9 Tips for Hijabis to Maintain Healthy Hair on this Lockdown
Published on April 27, 2020
The whole world is dealing with lockdown this 2020. So, if you are looking at the positives of this quarantine period, it would be that our hair and skin are in good health since you are indoors. If you are a hijabi, you will realize the effect of hijab on hair. So, while you are at home, it's probably a good time to fix your hijab hair. That said, here are 9 tips for Hijabis to maintain healthy hair this lockdown.
Let your hair breathe
One of the most important things to bear in mind is that your hair needs to be kept free. When you wear a hijab, it is kept tied and wrapped for long hours. Thus, now that you are at home, let your hair down and we mean, literally...!!! Leave your hair loose so that it can breathe and get some fresh air. Don't use hair ties or accessories. Just let it flow free for a few hours every day.
Opt hairstyles that don't cause hair loss
Choose hairstyles that prevent hair loss. Avoid the ones that cause breakage or hair loss. For instance, do not tug your hair back too tightly into a bun or ponytail. As mentioned above, let your hair down as much as possible.
Massage your scalp
If you are suffering from hair loss, then one of the best things to do for your hair is getting a scalp massage. Massaging your scalp daily for 15 minutes before bedtime promotes blood circulation and leads to healthier hair growth. You can also use a small amount of light serum to massage it.
Fix split ends
For those who suffer from split ends, trimming your hair is the best way to prevent further damage and ensure healthy hair growth from the roots to the ends. Also, hydrate them well using oils and conditioners.
Hot oil hair treatment at home
Use natural oils such as castor oil, olive oil or coconut oil as part of the hot air treatment. Heat oil in low flame for 2 minutes and once warm, apply it from the scalp to the ends of your hair. Massage it for 15 minutes and leave it on for 2 hours. Now wash your hair using a mild shampoo and conditioner. This treatment helps in thickening the hair and strengthening the hair follicles/roots.
Grow hair naturally - Home remedy
Natural hair remedies have always been our rescuer. If you want to grow hair fast and naturally, then here is the recipe. Use a mixture of lemon and coconut oil/olive oil. Blend and apply them as it will promote quick hair growth naturally. Lemon is rich in Vitamin C and B-vitamins as well as folic acid. It also curbs any scalp itching and eliminates dandruff.
Take a reasonable amount of lemon juice and blend it with twice the amount of coconut oil or olive oil.
Apply the mixture on your hair and let it sit for 30-45 minutes.
Rinse using a mild shampoo.
Natural Hair mask for brittle hair
Check out this Avocado and olive oil hair mask for brittle, dull hair.
- Take half an avocado, mash it good and blend it with one tablespoon of olive oil.
- Wet your hair before applying this hair mask.
- Leave the mask for an hour.
- Wash it using water.
- Repeat this process once a week for stronger, healthier hair.
Get straight hair naturally
Check out this natural remedy for straightening your hair
You will need:
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp castor oil
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 tsp glycerin
- Mix all the ingredients in a small pot.
- Heat it over the stove until it is warm.
- Brush your hair using this oil blend. Make sure you start from the roots to the tips.
- Leave it on for 3-4 hours.
- Make sure to wear a cap over your head to keep the oil warm.
- Wash your hair using a mild natural shampoo.
- Do not use any chemical-induced conditioner or hair mask.
Get Thick hair naturally
Aloe vera is known to have lots of benefits. This includes reduced hair loss, conditioning of hair, nourishing the scalp etc. Loaded with vitamins and minerals, it stimulates hair growth and keeps your hair soft. Castor oil is an excellent choice for thickening your hair and promoting hair growth.
- Take 2 tbsp of aloe vera gel with a tsp of castor oil
- Massage your hair for 15 minutes using this blend.
- Leave it on for the entire day and then rinse it using a shampoo.
- Repeat this process twice a week to see visible results.