From diet and lifestyle changes to hair products that reverse signs of damage, here are tips on how to get healthy hair that looks beautiful.
Television and magazine advertisements would lead you to believe that you’ll get healthy, gorgeous hair by using their innovative products alone. While it’s partly true that the quality of the products you apply to your hair, as well as the styling tools and techniques you use will have an effect on the overall health, texture, and appearance of your hair, the bottom line is that healthy hair starts from the inside. Featured here are tips on how to get healthy hair.
Healthy Hair Tips
Like the rest of your body, your hair benefits greatly from proper nutrition and a balanced lifestyle, as these both help to create the foundation of strong hair follicles. Follicles derive nutrients from our scalps, relying on blood and lymph circulation. So, naturally, any physical or emotional stress, hormonal imbalance, or an unbalanced diet will have a direct correlation with the general condition of our hair, including symptoms such as hair loss, thinning, brittleness, and unmanageability.
Focus on consuming a lot of fresh fruit and vegetables, especially dark leafy greens. And definitely try to eat organic or raw foods as much as possible. Up your intake of water to ten glasses a day, and limit refined carbs, fats, and sugar.
As you’ve probably seen the new television commercials featuring Heidi Klum, the health of your scalp will have a direct impact on the health of your hair. So, whenever possible, give your scalp a massage. Stimulating that area will improve circulation, thereby helping blood flow, which affects the suppleness of your scalp.
When it comes to hair products, the key to creating healthy hair is to use products and treatments that boost shine, reverse signs of damage (such as dryness, breakage, and brittleness), and add back essential nutrients into the scalp and cuticle. Sulfate-free shampoos are must-have hair products, while emollient-rich serums and oils are key to giving your hair luster and radiance. When your hair is severely damaged from chemicals, heat-styling, and over-processing, it’s important to regularly use a deep conditioning mask.
By following these tips, you will have the healthy hair that you have always wanted.