Five Must-Know Natural Hair Care Tips 

by Cindy Chen

Healthy Hair Made Simple

Are you in need of natural hair care tips? If so, look no further. Hair care is extremely important to us here at AMEERA. Natural hair needs to be nourished in the same way as the rest of our bodies.

It’s well known that our everyday commercial hair care products can damage our hair, and are filled with potentially toxic, disruptive additives. 

In this blog post we are featuring our “must-know” natural hair care tips for all of our readers. Keep reading for five, less known, but extremely effective hair-health remedies.

Honey  

Honey is a great hair moisturizer. This is because honey is a humectant, which means it absorbs moisture. Look for honey listed as an ingredient in shampoos and conditioners.

You can also add raw honey to your hair care. It will nourish your hair and will leave your hair shiny.

Honey has been a natural healing remedy for thousands of years, and contains antioxidants, proteins, and minerals all that benefit your hair and scalp.

How to use honey in your hair: Look for products that contain honey. 

We also want to share a honey mask recipe for your hair. In a bowl, mix 2 tablespoons of jojoba and 1 tablespoon of honey. You can add an essential oil like myrtle which stimulates hair growth.

Using an old makeup brush or your hands, apply to the scalp and work your way down to the ends. Wait 20 minutes before washing out your hair. You could even use this method as an overnight hair mask too, just wear a shower cap before bed.

Honey Mask 

1 tablespoon of honey

2 tablespoons of jojoba oil 

Essential oils (optional)

Makeup brush (cleaned)

Mixing cup

Silk Scrunchies 

Transitioning to use only silk scrunchies in your hair, rather than regular old elastics, will leave your hair healthy, soft and tangle free. Not to mention, silk scrunchies are elegant and the least damaging to your hair. 

Using silk scrunchies helps maintain moisture in your hair from your everyday products, and reduces friction that leads to tangles and breakage. 

Introducing: Our NEW scrunchies! Crafted from deadstock fabric, our scrunchies are a limited- edition addition to our shop. We came up with the idea to recycle leftover silk scraps of silk, from our first collection.

How to use our silk scrunchies in your hair: Take your pick! We have two sizes to choose from. Skinny scrunchies and thicc scrunchies. The skinny scrunchie is a great subtle choice for work, and for hairstyles like braids, low ponytails and half ponytails.

Our thicc scrunchies are perfect for buns, high ponytails, and a great accessory to wear on your wrist. Newsletter subscribers will get an e-mail with early access to pre-order our Scrunchie-o's. Scrucnhie-o's will be available to the general public on Friday 11/26.  

BOSTON FANS! We are doing a holiday pop-up at Uvida in the North End on Saturday November 27, 2021.

Henna

Henna is one of the best hair treatments. Henna is actually a derivative of Cassia, sometimes also referred to as Senna, which is a natural hair conditioner.

If you use plain Cassia, it will not change your hair’s color, and may bring out naturally existing highlights. 

Henna has been used since ancient times. It contains antifungal properties and has been used to reduce graying of the hair, manipulated to be a natural dye, prevent dandruff, and nourishes the scalp. We recommend using henna in its natural form (Cassia/Senna) when used to condition your hair.

How to use henna in your hair: In its natural form, as a powder, we suggest creating a paste before applying it in your hair. In a small plastic bowl, combine 1/2 cup of henna and 1/4 cup of warm water or warm chamomile tea to create a smooth paste.

The chamomile tea helps to enhance natural highlights when used regularly, about once a week. If needed, add water to make it more smooth. Since henna is heat activated, it is best to apply this mixture immediately.

You can also cover the mixture, and leave overnight for around 12 hours in a cool environment and apply the next day. The one downside to henna is it is quite messy, but nothing natural compares to its ability to drastically improve hair health.

Henna paste

Bowl

½ Cup of colorless henna powder

¼ Cup of lukewarm water or tea

Old makeup brush

Silk Pillowcase

Dermatologists, hairdressers, and beauty specialists all recommend silk pillowcases. Silk pillow cases are not only good for your hair, but for your skin as well. 

Silk pillowcases have several major benefits including anti-aging benefits.

How to use silk pillowcases to your advantage: Slip a silk pillowcase on your favorite pillow to sleep on and watch the magic happen. You’ll wake up a different person in the morning. 

Silk Undercap

For all of our hijab-wearing readers, we recommend wearing a silk undercap under your hijab, or going for a silk hijab altogether, like our washable silk babushkas.

Traditional undercaps can cause hair loss because they cause hair tension and friction. Silk undercaps are preferred because they prevent hair damage from tension and irritation of the scalp. 

How to use a silk undercap: If you wear a headscarf or a hijab, we recommend wearing a silk undercap. Using silk will prevent scalp irritation and hair damage beneath the hijab, as well as create fewer tangles and retain moisture.

Cheers to good hair days!

Hope you enjoyed our five must-know natural hair care tips! If you have tried any of these natural hair care tricks, please let us know over on our Instagram, we would love to hear from you!

Proceeds from every sale are donated to different charities each month. 5% of all of our proceeds will be donated to The Greater Boston Food Bank this November, 2021. 

Stay tuned for new releases on our website, and make sure to follow us on Instagram for our Scrunchie-o's launch. Happy Holidays!

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