Cold, sun, pollution … the hair can quickly damage due to external aggressions. But internal factors such as stress, or even fatigue also play a role. To remedy this, and as with everything, we try to take care of ourselves on a daily basis by having a healthy lifestyle. We eat healthy and balanced, we get enough sleep, we play sports …
Then, you can act directly on your scalp with a few natural remedies or grandmother’s tips to take care of your hair.
Vegetable oils contain many benefits and help nourish the hair. To take advantage of it, the principle is simple: we apply oil to dry hair, for 30 min to 1 hour (or better: overnight if we protect ourselves well to avoid staining the sheets!). Then, we cover our head with a charlotte or a hot towel if we want to improve the absorption of the oil and offer a moment of relaxation. “We choose an organic oil of 1st cold pressing.
It is quality that comes first to keep all the nutritional qualities of the oil. In general, you hang coconut, olive, sesame or avocado oil. You can also take jojoba oil, black cumin or argan oil, but they are more expensive, “comments Elodie-Joy Jaubert . Then we make two very foaming shampoos and rinse.
This oil bath is done once a week or every two weeks for oily hair and twice a week for others.
We take some precautions: we cover all the hair but we take care not to put too much oil. It should not drip! For fine hair, there too we have a light hand otherwise they will quickly be weighed down.
Elodie-Joy Jaubert then suggests applying a plain yogurt mixed with a teaspoon of honey to bring shine to the hair.
A white clay mask
Clay is often used in hair care. White clay is particularly soft. Rich in minerals, it also absorbs toxins from the scalp, and is very effective on damaged hair.
“We can put 4 heaped tablespoons of organic white clay powder and add a little water to obtain a paste that is neither too liquid nor too thick. We apply it with a brush or with our fingers on the roots to nourish them and we extend over the lengths and ends.
We leave it on for 20 to 30 minutes before rinsing the hair, “explains the specialist. We can repeat the operation every 10 days.
In some people, clay can have a drying side. To see therefore according to what suits you the most.
Another natural remedy to help damaged hair: the hydrosol spray. Although it moistens the hair, it has the advantage of being less embrittling than water and allows you to enjoy the benefits of plants. Elodie-Joy Jaubert thus recommends chamomile, orange blossom or even green tea hydrosols which provide care and shine. We spray them on her hair when we want.
Although they are rarer today, there was a time when it was common to see egg shampoos on store stalls. It must be said that they have real benefits for them. “Eggs are a source of proteins and vitamins B, A and others that our hair needs to be in shape. We beat an egg and apply it to our hair like a shampoo. Then we rinse but with cold water; otherwise beware of the damage to remove it! “warns Elodie-Joy Jaubert.
Good habits to take
In addition to these remedies, we review our habits. This avoids leaving your hair wet for too long. “Their scales are then swollen with water. They open and become more sensitive to attack. I recommend drying them with the hair dryer but at moderate heat. For curly hair, they are only half dried with a towel because moisture is necessary for the formation of curls, ”recommends the expert.
We brush our hair when it is dry or very delicately with a wide tooth comb. We vary our hairstyles so as not to always put the elastic in the same place. We prefer organic vegetable dyes which sheath and protect the hair fiber rather than aggressive chemical coloring. Finally, Elodie-Joy Jaubert suggests taking a silk or satin pillowcase that will dry out your scalp less than a cotton pillowcase. Enough to take care of your hair and restore it to full vigor!
Source: Interview with Elodie-Joy Jaubert, author