How to keep your hair clean if you don't shampoo: tips that really work

Yulia PoteriankoLife
Frequent washing is not always the best way to maintain beautiful hair

The need to wash your hair less often can arise for a variety of reasons. Some people want to avoid excessive dryness of the hair and scalp and stop washing off excess sebum, which protects the body's skin. And some people don't have shampoo at hand.

Experts say that the right approach will reduce the frequency of shampooing. And it's not just about dry shampoo, which really absorbs excess sebum without the use of water, but also about other useful life hacks. Here are their tips.

Use a silk pillowcase

The structure of this fabric reduces the friction between the strands and the pillow, so sebum will spread less through the hair. This will keep your hair clean and fresh for longer.

Comb your hair regularly

Some people recommend using a brush or comb several times a day to improve hair growth. This is not guaranteed to work. But what this procedure can really help with is the even distribution of sebum, which will prevent its accumulation at the roots. And the hair will look good for longer.

Balance your diet

What you eat affects, among other things, the functioning of the sebaceous glands and the body's production of substances that affect hair beauty. For example, it's a good idea to enrich your diet with vitamins A, E, and biotin (vitamin B7). They are readily available in foods such as eggs, carrots, sweet potatoes, and nuts. These substances stimulate hair growth, improve blood circulation, and contribute to the cleanliness of curls. In addition, nutrients such as iron and zinc are vital for maintaining and repairing hair. Good sources of these elements include lean meats, beans, spinach, and pumpkin.

Collect your hair

Loose hair is a beautiful and easy to do hairstyle. However, it also causes more sebum to get on the curls, as they come into contact with your face and neck, as well as your hands when you straighten the strands. To keep your hair fresh for longer, wear it in a tied-up style.

Rinse the strands with water

You don't have to use shampoo every time to keep your hair clean. Sometimes it's enough to just lightly rinse your strands with a little warm water. This will help get rid of surface dust and freshen up your hair.

Use home remedies

You can find ingredients for cleansing your hair right in your kitchen. Apple cider vinegar can cleanse curls so well. To make a cleanser, dissolve 2 to 4 tablespoons of vinegar in 0.5 liters of warm water, apply the mixture to your hair, wait a few minutes and rinse. Vinegar will gently dissolve excess fat.

Baking soda will also help. Mix baking soda with water in a bowl in a 1:4 ratio, gently apply the resulting paste to the strands from root to tip, leave the product on for one minute and rinse. You can finish the soda wash by rinsing with vinegar. This will help to equalize the pH balance of the hair.

Earlier, OBOZ.UA talked about 7 common hair myths that you shouldn't believe.

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