and your scalp moisturised during the cold weather.
Caramel Curl Relaxer
Chemical straightening treatments use harsh chemicals which can strip your hair of its natural oils and leave it damaged, whilst using hair straighteners regularly can cause heat damage, making hair more prone to breakage. This home treatment is ideal for those with curly hair; it naturally relaxes curls slightly whilst hydrating and softening your hair. The molasses is a source of magnesium, iron, calcium and potassium, which strengthens and softens hair, whilst tryptophan in the bananas moisturises your hair and scalp.
Mix 120ml of honey, 120ml of olive oil and 120ml of blackstrap molasses with a dash of apple cider vinegar (which helps to remove product build-up) and a small jar of banana baby food or one mashed banana. Section your hair and cover the roots and lengths with the mixture using a small brush. Cover with a shower cap and leave for one to two hours before rinsing out and shampooing thoroughly.
Pumpkin Hair Mask
Pumpkins are a natural source of vitamin A, which is good for your scalp, helping to prevent dandruff and flakes. A healthy scalp means healthier hair follicles, which could reduce your risk of hair loss. Pumpkins are also rich in potassium which moisturises dry hair and may help to promote re-growth. The addition of coconut oil strengthens hair, adds shine and can help to fight dandruff and other scalp conditions.
Blend 300g of chopped, cooked pumpkin with one tablespoon of yogurt. Add one tablespoon of honey and a tablespoon of coconut oil and continue blending until smooth. Apply to damp hair, wrapping in a warm towel or plastic shower cap. Leave for 15 minutes before rinsing and styling as usual.
The Belgravia Centre
The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation Form from anywhere in the UK or the rest of the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which are the largest collection of such success stories in the world and demonstrate the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.
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