Follow these 5 simple steps to keep your hair looking healthier than ever before.
So many people wish they had someone else’s hair and it is usually the opposite of what they have been born with, people with curly hair want straight, people with fine hair want thick and so on. But we should all be very happy with the hair we have and take better care of it. Here are my top 5 tips to keeping your locks healthy.
1. Do Not Over Dry!
Hair needs looking after just like our skin and nails but so many of us neglect it, skin is replaced on a daily basis, hair isn’t. When blowdrying your hair make sure that you have blast dried it up to 80% – 90% dry before styling, this insures you are not over drying your hair. You may have noticed once this happens it is impossible to recover. Think of hair like plasticine when it is heated it is moldable and can be shaped and when it cools it sets, the only way you can style hair is during the last 10% – 20% of the drying stage.
2. Keep your hair hydrated!
Always condition your hair but not for a few seconds with a quick on off rinse, Apply at the start of your shower or bath, add a shower cap and rinse off at the end. Now no-one can tell me they don’t have time. If you use moisturiser on your skin you let that sink in so do the same with conditioner and you will notice a huge difference in the shine and gloss of your hair. Plus when you then apply heat its has added protection.
3. Don’t Straighten Dry Hair
Many clients of mine often use their straighteners again a second time during the day, but they are drying dry hair causing breakage. You may notice a bit of steam when you first straighten your hair, this is perfectly fine and is just the excess moisture left in the hair shaft. This prevents over drying and breakage. If you must straighten your hair twice in between shampoos then I suggest wetting the problem area, blast with hairdryer and re-straighten. But avoid if at all possible.
4. Regular Hair Cuts
Having regular hair cuts is essential. even if you are intent on growing your hair you must still have regular trims to keep the ends from splitting through daily brushing and styling. It is a myth that hair grows faster when you have it cut but it is the fact that it is allowed to grow longer as you reduce breakage each time.
5. Food for Hair
Food is a massive part of how healthy our hair is and by eating the right foods your can keep your hair at its best.
Spinach are broccoli are an excellent source of vitamins A and C, which helps the body to produce Sebum. This is the natural conditioner that the body secrets from the hair follicle.
Dark green vegetables also give us a lot of our iron and calcium we need to make our hair strong.
Brazil nuts are best source of selenium, this is important for a healthy scalp.
Walnuts contain alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid that may help condition your hair. They are also a terrific source of zinc, as are cashews, pecans, and almonds. A zinc deficiency can lead to hair shedding, so make sure nuts are a regular on your healthy hair menu.
Salmon is packed full of omega-3 fatty acids, it is a high quality protein and is also filled with B-12 vitamins and. This will stop your scalp from becoming dry and hair from becoming dull.
For vegetarians include a tablespoon a day of flaxseed oil to your diet.
Chicken and turkey are high in protein and will provide your hair the health it needs
“Without adequate protein or with low-quality protein, one can experience weak brittle hair, while a profound protein deficiency can result in loss of hair color,” Giancoli tells WebMD.
However eggs are served they provide great health for your hair
Whole grain provides zinc, iron, and B vitamins.
Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A, Keeping your scalp healthy and shiny.