Your hair is one of the first things that people often notice about you. It makes sense that you want to do everything in your power to keep it healthy! Thinning, unhealthy hair can take a tremendous toll on your self esteem and your sense of pride.
You have no doubt heard of the old saying “you are what you eat.” This certainly goes without saying and that what you put into your body can have a tremendous impact on how your body looks. The foods that you choose to put into your body can help to make your hair look healthy and luxurious…or dull and lackluster. Nutrients that you consume can help tremendously with your hair’s strength and vitality. For optimal hair health, make salmon one of the top fishes that you eat. It has plenty of omega-3 fatty acids, which your hair needs for maximum growth. Walnuts are also very healthy for your hair; walnut oil also offers benefits, if you don’t like the taste of walnuts. Sweet potatoes and spinach can help your hair look nice and shiny and are important for a shiny scalp. So for optimum health, make sure you eat right!
Avoid brushing your hair when it is wet, as this can cause breakage. In general, using a wide toothed comb is healthiest for your hair. If your hair is short or does not get tangled easily, you can forgo combing altogether and simply use your fingers. And consider changing your part if you always part your hair in the same place, as hair that is consistently parted in the same place can break easily over time.
If your hair is color treated or if you frequently use heat tools on your hair, such as a blow dryer or curling iron, your hair is likely to be dry. Conditioning your hair is always important, but if your hair is dry, it is especially important. Dry hair breaks easier, and it can look very lackluster and unhealthy. Condition your hair whenever you wash it, and invest in a deep conditioning treatment or masque to use each week. If you use heat tools on your hair, get a heat protectant spray that will help shield your hair from the damaging effects of blow dryers and curling irons.
Never underestimate the importance of regular hair trims! Getting your hair cut regularly, even just an eighth of an inch or so, can get rid of split ends and will help to make your hair look much healthier. Regular trims will often actually help your hair look longer and more shiny and bouncy. Even if you are trying to grow your hair out, make sure to book regular appointments at your hair salon.
The overall health of your hair can make a tremendous impact on your hair’s appearance. Investing the time to treat your hair right will have a big payoff. As you can see, the steps you need to take for healthy, happy hair are very easy and very simple.