Dull Hair Recipes and Tips

Is dull hair getting you down in the dumps? Hair that looks humdrum and lifeless could be a sign that you’re not taking care of it the way that you should.

Or maybe other circumstances have left your hair feeling the pain. The good news is that most of the time, the condition can be easily amended!

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Hair that lacks shine can affect any hair at any time. It can be caused by many things including; hormones, deficiencies, illnesses, medications, and other factors. Seasonal influences and heritage may also play a bit part of hair that's dismal and dreary.

Throw in all the ways that hair can be abused, and you may find yourself wondering how your hair got so lusterless. It's a total mixed bag and you need to find the easiest ways to amend it.

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Dietary Dull Hair Tips

  • The nutrients you consume affect every aspect of your body, including your hair. To keep hair shiny and silky, make sure you’re getting a sufficient amount. Be aware however, that it usually takes about two months to see visual improvements once you've made dietary changes.

    - A deficiency of vitamin A can lead to dry, dull hair.

    - A deficiency of Vitamin C can lead to lifeless and fragile hair.

    - Because your hair is made of pure protein, you might probably guess that it's vital to healthy hair. Make sure your diet includes plenty of different sources!

    If you need help making protein a priority, please read this page.

    - Omega 3 fats are also essential to hair nourishment. To ensure that you’re getting enough, sprinkle pumpkin seeds or chia seeds on salads or use them in smoothies.

    - If you just can’t find time to eat right, a good alternative is to take Viviscal, which is around $50 for a one month supply. It should be taken for at least 6 months to get the maximum benefits. It contains fish protein, Vitamin C, and horsetail extract. Some celebrities and models swear by how well it works! In fact, I have a good friend who took it for a while and she said it worked great! However, it’s costly to keep up so it should be used only in the short term unless you can afford it.

    For a complete list of the vitamins you need for healthy hair, see this page.

    Dull Hair Recipes

  • An inexpensive way to clear off the gunk is to use baking soda! Try mixing one teaspoon of baking soda with your regular shampoo. You'll notice a big difference in how your hair looks and feels immediately.

    However, if you don't like the idea of mixing stuff with your shampoo's, you can also use this method:

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    You can get more recipes on this page.

  • Using stout beer is another quick and cheap way to clean off the excesses. To amend your hair's condition, try this recipe:

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    You should also be aware that some of the ingredients in everyday products you use can leave their traces behind! To learn more about them, see this page.

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    General Dull Hair Tips

  • If you’ve got long locks, stop washing away all the oils on your hair. Conditioner-washing is fine to do more often but isn’t really necessary unless you just want to.

  • Dull hair can often result from over-processing your hair. Chemically treated hair must be treated with kid gloves! Don’t forget it or you may end up regretting it!

  • Some people are just born with less than lustrous hair. Your dull hair may be a result of your own DNA! To determine if your hair is truly dull or if it just needs a quick pick-me-up, look at your hair in natural sunlight. Do you see colors?

    - If your hair is devoid of colors, you can easily amend dull hair colors by using non-permanent colors, which only coat the top of your hair and do not get absorbed.

    - If you do see some natural color in the sunlight, you only need a product that will enhance your hair’s shine-ability. Try glosses, gels, mousse, shampoos and conditioners, or any product that promises more sheen.

  • Neglecting scalp care can lead to limp, dull hair strands and even contribute to hair loss.

  • Wind, rain, and humidity, and even pollution can affect the health of your hair. Make sure you help protect your hair in different types of weather conditions by covering your hair or pulling it back, which helps reduce environmental exposure.

  • Ever notice that shiny surfaces look almost wet? That’s because moisture is responsible for most of the shiny stuff that we see in daily life. Water is highly reflective and so are oils! In fact, oils are one of the best alternatives for dull hair. You will get instant results!

    Macadamia nut oil, grapeseed oil, and avocado oil are just a few! You can apply them to dry, damp, or even wet hair for amazing results. You only need a small amount to see a huge improvement!

  • You might also try these hair recipes on this page.

  • Open cuticles are another top contributor to dull hair. When your hair cuticle’s are closed, your hair can more easily reflect sunlight. The key is to stop mistreating your hair!

    Sudden changes in your hair's condition can signal internal problems that you may need help dealing with. If you notice that your hair has become dry, dull hair or that your hair is falling out, (within a short period of time), seek medical attention. There are many medical reasons for sudden changes that only your doctor can determine.

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