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Many woman want longer, thicker, shinier hair. We always see women flaunting their bouncy tresses in shampoo and other product ads. However, we buy into the advertisement without stopping to think that maybe there’s more to their hair care that using the branded shampoo or conditioner. Let's face it...people have different types of hair. Some people have thick and coarse hair while others have soft and thin hair.

Even growing pollution has increased our worry about hair. We have forgotten nature and its many ingredients that help us to make our hair soft and shiny. No shampoo or conditioner can stand in front of natural ways of nourishing hair without any side effects. I personally believe that treating hair issues naturally helps to keep the hair healthy and shiny. In this article, I am going to share some natural ways to treat your hair. Let’s get to it...

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Oil Massage
Oil massage is a great way to provide nourishment to hair. With modernization, we have neglected the benefits of oil and opted for chemical products to treat our hair issues.By oil massaging in the root of the hair, we can provide strength and nourishment to our hair and make them strong and shiny. Oil also helps to revitalize the dead hair shaft [1].Hair massaging with oils like coconut oil or almond oil is one of the simplest, most easy and chemical-free treatments to improve your hair health.

Recipe:
Take coconut oil or almond oil in a small bowl. Dip your fingers and massage them on your hair roots. Leave the mixture overnight or for 2 hours. Wash it off with lukewarm water. Oil has the nourishing benefit that not just nourishes the hair but also moisturizes the scalp.

Yogurt
Yogurt can be found in any home. Applying it all over the hair helps to keep the hair soft and promotes hair growth. It is one of the best ways to condition your hair naturally.

Recipe:
Blend half a cup of yogurt and make it smooth. Apply all over your hair. Cover your hair with a towel and wash after 15-20 minutes.Yogurt is high in probiotics which promotes hair growth.

Bottle Gourd Juice
Bottle gourd is good for your health and also for your hair. You can use bottle gourd juice to treat hair issues such as hair fall etc. It helps to prevent grey hair, hair fall and improves the overall condition of your hair. To thicken your hair drink bottle gourd juice.

Recipe:
Just take out its juice and apply it on your hair. Leave for 30 minutes and wash it off.

Apple Cider Vinegar
To make your hair bouncy and shiny, apple cider vinegar is the best natural way to treat your hair.

Recipe:
(This is the best natural treatment to make your hair bouncy)
Add apple cider vinegar mixed with warm water to your hair. After 5 minutes, wash it off. Following this treatment will make your hair bouncy.

Baking Soda
If you have styled your hair or used hair spray the previous night, this will make you feel that your hair has weighed down with the residue from harmful chemical sprays. To get rid of the residue, baking soda is the best natural way to treat your hair.

Recipe:
Mix two tablespoons of baking soda with water and make a mixture. Apply it all over your hair from the scalp to ends of your hair. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then wash. Use this treatment twice a month for deep cleansing.

Olive and Lemon
Having an itchy scalp will make you feel irritated while working. You can treat your itchy scalp with a mixture of lemon and olive oil.

Recipe:
Mix olive oil, fresh lemon juice and water and apply it to your hair. After 20 minutes, wash your hair. This treatment will add extra moisture to your dry scalp and reduce flakiness.

Coconut Butter
Coconut is full of nutrition that is good for your hair and body. Just like eggs, it has high protein and fatty acid content. You can reduce the UV damage on your hair with coconut butter.

Recipe:
Just apply coconut butter on your hair and leave it for few minutes. This is a great method to moisturize your hair.

Final Words
Natural ways are the best ways to treat your hair issues. Whether you have oily hair or dry hair, hair fall or dandruff issues, all of them can be cured and treated with natural remedies. Regular massaging of hair with oil not just nourishes the hair but also make hair roots strong. If you use any of the above mentioned treatments once or twice in a week, you will soon notice the benefit of these natural remedies.

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Miranda is a professional hairstylist based in New York. She has been in the fashion industry for the past 10 years and has been graced to work with the some of the top ranking professionals in the field.
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by Sabrina Perkins of SeriouslyNatural.org

When we think of caffeine we most think of coffee, tea or even soda. We also think of the negative effects they can have on our bodies and how we can cut down on our usage but just like anything else, there is two sides to a story.

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Caffeine gets a bad rap and undeservingly so. Caffeine is believed to help prevent diseases like stroke and certain cancers and more than 80 percent of the United States adults consume caffeine every day in one form or another. Such a widely used ingredient has been recently found helpful in several ways and even for our hair follicles. Surprising for some, so let's explore exactly what caffeine and and how it helps our hair.

What Is Caffeine?
Considered the most widely consumed psychoactive substance worldwide, caffeine is a natural stimulant present in over 60 plant sand the main ingredient in coffee. Caffeine is the 'socially acceptable psychoactive drug' and in its purest form, caffeine is a white crystalline powder, extremely bitter and stimulates the central nervous system.

It seems the biggest concerns arise when consuming too much and according to the Mayo Clinic, consuming more than 500-600 mg a day can lead to irritability, nervousness, an upset stomach, and insomnia just to name a few. Despite the negative affects, it has been found helpful in protecting persons from Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia, lowering the risk of Parkinson’s and Type II Diabetes and can even fight depression.

Caffeine is amazing for hair in that is helps it to grow and even glow. Here's a breakdown of what you can expect from using it:

How Does Caffeine Make Hair Glow?
Caffeine must be applied directly to hair for this benefit (through coffee) which adds shine as well as depth to dark hair. Great for hair butters or conditioners to just add to them to increase hair's natural sheen or shine that many naturals complain their hair is lacking.

How Does Caffeine Make Hair Grow?
The biggest benefit caffeine brings to hair is to improve hair growth and structure. Caffeine stimulates and interacts with the hair follicles and even regulates hair growth so it can promote it and thwart hair loss. You can just keep drinking your morning cup of Joe to gain that benefit or you can take it a step further (like I do) and enlist in a coffee rinse from time to time.

The International Journal of Dermatology found that caffeine was a great simulator of the hair shaft and help hair grow faster by blocking the effects of DHT, a chemical known for damaging hair follicles. They even found that caffeine enhanced hair shaft elongation and prolonged anagen (growing phase) hair phase which is excellent as that phase naturally decreases as we age.

Caffeine is a good thing for our hair for sheen and growth and I love it for hair rinses and even scalp exfoliations. There are also some really popular products that harness the benefits of caffeine like OGX Anti-Hair Fallout Niacin3 & Caffeine Root Stimulator Spray and MARC ANTHONY Grow Long Caffeine Ginseng Conditioner. While not everyone can appreciate a heaping amount of coffee, consider the caffeine and what it can do to create a healthier environment for your hair.

Have you harnessed the power of caffeine for your hair?

CN Says:
Caffeine definitely minimizes excessive shedding for me. I've experienced the effects first hand and it only takes one or two rinses to see the results!  I prefer strong black tea rinses or I simply use black tea in my henna glosses.  
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by Sabrina Perkins of SeriouslyNatural.org

When we think of caffeine we most think of coffee, tea or even soda. We also think of the negative effects they can have on our bodies and how we can cut down on our usage but just like anything else, there is two sides to a story.

Continue!>>>
Caffeine gets a bad rap and undeservingly so. Caffeine is believed to help prevent diseases like stroke and certain cancers and more than 80 percent of the United States adults consume caffeine every day in one form or another. Such a widely used ingredient has been recently found helpful in several ways and even for our hair follicles. Surprising for some, so let's explore exactly what caffeine and and how it helps our hair.

What Is Caffeine?
Considered the most widely consumed psychoactive substance worldwide, caffeine is a natural stimulant present in over 60 plant sand the main ingredient in coffee. Caffeine is the 'socially acceptable psychoactive drug' and in its purest form, caffeine is a white crystalline powder, extremely bitter and stimulates the central nervous system.

It seems the biggest concerns arise when consuming too much and according to the Mayo Clinic, consuming more than 500-600 mg a day can lead to irritability, nervousness, an upset stomach, and insomnia just to name a few. Despite the negative affects, it has been found helpful in protecting persons from Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia, lowering the risk of Parkinson’s and Type II Diabetes and can even fight depression.

Caffeine is amazing for hair in that is helps it to grow and even glow. Here's a breakdown of what you can expect from using it:

How Does Caffeine Make Hair Glow?
Caffeine must be applied directly to hair for this benefit (through coffee) which adds shine as well as depth to dark hair. Great for hair butters or conditioners to just add to them to increase hair's natural sheen or shine that many naturals complain their hair is lacking.

How Does Caffeine Make Hair Grow?
The biggest benefit caffeine brings to hair is to improve hair growth and structure. Caffeine stimulates and interacts with the hair follicles and even regulates hair growth so it can promote it and thwart hair loss. You can just keep drinking your morning cup of Joe to gain that benefit or you can take it a step further (like I do) and enlist in a coffee rinse from time to time.

The International Journal of Dermatology found that caffeine was a great simulator of the hair shaft and help hair grow faster by blocking the effects of DHT, a chemical known for damaging hair follicles. They even found that caffeine enhanced hair shaft elongation and prolonged anagen (growing phase) hair phase which is excellent as that phase naturally decreases as we age.

Caffeine is a good thing for our hair for sheen and growth and I love it for hair rinses and even scalp exfoliations. There are also some really popular products that harness the benefits of caffeine like OGX Anti-Hair Fallout Niacin3 & Caffeine Root Stimulator Spray and MARC ANTHONY Grow Long Caffeine Ginseng Conditioner. While not everyone can appreciate a heaping amount of coffee, consider the caffeine and what it can do to create a healthier environment for your hair.

Have you harnessed the power of caffeine for your hair?

CN Says:
Caffeine definitely minimizes excessive shedding for me. I've experienced the effects first hand and it only takes one or two rinses to see the results!  I prefer strong black tea rinses or I simply use black tea in my henna glosses.  
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by Tiffani Greenaway of MyMommyVents.com

No lederhosen here, but did you know the German tradition could also be great for your curls? Oktoberfest brings together food, fun, and beer--but beer can also help bring limp, dull curls back to life!

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Your typical beer is made of yeast, water, barley, and hops--which contains natural oils and antioxidants essential for healthy hair. The maltose and sucrose sugars in beer help to add body and shine and reduce frizz, and B-vitamins help condition and repair dry, damaged curls. Before you toss back this season's pumpkin ale, try a beer rinse for softer, shinier, bouncier, defined hair.

You'll need 1 -2 bottles of non-alcoholic beer, depending on your length (O'Doul's is a popular brand).

  • Open the bottle(s) and let it sit, until the beer is flat (up to 3 hours or overnight).
  • Wash and condition your hair normally, then pour beer over small sections of hair--or pour beer into a spray bottle and saturate each section.
  • Work through your stands to make sure hair is coated, then let it sit for 3-5 minutes before conditioning and rinsing out with cold water.

Don't believe me? Just watch.



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Tiffani Greenway is the wife and mom behind MyMommyVents, a New York city parenting blog. Her tips have been seen on Yahoo Parenting, Mommy Noire, and Fit Pregnancy. Find more of Tiffani's work at mymommyvents.com.

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by Tiffani Greenaway of MyMommyVents.com

No lederhosen here, but did you know the German tradition could also be great for your curls? Oktoberfest brings together food, fun, and beer--but beer can also help bring limp, dull curls back to life!

Continue!>>


Your typical beer is made of yeast, water, barley, and hops--which contains natural oils and antioxidants essential for healthy hair. The maltose and sucrose sugars in beer help to add body and shine and reduce frizz, and B-vitamins help condition and repair dry, damaged curls. Before you toss back this season's pumpkin ale, try a beer rinse for softer, shinier, bouncier, defined hair.

You'll need 1 -2 bottles of non-alcoholic beer, depending on your length (O'Doul's is a popular brand).

  • Open the bottle(s) and let it sit, until the beer is flat (up to 3 hours or overnight).
  • Wash and condition your hair normally, then pour beer over small sections of hair--or pour beer into a spray bottle and saturate each section.
  • Work through your stands to make sure hair is coated, then let it sit for 3-5 minutes before conditioning and rinsing out with cold water.

Don't believe me? Just watch.



***********************************
Tiffani Greenway is the wife and mom behind MyMommyVents, a New York city parenting blog. Her tips have been seen on Yahoo Parenting, Mommy Noire, and Fit Pregnancy. Find more of Tiffani's work at mymommyvents.com.