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Published: January 10, 2018
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Healthy hair is a combination of small daily adjustments in diet and care! The brains behind Zonano’s hair oil gives us tips on how to take care of your lock for healthy shiny hair!

Essential Oils

A few drops of essential oils into your favourite oil base can add extra oomph into your oiling routine! Not only does each essential oil come with its own benefits (which you can choose according to your hair problem) but they help mask the smell of oil so many of us dread!

Give Your Shampoo A Day Off

If you have extra-dry hair, skip shampoo and try co-washing or washing your hair with only conditioner (silicone free) once a week, or as often as needed to prevent dry hair. If your hair lacks oil or moisture, you don’t need to shampoo as often.

Ditch The Towel

Who reaches for the towel the minute they step out of the shower? The next easy fix in your daily routine is to ditch that towel! Towel drying is extremely rough on your hair and can lead to breakage. Instead, gently squeeze your hair with a soft towel, or even better, air-dry your hair and then comb it with a wide-toothed comb to remove excess water.

Aggressive Brushing = Excessive Hair Fall

When brushing your hair, always start at the ends and work your way up to the roots. Applying oil right before showering is an effective way of untangling your locks whereas brushing wet hair is your biggest enemy! Brush your hair only once, maximum twice, a day. Over-brushing pulls out hair that isn’t ready to fall out, often breaks healthy hair, and scratches the scalp.

Hair Loss Due To Bad Diet And Stress

Junk food, including sodas and sugary items can lead to hair fall while a healthy diet including milk, eggs and spinach promote hair growth. Additionally, emotional and physiological distress can cause sudden and heavy hair fall! It’s important to get basic tests done in order to determine any deficiencies since no amount of oil can replace healthy and happy nutrients!

Oils > Serum

Instead of putting hair products that sit in your hair temporarily (eg. serum), oils have the ability to penetrate the hair’s cuticle and actually make it healthier. Coconut oil has shown to protect against bleach, heat, and UV damage in a study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Science. Regular massaging can help reduce dandruff in your scalp as a dry scalp is the main cause of chronic dandruff. The various fatty acids present in coconut oil acts as anti-dandruff agents.

Understand The Correct Water Temperature For Your Hair

Water temperature probably isn’t high on your list of priorities when it comes to haircare but in reality, it’s a simple trick that can transform your hair. Start your shower with lukewarm water (avoid hot water) but douse your hair with cold water at the very end. Lukewarm water removes product build up and dirt, but at the end, rinse with cool water to add shine, seal in moisture and prevent frizz — which helps your hair look shiny and healthy.

Post-Partum Hair Fall Is Normal

Don’t let postpartum hair fall bother you, this is normal and will subside as the weeks go by. The hair loss can seem more extreme if your hair grew more than normal during pregnancy, or if you have long hair. Most women will return to their usual hair growth cycle within six months, or between six to 12 months after giving birth. Keeping your hair moist post pregnancy is very important. Use our hair oil to reduce postpartum hair fall and thank us later!

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