How To Acheive Healthy-Looking Hair, Naturally

How To Acheive Healthy-Looking Hair, Naturally

Crowning glory looking a bit lack-lustre?

Our hair can be affected by the elements at this time of year, just as our skin takes the hit. Of course, when it comes to our hair, there’s more than just the elements to worry about. Hormonal changes, diet, stress or illness can all take its toll on our hair.

“I’ve always been fascinated by how our hair is a reflection of our inner health as once it pushes through the scalp it’s technically dead. Yet still, it can become seriously lank due to poor health”.

My hair takes a pounding – heat wise so I’ve been looking at natural alternatives to protect my hair from heat damage and found Logona Heat Protection moisturising spray fits the bill perfectly! It’s vegan-friendly with protection up to 200 degrees – holding its own among the usual “less conscious” contenders.

Always use a thermal heat protectant spray, not just for hot hair tools but when blowdrying too as your hair can be heated to over 200 degrees which won’t do it any good!

There’s been some talk of the benefits of washing your hair less often but actually, the opposite is true. Having a dirty scalp can hinder hair growth – if the hair can’t push through freely due to a build-up of sebum and other grime, growth can slow. Read more hair washing tips where I wrote about how frequently we should shampoo for optimum hair and scalp health.

When it comes washing your hair, have the water temperature set to warm, shampoo twice and always apply a suitable conditioner. I like to massage my conditioner through to the ends and leave it to sit whilst I wash. I then gently use a Tangle Teezer to just take the conditioner through the ends. I don’t force it, as wet hair is fragile and more likely to break.

Set the temperature to cool and rinse the hair well. The cooler water will close the hair cuticles giving a smoother surface for styling.

Also, something I swear by is topping up my diet with a targeted daily supplement. Read about my tried and tested favourite. Something else to watch out for is consuming artificial sweetener, in particular, aspartame (which is in most soft drinks, squashes and flavoured water). This toxic sugar substitutes can have detrimental effects on our body, as well as our hair and can contribute to hair thinning. Find out more here and remember to check the ingredients list next time you reach for your favourite drink. Stevia is a safer, natural alternative.

In terms of which hair care products to choose, I prefer a natural approach, avoiding too many harsh and unnecessary chemicals, silicones or parabens etc. However, when a product is free from such chemicals it can sometimes lose performance. Not in all cases – Hello, HASK Beauty Hair Care.

HASK is a collection of hair care products featuring exotic oils and other unique ingredients from around the world and is free from sulfates, parabens, phthalates and gluten.

Cactus Water Weightless Moisture Collection is perfect for fine or oily hair and hydrates for all-day moisturised hair. Bottle up the Cactus plant’s ability to retain large amounts of water, along with prickly pear seed oil for an ultra-nourishing, weightless and hydrating formula.

With five naturally occurring electrolytes, vitamins A, B and C, and minerals with rare antioxidants.

Another favourite of mine is HASK Superfruit Healthy Hair Shampoo – introducing dragon fruit, native to Mexico, packed with vitamins and minerals to help remove build-up and renew vibrancy. The brilliant glossing powers of mangosteen oil and strengthening properties of the acai berry help to reclaim and maintain the natural beauty of your hair.

 

 

Suitable for women of all ethnicities and for all hair types. Utilizing high-quality ingredients, luxurious fragrances and fresh packaging.

I’ve really fallen for this brand, my hair loves it and is always left swishy with plenty of movement. Although both products I’ve tried have a specific “hair type” target audience, I found both formulas performed equally well. If had to choose between them I’d be hard pushed. I’ve repurchased more than once and will continue to do so. HASK is a cruelty-free brand.

If scalp concerns are an issue for you, I’d recommend trying SBC Propolis Scalp Care, read about how I got on with the newly launched range.

Shop My HASK Favourites

 

What are your thoughts on looking after your hair with a natural approach? I’d love to compare notes!

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28 Comments

  1. October 12, 2018 / 9:22 am

    My hair has always been pretty good condition I try not to wash it that often and always looking for natural based products. One of the reason I love your blog!

    • Samantha
      Author
      October 12, 2018 / 9:43 am

      Thank you! I went through a phase of not washing mine that often, but since discovered it’s much better to have a clean scalp. I’m glad to hear you love my blog! thanks for reading x

  2. October 12, 2018 / 12:47 pm

    Lovely post, I need to take better care of my hair. I focus way too much on my skin! I love the idea of using cactus water, I’ll take a look at these products!

    • Samantha
      Author
      October 12, 2018 / 1:21 pm

      I think we’re all a little guilty of that. I take a supplement so I’m still getting the benefit! The Cactus Water smells gorgeous. It’s so
      Lightweight on the hair! X

  3. October 12, 2018 / 6:28 pm

    You have such gorgeous hair so I’ll definitely be using some of these tips!

    • Samantha
      Author
      October 12, 2018 / 10:07 pm

      Thank you! Glad to hear you’ll try out some of my tips! x

    • Samantha
      Author
      October 12, 2018 / 10:08 pm

      You should definitely try it! I’m going to stock up this weekend x

  4. October 13, 2018 / 2:45 pm

    Love these tips! I always use heat protectant when I flat iron or curl my hair, but I never thought to use it when I blow-dry it. That makes a lot of sense, and I’ll definitely be doing it in the future! Thank you for sharing 🙂

    • Samantha
      Author
      October 13, 2018 / 3:16 pm

      It’s just something extra to do for protection. Like you say, it’s not something you always think of! Glad you found it useful x

  5. October 15, 2018 / 11:44 am

    Your hair always looks beautiful, I never really take care of my hair (which is kind of bad) and it’s definitely something I should look more into it. Love your tips, great post as always! x

    http://new-lune.com

    • Samantha
      Author
      October 15, 2018 / 7:17 pm

      Thank you so much! Glad you liked my tips! X

  6. October 15, 2018 / 6:37 pm

    These are all great tips! I have to admit that I always forget to cool the water before rinsing (oops!). Thank you for sharing 🙂 I hope you had a lovely weekend <3

    -PerlaGiselle | iamperlita.com

    Say hello and let’s follow each other <3
    instagram.com/iamperlita

    • Samantha
      Author
      October 15, 2018 / 7:08 pm

      You’re so welcome! Yes, a cooler rinse does help! I had a very lovely weekend thank you. Hope you did too! x

    • Samantha
      Author
      October 15, 2018 / 10:06 pm

      Thank you so much x

  7. October 17, 2018 / 9:31 pm

    I’ve always had really long hair and I’m fortunate enough that it’s always been slightly thicker than average, but I have curly hair which is a nightmare and it does get quite dry in winter. I went through a phase where it was thinning slightly and switching to sulphate free shampoo helped me massively with that. Great post x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    • Samantha
      Author
      October 17, 2018 / 10:28 pm

      Glad to hear the sulphate free shampoo helped! It makes such a difference doesn’t it. You’re lucky having thick hair, mine is fine but lots of it! x

  8. October 18, 2018 / 3:29 am

    Your hair is just gorgeous. I have hypothyroid problem due to which I experience some hair fall. But I try to take care of my hair and avoid heating tools most of the time. Lovely post and pictures are stunning.

    Via | http://glossnglitters.com

    • Samantha
      Author
      October 18, 2018 / 9:18 am

      Sorry to hear you’ve suffered some hair fall. I think the best you can do is like you say, look after your hair, keep heat minimal and use natural products to prevent any chemical build up. Thanks for your kind words.x

    • Samantha
      Author
      October 19, 2018 / 6:37 am

      My pleasure. Thanks for reading! x

  9. iamperlita
    October 19, 2018 / 3:41 pm

    Thank you for the lovely comment you left on my page! You are beautiful!

    Have a lovely weekend!

    -PerlaGiselle | iamperlita.com

    Say hello and let’s follow each other <3
    instagram.com/iamperlita

    • Samantha
      Author
      October 19, 2018 / 11:06 pm

      Oh you’re more than welcome lovely. Thank you for your kind words! x

    • Samantha
      Author
      October 21, 2018 / 12:25 am

      Thank you so much! x

  10. October 24, 2018 / 9:27 pm

    So HASK still existis?? They used to be available at PRIMARK here but out of nowhere they stopped carrying it. I really loved their hair oils and I actually wanted to try out their shampoo and conditioner!
    And your hair is GORGEOUS!! Actually the best definition is Hair goals!

    Wishing you all the best,
    Randomlydi

    • Samantha
      Author
      October 24, 2018 / 10:53 pm

      Thank you so much, How lovely of you to say that! Yes, HASK is available, in the UK at least! I bought some more of the Cactus Water shampoo and conditioner just this week. They just make my hair feel so soft and swishy. I’ve not tried the hair oil but will definitely be looking out for that now. Thanks again! x

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