Beauty,  Hair

5 Useful Tips To Healthy & Strong Hair

Learn easy ways to get strong, healthy hair and keep your mane looking fabulous.

When they say hair is a woman’s crowning glory, they were right. Hair can be one of the first few things people notice about you.

While we may dream about hair that is bouncy and shiny, truth is you might be subjecting your mane to a lot of styling stress and this can leave it flat, lifeless and dull.  Here are some tips to bring your hair back to life and keep it healthy, shiny and damage-free.

Eat well

What you eat and drink impact not only your skin but also your hair. The more balanced your diet is, the more efficiently your body can direct those benefits to the health of your hair.

For shiny, strong hair and speedier growth, eat foods full of antioxidants such as broccoli and tomatoes, as well as fish oils and protein. Hair is pure protein by itself so you’d need to replenish with a diet rich in protein to boost its health.

Product knowledge

Healthy hair is maintained with the products you use so look for specific ingredients that promote healthy hair.

Shea butter, coconut oil and keratin are good to strengthen locks; panthenol provides moisture; gelatin and vitamin B12 repair and protect split ends; niacin and wheat protein work to lift and volumise hair.

Trim regularly

Getting your hair trimmed on a regular basis helps control split ends and keep your hairstyle looking fresh. The general rule of thumb is a trim every six to eight weeks. If you’re trying to grow out your hair, this may seem like torture but the less often you go, the more noticeable the trim will be.

Be gentle

Brushing wet hair, ripping out hair elastics and being too harsh when shampooing can all lead to damage and broken ends.

Before stepping into the shower, gently comb through dry hair to dissolve product buildup, dirt and oil. After shower, comb through tangles with a wide-tooth comb. If you comb or brush out tangles or snags when semidry or after drying, hair will definitely break.

Pamper with treatment

Hair treatments are like facials for your hair so you should do it regularly to repair damage and look your best. Use a home treatment mask once a month to replenish some nutrients you may have lost to styling and environmental damage.

 

via Canadian Living

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