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5-Step Hair Care Regimen to Increase Health and Shine

by Valeria Cole |

Glossy hair is healthy hair! Not only is shiny hair attractive on its own, the gloss reflects light and makes your face glow and appear more radiant. Most of us human beings, despite gender, would love to have shinier hair, and this 5-step regimen will help to make that happen.

Before we launch into the shiny hair regimen, it’s important to remember that health generates from the inside, out, and the same goes for healthy hair. Your locks are composed of 25% water, so hydration is important for shiny, healthy hair. Do your best to drink 8 glasses of water per day to stay optimally hydrated. In addition, make sure your diet includes foods that are rich in Vitamin B, omega-3 fatty acids and proteins as well. These nutrients help promote healthy hair and contribute to shine.

Now, here’s that hair care regimen for shiny hair...

  1. Don’t Skip the Shampoo. There’s been a rumor floating around that frequent shampooing (i.e. daily) will rob your hair of the natural oils that contribute to shine. That’s not true; in fact, you just need to find the right kind of ‘poo for your particular ‘do (fine, medium, or coarse hair). 
  2. Moisturize with Oil. In the world of skin and hair care, oily isn’t the same as greasy. Natural oils are highly moisturizing and strengthening, nourishing your hair from follicle to tip.
  3. Take a Cool Blast. Heat is one of the most common causes of hair damage, from hot showers to heat treatments like blow drying and curling irons. Beat the heat with a cool rinse after shampooing - even if it is cold outside, five seconds is all it takes - and give your hair a cool blast during blow-out, if your dryer has that feature.
  4. Deep-Conditioning Treatment. Do a weekly or monthly hair mask or deep-conditioning treatment to amplify the health and shine of your hair. Massage a quarter-size dollop of one of those all-natural Amazonian oils into your hair, starting at the ends. Avoid the roots - the nutrients will naturally soak in.
  5. Boost that Shine. This step is optional, but increases the shine of hair while creating a protective barrier that closes hair cuticles and overlays each strand of hair, keeping color molecules in your hair so that color lasts longer as well.

Teadora’s Wild Superfood Miracle Shampoo and Conditioner are packed with essential antioxidants, vitamins and fatty acids to nourish your hair with the very nutrients you should be consuming to promote healthy hair. What’s more, they contain some enriching oils and butters for optimal moisture including coconut & buriti oils and cupuaçu butter, which is proven to be 2x more moisturizing than lenolin or shea butter. If you need a hair oil option, we have a few options for you, the Wild Superfood Multi-Tasking Oil is formulated with a blend of 5 amazing oils, including Buriti and is awesome for skin, hair and nails. 

For curly, frizzy hair, try the Raw Pequi Hair Oil, it is rich in Omegas, 3, 6 and 9 and Pro-Vitamin A. High in fatty-acids, clinicals show amazing results in both frizz reduction as well as improvements in curl retention. Tip: Add half a dropper to your shampoo and conditioner. 

The pure Raw Buriti Oil is another amazing option for both skin and hair care. The richest in Pro-Vitamin A among all fruits and vegetables, this oil has anti-inflammatory properties that are great to support scalp health, to moisturize and provide great hair shine. And it is an amazing anti-aging oil for skin. Tremendous for pre and post sun exposure to help protect, increase the effectiveness of your sun screen and reduce water loss post sun exposure which helps to promote firmness and elasticity. 

Love yourself, find your joy, share your passion.

Cheers, Val

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