Fall and winter are RIGHT around the corner and we know what the cold can do to our strands, especially if we already have damage due to vacationing and the summer heat. Here are 5 things to add to your shampoo to bring your hair back to health!

1. Honey

As a humectant, honey works to draw moisture from the air into the strands, keeping them from becoming dry and brittle. As an emollient, honey softens and smooths the hair so that it reflects more light. It’s also a natural anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory, which is great for the scalp!

2. Castor Oil

Castor oil boosts blood circulation to the follicles, leading to faster hair growth. It’s also used to treat scalp infections and bald patches because of its anti-fungal, anti-bacterial properties that fight against pathogens and microorganisms. Castor oil can also prevent your hair from losing more pigment, which means…. NO MORE GRAY HAIRS *the crowd goes wild*

3. Aloe Vera

This amazing wonder of nature maintains the PH levels of the scalp while detoxifying the scalp by treating dandruff and reducing product buildup. It also acts a natural conditioner, which prevents breakage, frizz, thinning, and hair loss.

4. Coconut Oil

This oil is commonly used as a deep conditioner because the fatty acids that it contains allows for deep penetration of the strands. It provides protein, eliminates dandruff, and also reduces premature graying and hair loss. An all around keeper!!

5. Rose Water

Rose water can be used on the skin as a toner to remove excess oil, and it works similarly for the hair as well, which is great for people with very oil strands. But it also works well for dry and frizzy hair by soothing and moisturizing the scalp. Rose water can also repair and, in some instances, reverse damage due to chemicals, pollution, and heat.

Try adding these things to your shampoo and maybe even incorporating them into a deep conditioner to restore and maintain the health of your hair.

What other things do you add to your wash routine?

Let us know!